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Frances Colon was shot and killed on Friday. (CBS)

Funeral Held For Slain Clemente High School Student

Funeral services were held today on the West Side for an 18-year-old Chicago High School student shot in the back, allegedly by a gang member aiming for someone else, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/02/2013

Janay McFarlane (Credit: Twitter)

Student Killed Hours After Sister Attended President’s Speech

18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS 2’S Mike Puccinelli.

02/16/2013

President Obama speaking during his State of the Union Address. (Credit: Getty)

Obama To Speak At Hyde Park Academy On Friday

President Obama will return home on Friday to give a speech not far from where 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was fatally shot last month.

02/13/2013

President Obama speaking during his State of the Union Address. (Credit: Getty)

Obama Refers To Hadiya Pendleton In State Of The Union Gun Control Plea

President Obama connected Hadiya Pendleton to his own neighborhood as the teenager’s parents sat in the gallery, right next to the 1st lady. CBS 2’s Jim Williams spoke to them earlier.

02/12/2013

Father Michael Pfleger (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pfleger Urges Obama To Deal With Urban Violence

The shooting death of 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton last Tuesday has been the subject of Sunday sermons all across Chicago.

02/03/2013

President Barack Obama with the Miami Heat.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Honors NBA Champion Miami Heat

President Barack Obama honored the Miami Heat for winning the 2012 NBA Championship title after falling short just a year before.

670 The Score–01/28/2013

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

State Rifle Association Head Supports Gun Checks For Mental Illness

The head of the Illinois State Rifle Association says Illinois has already complied with one of the elements in President Obama’s package of gun control proposals, and his group supported it.

01/26/2013

President Obama delivers inaugural address on Monday in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Obama Has A South Sider By His Side

When President Obama made his way around the Capitol today both before and after his inauguration, a fellow South Sider was escorting him.

01/21/2013

Barack Obama (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Inauguration Special For Durbin, Quinn

This inauguration is special for Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who introduced Obama to the world political stage in 2004.

01/21/2013

Dick Durbin

Durbin Expects Expanded Background Checks For Guns

Illinois U.S. Senator Richard Durbin says he expects Congress will vote to expand background checks for weapons purchases to include gun shows.

01/20/2013

Members of the South Shore Drill Team practice before heading to Washington. (CBS)

South Shore Drill Team Leaves For Inauguration Parade In D.C.

The South Shore Drill Team will march in the inaugural parade and pass the presidential reviewing stand, where they’ll be cheered on by the Commander-in-Chief.

01/18/2013

The Soul Children's Choir of Chicago will perform Jan. 19 at the Presidential Inauguration (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Local Children’s Choir To Perform At Inauguration

The Soul Children’s Choir of Chicago has a special place to fill in the presidential inauguration.

01/13/2013

Members of the South Shore Drill Team. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

Drill Team Seeks Help With Big Trip To Obama Inaugural

A South Side drill team will be representing Chicago in this month’s Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington D.C. and it’s looking for donations to help cover the cost.

01/03/2013

Steve McMichael of the Chicago Bears removes his helmet during a game in 1990.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bear McMichael To Run For Mayor Of Romeoville

The man they call “Mongo,” former Bears linebacker Steve McMichael, has filed papers to run for mayor of Romeoville.

12/26/2012

Diners enjoy free breakfast at Valois on Wednesday to celebrate Barack Obama's presidential victory on Tuesday night. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Hyde Park Valois Restaurant Offering Free ‘Victory’ Breakfast

One of President Barack Obama’s favorite restaurants in Hyde Park is offering free breakfast today, to celebrate the president’s victory Tuesday night.

11/07/2012

President Barack Obama accompanied by (from L-R ) First Lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia appears on stage on election night November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Election 2012: Text Of President Obama’s Victory Speech

The text of President Obama’s Election Night speech, delivered on 11/6/2012 in Chicago

11/07/2012

Obama and Romney masks at Fantasy Costumes. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Costume Shop Finds Romney Holds Slight Edge Over Obama

Who’s going to win the presidential election? Sources say the winner will be…

11/01/2012

President Obama's Senior Campaign Advisor David Axelrod, in an interview with CBS 2's Jay Levine. (CBS)

President Obama’s Campaign Advisor Talks Hurricane Sandy, Upcoming Election

After 2 days off, the Presidential candidates are officially heading back to the campaign trail. You probably couldn’t tell that President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney stopped campaigning. That’s because they didn’t.

CBS 2–10/31/2012

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on October 22, 2012 at the start of the third presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. The final debate before the November 6 election is focusing on foreign policy. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Romney, Obama Trade Shots Over Foreign Policy In Final Debate

In the final presidential debate on Monday, President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney traded sharp attacks over their vision for foreign policy.

10/23/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Obama Threw Away First Debate

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson has some harsh words for President Obama and his performance at this week’s presidential debate.

10/04/2012

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