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Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville and forwards Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge from the ALS Association. (Credit: Twitter/@NHLBlackhawks)

Is The Ice Bucket Challenge More About Vanity Than Charity?

The images fill Facebook and Twitter feeds everywhere.

08/15/2014

Volunteers donated money to ALS research for a chance to take a few swings at an Oldsmobile with aluminum baseball bats to symbolically "beat" Lou Gehrig's Disease. (Credit: Facebook)

Volunteers Take Swings At ALS At Daley Plaza Fundraiser

Daley Plaza echoed with the sound of church bells and baseball bats pounding dents on an old car, all for a good cause Wednesday afternoon.

05/14/2014

Tim Cacioppo and his family, from Omaha, Neb., attended Mondy's Blackhawks game. (photo provided)

Chicago ‘Angel’ Helps Create Blackhawks Memory For Nebraska Dad With ALS

Tim Cacioppo is a 44-year-old father of four kids, aged 6 to 12. He has a doting wife and a dreadful diagnosis: ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

12/30/2013

Katrina Shelby and her husband Justin. ( Photo courtesy of Katrina Shelby.)

Suburban Woman With ALS To Celebrate Birthday By Going Skydiving

On Wednesday, a Bourbonnais woman will got the chance of a lifetime.

10/22/2013

Dawn Clark Netsch (Credit: CBS)

Pioneering Illinois Politician Dawn Clark Netsch Dies At 86

Former Illinois Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch, who was the first woman to win a major party’s nomination for governor, has lost her battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was 86.

03/05/2013

English Channel map (Credit: AP)

Local Banker To Swim English Channel For ALS Research

BARRINGTON, Ill. (WBBM) – A 53-year-old investment banker has been packing in the ice cream to keep up his weight for an English Channel swim later this month in honor of his late father. Doug […]

WBBM Newsradio–08/04/2011

Accoridng to report, head injuries in athletes linked to ALS

NEW YORK — Scientists have found evidence connecting head injuries in athletes to Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a report to air on HBO’s Real Sports on Tuesday night.

08/17/2010