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City Council Approves $5.5M Burge Torture Reparations Deal

Aldermen have approved a deal to provide $5.5 million in reparations to police torture victims, a step Mayor Rahm Emanuel said was an “essential step in righting a wrong.”

05/06/2015

A boy plays the new Iron Man pinball machine at Advocate Children's Hospital, provided by Project Pinball and the family of cancer patient Zach Dacy. (Credit: Advocate Children's Hospital/Twitter)

Cancer Patient’s Dad Sharing Love Of Pinball With Children’s Hospital

A new piece of electronics in use at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn was designed to make kids feel better, but you will not find it in the operating room. It’s an Iron Man pinball machine.

04/28/2015

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Plans Listening Tour To Strengthen Police Relationship With Chicago Residents

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy planned to meet with residents and community leaders in all 22 police districts in Chicago, so he can hear their concerns. He’ll be accompanied by high-ranking police officials, and they’ll all listen to what people have to say about the state of police service in their neighborhoods.

04/28/2015

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Suburban Middle Schoolers Honored For Hard Work

The Mundelein Police Department and Lake County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Shanes have teamed up for a fifth straight year to honor many students who have overcome issues to improve in school, whether it’s in academics or behavior.

04/27/2015

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt making an address at the headquarters of the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., appealing for donations to a Red Cross War Relief drive.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Chicago Students Want Eleanor Roosevelt On $20 Bill

The student government group at Roosevelt University has launched a campaign to get a former First Lady’s face on the $20 bill.

04/24/2015

Justus Howell, a Zion teen, was killed in a police-involved shooting. (CBS)

Investigators Gathering Video In Probe Of Fatal Police Shooting Of Zion Teen

Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko said investigators were chasing down some 50 leads into the circumstances surrounding the death of Justus Howell of Waukegan.

04/24/2015

Cardinal Francis George at the installation Mass for Archbishop Blase Cupich at Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014 in Chicago. (Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast-Pool/Getty Images)

Cardinal George Feared Death, And The Unknown Afterlife

“I fear the unknown, and what happens after death is unknown. I mean, in faith we believe that we will live forever, and that God calls us to live with him if we cooperate with his Grace. I believe that sincerely, profoundly, but I don’t know what that means,” Cardinal George told WBBM Newsradio’s “At Issue” in November.

04/23/2015

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A Final Farewell To Francis Cardinal George

Chicago and Catholics worldwide were preparing to say goodbye to Francis Cardinal George, who was the spiritual leader of the third largest Archdiocese in the U.S., and served the church in Rome for more than a decade.

04/23/2015

A visitor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is reflected on the surface of the wall in Washington, DC. The memorial honors US service members of the US armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/Southeast Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Plainfield Central Plans Vietnam Battle Re-Enactment

If you’re near Plainfield Central High School tomorrow and you hear what sounds like gunfire, officials say you should *not* be alarmed.

04/22/2015

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Man Charged With Killing Ex-Girlfriend In Front Of Her Children

Police said the 28-year-old woman killed shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, when her ex-boyfriend walked up and shot her while she was sitting in a parked minivan in the 7200 block of South Bennett Avenue.

04/22/2015

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Illinois’ Most Endangered Historic Places For 2015

The 2015 list of most endangered sites in Illinois include the home of the Schwinn Bicycle co-founder, an early Chicago movie palace and an industrial bakery.

04/22/2015

A poster of the five medallions Cope designed for Holy Name Cathedral. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Graphic Artist Who Designed Medallions At Holy Name Recalls Working For Cardinal George

One of the people remembering Cardinal George this week is a South Side graphic artist, Larry Cope.

04/21/2015

Newly Restored Fern Room, Garfield Park Conservatory, 2015. (Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Garfield Park Conservatory Reopening Greenhouses Damaged In 2011 Hailstorm

One of the Chicago Park District’s most popular attractions has planned a big party on Earth Day, when it will reopen greenhouses that suffered severe damage in a hailstorm four years ago.

04/20/2015

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Francis Cardinal George, Led Chicago Archdiocese, Dies

After fighting a long battle with cancer, Francis Cardinal George has died, sources reported on Friday afternoon.

04/17/2015

Jackie Kazarian poses in front of her painting "Armenia," marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.  (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Chicago Artist Draws On Family History In Painting To Mark 1915 Armenian Genocide

Jackie Kazarian’s painting is called “Armenia.” Her grandmothers survived the Armenian genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks; in which as many as 1.5 million Armenians were killed in what is now part of Turkey, but which used to be part of Armenia.

04/17/2015

A Chicago Police SUV flipped on its roof, after a collision with a black sedan (inset) in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Two Police Officers, Three Civilians Hurt In West Side Crash

A police squad SUV was heading north on Homan Avenue when it was struck by a black car heading west on Congress Parkway, police said. The crash caused the SUV to flip onto its roof.

04/17/2015

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East Dundee Tickets Thrift Store For Pile Of Donated Goods Outside

A northwest suburban village is taking action against a thrift store where donated goods have piled up in plain view of passersby.

04/15/2015

Fast food workers and other minimum wage employees stage a rally outside the McDonald's at 83rd and Ashland, to call for $15 an hour. (Credit: CBS)

Minimum Wage Workers Call For $15 An Hour

A series of protests across the country was planned for Wednesday, as activists planned their biggest push yet for a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

04/15/2015

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Chicago Charity Challenge Kicks Off Second Year

Businesses go head-to-head all the time, and many of them will soon begin competing to see which can raise the most charity dollars and provide charity volunteer time from among their employees.

04/14/2015

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday night in the Pilsen neighborhood. (CBS)

Woman Killed In Pilsen Crash, Occupants In Other Car Flee

Chicago Police were searching for two men who fled the scene after their car was involved in a crash that killed a 59-year-old woman about a block away from her home in Pilsen.

04/13/2015

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