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The Hotel Florence, part of George Pullman's company town, is currently overseen by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which bought the building to avoid demolition. (Credit: CBS)

Pullman: From Labor Strife To Historic Monument

President Obama reflected on the importance of the site, saying it holds a special place in his memory of his time in Chicago. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/19/2015

US President Barack Obama (R) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (C) arrive to speak at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy in Chicago, Illinois, February 19, 2015. Obama designated the Pullman Historic District as a National Monument. The district was founded by railroad car manufacturer, engineer and industrialist George Pullman in 1880. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To The Rescue? President Is All Smiles — And Praise — For Mayor Emanuel

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was on hand as the president formally made Pullman a national monument — and as he spoke highly of Rahm Emanuel, his former White House chief of staff.

02/19/2015

The Hotel Florence, part of George Pullman's company town, is currently overseen by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which bought the building to avoid demolition. (Credit: CBS)

Pullman To Become Lasting Monument To Labor, Civil Rights History

The independent Newberry Library has preserved thousands and thousands of records from the Pullman Palace Car Company, which was the catalyst of the nation’s first industry-wide railroad strike, and the formation of the first all-black labor union

02/19/2015

The clock tower at the Pullman Administration Building, which was damaged by an arson fire in 1998. (Credit: CBS)

Obama To Visit Pullman For National Monument Designation

The White House says Obama will be in his hometown on Thursday. He’s expected to deliver remarks in the afternoon at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy.

02/19/2015

From left to right: William "Dock" Walls, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Robert Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Willie Wilson on stage at the DuSable Museum of African American History. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Challengers Take Aim At Upcoming Presidential Visit During Debate

WBBM’s Craig Delilmore reports this debate focused largely on issues affecting the African American community and Mayor Emanuel more than once referred to President Barack Obama’s expected visit to designate part of the far South Side’s Pullman community as a national park.

02/10/2015

The clock tower at the Pullman Administration Building, which was damaged by an arson fire in 1998. (Credit: CBS)

Obama To Declare Pullman Neighborhood A National Monument

President Barack Obama will visit Chicago next week to designate the historic Pullman neighborhood – one of the first “company towns” in the U.S. – as a national monument.

02/10/2015

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Mayor Emanuel Lays Out Economic Plan, Achievements

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in a major campaign speech, talked about what he’s already done and what he plans to do if re-elected.

01/14/2015

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Police: Man Arrested After Pulling Out Gun In Police Station Parking Lot

Chicago Police say they arrested a man who pulled a gun on the parking lot of a police station this morning.

12/29/2014

Brick homes in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Pullman Neighborhood Gets Funds For Home Restoration

The Pullman neighborhood has many iconic buildings, like the Hotel Florence and the Pullman row houses, but some have fallen on hard times in an area with crime fears.

08/05/2014

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1 Dead, 35 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

Ronnie Amos, 42, was found shot in the 3600 block of West Chicago Avenue at 8:54 a.m. on Saturday, authorities said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:26 a.m.

06/30/2014

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15 Shot Across Chicago Since Thursday Afternoon

Most recently, a 25-year-old man walked into Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center after he was shot in the hand in the 7800 block of South South Shore Drive, police said.

05/09/2014

Firefighters use ladders to rescue a man from the 2nd floor of a burning building in Pullman. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Elderly Man, Dog Rescued From Pullman Fire

The fire started around 9 a.m. at a 2 ½-story building at 740 E. 105th Pl.

04/22/2014

The Bishop Ford was shut down on Friday after a police chase. (Credit: Facebook)

Outbound Bishop Ford Shut Down After Police Chase

The outbound Bishop Ford was shut down following a police chase that apparently ended with an arrest on the highway.

02/21/2014

An off-duty Cook County Sheriff's officer (right) shot and killed one of the three men who tried to rob him at a Citgo gas station on Monday night. (Credit: Surveillance Video)

Teen Arrested, Charged With Murder In Robbery Of Off-Duty Cop

A 17-year-old has been charged as an adult with murder, in connection with the robbery of an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s sergeant Monday night that left another suspect dead.

02/13/2014

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Kirk, Durbin Effort Would Place Historic Pullman Under U.S. Parks

Pullman at 11th and Cottage started as a company town owned by George Pullman to house workers at his company, which manufactured luxurious Pullman Railroad Sleeping cars.

01/24/2014

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Kelly, Durbin, Kirk Push For National Park Status For Pullman District

Three members of the state’s congressional delegation are teaming up in a bipartisan effort to establish a national park in the historic Pullman neighborhood.

01/24/2014

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Police: South Side College Student Missing

Police are searching for a 19-year-old college student missing from the South Side Pullman neighborhood.

10/17/2013

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Your Chicago: Historic Pullman Neighborhood

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson looks at Pullman’s origins as part of the Pullman Railcar empire — and its future.

09/27/2013

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A Neighborhood Rebirth In Historic Pullman

The historic Pullman neighborhood, once the center of the railroad industry and home to the Pullman passenger car factory, is poised for a revival.

09/10/2013

The Hotel Florence is part of the landmark Pullman Historic District on Chicago's Far South Side. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Feds Say Pullman Historic District Should Be National Park

Part of Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood is a step closer to becoming a national park.

09/10/2013

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