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CPS Makes Full Pension Payment; 1,400 Layoffs Expected

The Chicago Board of Education made its pension payment on schedule Tuesday, but at a cost — massive layoffs.

06/30/2015

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Austin Residents Mark Third Anniversary Of 7-Year-Old Girl’s Murder

Residents on a street in the West Side Austin neighborhood marked the third anniversary of a seven-year-old girl’s murder with prayers, balloons and a playhouse.

06/27/2015

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Amtrak Not Planning On Service Cuts Heading Into New Fiscal Year

If you’re ticketed on an Amtrak train to or from downstate points over the July 4 weekend, don’t worry — your train will be running, despite the state’s fiscal crisis and impending funding cuts.

06/27/2015

Timothy Herring (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted Of Fatally Shooting Cop, Former CHA Employee Gets Life In Prison

Timothy Herring was convicted in the fatal shooting of a city police officer and former Chicago Housing Authority employee who were investigating an auto burglary.

06/26/2015

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Transit Agencies Expect No Changes In Fares Or Service

The Chicago Board of Education is borrowing $1 billion. City Hall is contemplating a property tax hike. Cook County may raise the sales tax by one percent — again. But at Chicago’s mass transit agencies there is no panic and it is business as usual.

06/26/2015

A TV camera is set up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opposing Sides Await U.S. High Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Bans

The nation’s highest court could rule as early as Friday on the legality of same-sex marriage bans.

06/25/2015

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Chicago Police, Feds Arrest 32 For Operating Alleged Heroin Ring On West Side

Chicago police say they’ve broken up a massive heroin ring on the city’s West Side.

06/24/2015

Authorities investigate a fatal shooting  Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of 35th and Indiana. | Sam Charles / Sun-Times

Police: Two In Custody In Connection With Fatal Shooting Near CPD Headquarters In Bronzeville

Chicago police have taken two people into custody in a deadly drive-by shooting that happened just a block from police headquarters in the Bronzeville neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

06/24/2015

The Braidwood nuclear power plant (CBS)

Exeleon Says Braidwood Nuclear Plant Wasn’t In Danger From Nearby Tornado

One of Monday night’s tornadoes narrowly missed Exelon Nuclear’s Braidwood plant. But the utility insists no one was endangered.

06/23/2015

Scott Darling and his family pose with the Stanley Cup. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lemont Eagerly Awaiting Hawks Goalie Scott Darling To Bring Stanley Cup Home

Never before has the Stanley Cup been to southwest suburban Lemont, but that’s expected to change soon.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2015

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking at the Rainbow PUSH Convention. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Rev. Jackson: Little Difference Between Charleston Shooting Suspect, ISIS

Outrage is being voiced over the Charleston shootings at this weekend’s annual Rainbow/PUSH convention on the South Side.

06/20/2015

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State Rep. Calls For Liability Insurance Requirement For Gun Owners

The church slaughter committed by a young man with a gun in Charleston is the reason behind a plan for a new type of gun legislation here in Illinois, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

06/20/2015

Benjamin Nathaniel Smith (left) killed two people and wounded at least two others in a 1999 shooting spree in Illinois and Indiana. Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong (right) was among those killed. (Credit: Champaign County Sheriff/Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Charleston Massacre Conjures Memories Of Neo-Nazi’s Shooting Spree In Illinois, Indiana

It has been nearly 16 years since the two-state shooting spree by a neo-Nazi that left former Northwestern University men’s basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong dead. In fact, this is the weekend of the Race Against Hate in Byrdsong’s memory.

06/19/2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich. (Credit: CBS)

Cupich: Protecting Environment Is Everyone’s Duty

The archbishop urged Chicagoans to recycle and avoid the use of plastics and to refrain from wasting food.

06/18/2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich with Lou Malnati's owner Marc Malnati samples pizza he will send down to Florida. (Credit: CBS)

Even Though Hawks Won, Archbishop Cupich Still Sending Deep Dish Pizzas To Florida

Archbishop Blase Cupich is doing so in his Stanley Cup bet with Tampa’s Catholic Archbishop.

06/17/2015

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Metra To Test Policy Allowing Pets On Trains

As things stand now, Metra riders are not allowed to take pets on board, but on Wednesday the commuter rail agency’s board will discuss whether to test allowing pets on one of its lines.

06/17/2015

Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup T-shirt. (Credit: IceJersey.com)

T-Shirt Business Printing Around-The-Clock To Meet Demand For Stanley Cup Champion Shirts

T-shirts celebrating the Blackhawks’ third Stanley Cup in six years are selling as fast as store shelves can be stocked.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

Director Spike Lee at the Chiraq block party. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Gather Outside St. Sabina For ‘Chiraq’ Block Party

Hundreds of people are at St. Sabina’s Block Party on the 7800 block of South Throop for a good time and the chance to get a photo taken with filmmaker Spike Lee, who’s underwriting the festivities.

06/13/2015

Chicago police officers Jerome Finnegan (left) and Timothy McDermott (right) . (Source: Court photo.)

Family Of Man Forced To Pose With Cops In “Hunting” Photo Say More Cops Should Be Punished

Michael Smith says seeing his then-19-year-old son Michael Spann-Smith paraded as a hunting trophy is an outrage.

06/13/2015

The ten story Blackhawks banner on a parking garage at 401 N. State. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

View: Ten Story Blackhawks Banner On Side Of Downtown Parking Garage

A massive Blackhawks banner is stopping traffic and attracting attention north of the Loop, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

06/10/2015

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