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Andrew Friedman. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

Dodgers Hire Andrew Friedman Away From Rays

Friedman will have full control of the Dodgers’ baseball operations.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

Michael Sam. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Man To Donate To Charity After Michael Sam’s Sack Of Johnny Manziel, Celebration

This is the best you can make out of an unpayable bet.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Flight To O’Hare Makes Emergency Landing In Peoria

GoJet Airlines flight 3642, operating as United Express, landed safely after experiencing a cabin pressure problem, and an indication of smoke in the cockpit.

08/22/2014

Demonstrators hold a vigil Thursday night in honor of the St. Louis-area teen who was fatally shot by police. (CBS)

Missouri Teen’s Shooting By Police Officer Inspires Vigil, Demonstration Here

The shooting of Michael Brown has touched off days of unrest.

08/14/2014

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No Bond For Illinois Man Accused Of Inserting Needles Into Grocery Store Meat

A federal magistrate sided with federal prosecutors in denying Ronald Avers’ request to be eligible for release on bond. Avers, of Belleville, was charged last week with seven felony product-tampering counts.

08/04/2014

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Feds: Man Admitted Putting Needles In Store Meat ‘Just For The Hell Of It’

“Every now and then I would stick one in a hamburger,”‘ the suspect reportedly told investigators. “Mostly hamburger, a couple of times I did it with a roast, maybe a pork chop every now and then.”

07/31/2014

Patrick Kane celebrates with teammates. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Blackhawks To Play On National TV 20 Times Next Season

Chicago will be shown nationally more than any other team.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2014

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Best Memorial Day Getaways Near Chicago

Want to take advantage of the long weekend without heading too far out of the city? There are several places close enough to Chicago to do in an easy trip but far enough away to feel like you’re still getting away.

05/17/2014

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Memorial Day Vacay: Best 3-Day Weekend Getaway Spots

For your Memorial Day mini-vacation, check out these cities with year-round appeal, plus extra holiday happenings.

05/12/2014

The Blues fell in six games to the Blackhawks in the first round. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blues Owner Apologizes To Fans For Loss To Blackhawks With Full-Page Newspaper Ad

Blowing a 2-0 series lead to the Blackhawks didn’t sit well in the Blues organization.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2014

Cubs' Starlin Castro, left, and Cardinals' Matt Holliday. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Emma: Cubs Aspire To Match Cardinals’ Winning Model

The stock-the-farm system model the Cardinals have used is being mimicked by the Cubs nowadays.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

Ryan Miller. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Blues Now The Favorite To Win Stanley Cup, Per Bovada

St. Louis is a 5/1 favorite to win it all, while Chicago has 13/2 odds.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2014

Megan Boken, 23, of Wheaton was shot and killed in an apparent botched robbery in St. Louis, where she was planning to play in an alumni game for former St. Louis University volleyball players. (Photo courtesy St. Louis University)

Family Backs ‘Kill Switch’ Requirement For Smart Phones, To Deter Thefts

Megan Boken left home to visit St. Louis in 2012. She was shot and killed in broad daylight for her cell phone. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

03/03/2014

Chicago White Sox

White Sox Claim P Cleto Off Waivers From Royals

Maikel Cleto had a 5.52 ERA in Triple-A last season.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2014

David Backes. (Getty Images)

Team USA’s David Backes Brings Home Stray Dogs From Sochi

The two puppies will be given to good homes soon.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2014

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

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chicago-Hub Amtrak Trains To Get Free Internet

The passenger train company says Wi-Fi will be installed on the Chicago-to-Carbondale and Chicago-to-Quincy lines. It’ll also be expanded to all four roundtrips on Chicago-to-St. Louis trains; those trains also stop in Springfield.

12/23/2013

Joseph Paul Franklin (Credit: Missouri Department of Corrections)

White Supremacist Serial Killer Executed In Missouri

Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state’s first execution in nearly three years.

11/20/2013

This female Maltese, 8 weeks old, was stolen from the Petland in Lake Saint Louis. (Petland)

Puppy Thief Makes Off With Another Dog

A woman who is believed to have stolen two high-end puppies from Chicago area retailers may have hit a St. Louis pet shop a day earlier.

11/09/2013

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Amtrak Proving More Popular For Illinois Travelers

Amtrak provides service from Chicago to St. Louis, and several college towns in Illinois, including Champaign, Carbondale, Bloomington-Normal, and Macomb – and those rides have proven popular.

10/15/2013

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