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Rodney King speaks during a book signing event for his autobiography, "The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption," at EsoWon bookstore on April 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. King is best known as the victim of a brutal police beating that took place in Los Angeles. It’s been 20 years since the Rodney King verdict that sparked infamous L.A. Riots.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Jackson: Rodney King Was ‘Haunted By Tragedy’

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson said Rodney King, the man whose beating at the hands of police in sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was “haunted by tragedy – both in the way he lived and the way he died.”

CBS Chicago–06/17/2012

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Stepping Off On Cross-Country Trek To Raise Awareness On Gun Violence

The Rev. Corey Brooks is set to step off on his cross-country walk to raise gun violence awareness, and raise money to build a new community center on Chicago’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

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Report: Los Angeles-Based Group Buys Block 37 Mall

A Los Angeles firm has bought the struggling Block 37 shopping mall downtown, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Don Cornelius

‘Soul Train’ Creator Don Cornelius Dead Of Apparent Suicide

“Soul Train” creator and Chicago native Don Cornelius was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday morning in his Los Angeles home.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Playboy corporate headquarters in Chicago (Credit: CBS)

Playboy Prepares To Leave Chicago Behind

The news has been out for a while that Playboy Enterprises is on its way out of Chicago, but now, a firm date is in place.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

6th Annual Latin Grammy Awards - Press Room

GRAMMY Camp 2012 To Be Held In Los Angeles, New York and Nashville

The GRAMMY Foundation recently announced that GRAMMY Camp, its signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students, will take place in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York this summer.

01/06/2012

Willie Gault. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Willie Gault’s Stolen Super Bowl Ring Recovered At L.A. Jewelry Store

Willie Gault’s 1985 Super Bowl ring is back in the hands of the retired Bears and Raiders wide receiver.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2011

Playboy corporate headquarters in Chicago (Credit: CBS)

Playboy Moving Most Of Its Offices From Chicago To L.A.

Playboy Magazine, which has kept its corporate headquarters in Chicago for 60 years, is moving most of the company out west to Los Angeles.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

Thomas Brodnicki, 46, is accused of stalking Disney star Selena Gomez and threatening to kill her. A Los Angeles judge has issued a restraining order forbidding Brodnicki from coming within 100 yards of Gomez. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Des Plaines Man Accused Of Stalking Disney Star Selena Gomez

A judge has granted Disney star Selena Gomez a restraining order against a Des Plaines man accused of stalking her and threatening to kill her.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Houston Texans fan holds an Al Davis R.I.P. sign during the Oakland Raiders game against the Houston Texans on October 9, 2011 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Raider owner, Al Davis died at age 82 at his home Saturday morning.(Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

Davis’ Passing Could Renew Raiders-To-L.A. Talk

When Oakland county and city legislators approved the return of the Raiders from Los Angeles in July of 1995, Al Davis and the silver and black looked to be coming home for the long haul.

10/10/2011

Photo Of Bugs (AP Photo/Virginia Tech Department of Entomology)

Bedbugs At Local Hotel Leave Los Angeles Woman Hospitalized

A 42-year-old Los Angeles woman will long remember her 2011 summer trip to the Chicago area, and not for happy reasons.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

Jerry and Merrie Thomsen's 9/11 “Remember, Reflect, Renew” float appeared in the 2011 Tournament of Roses parade. (credit: CBSLosAngeles.com)

2011 Tournament Of Roses Float Stresses 9/11 Theme

A Los Angeles County firefighter led the pack to remember the fallen service men and women who died on September 11, 2001 during the Rose Bowl festivities this year.

08/15/2011

An artist rendering of a proposed NFL stadium in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/AEG, File)

NFL Returning To LA? Stadium Gets City Endorsement

Stadium developers were granted a City Council endorsement Tuesday that they had long stressed was necessary to prove to league officials that their plan has public support.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

Sean Avery

Report: N.Y. Rangers’ Sean Avery Arrested For Shoving Cop

New York Rangers star Sean Avery was arrested Friday morning for allegedly shoving a police officer at his Los Angeles home.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Michael Gargiulo (left); Tricia Pacaccio (CBS)

Report: Detectives Think ‘Hollywood Ripper’ May Have Killed 10 More Women

A detective in California thinks the man charged with the 1993 murder of a young Glenview woman, already dubbed “the Hollywood Ripper,” might also be responsible for as many as ten other killings.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

This is a booking photo of Olajide Noibi from a previous arrest report. (Cook County Circuit Clerk)

Airliner Stowaway With Chicago Ties Due In Court

A man with Chicago ties is due in federal court Friday, after allegedly sneaking aboard a New York-to-Los Angeles flight last week.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

This is a booking photo of Olajide Noibi from a previous arrest report. (Cook County Circuit Clerk)

Man With Chicago Ties Arrested As Airliner Stowaway

It appears a man from the Chicago area has been arrested for slipping onto a cross-country flight from New York to Los Angeles, raising major concerns for air travel safety and security.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011

James Laurinaitis

Talks Held With Five NFL Teams About Moving To L.A.

The president of the sports and entertainment company seeking to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles says he’s spoken to officials from five pro football franchises about a possible move.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2011

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Members Of Bloods Street Gang Found In Chicago Area

The Bloods street gang has never had a presence in the Chicago area. That’s changing.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

Chicago White Sox infielder Brent Lillibridge has trouble with a ground ball. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

White Sox Out Picthed In Spring Training

Clayton Kershaw started the game with a four-pitch walk to former-Dodger Juan Pierre.

670 The Score–02/28/2011

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