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NIU Marks Anniversary Of Shootings With Bell Ringing

The campus planned a bell-ringing for Friday afternoon at 3:06 p.m. to honor those killed Feb. 14, 2008. The students killed were Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and Daniel Parmenter. The gunman also died.

02/14/2014

CTU President Karen Lewis; Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

On Strike Anniversary, Mayor Offers Olive Branch To Teachers Union Boss

“When Karen was ill, I sent her a note to say ‘I wish you well. I wish you a happy, healthy new year as well,’ and that I look forward to – when she feels better – to actually have a good conversation,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.

09/11/2013

Twelve crosses are displayed June 30, 2003 behind a building at 713 Wrightwood in Chicago. On June 29, the porch behind this building collapsed during a late-night party, killing 12 people and injuring more than 50. A 13th victim died two days later. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

10 Years Later, Porch Collapse Survivor Says ‘I Cringe When I Think About This’

Ten years ago this month, 13 people died when two levels of porches full of party-goers collapsed in Lincoln Park. “I don’t remember hitting the ground,” survivor Natalie Brougham said.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2013

Timmothy Pitzen (Credit: Photo Provided By Aurora Police)

Two Years After He Went Missing, Search For Timmothy Pitzen Goes On

It is impossible for Aurora Police Detective Lee Catavu to fathom the number of hours he has spent trying to bring Timmothy Pitzen home.

05/13/2013

Opening day for the Adler Planetarium on May 12, 1930. (Photo supplied by the Adler Planetarium)

Adler Planetarium Celebrates 83rd Anniversary

The Adler Planetarium in Chicago celebrates its 83rd Anniversary today. When it opened in 1930, Alder had the distinction of being the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. The institution is planning another first this year and some of its rarely-seen collections will be part of the show.

05/12/2013

Mayor Harold Washington

Harold Washington Elected Mayor 30 Years Ago Today

It was 30 years ago today that Harold Washington was elected Chicago’s first black mayor.

04/12/2013

Lane Bryant Massacre

Family To Mark 5th Anniversary Of Lane Bryant Murders

The brother of one of the five women killed at the Tinley Park Lane Bryant store says the family will make a pilgrimage to site on Saturday – the five-year anniversary.

WBBM Newsradio–01/31/2013

A dozen couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year renewed their marriage vows at the Field Museum on Dec. 1, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Couples Mark 50th Wedding Anniversary At Field Museum

A dozen couples, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries this year, renewed their vows Saturday at the Field Museum.

12/01/2012

Patti Blagojevich (File Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Patti Blagojevich: Anniversary E-Mail From Rod Better Than Flowers

Patti Blagojevich says she got an anniversary gift better than flowers from her imprisoned husband.

08/27/2012

Blair Holt, 16, was shot and killed while protecting a friend when a gang member opened fire on a CTA bus on May 10, 2007. (Family Photo)

Julian H.S. Marks 5th Anniversary Of Blair Holt’s Murder

It’s been five years since Blair Holt was shot and killed on a CTA bus on his way home from school.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

The Loop headquarters of GrubHub. (Credit: CBS)

Grubhub Still Growing After 8 Years In Business

One Chicago company has done really well in this down economy, partly because they help other businesses to do the same. Thursday is the 8th anniversary of Chicago startup Grubhub, a website for the very hungry; and yes, they are hiring.

CBS 2–03/07/2012

In the photo on the left, runners and cyclists enjoy springlike weather on Chicago's lakefront jogging and bike path, with temperatures near 60 degrees on Jan. 31, 2012. In the image on the right, one year earlier on Feb. 1, 2011, a Chicago firefighter talks to one of hundreds of motorists who ended up stranded on Lake Shore Drive as a blizzard dumped nearly two feet of snow on the city. (Credit: CBS)

Today’s Near-Record Warmth A Stark Contrast To One Year Ago

One year ago, Chicago was bracing for a blizzard that eventually shut down Lake Shore Drive and forced hundreds of drivers to abandon their cars on the lakefront. Today, there wasn’t a flake of snow in sight as the Chicago area reveled in temperatures nearing 60 degrees.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Monday Weather

Mild Temperatures To Stick Around Through Work Week

Later this week, Chicago will mark the one-year anniversary the third heaviest blizzard in recorded history. But looking outside, you’d have no idea.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross (left), Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, (center) and anti-tax advocate Jim Tobin call for a repeal of the state's 2011 income tax hike, with a display of $1,000 in groceries to illustrate the estimated $1,000 a year the tax hike costs Illinois families. (Credit: CBS)

Republicans Slam Democrats On Anniversary Of Income Tax Hike

Marking the first anniversary of the income tax hike approved by Gov. Pat Quinn and the Democrat-controlled legislature, Republican lawmakers hammered Democrats over the tax increase, saying people don’t like it and it’s not working.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

Cassandra Cales' sister, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007. She believes her sister's husband, Drew Peterson killed Stacy. He hasn't been charged in that case, but is charged with killing his previous wife, Kathleen Savio. (Credit: CBS)

Stacy Peterson’s Sister Talks About 4th Anniversary Of Her Disappearance

It was just before Halloween four years ago that Bolingbrook mother Stacy Peterson vanished. On Tuesday, her sister Cassandra Cales spoke exclusively to CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli.

10/25/2011

Volunteers with Chicago White Sox Charities will be doing painting, landscaping and other rehab work at George B. McClellan Elementary School as part of a day of service for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. (Credit: CBS)

Local Charities Preparing A Day Of Service For 9/11 Anniversary

This year, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to volunteer or do something good for their community in a national day of service. For several years now on that date, thousands of Chicagoans have been doing just that.

CBS 2–08/31/2011

Old and new Comiskey Park

Dorfman: Ugly Start Leads To Different Era Of White Sox Baseball

On April 18, 1991, the White Sox were coming off a successful 6-1 road trip to start the season. Moreover, they were just a few months removed from a 94 win campaign when they challenged Oakland for the AL West crown.

670 The Score–04/20/2011

U.S. Cellular Field

Dorfman: 20 Years Of New Ballpark And New Era For White Sox

Twenty years ago today President George W. Bush was basking in high approval ratings following the first Gulf War, Cheers was the popular TV show in the land, and a new era started for the Chicago White Sox.

670 The Score–04/18/2011

Soldier Funeral

Vietnam Veterans Plan Iconic Parade Anniversary

Chicago area Vietnam veterans gathered today to talk about their plans for June of next year – as they mark 25 years since the city honored Vietnam veterans with a parade.

11/11/2010

It’s Coming!

Bud Light Presents The Danny Mac Show Anniversary Bash featuring Tributosaurus Brought to you by The Little Guys and Durty Nellies in Palatine Event Description: 670 The Score and Bud Light invite you to come […]

07/21/2010