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Climbers begin the 'Hustle Up The Hancock'. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Thousands ‘Hustle Up The Hancock’ For Respiratory Health

CHICAGO (CBS) – 4,000 stair-climbers were expected at this year’s Hustle Up the Hancock to raise money for the Respiratory Health Association. Many of the climbers had very personal reasons for climbing 94 flights of […]

04/13/2014

Ultimate frisbee. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Ultimate Frisbee Team Begins Season Sunday

It’s Opening Day Sunday for a Chicago team that many people have not seen play, but whose sport is growing in popularity.

04/13/2014

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Kennel In Crown Point Shut Down As Dog’s Death Investigated

A Crown Point kennel has been shut down by officials in Lake County while the Sheriff’s Department conducts an investigation into the death of a dog that had been boarded there.

04/12/2014

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Wilmette Theatre Could Have Sad Ending Without Money For Digital Conversion

Major movie chains made the switch more than a year ago. The conversion has been much more difficult for small, independent theaters such as the Wilmette Theatre.

04/11/2014

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With Growing Transplant Waitlists, Doctors Seek More Organ Donors

As Northwestern Memorial Hospital celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first organ transplant, doctors were urging people to sign up as donors as part of National Donate Life Month in April.

04/11/2014

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Illinois House Shoots Down Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy

An effort to ban the controversial practice of “conversion therapy” to turn gay, lesbian and bisexual youth heterosexual has been defeated in the Illinois House.

04/11/2014

Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/DePaul University via Getty Images)

Cardinal George Asks Church To Find His Replacement

George said the formal process of selecting his replacement has not started, but will begin soon.

04/11/2014

A dog wandered onto the roof of a vacant home in Chatham; neighbors said the dog was there for three days before an Animal Control worker went up and got him down using a snare. (Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

City Worker Rescues Dog From Roof Of Vacant House

Neighbors said the dog had been up there for three days.

04/11/2014

A US government official with the State Department's Passport Services reaches for a new blank US Passport. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk Wants U.S. To Publish List Of Airports With Lax Passport Screening

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has proposed legislation that would require the federal government to tell air travelers which airports don’t adequately check passengers for stolen passports.

04/11/2014

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Volunteers Help Refurbish Home Of Injured Marine

A U.S. Marine whose career was cut short by a traumatic brain injury was getting his Stickney home refurbished by volunteers to make it more comfortable and accessible.

04/11/2014

Before rebuilding efforts begin in earnest, cews were finishing the hefty task of cleaning up in Washington, Ill., nearly five months after a tornado devastated the town. More than 1,100 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by the twister on Nov. 17, 2013. (Credit: Facebook)

“Hope Is In The Air” As Washington Begins Rebuilding After Tornado

With a long, harsh winter finally over, residents in downstate Washington have resumed the rebuilding process in earnest, nearly five months after the town was devastated by a tornado.

04/11/2014

A camera inside a room that CTA workers say is sometimes used to change clothing. (CBS)

Lawsuit Accuses CTA Of Filming Employees Changing Clothes

Five CTA current and former employees have sued the agency, claiming it placed hidden cameras in an area used as a changing room at a station on the Green Line, and recorded them undressing last year.

04/11/2014

Illinois State Rep. La Shawn Ford (Credit: CBS)

State Representative Elected To Local School Council

An Illinois state representative who once proposed merit pay for local school council members was among the 6,000 people recently elected to LSCs in Chicago.

04/11/2014

Ryan Patrick Kennedy (Credit: Linda Kennedy)

Woman’s Efforts To Honor Her Slain Soldier Son Fall Apart

A Chicago woman whose son took his own life after serving in Afghanistan says her heart has been broken again – because plans have been scrapped to honor her son’s memory.

04/10/2014

Screenshot of the new Chicago Public Library website (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Public Library Revamps Website

The Chicago Public Library has supercharged its old workhorse website, unveiling a new site that is more user-friendly and up-to-date.

04/10/2014

Rodolfo Hernandez-Flores (Credit: Illinois State Police)

State Troopers Intercept Heroin Shipment Headed To Ohio

State troopers pulled over an SUV with Mexico license plates for a traffic violation Friday morning on Interstate 55, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.

04/10/2014

Bikes at a Divvy bike station in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Divvy Bikes Ramping Up For Spring Weather

The folks behind the scenes of the Divvy bike-sharing program have been gearing up for warmer weather, tuning up hundreds of bikes and getting them out on the streets.

04/10/2014

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House Panel OKs Measure Requiring Workplace Protections For Pregnant Women

A proposal in Springfield aims to protect pregnant women in Illinois against workplace discrimination.

04/10/2014

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Cook County Approves Puppy Mill Ban

County commissioners voted 15-0 to prohibit pet shops from selling dogs, cats, and rabbits from large commercial breeders. The ban would go into effect in suburban Cook County in October, seven months earlier than a similar ban in the city of Chicago.

04/10/2014

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Chicago Rapper “Blood Money” Slain In West Englewood

Mario Hess – who also went by the stage names Blood Money and Big Glo – was shot in the chest outside his family’s home in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth Street around 9:30 p.m.

04/10/2014