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Bill Clinton

Emanuel Gets Help Raising Cash From His Former Boss, Bill Clinton

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former boss, Bill Clinton, was in town Friday to help his re-election efforts. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

06/20/2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee Global Forum 2014 May 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. The AJC held the form to discuss topics related to the Jewish communities all around the world. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Absent, But Supporters Pack Fundraiser To Prepare For 2016 Run

Even though the former first lady has not said if she will run for president, Chicago supporters on Thursday hosted a huge fundraiser for her called “Ready for Hillary.” CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/05/2014

Chicago police officers stand on the roof of a Dunkin' Donuts shop as part of the 12th annual Cop On Top fundraiser for the Special Olympics. (Credit: CBS)

Cops At The Donut Shop? It’s No Joke, It’s A Fundraiser

It’s an easy stereotype: cops at the donut shop. But it’s not everyday you’ll see a group of police officers standing on the roof of a Dunkin’ Donuts.

05/30/2014

Volunteers donated money to ALS research for a chance to take a few swings at an Oldsmobile with aluminum baseball bats to symbolically "beat" Lou Gehrig's Disease. (Credit: Facebook)

Volunteers Take Swings At ALS At Daley Plaza Fundraiser

Daley Plaza echoed with the sound of church bells and baseball bats pounding dents on an old car, all for a good cause Wednesday afternoon.

05/14/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Ride Janie Ride Foundation

Eight years ago, a procession of motorcycles gave birth to a tradition that will be celebrated again this weekend. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.

05/02/2014

Estep Family Photo (Supplied to CBS)

Dual Tragedies For Elgin Family Prompt Outpouring Of Support

Neighbors, relatives and strangers have come to the aid of an Elgin family that recently was hit hard with a couple of major calamities.

05/01/2014

US President Barack Obama departs after making a statement to the press on April 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, on the shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Learns Of Ft. Hood Shootings During Chicago Fundraiser

The President learned about the shootings at Fort Hood right in the middle of a fundraiser at a restaurant on the Chicago River.

04/02/2014

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Fundraiser For Cancer Patient Draws Crowds In Grayslake

Thirteen-year-old cancer patient Joey Cambio expected to see some friends and fellow Boy Scouts at the fundraiser, at the Culver’s Restaurant on Route 83 in Grayslake.

03/20/2014

Raghuveer Nayak,‘ a former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who was also a key figure in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, June 20, 2012 after a court hearing. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

Former Blago, Jackson Fundraiser Gets 2 Years

Raghuveer Nayak had previously pleaded guilty to federal health-care fraud charges, and faced up to 23 years in prison. On Monday he apologized before he was sentenced, asking the judge to have mercy on him and his family.

02/10/2014

Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tonado that ripped across Washington, Illinois has been preliminary classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Student Raises $15,000 For Victims Of Washington Tornado

When a powerful tornado ripped through downstate Washington in November, Joe Ranallo set out to raise $10,000 as part of a class project to help provide some measure of relief to the victims – a goal he surpassed, and then some.

02/07/2014

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal speaks to guests at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on June 8, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bobby Jindal To Speak At Illinois GOP Fundraiser

The Feb. 25 dinner in Chicago comes as the GOP fights to regain control of the Illinois governor’s office for the first time in more than a decade.

01/17/2014

A view of a family decorating a Christmas Tree.  (Photo Credit: Carlos Javier Ortiz)

Photographer Seeks Funds For Book Chronicling Youth Violence In Chicago

To some, youth violence in Chicago is nothing more than statistics taking up time on their nightly newscast. Carlos Javier Ortiz — in his upcoming book titled We All We Got … — hopes to show you more than a bunch of numbers. He hopes to show you the victims, families and communities plagued by violence, and he hopes you’ll see just how human they really are.

12/06/2013

Breast Cancer Ribbon

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Assists Patients With Living Expenses

The first annual “Batting for Boobies” will be held at Slugger’s on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

10/11/2013

The Chicago Police Department uses a closed elementary school to train with their dogs. (CBS)

Fundraiser Held Saturday To Help Outfit Chicago Police Dogs With Vests

The Chicago Police Canine Unit held a “Operation Vest Em” fundraiser Saturday to help buy new protective vests for the dogs on the unit.

09/14/2013

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Fundraiser To Help Pay For New Aurora Police Canine Unit

The Aurora Police Department has begun rebuilding its canine unit, after disbanding it a couple years ago, and officials are getting some help to pay for dog food and other supplies.

05/17/2013

Chicago runners gather to commemorate the Boston Marathon Monday, a week after the bombings. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Chicago Runners Gather To Honor Boston Marathon

A week after the Boston bombings, Chicago’s running community gathered to run and remember.

04/22/2013

hadiya volleyball

Friends Of Hadiya Pendleton Hold Volleyball Fundraiser

Preserving peace, striking down violence. That was the message behind a charity volleyball game tonight. Friends of slain teen Hadiya Pendleton are raising funds to keep her dreams alive.

03/26/2013

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Abortion Rights Supporters, Opponents Mark 40th Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade

Nearly 1,000 people attended a Planned Parenthood fundraiser Wednesday marking the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Protesters hoisting graphic six-foot-tall photographs of aborted fetuses greeted those who attended the fundraiser.

WBBM Newsradio–01/24/2013

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

The McHenry Outdoor Theater hopes to convert from film to digital to stay open for business. (Facebook image)

McHenry Drive-In Holds Fundraisers To Convert To Digital, Avoid Closing

A suburban drive-in theater is trying to keep up with the times through fundraisers. WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports.

10/05/2012

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