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Kusanya in swahili roughly means "to gather." (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Englewood Cafe Succeeds Where The ‘Chicago Political Machine’ Fails

Looking at Kusanya Cafe, which serves great coffee and food and acts as an anchor for the Englewood community, the path to improving Chicago’s impoverished and violence-plagued neighborhoods becomes clear.

06/05/2014

President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

President To Recognize Chicago Program For At-Risk Youth

The Youth Guidance Becoming a Man, or BAM, program first hit CBS 2’s radar screen when a University of Chicago Crime Lab study showed a 44 percent reduction in violent-crime arrests among its participants. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/26/2014

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Emanuel Renews High-Tech Push

The mayor will hit the road in search of the best and the brightest — as well as money to help get them started. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/04/2013

Libby Elementary School. (Credit: CBS)

New Initiative To Provide More Pre-K Slots For Chicago Children

Trying to find convenient quality childcare is a priority for working parents, but for too long too many parents in communities like Englewood have had to leave the neighborhood.

08/08/2013

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Aldermen Still Expressing Doubts In 2nd Day Of Hearings On Parking Deal

Alderman are worried about an additional windfall for the company already raking in cash by running Chicago’s parking meters.

05/28/2013

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Durbin, Emanuel Increasingly Doubtful About Jackson Jr.’s Political Future

Two nationally prominent Democrats are ending their “wait-and-see” approach to Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s problems and raising questions about his future. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/12/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Emanuel Says NATO Summit Was Worth The Risk

NATO Summit 2012 is a wrap and Chicago’s mayor is applauding the city’s efforts to host the giant event.

05/21/2012

Mayor Emanuel, right, attends Veterans Day ceremonies Friday at Soldier Field. (CBS)

Officials Mark Veterans Day Amid Changes In The Military

Gov. Quinn, Mayor Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin were all on hand Friday for the annual Veterans Day ceremonies at Soldier Field, where changes in the military were very much on the minds of many former service members.

11/11/2011

Mayor Emanuel on Friday emphasized the need to revamp Chicago's water system with increased water bills. (CBS)

Mayor: Suburbs Will Share Water-Bill Pain With Chicago

It’s not just Chicagoans who would get socked with larger water bills, under Mayor Emanuel’s proposed city budget. Residents of 125 suburbs that purchase water from Chicago would also see their bills double over the next four years.

10/14/2011