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The Goodyear tire manufacturing plant in Amiens, France. (Photo credit: FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Illinois CEO Defends Calling Workers At French Plant Lazy

A plainspoken Illinois tire company executive was defending his labeling of workers at a French tire plant as “lazy,” after deciding not to buy the facility.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2013

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Valentine’s Traditions From Around The World

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it can be interesting to learn the different Valentine’s Day traditions that vary with each country. The day that honors love is celebrated in different ways around the globe.

01/22/2013

Gold medallists Clement Lefert, Yannick Agnel, Amaury Leveaux and Fabien Gilot of France pose with the medals won in the medal ceremony following the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Realty on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 29, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

French Get Revenge For 2008 Relay Loss To U.S.

Ryan Lochte grabbed at the edge of the pool, head down, staring at the water. Michael Phelps glared at the scoreboard, trying to digest the first silver medal of his Olympic career. Right beside them, the French celebrated.

07/29/2012

France's President Francois Hollande (Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/GettyImages)

Chicago To Be One Of New French President’s First International Visits

Are French folks in Chicago excited about the upcoming NATO summit? In a word: oui.

CBS 2–05/16/2012

A worker controls a cement mixer producing the concrete.  (Photo credit: JOCHEN LUEBKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Big Concrete Producer To Move North American HQ To Rosemont

Coming soon will be an announcement of more jobs coming to Illinois, this time to Rosemont.

WBBM Newsradio–04/17/2012

Marilyn Lemak

Attorney: Marilyn Lemak Is Upset That Trib Quoted Interview

The attorney for Marilyn Lemak believes the convicted child murderer is upset about a story and interview that ran in the Chicago Tribune last Sunday.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Joakim Noah

AP: Noah To Play For Team France

A person familiar with Joakim Noah’s decision says the Chicago Bulls center plans to play for the French national team in the European Championships in Lithuania.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Cleveland Melvin

Blue Demons Set Dates For Trip To France

Over the summer, the DePaul men’s basketball team will head to France for a 10-day excursion titled “In the Footsteps of St. Vincent.” The trip will last from Aug. 11-21 with stops for the team and fans in Paris, Toulouse and Nice.

670 The Score–05/10/2011

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Frenchmen Arrested For Stealing Gift Cards In Park Ridge

Two visitors from France apparently didn’t realize that that the more than 400 gift cards they allegedly stole from a Park Ridge grocery needed to be activated to be worth anything.

03/16/2011

U.K. officials discovered that a toner cartridge on the plane had been manipulated and found wires attached to it and white powder.  (CBS)

Bomb From Yemen Was 17 Mins. From Exploding

One of the bombs addressed to Chicago synagogues from Yemen was defused just 17 minutes before it would have detonated, the French interior minister says.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2010