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The Germans Have Illinois Surrounded

There are 38 million Americans who speak Spanish in the United States, according to a 2011 Census study.


Police investigate after undercover Chicago police officers shot and killed a man who allegedly rammed a police vehicle in East Hazel Crest on March 19, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Chicago Cops Shoot, Kill Man Who Rammed Police Car

Chicago police said officers shot and killed a man in south suburban East Hazel Crest on Tuesday, after the man rammed a police vehicle.


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Best Places For Computer Classes In Chicago

From learning how to turn on a computer to setting up a business network, computer classes can help those who need the basics or just want to improve their skills. The Chicagoland area offers a variety of locations for computer classes ranging in price from free to more than $100.


Andrew Golota

Boxer Andrew Golota Faces Deportation

ne of Chicago’s best-known boxers faces deportation after being in the United States for 21 years.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

Pulaski Day Band

Chicago Celebrates Polish Heritage On Pulaski Day

Some people are fortunate enough get the day off for Casimir Pulaski Day Monday, as Chicago celebrates the city’s rich Polish culture.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

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Guide To International Holiday Cuisine

Chicago is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country. Large populations of first and second generation nationalities call the Windy City home and continue to celebrate many of their home country’s traditions. And while the common denominator of each celebration is the gathering of family and friends, the similarities end there. Traditional ethnic food and special ceremonies vary greatly.


The Pasieka Bakery was gutted in a Monday fire. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Extra-Alarm Fire Strikes Polish Bakery In Avondale

An extra-alarm fire broke out Monday morning at a longtime Polish bakery on Milwaukee Avenue in Avondale. Locals say the demise of the business is a blow the neighborhood’s rich heritage.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Anthony Zawila is one of the Chicago-area pilgrims traveling to Rome this weekend. (CBS)

Chicagoans Make Holy Pilgrimage To Rome

Chicagoans are among the throngs of Catholics in Rome this weekend to help honor the late Pope John Paul II. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with some of the pilgrims.


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Mom’s Book Passes On Polish Christmas Traditions

Christmastime brings people and traditions together from around the world, and CBS 2’s Don Schwenneker talked with one Chicagoan who wanted to find out the reason behind some of the traditions.

CBS 2–12/23/2010