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The Jackie Robinson West All Stars at the Little League World Series (CBS)

JRW Hopes For Payback Against Las Vegas At U.S. Title Game

In the Aug. 17 meeting with Chicago, Las Vegas outhit Jackie Robinson West 13-2 behind Brennan Holligan’s sterling pitching. He struck out six and walked two, making short work of the game thanks to the offensive onslaught backing him.

08/22/2014

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

Jackie Robinson West Stays Alive In Little League World Series

Chicago will play Pearland, Texas, on Tuesday night.

08/18/2014

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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West is a Crowd Favorite at Little League World Series

by Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago is enjoying a much-welcomed infusion of hometown pride after Jackie Robinson West’s decisive 12-2 win over Lynwood Pacific in the 2014 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Today, fans […]

08/17/2014

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

Jackie Robinson West Makes New Fans At Little League Competition

Everywhere you go in South Williamsport, Pa. you see them: the yellow T-shirts for Jackie Robinson West or the Great Lakes region the team represents. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

08/15/2014

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CBS 2 Expanding Weekend Newscasts

Beginning September 13, 2014, CBS 2 will expand its Saturday and Sunday morning and evening newscasts by a total of three hours each weekend. In addition, the station will begin airing syndicated classic episodes of The Good Wife and Blue Bloods after its weekend 10 p.m. newscasts.

08/05/2014

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Peace Corps Volunteer Returns To Chicago Amid Ebola Fears

Cullen Seaton, who arrived at O’Hare on Monday, did not want to leave the African village where he was teaching math and English to children. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

08/04/2014

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Simeon Cuts Electricity-Training Program Amid Objections

The neighborhood around the school has high unemployment and high crime. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

07/21/2014

Sheryl Hutchinson took this photo of a bear on her property in Rockford on Monday. (Sheryl Hutchinson)

More Black Bears Could Be Headed To Illinois, Even Chicago: Experts

The recent sightings of a young black bear in northern Illinois could be a signal more of the animals will make their way here. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

06/19/2014

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HomeMade Pizza Chain Closes

An analyst says the so-called “fast-casual” restaurant market is increasingly competitive today. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

06/02/2014

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WWII Veteran Awarded Medal Posthumously

John Bock survived the Battle of the Bulge and went on to have a distinguished career as an aeronautical engineer, never discussing his bravery on the battlefield. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

05/26/2014

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Activist: Gage Park Property Was Used For Human Trafficking

A community activist says teenage girls — runaways — were held captive and forced by pimps to have sex.

05/12/2014

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Community Activist Andrew Holmes: ‘It’s About Helping People’

The well-known community activist is recognized with a day in his honor. CBS 2’s Jim Williams sat down with him.

02/26/2014

A lit furnace. (CBS)

Natural Gas Usage, Bills Spike During Cold Snap

Many of us are paying the price for trying to stay warm in this prolonged cold spell. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

01/27/2014

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Homeless Woman In Hyde Park Refuses Offers To Move Inside To Shelter

CBS 2’s Jim Williams found one woman on Chicago’s streets who rejects even the best intentions.

01/07/2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, right, talks with CBS 2's Jim Williams. (CBS)

Quinn Anticipates Campaign Jabs In 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, gearing up for what could be a tough general election next year, says he ends 2013 with at least two major accomplishments: state pension reform and same-sex marriage. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

12/30/2013

Members of Apostolic Faith Church in Chicago opened their doors to celebrate Christmas with the less fortunate. (CBS)

South Side Church Provides Merry Christmas To Less Fortunate

Apostolic Faith Church provided food, coats and toys. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

12/25/2013

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Chicago Man Blew Whistle On Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2 billion to settle some serious criminal and civil charges with the federal government. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

11/04/2013

Thousands waited in line to get an application for a few hundred subsidized apartments. (Credit: CBS)

Thousands Wait In Line For Subsidized Housing Applications

We’ve seen signs the economy is improving, but in the Edgewater neighborhood today, we saw how many Chicagoans are struggling. CBS’s 2 Jim Williams has the story in this original report.

08/14/2013

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Some Schools Breaking Medical Law Protecting Young Diabetics

Three years ago, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation requiring schools to always have someone in the buildings trained to care for a child with diabetes. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

05/27/2013

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