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Prom Dress

Hundreds Of Girls Pick Out Free Prom Dresses Courtesy Of Operation Glass Slipper

Girls traveled from across the Midwest to a South Side school to get everything they need for prom — for free.

12 hours ago

About 50 volunteers picked up garbage on Oak Street Beach Saturday. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Dozens Of Volunteers Pick Up Trash At Oak Street Beach

Another sure sign that spring is here to stay: It was spring cleaning day Saturday at Chicago’s Oak Street Beach.

17 hours ago

Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley receives an award for his efforts to beautify the city. (CBS)

Architecture Group Honors Former Mayor Daley

Away from the microphone, it was vintage Daley — laughing heartily and often shaking hands, posing for photos and moving with ease through the room.

04/16/2015

Handcuffs

Chicago Part Of Marshal’s Dragnet That Rounds Up Thousands Of Fugitives

The U.S. Marshal’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force spearheaded the local operation and was responsible for 477 felony fugitive arrests in three states: Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

04/16/2015

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Website For Pilsen’s National Museum of Mexican Art Appears Hacked By Islamic Extremist

An Islamic extremist appears to have hacked the Web site of Pilsen’s National Museum of Mexican Art.

04/15/2015

Stacy Jurich (left) and Natasha McShane were beaten with a bat in the Bucktown neighborhood in 2010.

Survivors Of Bucktown Baseball Bat Attack Receive Awards For Courage

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Tuesday night presented an award for courage to two women who survived being beaten with a baseball bat and left for dead by a thief in Bucktown five years ago.

04/14/2015

A protest against police brutality in Daley Plaza. (Credit: CBS)

More Than 200 Protest In Daley Plaza Against Police Shootings

More than 200 people protesting the recent deaths of unarmed black and Hispanic teenagers and men at the hands of police — both locally and nationally — staged a Daley Plaza rally and march through downtown and West Loop streets on Tuesday.

04/14/2015

Officers at the scene of a police-involved shooting Saturday in Zion. (CBS/Captured News)

Zion Community Group Calls For Town Hall Meeting In Wake Of Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

One group is calling for a march, another for a town hall meeting in the wake of the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Waukegan resident by police in Zion, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

04/08/2015

Sewer

With Storms Coming, Water Reclamation District Asks Residents To Minimize Water Use

Severe storms are in the forecast in the next 24 hours, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is asking people to prepare by using less.

04/08/2015

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Two Incumbent Aldermen Behind In 10th, 43rd Wards

The counting is complete in two more Chicago aldermanic races, and in both cases, the incumbent is behind.

04/08/2015

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

47 Years Later, Rev. Jesse Jackson Recalls Assassination Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Forty-seven years have passed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he counseled striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn.

04/04/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel, Garcia Busy Campaigning On Final Day Of Early Voting

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus ‘Chuy Garcia were out campaigning hard on the final day of early voting.

04/04/2015

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

Chicagoan Claims Cab Driver Ejected Him And Another Man For Kissing

Chicagoan Shadi Ramini says he and a friend ordered the Blue Ribbon taxi through Uber.

04/03/2015

Orland Park Mosque

Michigan Man To Visit Mosques In 50 States

Jameel Syed says his goal is to show everyone that Muslim Americans are like everyone else in the U.S.

04/03/2015

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cupich: True Followers Of Christ Have Compassion For The Undocumented

Chicago’s new Catholic archbishop focused on the city’s undocumented workers as he marched in a solemn Good Friday procession through the Pilsen neighborhood.

04/03/2015

Robert A. Bonzani  (Will County State's Attorney)

Mokena Doctor Desecrated Grave Of Divorce Attorney’s Daughter: Prosecutors

Robert A. Bonzani allegedly began stalking the attorney who was representing his wife in divorce proceedings. Then he spray-painted and damaged the tombstone of the attorney’s daughter, prosecutors claim.

04/02/2015

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Suburbs Enlist Experts To Look Into Reducing O’Hare Noise

A kinder, gentler Suburban O’Hare Commission Wednesday unveiled the team of experts it has hired to find ways to reduce airport jet noise — a group that makes it clear they want to work with the city, not against it.

04/02/2015

Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OSHA Demands Changes To Workplace Conditions At Lincoln Park Postal Facility

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing fines and demanding changes at the Postal Service’s Lincoln Park office.

04/01/2015

The state of Indiana's website, In.gov.  (Credit: In.gov)

Indiana Government Website Targeted By Cyber Attacks

The controversy over Indiana’s so-called religious freedom law was not the only problem the Hoosier state faced Tuesday. It also fended off an apparent attack on its official website.

03/31/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Garcia: Emanuel’s Approach To City Finances ‘Irresponsible’

On the campaign trail Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia called Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s approach to the city’s finances “irresponsible.”

03/28/2015

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