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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

Look at that. 2 Broke Girls won an award. Ain't that somethin'... (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes

A roundup of all our recent Horrible Horoscopes! Like all horoscopes, they are very scientific and extremely accurate. Obviously. Please don’t let any of these offend you. Thanks!

03/21/2013

Make-A-Wish America recipient Hanna Waters talks some shop with the CSO horn section. (L-R) Susanna Gaunt, David Griffin, Oto Carrillo, Waters, Dan Gingrich, Jim Smelser and Dale Clevenger. (Photo: Brian Kersey/Facebook)

Teen’s Wish Comes True With Chicago Symphony Orchestra

A Texas teenager who’s battling cancer lived her dream this week when she was able to perform with some of the musicians in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2013

Well-kept government secret: Michelle and Barack OBUMMER met at Walmart. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Cancer

The stars know where you can find love, Cancer. Somewhere large and indoors. A place of perpetual sales and bright fluorescent lights. They employ your grandfather–a man who put in 40 years at the plant and deserves a break, dammit–as a door greeter making minimum wage. The amount of misery their employees go through is only rivaled by the amount of money you can save by shopping there.

03/11/2013

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George In Good Health, Says American Could Be Selected Pope

Chances for an American pope are greater than ever before, Francis Cardinal George tells CBS 2 Chief correspondent Jay Levine.

02/21/2013

Chicago police tactical officer James Whigham Jr. was honored for bravery for arresting an armed robber who had just shot someone. Whigham survived Hodgkin's lymphoma before joining the police force. (Credit: CBS)

Cancer Survivor Cop Honored For Arresting Armed Robbery Suspect

Tactical officer James Whigham Jr. was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 21, then had two relapses.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

Bob Lee, Cancer Survivor

Someone You Should Know: Cancer Survivor, Fundraiser Bob Lee

Bob Lee of Barrington is giving back to cancer research and other causes. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.

01/18/2013

Sonny Cooper was diagnosed with prostate cancer that was linked to his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, but his disability benefits were significantly reduced after his cancer went into remission, and he's in danger of losing his home. (Credit: CBS)

Vietnam Vet With Cancer Might Lose Home Due To Reduced Benefits

The U.S. Veterans Administration had been helping the Chicago man, but much of that support has stopped, and now he’s in the fight of his life.

CBS 2–01/09/2013

Wouldn't kill for a McRib, but I'd definitely rob a fast food restaurant for one... (Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Cancer

The stars and the Moon understand the draw of the McRib! The savory BBQ sauce, the plastic-like meat, the clenching stomach pains that come after eating it, the hour you spend on the toilet the next day – WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?

01/09/2013

Cindy and Katie Widmar, founders of
'Covers of Comfort' (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Chicago Woman Distributes Blankets For Cancer Patients

Katie Widmar and her mother founded “Covers of Comfort” which provides blankets to adult cancer patients in Chicago and in Iowa where the Widmars are from.

12/29/2012

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Says His Cancer Prognosis Is ‘Very, Very Hopeful’

This is the cardinal’s second with cancer. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2006; this past summer, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

CBS 2–12/12/2012

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Thinking Ahead To Retirement As He Undergoes Cancer Treatment

For the first time since being diagnosed with cancer and beginning a long and difficult course of treatment, Cardinal Francis George was speaking out about his fight for life, as well as his future.

CBS 2–12/11/2012

Dogs like this one are being trained to detect certain cancers in women. (CBS)

Cancer-Sniffing Dogs Could Save Lives Of Women, Researchers Say

They’re not just great companions. Man’s best friend may also be a secret weapon in the fight against cancer. CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

12/06/2012

Gilda Radner (Courtesy: Gilda's Club Chicago)

Gilda’s Club Chicago Keeping Name To Honor Radner

Fans of the late comedienne Gilda Radner don’t have to worry about the cancer support network Gilda’s Club Chicago changing its name like its counterpart in Madison, Wis.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

Michelle Jahnke was diagnosed with cancer six weeks after learning she was pregnant.

Faith Powers Expectant Mother In Cancer Fight

Michelle Jahnke was diagnosed with cancer six weeks after learning she was pregnant.

11/28/2012

"Hahahaha, we hate the police" - probably not what Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are saying. (Credit: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect)

Horrible Horoscopes: Cancer

Cancer, if you’re stupid enough to bring $1,400 bucks to a drug meet, you deserved to get robbed. Do you really think anyone’s going to sympathize with you? Or take your side? Like, for example, the cops?

11/26/2012

Chicago Firefighter Michael Boyd (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Fire Department’s Mister Fix-It Loses Battle With Cancer

A Chicago Fire Department stunned by the line of duty deaths of two members in 10 days got more bad news when a popular North Side firefighter, known to friends as a Mr. Fix-It, lost his battle with cancer.

11/12/2012

Anvil's don't crush you, Cancer. You crush anvils. (Credit: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Cancer

Let’s face it, you’re too young to settle. This love, this extreme love, will do nothing but crush you under its weight. You know those old cartoons where an anvil falls on a coyote? It’s like that, but you’re not the Coyote, you’re not even the anvil, you’re like an ant underneath the coyote’s foot.

10/26/2012

Lance Armstrong

Local Doctor: Armstrong Scandal Shouldn’t Detract From His Fight Against Cancer

The fallout from Lance Armstrong’s decision to step down from his Livestrong cancer awareness charity, and Nike’s decision to cut ties with the disgraced cyclist, have been felt all across the nation, including right here in Chicago.

CBS 2–10/17/2012

Mitt Romney (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.

10/16/2012

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