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Don Welsh

Report: Tourism Chief Backtracks After Reports That Crime Is Hurting Efforts

The man in charge of promoting Chicago conventions and tourism is backpedaling on reports quoting him as saying that the recent crime wave in the city is going to damage his best efforts, unless it is quickly quelled.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

City Hall

Emanuel Defends Diversity Of His Top Aides

Mayor Rahm Emanuel deflected criticism on Monday that his cabinet lacks racial diversity.


File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Lawsuit: Off-Duty Cop Attacked, Pistol-Whipped Couple

A Chicago Police officer is being sued for alleged brutality and is under investigation by the Independent Police Review Authority, two years after an incident on the Northwest Side.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Report: Perks Jack Up Firefighters’ Average Salaries To $104,000 A Year

A report out Friday morning indicates extra pay perks in the Chicago firefighters’ contract cost taxpayers more than $80 million last year.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Patrick Kane. (Credit: Terrez Owens.)

Bernstein: Kane’s Problems Are Real

It took until Veintinueve de Mayo, but we finally heard from the Blackhawks.

670 The Score–05/30/2012


Sun-Times Parent Company Buys Reader

The parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times has purchased the Chicago Reader, reportedly for slightly under $3 million.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Tom Ricketts. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Ricketts Tap-Dancing Around The Truth

I’m sure he’s saying some of his best friends are black.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Motel Room

New Names, Owners For 2 Streeterville Hotels

Two hotels in Streeterville have new names and owners, and will soon be undergoing major renovations.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

Conrad Black

Media Mogul Conrad Black Released From Prison

Media mogul Conrad Black has been released from prison, having completed about three of his 6 1/2–year sentence for defrauding investors.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

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Report: Facebook Squabble Led To Violent Attack On High School Girl

A Facebook and Twitter rivalry between high school girls has resulted in suspensions and a referral for expulsion, after a girl was attacked in the school hallway.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Chicago Sun-Times

Sun-Times Columnist Joe Cowley Put On Final Notice

Sun-Times sports columnist Joe Cowley has been put on final notice, meaning he is one step away from being fired, after a series of sexist tweets sent from his Twitter account, according to a report.

670 The Score–05/02/2012

Seneca II Piper Twin Engine Airlplane

No-Fly Zone To Be Enforced By Shoot-To-Kill Order During NATO Summit

Plans to keep residents and dignitaries safe during the NATO Summit include a no-fly zone, with a shoot-to-kill warning for those who break the ban.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

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Cowley Under Fire For Sexist Tweets; Twitter Account Deleted

Arguably the city’s most controversial columnist came under fire Sunday afternoon for sexist tweets sent from his Twitter account.

670 The Score–04/30/2012

Will County Judge Joseph Polito leaves the Will County Court House on April11, 2012. | Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

Report: Porn Surfing Documented On Will County Judge’s Computer Account

A Will County judge may have explaining to do regarding the use of county computers.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012


Parents In Berkeley Furious Over School Field Trip To Jail

Some parents from west suburban Berkeley are angry, after their kindergarteners were taken on a field trip to a local jail.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Rose To Be A Dad For First Time

Rose and his girlfriend of nearly four years, stylist Meika Blackman Reese, are expecting their first child.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Chicago Sun-Times

Renowned Sun-Times Sportswriter Lacy J. Banks Dies

The Chicago Sun-Times is mourning the loss of a renowned sports writer Lacy J. Banks.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Colleague: Kirk Is Recovering Well

There is word that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) could soon begin casting votes again as he battles back from his stroke.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012


Reader Columnist Questions Article Saying Sun-Times Could Buy Paper

A published report Monday said the Chicago Reader was up for sale and the Chicago Sun-Times had been approached as a potential buyer, but a popular Reader columnist cast doubt on the report soon afterward.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

President Barack Obama  (Credit: White House)

G8 Move To Camp David Was In The Works For Weeks

The move to hold the G8 summit at Camp David instead of Chicago in May might have come as a surprise to many, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and members of the host committee in Chicago, but it was a move that has been in the works for weeks.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012