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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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

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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.


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.


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.


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

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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

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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.



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.


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