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This map illustrates the best regions for upward mobility in the United States.  The lighter shades indicate higher chances of success. (Credit: Harvard University)

Living The American Dream? Chicago Is A City That Doesn’t Work, Study Finds

For parents who want their children to live the American Dream, Chicago is a city that doesn’t work, a group of Harvard and Cal-Berkley researchers found

05/29/2014

Jabari Parker #1 of the Duke Blue Devils (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Bids And Wichita’s Perfection

In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.

03/10/2014

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

South Side Man Backs Off Threat To Burn Historic Papers

A South Side man, who threatened to torch a treasure trove of irreplaceable historic documents that once belonged to Harvard’s first black graduate, says he’s changed his mind.

10/18/2013

Barbara Ickes (left) and Desiree Blackburn (right) are accused of processing checks for a large-scale Nigerian check scam. (Credit: Kosciusko County Sheriff)

Two Suburban Women Accused Of Processing Checks For A Nigerian Scam

Two women from far northwest suburban Harvard are accused of working with a large-scale Nigerian-based scam.

07/30/2013

A water tower in Harvard, Illinois. (CBS)

Teen Mother, Boyfriend Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

A 17-year-old mother was found fatally shot in a Northern Illinois back yard early Thursday – the apparent victim of a murder-suicide perpetrated by the father of her baby.

07/25/2013

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12-Year-Old Drowns In Canoe Accident In Harvard, Ill. Pond

A 12-year-old northwest suburban boy died Monday night after the canoe he was in with two friends capsized in a Harvard retention pond.

07/08/2013

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McHenry Task Force Makes 9 Arrests In Harvard Gang Suppression Effort

A special anti-gang unit has set up operations in far northwestern Harvard, and officials say it’s already yielding results.

WBBM Newsradio–05/01/2013

Chris Collins. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Collins A Risk For Northwestern

Collins and Northwestern may be an ideal fit. It will certainly look and sound that way while it’s still all about appearances.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

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Five Things: FGCU First 15 Seed In Sweet 16 And Pac 12 Exceeds Its Seeds

To measure the unpredictability of this year’s NCAA Tournament, consider two items that didn’t make this column: Gonzaga, a 32-win team on a 15-game win streak, didn’t survive the first weekend, and Harvard, a 14 seed, won its first ever Tournament game.

03/25/2013

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Student Arrested For Leaving Shell Casings In School

Police in Harvard, Ill., have arrested a student they say left a used shell casing in an elementary school on Monday – and today left more spent casings at another school and on a school bus.

12/19/2012

Photo Of An Old Style Blackboard With Chalk And Felt Eraser (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

Students Kept In Classrooms After Shell Casing Found

Students at a far northwest suburban elementary school were kept in their classrooms today – after a used shell casing was found in the school.

12/17/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Should Release His College Transcripts

Forget Romney’s taxes that will simply confirm his wealthy. Let’s see Obama’s college transcripts and find out what is necessary for him to hide.

08/07/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Should Not Be The Candidate On The Defense

When it comes to the candidates’ pasts, Obama – not Romney – should be on the defensive. Obviously, questions about Obama have been unanswered for a longer period of time than Romney’s.

07/16/2012

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‘Groovestock’ 3-Day Music Festival Shut Down When Landowners Balk

Police pulled the plug on a music festival that was expected to draw 1,000 people this past weekend, after the owners of the land for the festival said they were only expecting 20 campers to show up.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

Shaka Smart

Bernstein: Illini Hire Must Ignore Race

It’s difficult enough to hire the right basketball coach at Illinois, without choosing to limit the field of candidates beforehand.

670 The Score–03/18/2012

Land Conservancy Of McHenry County

Conservationists Work To Preserve 400-Year-Old Oak Tree

Conservationists are working to preserve and shelter a 400-year-old white oak, found in an untouched area just south of Harvard, Ill., near the Wisconsin state line.

WBBM Newsradio–01/13/2012

Baby Toy (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

$2 Million Bond For Woman Accused Of Stabbing Infant

A far northwest suburban woman is being held on $2 million bond for allegedly stabbing a 9-month-old boy in the head Friday night in Harvard.

12/17/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Elderly Woman Struck, Killed By Metra Train In McHenry County

An elderly woman was killed by a Metra train overnight when she apparently got lost in McHenry County, began driving on the railroad tracks and then got out of her car and began walking along the tracks.

10/24/2011

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Parents Arrested For Leaving Four Kids Home Alone

Two northwest suburban parents were charged Thursday with leaving their four young children home alone while they went to work.

03/04/2011

File Photo Of Pitbull  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Dog Found Left In Cage In Garage Put To Sleep

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever left a dog to die in a garage in northwest suburban Harvard.

12/14/2010