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More Stars Added To Tony Awards Presenters And Performers List

Orlando Bloom, Barrett Foa, Jonathan Groff, T.I., LL COOL J, Samuel L. Jackson, Judith Light, Rosie O’Donnell and Patrick Wilson have been added to the star-studded lineup on “The 68th Annual Tony Awards.”

06/05/2014

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Former Music Teacher Says Jennifer Hudson Has History Of Generosity

Chicago’s own Jennifer Hudson was honored at the People’s Choice Awards on CBS as favorite humanitarian.

01/08/2014

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Jennifer Hudson Gives Away School Supplies To Chicago Kids

Oscar and Grammy-winning Chicagoan Jennifer Hudson was in her hometown today to give away school supplies to thousands of school kids, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.

08/14/2013

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Jennifer Hudson To Be ‘American Idol’ Judge

She’s has signed a deal to join the judges panel for season 13 this fall, and the other two spots may be filled by former Idol contestants Kelly Clarkson and Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken.

WBBM-FM–05/24/2013

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Katy Perry & John Mayer Wear Matching White To Clive Davis’ Pre-GRAMMY Party

Last night at his annual pre-GRAMMY party, Clive Davis honored his friend, Whitney Houston. The music exec, whose new book about his career, The Soundtrack of My Life, comes out February 19, played a rarely […]

02/10/2013

Julia and Jennifer Hudson pose for a picture at their annual toy giveaway. (CBS)

Hudson Sisters Hand Out Tens Of Thousands Of Toys

Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia Hudson’s Christmas toy drive and giveaway started as a tribute to Julia’s son, Julian, who was killed four years ago with the girls’ mother and brother.

12/24/2012

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Watch Jennifer Hudson Honor Whitney Houston This Friday

The special, ‘We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston,’ features Celine Dion, Usher and Britney Spears.

11/15/2012

Photos of hundreds of victims of violent crime were placed on display at the UIC Forum on Sept. 29, 2012, as part of the an annual victims' memorial hosted by the Cook County State's Attorney's office. (Credit: CBS)

Families Mourn Loved Ones At State’s Attorney’s Victims’ Memorial

Several hundred people who all shared something in common — the violent loss of a loved one — gathered Saturday at the UIC Forum to share, remember and heal.

WBBM Newsradio–09/29/2012

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Jennifer Hudson Helps Schoolchildren In Honor Of Late Nephew

The slain nephew of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson, who would have turned 11 Tuesday, is being remembered with a giveaway of school supplies for thousands.

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2012

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Jennifer Hudson Befriends Woman Once Known as ‘Girl X’

Jennifer Hudson recently befriended the victim of another horrendous crime, according to a report Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

William Balfour, 30, is on trial for allegedly killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

3 Consecutive Life Sentences For Balfour In Hudson Family Murders

William Balfour, the man convicted of murdering three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson’s family, has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Customers check out some of the vendors at the 2012 edition of the Taste of Chicago, which was shortened to five days and pushed back until after the July 4 holiday. (Credit: CBS)

Shorter Taste Of Chicago Opens In Grant Park

Chicago’s 32nd edition of Taste of Chicago opened with diminutive Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) pronouncing it: “Shorter, but better, just like myself.”

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

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Ticket Sales Remain Lackluster For Taste Of Chicago Concerts

Sales of Taste of Chicago concert tickets continue to be lackluster.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

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Deadline Comes Monday For Reserved Seats At Taste Of Chicago Concerts

The deadline is fast approaching for people who want a reserved seat for concerts at the Taste of Chicago, less than a week away.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Police video of the interrogation of William Balfour, hours after the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. Balfour has been convicted of killing Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Judge Releases Video Of Hudson Family Murder Suspect’s Interrogation

A Cook County judge has released the video of convicted killer William Balfour being questioned by police in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s family members.

CBS 2–05/16/2012

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about the uptick in police-involved shootings. (CBS)

McCarthy: Hudson Juror Had Unreasonable Expectations Of Police

Chicago’s top cop is responding to a juror in the William Balfour trial who said police bungled the investigation into the murder of Jennifer Hudson’s family members.

05/14/2012

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga conquer the new X Flight wing coaster at Six Flags Great America during a day of fun in the Park with friends, family and crew. (Credit: Six Flags Great America)

Day After Verdict In Family Murders, Jennifer Hudson All Smiles At Great America

Jennifer Hudson and her fiancé went to Six Flags Great America Saturday, a day after she listened to guilty verdicts against her former brother-in-law for killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

05/13/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Balfour Guilty In Hudson Family Murders

William Balfour, the former brother-in-law of Jennifer Hudson, was found guilty Friday of killing three members of the singer’s family in 2008.

05/11/2012

Courtroom sketch of Jennifer Hudson (center) and her sister Julia Hudson (right) sitting in court during the trial of William Balfour, accused of killing the Hudsons' mother and brother, and Julia's 7-year-old son. (Credit: Cheryl Cook)

Still No Verdict In Hudson Murders After Day 2 Of Deliberations

Jurors have wrapped up a second day of deliberations in the trial of the man accused of killing singer/actress Jennifer Hudson’s family, with no word on a verdict.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Jury Sequestered In Hudson Murders Trial, Deliberations Resume Thursday

Jurors began deliberating Wednesday in the murder trial of the man accused of killing Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s family, but were sequestered for the night after more than 4 1/2 hours of deliberations, and will go back to work on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

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