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Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

A $675 million cap has been lifted, and there’s a tiered system for payouts to ex-pros.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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Wisch: Is Chicago Missing An Olympic-Sized Opportunity in 2024?

There’s a growing sentiment that the Olympics are coming back to America in 2024.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

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Watch: Allen Iverson Spoofs Epic Practice Rant In Reebok Commercial

We’re not talking about practice this time.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2014

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Wisch: Chicago Isn’t A Super Bowl City

Given its small size, Soldier Field isn’t the type of facility that should host a Super Bowl.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2014

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Will Chicago Make A Play To Host Super Bowl?

Chicago can make a good case to host a Super Bowl, and 2019 is the next chance for a cold-weather city.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2014

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Best Historic Vacations In The US

The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.

01/14/2014

A Pittsburgh Steelers fan cheers against the Cleveland Browns during the game on December 29, 2013 at Heinz Field. (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: What Makes A Great Sports Town?

Is it because every team in the city is equally loved and supported, with sellouts stretching back decades, through good seasons and bad?

01/13/2014

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Joniak’s Journal: Briggs’ Experience Would Be Welcome Back On The Field

Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak offers some insight into the Bears-Eagles game.

12/19/2013

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CTU Fears Chicago Could Follow Philadelphia’s Lead With Teacher Layoffs

Chicago Teachers Union officials fear the city could soon follow Philadelphia’s steps and send out thousands of layoff notices. On Friday, the Philadelphia School District notified more than 3,000 employees of layoffs.

06/10/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

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Philly Getting Federal Help In Fighting Gang Violence; Why Not Chicago?

As cities struggle to contain gang violence, which claims lives and holds communities hostage, federal government is sending in special agents to help — but not to Chicago.

CBS 2–07/25/2012

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Officers From Other Cities To Assist During NATO Summit

Chicago Police are already out in force as the NATO Summit approaches, and they will be getting a lot of help from all over the country.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

Elton Brand #42 of the Philadelphia 76ers controls the ball against the Chicago Bulls in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 10, 2012 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

76ers Knock Bulls Out Of Playoffs In 79-78 Nail-Biter

Andre Iguodala made the go-ahead free throws with 2.2 seconds left and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied for a 79-78 victory over the top-seeded Chicago Bulls in Game 6 on Thursday night, advancing to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time since 2003.

05/10/2012

Dirk Nowitzki celebrates with Tyson Chandler and Jason Kidd. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Chicago No Longer America’s Top Sports City

Chicago is no longer America’s top sports city, according to a ranking done by the Sporting News.

10/05/2011

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Philly Top Cop Says He Talked To Emanuel

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is preparing to make his choice for a new police superintendent, and Philadelphia police Commissioner Charles Ramsey confirms he has been contacted about the job.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

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Ljungberg Scores To Lead Fire 3-0 Over SJ

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Freddie Ljungberg scored his first goal with Chicago and added two assists to help the Fire beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 Wednesday night. Rookie defender Steven Kinney scored his first […]

670 The Score–10/01/2010