Gabriel Gamino Jr. and Garbrielle Thomas celebrate their engagement at Navy Pier. Gamino proposed moments after graduating as a new Chicago police officer. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago’s Newest Cop Pops The Big Question After Navy Pier Graduation

A big day got even bigger for a new Chicago police officer, when he proposed to his longtime girlfriend right after joining Chicago’s finest.


Lake Zurich H.S. Holds Special Commencement For Student Who Was Sick On Graduation Day

Almost 500 seniors graduated from Lake Zurich High School this year. One student who planned to go through graduation on May 31, Erin Adams, could not, as it turned out.


With Prom/Graduation Season Coming, Park Ridge Police Urge Parents To Keep An Eye On Teens

As teenagers get ready prom season and graduation, one suburban police department is asking parents to make sure they play it safe.


Northwestern University graduate Kit Fox took this picture of a classmate's diploma, with a misspelling in the name of the Medill journalism school. (Credit: Twitter/@kitfoxnews)

Medill F? Northwestern Journalism Diplomas Misspelled

What does nearly $170,000 in tuition for four years of college get Northwestern University graduates? For honors students in the Medill journalism school, it apparently doesn’t get them a proofreader for their diplomas.


(File Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Englewood School Holds First Graduation

An incredible story out of Englewood that will make you smile: the very first graduating class at Johnson College Prep getting their diplomas. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


(File Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Englewood Charter School’s First Senior Class To Graduate Monday

Next Monday is a big day for a charter school in the Englewood neighborhood. Johnson College Prep High School’s first graduation will be staged at the Field Museum.


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Palos Hills Students Graduating With 13 Years Of Perfect Attendance

Two seniors who will graduate from Stagg High School in Palos Hills on Tuesday will stand out from the rest of their classmates in their determination to have never missed a day of school. Ever.


Oak Lawn Community High School

Students Skip Required Community Service, Will Miss Graduation

Four dozen Oak Lawn High School seniors won’t be graduating with the rest of their class on Wednesday, after allegedly cheating on their community service hours requirement.


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Gift Guide For The College Graduate

Show your grad how proud you are with a special gift from the heart. Here are a few ideas for your upcoming college graduate.


The 'cat cake.' (Credit: Gambrel Family)

Bakery Blunder Makes ‘Cat Cake’ A Viral Sensation

Of all the cat memes on the Internet, this one takes the cake.



Best Places To Buy Gifts For Grads In Chicago

Make your grad feel extra special by getting him or her a great gift from one of these Chicago-area stores.


Tony Vincent. (Credit: CBS)

CPD Graduation Personal For One New Officer

They are the newest line of a city’s defense; 59 men and women about to hit the streets as Chicago Police. For Tony Vincent, it’s personal in a way no other new officer can imagine.


(CBS File Photo)

New Class Of CPD Detectives Hits The Streets

This is the first day on the job for new detectives in Chicago: the first graduating class of detectives in the city in five years.


The newest members of the Chicago Fire Department include plaintiffs who sued the city for discrimination nearly 20 years ago. (Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Office)

African Americans Who Sued City Graduate As Firefighters

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker was there Thursday when African-American firefighter applicants took the next step to their new careers.


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3 Women Arrested After Fight Breaks Out At Beauty School Graduation

The occasion was a beauty school graduation, but the scene was less than beautiful this past weekend when a thrashing fight broke out.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Photo Of The Quad At The University Of Illinois. (U Of I Photo)

Report: Outgoing U Of I President Skipping Major Events

Many students don’t like missing class and want perfect attendance, but that’s not something you will find soon-to-depart University of Illinois President Michael Hogan going for.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012


Gift Guide For Grads

Teens and young adults this time of year are beginning to get the proverbial glazed look in their eye of senioritis. Graduation cakes will soon be cut, yearbooks signed and the endless parade of graduation parties has begun. Celebrate their accomplishments with gifts they actually want. If all else fails, cold hard cash is always a party favorite.



Best Places For Post-Graduation Dinner

Congrats 2011 graduates! What better way to celebrate years of hard work, whether high school or college, than going out to eat and toasting to the graduate.


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Good Record For Most Indiana High Schools

Just in time for Christmas, the Indiana Department of Education has a gift to deliver.

WBBM Newsradio–12/21/2010