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Police Chiefs Push For Written Reports On Use Of Force

In the wake of deadly confrontations involving police officers in Missouri, New York, and elsewhere, a group of current and former police chiefs in Illinois has pushed for changes in the way police agencies record interactions with the public.

12/11/2014

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Chicago, 6 Other U.S. School Districts To Teach Computer Science

The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to all their students, the White House said Monday.

12/08/2014

Children led a protest Friday morning in the West Town neighborhood, to express their outrage over two grand juries declining to charge white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men. (Credit: CBS)

Children Lead Protest Of Grand Jury Rulings In Garner, Brown Deaths

Anger continued to spill over Friday in Chicago and across the nation, over recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who were involved in the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.

12/05/2014

Hundreds of protesters march and encounter police Thursday evening. (CBS)

Chicago Protesters Block Traffic, Stage ‘Die-Ins’ Following NY Grand Jury Decision

Hundreds of protesters marched in downtown Chicago Thursday, in the wake of the New York grand-jury decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of a black arrestee over the summer.

12/04/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 23: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers runs off the field at the end of the first half against the Minnesota Vikings on November 23, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Keidel: Giving Thanks For Sports

Since we are upon our great day of gratitude, let’s look to sports for reasons to give thanks.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2014

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Chicago Homicide Rate Saw A Large Drop In 2013, But Still Lags Behind The Nation

With a significant decrease in homicides from 2012 to 2013, it’s hard to continue calling Chicago the Murder Capital of America.

11/10/2014

Jimmy Butler. (Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jimmy Butler’s MRI Confirms Sprained Thumb

Butler won’t practice the rest of this week, and his status for the season opener is unclear.

10/21/2014

IOC president Thomas Bach. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

Wanted: Cities Interested In Hosting 2024 Summer Olympics

The IOC might make its strict requirements more lenient after no one seems to want to host the 2022 Winter Games.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2014

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Exceed Ticket Sales Expectations By 250K

When the final numbers come in, the Cubs will have sold close to 2.65 million tickets this season.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2014

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Move To Canonize Fulton Sheen Hits Snag: Request To Release Body Denied

Archbishop Fulton Sheen died in 1979 and is entombed in New York, where he spent much of his career and gained national fame for his radio and television commentaries. He was born in 1895 in El Paso, a small Illinois town about 30 miles east of Peoria and grew up in a farm family.

09/04/2014

Andy Murray. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Murray Grits Through Cramps To Win Opener At U.S. Open

It wasn’t easy, but one of the favorites is moving on.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2014

Derrick Rose sat out Team USA's exhibition win against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Reports: Rose Plans To Play Friday Against Puerto Rico

Derrick Rose has rested the past three days as he gets back into shape.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2014

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Illinois Woman Arrested For Burglary Dies In Custody In N.Y.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Chanel Lakatosz of Norridge, Illinois, was found unresponsive Tuesday morning in her cell at the Justice Center in Syracuse.

08/20/2014

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Four From Chicago Area Arrested In New York Burglaries

Authorities in New York said the four also were suspects in other crimes in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and New York City.

08/19/2014

White Sox left-hander John Danks. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees, White Sox Still Talking Danks Trade

New York needs another arm after its rotation has been ravaged by injury.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2014

Chris Bosh, left. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Report: Bosh Returns To Heat On $118M Deal

Chris Bosh will be the man and get paid huge money in Miami.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

Carmelo Anthony. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

Bulls Casting Wide Net In Free Agency As They Wait On Anthony

Chicago is casting a wide net in the free agent market, but it all depends on Carmelo Anthony.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

Carmelo Anthony. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

As Knicks Haven’t Heard Back From Melo, Bulls Still In The Race

Everyone waits impatiently.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

Brad Richards. (Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Richards On Doing Dirty Work: ‘I’m A Monster’

Brad Richards is excited about the chance to play on a line with Patrick Kane.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

Carmelo Anthony. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Report: Lakers, Knicks Both Offering Anthony Max Money

Carmelo Anthony’s free agent tour is moving quickly.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2014

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