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.
The first annual “Batting for Boobies” will be held at Slugger’s on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Chicago Police Canine Unit held a “Operation Vest Em” fundraiser Saturday to help buy new protective vests for the dogs on the 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.
A week after the Boston bombings, Chicago’s running community gathered to run and remember.
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.
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.
Bob Lee of Barrington is giving back to cancer research and other causes. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.
A suburban drive-in theater is trying to keep up with the times through fundraisers. WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports.
President Barack Obama is calling Mitt Romney’s running mate the “ideological leader” of Republicans in Congress.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday brought his campaign to Elk Grove Village, where both the audience and the candidate waved their flags.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn joined a South Side pastor on Sunday for part of his cross-country walk to raise money for a new community center, as well as awareness about the city’s violence problems.
Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican candidate for president, was expected to rake in millions of dollars Thursday.
CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson is discouraged that President Obama and his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, are raising so much cash while real problems persist.
One of the latest Chicago politicians in legal hot water hosted a fundraiser Monday night to raise money for his criminal defense. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel took some time off from running the city on Wednesday to campaign for a colleague up north, in Wisconsin, where the governor is facing a recall election later this year.
A fundraiser will be held this coming Tuesday night for a Crystal Lake couple whose four children suffer from cerebral palsy.
A community the Portage Park neighborhood is coming together for a friend in need.
With campaign 2012 heating up, President Obama is once again heading to his hometown of Chicago to raise money. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
2011 won’t suck though. I’m determined to find things to do, ways to get out of the house; no more being a hermit! In case you want to get on board with this new trend of socializing, here’s a list of worthwhile Chicago events. You’re welcome.