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The Bodyguard Blanket. (Credit: ProTecht)

Company Develops Bulletproof ‘Blankets’ To Protect Students

An Oklahoma company has developed a bullet-proof shield designed to protect students from flying debris during a disaster or from a gunman’s bullet.

06/12/2014

Kelvin Sampson. (Getty Images)

Reports: Kelvin Sampson Back In College Ranks As He’s Hired By Houston

Sampson was last seen in college leaving Indiana amid a cloud of controversy.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2014

Doug McDermott. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: My Terrible Bracket Will Help You Win Your Office Pool

Let these picks “un-guide” you in your quest to win your NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2014

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Gary Cop Rejects Plea Deal In Drug Trafficking Case

Guye and her boyfriend, Terrance Gee, 26, of Michigan City, were arrested for drug trafficking in Oklahoma, after police there found 48 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase in their rental car.

03/07/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of National Signing Day

The opportunity provided by a scholarship is great, but the objectification of kids isn’t.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2014

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 26: Byron Marshall #9 of the Oregon Ducks runs against Tyler Foreman #23 of the UCLA Bruins on October 26, 2013 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Week We Have All Been Waiting For

This is the week college football fans have had circled on the calendar for quite some time. This is the week that will begin to truly shape the BCS Championship picture. This is the week we have been waiting for.

11/05/2013

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Chicago 4th Grader Collecting Toys For Flood, Tornado Victims

A Chicago fourth grader called the press to his South Side school on Friday to announce a toy drive to benefit kids who were victims of the flooding in Colorado and the tornadoes in Oklahoma.

10/18/2013

Someone on the panel thinks OU beating up on Texas this weekend is the play of the year in college football.  Do you agree? (Credit: Getty Images)

No. 14 Oklahoma Defeats No. 22 Notre Dame 35-21

Blake Bell threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard in the fourth quarter and No. 14 Oklahoma beat No. 22 Notre Dame 35-21 on Saturday.

09/28/2013

Damage caused by a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Credit: Brett Deering/ Getty Images)

State Trooper On Service Mission To Tornado-Ravaged Oklahoma

A District 15 Illinois State Trooper, his wife and friends have returned from a service mission providing supplies and goodwill to the victims of the deadly tornado that touched down in Oklahoma on the afternoon of May 20.

05/31/2013

Damage caused by a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Credit: Brett Deering/ Getty Images)

Pets From Tornado-Ravaged Town Find Fresh Start In Chicago

Lori Gentile began to cry when she saw the parade of dogs and cats — including the newest member of the Gentile family — scampering down the sidewalk into PAWS Chicago’s Lincoln Park adoption center Monday.

05/28/2013

2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. Monday's tornado in this Oklahoma City suburb damaged or destroyed 1,200 homes and affected 33,000 people, officials said Thursday. Updating figures from one of the worst US tornados in recent years, they said the death toll from the powerful twister -- which struck with little notice in mid-afternoon -- remains at 24, with 377 injured. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

PAWS To Help Oklahoma Deal With Post-Tornado Influx Of Dogs, Cats

Volunteers from PAWS Chicago are going to tornado-torn Oklahoma this weekend to bring back 75 homeless dogs and cats.

05/23/2013

People assess the damage after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Former Berwyn Family Among Oklahoma Tornado Victims Starting Over

Brandon Quiroz was supposed to graduate from high school on Saturday, but now he’s not sure if there’s a ceremony.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2013

A golden retriever with Lutheran Church Charities' Comfort Dogs  program gets ready for a ride to Oklahoma, where dogs will help tornado victims. (Photo supplied by LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry)

Comfort Dogs Headed To Oklahoma To Help Tornado Victims

A suburban church with a team of four-legged ministers has been dispatched to Oklahoma to help victims of this week’s tornado disaster.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2013

People assess the damage after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Illinois Requires Annual Severe Weather Drills At Schools

In case you’re wondering, after seeing the devastation in Oklahoma this week, Illinois schools are required by the State Board of Education to conduct severe weather drills once a year.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2013

Cars lie around the northeast corner of Plaza Towers Elementary school after it was damaged by a tornado May 21, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The town reported a tornado of at least EF4 strength and two miles wide that touched down yesterday killing at least 24 people and leveling everything in its path. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Local Storm Chaser Describes ‘Sickening, Deafening Roar’ Of Oklahoma Tornado

A south suburban man whose hobby is chasing storms was in Moore, Okla., on Monday when a massive tornado devastated the town, killing at least 24 people.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2013

Carlos and Kim Caudillo stand in the debris of their home after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Deadly Oklahoma Tornado Serves As Reminder To Prepare For Disasters

“Tornado sheltering basics involved three steps – get in, get down and cover-up. The overall goal is to avoid flying and falling debris by putting as many barriers between you and the tornado as possible,” according to one expert at the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2013

People assess the damage after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Chicago Red Cross Joining Tornado Relief Effort In Oklahoma

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago has begun mobilizing to help with the relief effort in Oklahoma, after a devastating tornado killed dozens of people.

05/21/2013

Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls knocks the ball away from Nick Collison #4 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at the United Center on November 8, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Thunder Overtake Bulls 97-91

Kevin Durant scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 97-91 on Thursday night.

11/08/2012

Cierre Wood #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs for a touchdown against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2012 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

No. 5 Irish Stay Unbeaten, Top No. 8 Sooners 30-13

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Everett Golson threw for 177 yards and plunged in for the decisive 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, Manti Te’o bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy with a late interception and No. […]

10/27/2012

Gregory Weiler II, 23, is accused of plotting to bomb several Oklahoma churches. (KOAM-TV)

Oklahoma Church-Bombing Suspect Has Ties To Chicago Area

Gregory A. Weiler, 23, has been arrested for allegedly trying to fire-bomb dozens of churches in Miami, Oklahoma.

10/06/2012

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