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Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/DePaul University via Getty Images)

Cardinal George Asks Church To Find His Replacement

George said the formal process of selecting his replacement has not started, but will begin soon.

04/11/2014

Roger Ebert. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Roger Ebert’s Wife Reflects On His Passing One Year Later

It was a year ago that Chicago lost one of its living treasures: film critic Roger Ebert. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker talks with his widow, Chaz, about how she’s remembering him.

04/04/2014

Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal Hopes Doctors Will Allow Him To Attend Canonizations In Rome

The head of Chicago’s Catholic Church tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine his physicians are not keen on letting him take a long trip while he’s being treated for cancer.

04/03/2014

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Chicago’s First Responders Shave In Solidarity

Jessica Evans holds in her hands what used to be her long brown hair.

03/21/2014

Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal Hospitalized For Dehydration From The Flu

Cardinal Francis George has been receiving fluids and antibiotics from an IV, and is expected to go home later this week. The illness does not appear related to his cancer.

03/17/2014

Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Cardinal George Maintaining Busy Schedule Despite Cancer Recurrence

Francis Cardinal George is not slowing down, despite looming treatments for recurrent cancer in his right kidney.

03/08/2014

Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

More Chemotherapy As Cancer Returns For Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George will undergo a new round of chemotherapy, after his doctors found fresh signs of cancer surrounding his right kidney.

03/07/2014

Elisa Madonia. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Files Suit Against Employer Who Fired Her Hours After Cancer Diagnosis

The day Elisa Madonia learned she had cancer, she thought things couldn’t get any worse, but they did.

01/29/2014

Brian Keller and Zach Quinn started "Love Your Melon," a non-profit that provides knit caps for cancer patients, as part of a class project. They're taking their project on a bus tour during a month-long break from college. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

College Students’ Cancer Charity Tour Comes To Chicago

Two college students’ class project has turned into a non-profit that aims to brighten the lives of young cancer patients, and – when possible – to put other college students in the patients’ shoes.

01/14/2014

Musician John Prine poses with his award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in the press room at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 8, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Singer-Songwriter John Prine Says He Has Operable Lung Cancer

Prine, a Chicago area native, got his start in the early-1970s at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music.

11/21/2013

File Photo Of Maggie Daley (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Maggie Daley’s Doctor Leaving Chicago For L.A. Cancer Center

Dr. Steven Rosen has been director of Northwestern’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center for 24 years.

10/31/2013

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Teenage Cancer Patients Face Emotional Decision On Fertility

At an age when most teenage girls are concerned with pop music, makeup and boys, some have to make an emotional decision: Whether to preserve their chance to have children.

10/17/2013

Daniel Horyn (Credit: Facebook)

Skokie Students Mourn Teacher Who Died Of Cancer

Daniel Horyn, 34, was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, but kept up his work as an English teacher and track and cross country coach during his treatment.

09/10/2013

Tanning bed (CBS)

Proposed Teen Tanning Ban Still Waiting For Action From Quinn

Donna Moncivaiz, who suffers from late-stage melanoma, is among the most vocal supporters of pending legislation that would ban indoor tanning in Illinois for anyone younger than 18.

08/15/2013

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Grilling? Don’t Overcook Your Meat

Chances are this weekend you’ll be out on the patio grilling meat for dinner. But be careful. As Ed Curran reports, food researchers are warning that overcooking meat on the grill is not healthy.

CBS 2–08/09/2013

A cancer patients holds the tubes that funnel chemotherapy drugs into his body at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center June 17, 2003 in Fayetteville, N.C. (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

American Cancer Society Seeking Volunteers For New Study

The American Cancer Society wants you! It’s looking for 300,000 volunteers between the ages of 30 and 65, and who are cancer-free, to enroll in a 20-year study that seeks to answer the question, “what causes cancer?”

07/17/2013

Roger Ebert Funeral Services

Roger Ebert ‘Had A Heart Big Enough To Accept And Love All’

Hundreds gathered at Holy Name Cathedral on Monday to say a final farewell to Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2013

Roger Ebert

Famed Chicago Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies

The longtime critic, who celebrated his 46th year with the Sun-Times this week, had been beset with a series of illnesses in recent years, including cancer of the salivary glands.

04/04/2013

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert Being Treated Again For Cancer

Famed movie critic Roger Ebert has decided to step back from some of his duties because of a recurrence of cancer and radiation treatment.

04/03/2013

Mary Jane Beard is dying of cancer and facing eviction. (CBS)

Facing Eviction, Dying Cicero Woman Has One Last Wish

A suburban cancer patient, at the end of her life, is about to lose her home.

03/22/2013

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