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Sister Of Warren Buffett Donates $100M To Northwestern

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s sister has donated $100 million to Northwestern University, which the suburban Chicago school says is the largest single gift in its history.

01/28/2015

Twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores were sentenced to 14 years each for drug conspiracy charges. They became informants against the Sinaloa Cartel, in exchange for reduced charges, and helped the feds nab cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (Undated wanted poster photos)

Twins Who Turned On Drug Cartel Get 14 Years In Prison

A federal judge has sentenced twin Chicago brothers to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion U.S. drug franchise using cocaine and heroin supplied by Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

01/27/2015

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Would Using Deflated Balls Give New England Patriots Big Advantage?

Did the New England Patriots cheat in their conference championship game? There’s reportedly new evidence today that footballs were deliberately under-inflated.

01/21/2015

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Lower Gas Prices Mean Extra Cash For Municipalities

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports months ago governments they didn’t anticipate today’s plunging oil prices, so now they have extra money. But one analyst warns: don’t be so quick to spend it on other things.

01/20/2015

Boyede Sobita with the Nigerian American Professional Association

Local Nigerian-Americans Wonder Why Boko Haram Massacre Isn’t Getting Attention?

The terrorist attack in Paris galvanized the world and sparked overwhelming sympathy. But the reaction to a massacre in Nigeria at the same time has been much different, even though many more people died there.

01/14/2015

A Chicago Streets & Sanitation worker cleans anti-Semitic graffiti from a garage in West Rogers Park. Several garages and a small synagogue were vandalized on Sunday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Chicago Incidents Detailed In Wiesenthal Center Report On Midwest Anti-Semitism

What do vandalism on Chicago’s North Side and bullying at a public school here have in common? CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports both ended up on a list tracking Anti-Semitism in the Midwest.

01/13/2015

Pedestrians use Chicago's little-known "Pedway," a system of tunnels. (CBS)

Pedway Offers Warm Shortcuts To Avoid Cold Downtown

For those of us who had to come to work, the key to staying warm can be a few shortcuts, reports CBS 2’s Jim Williams.

01/07/2015

Pedestrians brave the cold weather as they make their way down the street during the start of a severe cold snap Wednesday night. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Brave Freezing Temps

With temperatures plunging Monday, CBS 2’s Jim Williams spent the day with people who have no choice but to endure the cold.

01/05/2015

Chicago Bears fans bring out the bags early the first quarter of their game against the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field on December 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

For Beleaguered Bears Fans, A Sense Of Relief

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports Bears enthusiasts were glad that team owners began to make sweeping changes by firing General Manager Phil Emery and Coach Marc Trestman.

12/29/2014

The former Dominick's store in the South Shore neighborhood is the only Dominick's location that has yet to find a new owner, but local residents think they've found a buyer in New Orleans-based Sterling Farms, owned by actor and entrepreneur Wendell Pierce. (Credit: CBS)

One Year After Dominick’s Pullout, South Shore Remains A ‘Food Desert’

Now, the local alderman is taking action, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

12/26/2014

Donatello Herrera. (Family-provided photo)

Community Donates Money, Gifts To Family Of Murdered Chicago Man

One week ago, a 35-year-old man described as a devoted father and husband was shot to death as he left work.

12/24/2014

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Fioretti Proposes Ending Red Light Camera Program

In the wake of a new study questioning the safety claims the city has used to justify its red light camera system, mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti on Monday said it’s time to take down every red light camera in Chicago.

12/22/2014

Donatello Herrera. (Family-provided photo)

Police Searching For Gunman Who Killed Father Of Three Near Bus Stop

Chicago Police are looking for the killer of a 35-year-old father of three who was gunned down early Wednesday morning at a CTA bus stop, right after he left work.

12/17/2014

The Rialto Theatre in Joliet. (Credit:CBS)

Joliet Residents Trying To Block New Digital Marquee At Rialto Theatre

It is one of America’s classic theatres admired for its beauty and history. But soon, a big change is coming to the Rialto Theatre in Joliet. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports lots of people there are trying to stop it.

12/16/2014

Kathy O'Malley hugs Mike Perlen, the Hugo's customer she revived after he had a heart attack in September. (CBS)

Heart Attack Patient Reunited With Restaurant Manager Who Saved His Life

You might call this “The Miracle on Rush Street.” A man suffered what seemed to be a fatal heart attack at a popular restaurant, but a manager there never gave up trying to save his life. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

12/08/2014

One of the thousands of letters sent to Santa Claus every day during the holiday season. The Post Office opens and sorts through those letters to find children and families in need, and offers those letters to volunteers to buy gifts. (Credit: CBS)

Generous Chicago Couple Once Again Working To Answer Kids’ Letters To Santa

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the annual Operation Santa post office campaign again is being helped by an especially generous Chicago couple.

12/03/2014

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Lower Gas Prices Could Hurt Some U.S. Companies

Falling gas prices are great news for motorists and maybe not so good for U.S. companies down the road.

12/02/2014

A doctor holds up a model skull from a 3D printer  used to help perform surgery. (Credit: CBS)

Models From 3D Printers Help Doctors Perform Face Transplant Surgery

The victim of a vicious crime is the beneficiary of medical innovation and new technology.

12/01/2014

Archbishop Cupich hands out turkeys at St. Columbanus. (Credit: CBS)

Archbishop Cupich Hands Out Holiday Meals At South Side Parish

CBS 2’s Jim Williams tells us Archbishop Blase Cupich passed out a lot more than holiday meals to those in need..

11/26/2014

Security guard the main door of the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, on November 24, 2014 where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict a white Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old black teenager, Michael Brown. (Credit:  JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Legal Expert: Based On Testimony, Ferguson Grand Jury Made Right Call

Many law experts have a different take on the grand jury’s decision. CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked to our legal analyst Irv Miller, who says based on the testimony that was presented, the grand jury made the right call.

11/25/2014

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