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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

Joey Cambio (YouCaring.com)

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

President Barack Obama arrives at a campaign event in the Bridgeport neighborhood on Aug. 12, 2012. Obama welcomed U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan into the presidential election as Mitt Romney's running mate, but warned the Republican vice presidential pick was an "articulate" spokesman for a vision he fundamentally opposes. (Photo credit: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Calls Ryan The GOP’s ‘Ideological Leader’

President Barack Obama is calling Mitt Romney’s running mate the “ideological leader” of Republicans in Congress.

08/12/2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to workers during a campaign event at Acme Industries on August 7, 2012 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Romney, Obama Look To Illinois For Cash, Not Votes

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday brought his campaign to Elk Grove Village, where both the audience and the candidate waved their flags.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

Mayor, Governor Join Part Of Chicago Pastor’s Cross-Country Walk

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.

07/15/2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney addresses the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable at the Newseum June 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. Romney outlined the agenda he would pursue in his first 100 days in office, including approving the Keystone Pipeline, repealing and replacing health care reform and fundamentally changing tax policy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Romney Raising Campaign Funds In Obama’s Hometown

Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican candidate for president, was expected to rake in millions of dollars Thursday.

06/14/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Politicians Raise Cash While Nation Suffers

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.

05/31/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Beavers Holds Legal Fundraiser

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.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

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