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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

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (File Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Attends Fundraiser For Milwaukee Mayor, Likely Challenger To Scott Walker

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.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Lukas Family

Family Needs $10,000 To Accommodate Disabled Teens

A fundraiser will be held this coming Tuesday night for a Crystal Lake couple whose four children suffer from cerebral palsy.

WBBM Newsradio–03/12/2012

Boy Scout

Church, Scouting Community Come Together For Leader In Need

A community the Portage Park neighborhood is coming together for a friend in need.

WBBM Newsradio–01/31/2012

Obama Celebrates His Birthday At DNC Fundraiser In Chicago

Obama In Town Next Week For Trio Of Fundraisers

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.

01/05/2012

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Cure For Boredom: Great Events For December

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.

12/02/2011

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

Fundraiser Rezko Asks To Be Sentenced To Time Served

Political fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko was convicted on corruption charges more than three years ago, but still hasn’t been sentenced and has been in jail ever since.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

First Lady Michelle Obama (Photo credit: MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama Visits Chicago For Fundraiser, Anti-Obesity Campaign

First Lady Michelle Obama was back home in Chicago on Tuesday, visiting an urban farm on the South Side and stopping at a remodeled Walgreens that now sells fresh fruit and vegetables.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Hail caused signifcant damage to the historic Garfield Park Conservatory. Here, glass panes are shattered in the Fern Room. (Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Garfield Park Conservatory Launches Fundraiser To Replace Damaged Glass

It has been two and a half months since a hailstorm shattered the glass ceilings of the Garfield Park Conservatory, and caused $2 million in damage. Now, the conservatory has kicked off a fundraising campaign to pay for the rest.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Susan G. Komen Walk

3-Day Walk For Breast Cancer Research Steps Off

Nearly 2,000 people clad all in pink are gathering Friday to begin a three-day walk to raise funds for breast cancer research.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

English Channel map (Credit: AP)

Local Banker To Swim English Channel For ALS Research

BARRINGTON, Ill. (WBBM) – A 53-year-old investment banker has been packing in the ice cream to keep up his weight for an English Channel swim later this month in honor of his late father. Doug […]

WBBM Newsradio–08/04/2011

President Barack Obama speaks to supporters during a fundraiser at the Aragon Ballroom on August 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The fundraiser, billed as a birthday celebration for the President who turns 50 years old tomorrow, featured entertainment by Herbie Hancock, Jennifer Hudson and others.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Obama Back In Washington For Birthday After Aragon Ballroom Gala

President Barack Obama has returned to Washington, D.C., on his 50th birthday, after a star-studded fundraiser at the Aragon Ballroom in the Uptown neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Barack Obama

Illinois GOP Chairman: This Is No Time For Obama To Hold Fundraiser

The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party does not approve of President Barack Obama’s Chicago fundraiser that is coming Wednesday evening.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

President Obama addresses a national audience Monday night. (AP)

Obama Coming To Chicago Wednesday For Fundraiser

President Obama, who turns 50 this week, has scheduled a trip to his hometown of Chicago on Wednesday to raise additional cash for his campaign fund and other Democrats.

08/01/2011

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