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Matt Damon Pours Toilet Water on Himself for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — As if the world needs another reason to adore Matt Damon, the actor and activist took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but with a twist, using toilet water collected […]

08/26/2014

Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville and forwards Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge from the ALS Association. (Credit: Twitter/@NHLBlackhawks)

Is The Ice Bucket Challenge More About Vanity Than Charity?

The images fill Facebook and Twitter feeds everywhere.

08/15/2014

Volunteers donated money to ALS research for a chance to take a few swings at an Oldsmobile with aluminum baseball bats to symbolically "beat" Lou Gehrig's Disease. (Credit: Facebook)

Volunteers Take Swings At ALS At Daley Plaza Fundraiser

Daley Plaza echoed with the sound of church bells and baseball bats pounding dents on an old car, all for a good cause Wednesday afternoon.

05/14/2014

Katrina Shelby and her husband Justin. ( Photo courtesy of Katrina Shelby.)

Suburban Woman With ALS To Celebrate Birthday By Going Skydiving

On Wednesday, a Bourbonnais woman will got the chance of a lifetime.

10/22/2013

Steve Gleason.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Social Innovation Summit)

Baffoe: Your Rape Joke Isn’t Funny

ALS jokes. Victim blaming. Rape and sports comparisons. It’s been some week. And it’s only Hump Day.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2013

Steve Gleason.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Social Innovation Summit)

Steve Gleason On Atlanta Radio Personalities’ Apology: ‘Received And Accepted’

Following a poor-taste radio segment that poked fun at former Saints defender Steve Gleason’s battle with ALS, three Atlanta sports radio personalities have been fired.

670 The Score–06/18/2013

Steve Gleason.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Social Innovation Summit)

3 Fired After ATL Radio Show Makes Fun Of Steve Gleason’s Battle With ALS

An Atlanta sports radio personality and two others were fired after an attempt at humor backfired and went viral.

670 The Score–06/17/2013

Dawn Clark Netsch (Credit: CBS)

Pioneering Illinois Politician Dawn Clark Netsch Dies At 86

Former Illinois Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch, who was the first woman to win a major party’s nomination for governor, has lost her battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was 86.

03/05/2013

This Basic Life Support ambulance caused delays in the treatment of a stabbing victim, sources say. (CBS)

2 Investigators: ‘Basic’ Ambulance Delays Treatment For Wounded Man

Ambulance 85 from Chinatown was sent and started the victim on a journey spanning two different hospitals, which greatly delayed medical care. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

07/19/2012

English Channel map (Credit: AP)

Local Banker To Swim English Channel For ALS Research

BARRINGTON, Ill. (WBBM) – A 53-year-old investment banker has been packing in the ice cream to keep up his weight for an English Channel swim later this month in honor of his late father. Doug […]

WBBM Newsradio–08/04/2011

Accoridng to report, head injuries in athletes linked to ALS

NEW YORK — Scientists have found evidence connecting head injuries in athletes to Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a report to air on HBO’s Real Sports on Tuesday night.

08/17/2010