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Mayor Emanuel tells some of the kids to stop pulling up the grass in Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago School Kids Get In On NFL Draft Fun

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports with workers adding finishing touches to the sprawling Draft Town, children from Chicago schools got some football tips from top prospects whose names will be called tomorrow night.

04/29/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel chats with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in Grant Park, where the league will hold the "Draft Town" fan festival during the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Basks In National Spotlight As NFL Draft Ramps Up

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was enjoying his role playing host to the 2015 NFL Draft on Wednesday, hoping to convince NFL officials to bring the draft back to Chicago for years to come.

04/29/2015

Maryland state troopers stand guard near a CVS pharmacy that was destroyed yesterday during rioting after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Could Unrest In Baltimore Happen Here In Chicago?

Could what we’re seeing in Baltimore happen in Chicago? CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked to two different groups of young African American men.

04/28/2015

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Chicago Businesses Gear Up For NFL Draft

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports this is going to be a post card for the city with all the media coverage from here and will have a ripple effect for Chicago businesses.

04/27/2015

Construction in the Loop. (Credit: CBS)

Construction Causing Headaches For Loop Drivers

CBS 2’s Jim Williams explain why so much work is being done right now.

04/22/2015

Tyler Allen was reported missing last week  in Colorado. (Family photo)

University Of Colorado Student From Western Springs Missing

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports Berry “Tyler” Allen’s parents, who live in Western Springs, dropped everything here and headed to Boulder, where Tyler attends the University of Colorado. His roommate reported him missing last week.

04/21/2015

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Mayor Emanuel Meets With Spike Lee, Voices Displeasure With Film Title “Chiraq”

It was in the mayor’s City Hall office Wednesday morning that he met with Spike Lee and delivered a blunt message.

04/15/2015

Grant Park from Columbus to the Auditorium Theatre. (Credit: NFL)

NFL Releases Details On What ‘Draft Town’ In Grant Park Will Look Like

Draft Town will be taking over Grant Park in a couple of weeks for the 2015 NFL Draft, and we’re getting our first look at what it will look like.

04/14/2015

The girl was found in a forest preserve in Prospect Heights Tuesday. (Source: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Father In Custody After Girl Found Alone In Forest Preserve

The girl, whose name is Aliya, was found around 6:30 p.m. walking along Palatine Road, on the western edge of the Allison Woods Forest Preserve.

04/08/2015

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Exit Poll: Economy, Crime Were Big Concerns For Chicago Voters

A majority of those voters were pessimistic about the city’s economy as they hit their polling places.

04/07/2015

Roosevelt Anderson learns to walk using a robotic exoskeleton. (Credit: CBS)

Paralyzed By Motorcycle Accident, Chicago Veteran Can Now Walk Again With Help Of Robotic Device

Roosevelt Anderson is walking again three years after a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the chest down.

04/01/2015

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Knight Foundation Awards Gary, Ind. With Grant For Art And Culinary Center

Gary, Indiana is getting a new development thanks to an award from a prominent foundation, reports CBS 2’s Jim Williams.

03/31/2015

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Tragedy Mars Bulls Star’s Anti-Violence Crusade

Hours after Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah met with the manager of a rapper to enlist his support in an anti-violence campaign, the manager himself became a victim. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

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The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. (Credit: CBS)

Oklahoma Frat Punishment Raises Constitutional Questions

The University of Oklahoma is taking more action against students in a racist video that’s gone viral, but CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports, the punishment raises constitutional questions.

03/10/2015

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Evanston-Based Fraternity Condemns Video Of Racist Chant

The president of the University of Oklahoma severed the school’s ties with a national fraternity on Monday and ordered that its on-campus house be shuttered after several members took part in a racist chant caught on video.

03/09/2015

(Top Left: Jawon Sellers, Top Right: Kenneth Greene, Botton Left: Tommie Adams, Bottom Right: Hershel Phillips. Credit: Chicago Police)

Four Members Of Alleged Burglary Crew Charged

Chicago Police have arrested four men and seek at least four others in connection with a bold smash-and-grab ring that drove stolen vehicles through store doors and windows.

03/03/2015

New 7th Ward Ald. Natashia Holmes. (CBS)

Attitudes Toward Emanuel Could Play Role In 7th Ward Aldermanic Runoff

In all, voters in 19 wards will go to the polls in April. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports in the 7th Ward on the South Side, the race will likely be affected by attitudes toward Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

02/25/2015

A manuscript by famed author Richard Wright, part of the Vivian Harsh collection at the Woodson Library. (Credit: CBS)

South Side Library Features Treasure Trove Of African American History

CBS’s Jim Williams reports the collection is the result of a visionary who started her work in the early 20th century.

02/23/2015

Day care operator Mildred Hughes says she lost state funding weeks ago. (Credit: CBS)

State Funding Cuts Add To Struggles Of South Side Day Care Operator

CBS 2’s Jim Williams visited a South Side family hurt by state budget cuts even before the governor took office.

02/18/2015

Alstory Simon leaves prison.

Freed Inmate Sues Northwestern, Others For $40M For Coercing False Confession

A 64-year-old man who was freed from prison last year, after prosecutors dropped charges in a 1982 double murder case, has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Northwestern University, accusing a former professor and his team of railroading him into a false confession.

02/17/2015

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