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Supporters of both Israel and Palestine staged competing rallies on Monday, outside the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Israeli, Palestinian Supporters Face Off Outside Thompson Center

Demonstrators filled up the area around the Thompson Center and the Daley Center on Monday, for competing rallies – one in support of Israel, the other in support of Palestinians.

07/28/2014

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Prosecutor: Man Spit On, Slapped Judge Smoking Outside Daley Center

A North Side man is accused of spitting at and slapping an elderly Cook County judge outside the Daley Center because he wanted her to stop smoking, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

07/15/2014

Lumani Lubemba (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man In Body Armor Carries Gun, Knife And Ammo Into Daley Center

About 9 a.m. Tuesday, 32-year-old Lumani Lubemba entered the Daley Center wearing a “blue uniform and black body armor” and “carrying a semi-automatic pistol on his right hip, under a black jacket,” according to Cook County Sheriff’s police.

03/05/2014

(Photo by Alex Wong/Newsmakers)

Best Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Chicago

Cultural activities abound in Chicago and celebrating the Lunar New Year is easy by attending one of the many events offered to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

01/20/2014

(Photo Credit: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Facebook)

Guide To Chicagoween’s Franken Plaza

Franken Plaza takes over Daley Plaza this weekend in celebration of Halloween. Part of the City of Chicago’s, “Chicagoween Celebration,” Daley Plaza transforms into a haunted world of family-fun, October 25-27th. The three-day festival features performances by Midnight Circus, The Annual Monster Bash, free hayrides, trick-or-treating, crafts and more.

10/25/2013

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Cook County Opens New Elder Justice Center

Senior citizens in Cook County who need help navigating the court system, or fighting fraud and abuse, now have one place to turn for information.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2013

Sheila Simon

Lt. Governor Simon Calls For Equal Pay For Women At Rally

The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois says there’s been progress for women, but not enough in terms of pay at an equal pay for women rally in downtown Chicago.

04/09/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reports for jury duty at Daley Plaza. (CBS)

Rahm Emanuel Reports For Jury Duty, Tweets From Jury Pool Room

Even Chicago’s big boss doesn’t get out of jury duty–or at least reporting for jury duty.

02/05/2013

Cynthia Brim, a Cook County judge, has been barred from her duties following allegations she pushed a sheriff's deputy. (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Judge Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity In Battery Trial

Cook County Judge Cynthia Brim, who suffers from long-term mental illness, was found not guilty by reason of insanity Monday in her misdemeanor battery trial.

02/04/2013

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Suspicious Package Sends Workers Out Of Daley Center

Workers poured out of the Daley Center courthouse and office building Wednesday when a suspicious package was found nearby outside the County Building.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

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Best Iconic Works Of Art In Chicago

Chicago locals enjoy hosting out-of-town friends and families. They get to show off the artistic side of this exciting city. Here are some of the unforgettable works of art in Chicago that can’t be missed on the next visit.

04/16/2012

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Cook County Judge Charged With Shoving Deputy At Daley Center

Cook County Judge Cynthia Brim was arrested and locked up by authorities after tossing a set of keys and shoving a sheriff’s deputy in the Daley Center court complex late Friday afternoon.

03/11/2012

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Mailing With White Powder At Daley Plaza Proves Harmless

The suspicious substance at an envelope sent to the Daley Center courthouse and office building downtown turned out to be powdered drywall.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Same Sex Marriage

6 Arrested At Valentine’s Day Same-Sex Marriage Protest

Six people arrested on Valentine’s Day during a gay rights demonstration at a Cook County marriage license office downtown have a court date — St. Patrick’s Day.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2011

Daley Center Fire Scare

Welding Prompts Fire Scare At Daley Center

Fire crews were summoned to the Daley Center courthouse and office building Wednesday morning, after a judge reported smelling smoke in her courtroom.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011

Christmas Lights In Chicago

Best Holiday Lights In Chicago

Check out our list of the best FREE holiday light displays in Chicago. Grab the camera and some hot chocolate and get outside!

12/22/2010

Santa At Zoo Lights

Best Places To See Santa In Chicago

It’s Christmas week in Chicago. Haven’t seen Santa yet? Never fear! Here are some of the best places to see Mr. Claus in Chicago.

12/20/2010

Prudential Plaza Tree

Where To Take The Best Holiday Photo In Chicago

It’s the holiday season and Chicago is littered with decorations. How do you pick the perfect place for your holiday photos? Being a holiday fanatic, I have easily chosen my favorites so you don’t have to look far.

12/16/2010