Hero

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights died after trying to save a drowning child. (Photo provided)

Co-Workers: Woman Who Drowned Rescuing Boy ‘Saved Us Every Day’

A woman from Arlington Heights was being remembered as a hero Friday, after drowning while saving the life of a 9-year-old boy in northern Wisconsin.

07/25/2014

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28 Must-Eat Sandwiches From Around The World

When it comes to global gastronomy, the sandwich reigns supreme. Which is why we put together this handy guide to the world’s best/most representative national sandwiches.

03/20/2014

Rony Monzon, a freshman at Phoenix Military Academy, saved a friend's life in July 2012 when a gunman shot at them as they sat on a porch in Brighton Park, and he jumped in front of the bullets. Rony has been named a "Chicagoan of the Year" by Chicago Magazine for his heroics. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Named A ‘Chicagoan Of The Year’ After Saving Friend From Gunfire

A teenager who was shot three times saving his friend’s life has been named one of the city’s “Chicagoans of the Year” by Chicago magazine.

CBS 2–12/05/2012

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Man Saves Teen, Car From Train, But Don’t Call Him A Hero

The mystery man who helped a teenager get a stalled car off railroad tracks in Tinley Park last week as a train was approaching says he’s not really a hero.

11/06/2012

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Firefighters Rescue Person From Burning Home

Firefighters rescued a person from the basement of a burning Humboldt Park home Monday night on the West Side.

03/28/2011