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Opponents Vow To Keep Fighting, Despite Vote To Close 49 Elementary Schools

The decision to close 49 elementary schools in Chicago is done, but bitterness over the move lingered Thursday morning, as the Chicago Teachers Union vowed to continue their fight against the closings, and parents and students protested the looming closure of their schools.

05/23/2013

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Suspects In Hadiya Pendleton Murder Plead Not Guilty

The two men charged with murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton pleaded innocent on Thursday.

03/28/2013

Chicago Police made arrested protestors staging a sit-down protest on LaSalle Street.

Police Detain 127 Protesters After Sit-In At Rally Opposing School Closings

Protesters filled Daley Plaza, marched through the Loop and rallied again in front of School board headquarters to protest the board’s plan to close 53 schools on Wednesday. More than 100 of those protesters were detained and ticketed after staging a sit-in outside City Hall.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

Pallbearers carry Jonylah Watkins' casket into New Beginnings Church in Woodlawn, a week after she was killed when she was shot as she sat on her father's lap in a minivan. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Gather For Slain Baby’s Funeral

Loved ones of the 6-month-old girl who was shot and killed as she was in her father’s lap inside a minivan in the Woodlawn neighborhood were gathering at a local church Tuesday morning for her funeral.

03/19/2013

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Teachers Head To Springfield To Urge Halt To School Closings

A group of about 50 teachers, parents and students from the Chicago Public Schools boarded a bus to Springfield Tuesday morning, to make their voices heard about school closings.

03/19/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

New Pope An Inspiration For Latino Jesuit Students

A Jesuit high school in Pilsen is celebrating the selection of Pope Francis, a Jesuit cardinal from Argentina, as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church – the first pontiff from the Americas.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Chicago police investigate after an officer shot and killed a man who allegedly pointed a gun at police in an apartment in the 200 block of North Homan Avenue on March 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Police Shoot, Kill Man Who Pointed Gun At Officers On West Side

A Chicago police officer shot and killed a man who allegedly pointed a gun at police in the East Garfield Park neighborhood early Thursday morning.

03/14/2013

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City Council Expands Chicago Gun Offender Registry

The city’s “gun offender registry” will be expanded in the coming weeks, after the City Council voted Wednesday to increase the number of crimes that would prompt a requirement to enlist in the registry.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2013

Investigators believe a fire that gutted this three-story building in Whiting, Ind., on Jan. 20, 2013, was the result of arson. (Credit: CBS)

Fire That Destroyed Whiting Building Was Apparent Arson

Indiana state fire marshals ruled the Jan. 20 fire at a 117-year-old building at 119th and Sheridan in Whiting, Ind., was caused by ignitable liquid on the floor of the dress shop on the first floor, and have handed over the case to police.

03/07/2013

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Local Charity Offers Millions To Avoid Catholic School Closures

A local charity is offering millions of dollars to the Archdiocese of Chicago, in an effort to prevent more Catholic schools from closing in the future.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2013

Snow covers the path in Christine Coleman's back yard in Plainfield, as well as the pond behind her property. (Photo courtesy Christine Coleman)

Winter Storm Blankets Chicago With Heavy Snow

Snow plows were out in force, hundreds of flights have been cancelled at the city’s airports, and many area schools were closed on Tuesday, amid a storm that could drop up to 10 inches of snow.

03/05/2013

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Bridge Work To Make Commute A Headache For Brown, Purple Line Riders

This morning’s commute might be a big hassle for thousands who depend on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2013

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Computer Coding ‘Boot Camp’ Is Pricey, But Could Lead To Big Salary

Have you ever imagined you could create your own web application? Probably not. Well, wait until you check out this boot camp. CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports.

03/02/2013

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No Deal To Delay Sequestration Cuts, Illinois Could Be Hit Hard

With no deal in sight to avoid $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts – known as the sequester – airports could see delays, some public services might be disrupted, and many federal workers could be forced to take lower pay, layoffs, or mandatory furloughs.

03/01/2013

People crowd the gallery on top of St Peter's Basilica as a helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI passes by on its way out of Vatican City on February 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Pontiff is flying to Castel Gandolfo where he will cease to be Pope at 8:00pm local time. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He will stay at the Papal Summer residence of Castel Gandolfo until renovations are complete at a monastery in the grounds of the Vatican and will be known as  Roman pontiff emeritus or pope emeritus.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Catholics Offer Benedict Prayers As He Officially Steps Down

Pope Benedict XVI ended his eight-year pontificate of the Catholic Church on Thursday, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.

02/28/2013

Eric Chung, 29, is charged with kidnapping and raping a woman inside his cab. (Credit: Schaumburg Police)

Cabbie Accused Of Kidnapping, Raping Woman In Taxi Charged In 2nd Attack

A cab driver was arrested over the weekend, after allegedly kidnapping a woman and sexually assaulting her inside his taxi in northwest suburban Schaumburg.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2013

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Smartphone Technology Leads To Arrest In Bucktown Rape

Smartphone technology helped police track down and arrest a 16-year-old boy who allegedly raped a woman in her Bucktown home on Sunday.

02/25/2013

This SUV that spun out and hit a median divider on the Eisenhower Expressway was just one of many accidents overnight as a winter storm dumped 2 to 4 inches of snow on the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Storm Brings Moderate Snow, But Still Hampers Morning Commute

Snow continued to blanket the Chicago region Friday morning, making driving conditions more hazardous for commuters, officials said.

02/22/2013

Tamisha Davidson (Credit: Facebook)

Teen Killed, Another Injured In Blaze In South Austin

A high school senior was killed in a fire in the South Austin neighborhood overnight. An 18-year-old male also was injured when he jumped from a second-floor window to escape the blaze.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

U.S. Marine veteran Michael Adams stopped an attack on a woman who was jogging on the Lakefront Bike Path when he saw a young man assaulting her. (Credit: CBS)

Marine Veteran Stops Rape Attempt Along Lakefront

Michael Adams, of East Chicago, was driving along Lake Shore Drive near the Museum of Science and Industry on Wednesday afternoon, when he saw a young man attack a woman along the Lakefront Bike Path.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2013

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