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St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral. (Credit: CBS)

Chicagoans Pray For Victims Of Malaysian Airlines Crash In Ukraine

The prayers at services around the world are echoed here in Chicago on the first Sunday since the tragedy.

07/20/2014

A piece of wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is pictured on July 18, 2014 in Shaktarsk, the day after it crashed. Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, which US officials believe was hit by a surface-to-air missile over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. (Photo credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukrainian Village Priest: MH17 Plane Crash ‘A Really Big Tragedy For Us’

Father Roman Artymovych at Saints Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church said there is a great sense of loss in the community, after 298 people died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 apparently was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday.

07/18/2014

Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student at Indiana University, and a decorated member of the rowing team. (Credit: Indiana University)

Indiana Doctoral Student Among Malaysian Plane Crash Victims

A doctoral student and decorated former rower at Indiana University was among the 298 people killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday.

07/18/2014

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows smoke and wreckage of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine. (Photo credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Flight MH17 Crash In Ukraine: What We Know, What We Don’t Know

The crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 appears to be caused by a missile strike, according to U.S. officials, but both sides in the fighting in southeastern Ukraine are denying responsibility.

07/18/2014

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. (Photo credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Conflict Will Complicate Crash Investigation In Ukraine: DePaul Authority

DePaul University expert John Mulligan said it may not be so clear-cut with pro-Russian separatists seeking to take control of the area and possibly involved in the plane’s crash.

07/17/2014

A man stands next to the wreckage of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 17, 2014. (Photo credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Aviaton Expert: Officials Will Want Answers Soon On Ukraine Plane Crash

An aviation expert from Chicago said speed is of the essence for investigators trying to determine the cause of a Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine on Thursday.

07/17/2014

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. (Photo credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Malaysian Group: Chicagoan Might Have Been On Plane That Crashed In Ukraine

The founder of the Malaysian Club of Chicago said he’s getting word of a Chicagoan who might have been on board the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday.

07/17/2014

The final location of flight MH 17.

MH17 Crash In Ukraine: What We Know, What We Don’t Know

A Malaysian Airlines passenger airplane has crashed in southeastern Ukraine, with nearly 300 souls on board.

07/17/2014

Ukrainian policeman and soldiers in a tank stand guard at their newly erected checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainain city of Slavyansk on April 25, 2014. Ukraine's army on April 25 launched an operation to ensnare pro-Russia militants in the flashpoint eastern city of Slavyansk in a bid to prevent reinforcements and keep civilian casualties down, authorities said. (Photo credit: GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

After Visit To Ukraine, Quigley Urges Caution From White House

After returning from a visit to Ukraine, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) said the smallest spark could push the nation into war with Russia.

04/25/2014

Dmitry Firtash (Credit: dmitryfirtash.com)

Ukrainian Billionaire Charged In Bribery Scheme For Titanium Rights

A Ukrainian billionaire businessman with close ties to the recently ousted Ukrainian president has been indicted in Chicago’s federal court with bribing Indian government officials in a major international sting.

04/02/2014

An unidentified soldier mans a machine gun on a military vehicle outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine. Scores of heavily-armed soldiers not displaying any idenifying insignia have taken up positions outside the base and parked several dozen vehicles, mostly trucks and patrol cars, nearby. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Aldermen Urge Airlines, Cargo Carriers To Stop Flights To Russia

A group of Chicago aldermen on Wednesday urged airlines and air cargo lines operating out of O’Hare International Airport to halt all flights to Russia, until it withdraws its troops from Ukraine.

03/05/2014

An unidentified soldier mans a machine gun on a military vehicle outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine. Scores of heavily-armed soldiers not displaying any idenifying insignia have taken up positions outside the base and parked several dozen vehicles, mostly trucks and patrol cars, nearby. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Northwestern Professor Fears Russia’s ‘Appetite’ For Territory Will Grow

U.S. intelligence estimates another 5,000 Russian troops have joined the 15,000 in the Crimea since the crisis began last week. But thousands more are massed on the Russian side of the Ukraine border as Ukraine’s under-manned military mobilizes to fight a possible wider invasion.

03/03/2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is on hand Thursday to counter Republican spin at the party's convention in Tampa, Fla. (CBS)

Durbin Addresses Local Ukrainian Community

As Russian troops surround a Ukrainian military base in Crimea today, world leaders along with Senator Dick Durbin are urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw his military. Durbin addressed the Ukrainian community in Chicago Sunday.

03/02/2014

A demonstrator holds up a Ukrainian flag during a mass opposition rally on Independence Square in Kiev.  (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Ukrainians Concerned About Unrest In Home Country

The escalated violence is causing great concern here in Chicago.

03/01/2014

People leave flowers and mourn at a makeshift memorial in homage to anti-government protesters killed in the past weeks' clashes with riot police on Kiev's Independence Square on February 24, 2014. Ukraine issued an arrest warrant Monday for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych over the 'mass murder' of protesters and appealed for $35 billion in Western aid to pull the crisis-hit country from the brink of economic collapse. The dramatic announcements by the ex-Soviet nation's new Western-leaning team -- approved by parliament over a chaotic weekend that saw the pro-Russian leader go into hiding -- came as a top EU envoy arrived in Kiev to buttress its sudden tilt away from Moscow. (Photo credit : BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Ukrainian Community Prays, Mourns Deaths Of Protesters

After Ukraine’s bloodiest week in decades, members of Chicago’s Ukrainian community prayed Sunday and pondered the uncertain future of a country in turmoil.

02/24/2014

A black coffin pays tribute to the protesters that have died in Ukraine. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Local Ukrainians Protest Outside Chicago Consulate

Protesters gathered once again in front of the Ukrainian consulate in Chicago this afternoon.

02/23/2014

Protesters outside the Ukrainian consulate in Chicago. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Chicago-Area Ukrainians Call On Consul General To Resign

Here in Chicago, about 200 Ukrainian-Americans demonstrated at the consulate in River North.

02/19/2014

Russian forward Andrey Arshavin (L) vies with Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie during the Euro 2012 football match Russia vs. Czech Republic. (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/GettyImages)

Bernstein: Euro Soccer Racism Shocking

It should probably be considered a good thing that soccer fans in Ukraine and Poland are so ugly. That the racist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic behavior on display at European soccer matches still has the capacity to stand out is testament to how far – and how quickly — our own country has evolved

670 The Score–06/10/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Hockey Coach Accused Of Sexually Abusing Children Found Dead In Jail Cell

A Ukrainian hockey coach was found dead of a suspected suicide while in custody in Philadelphia on child-molestation charges, a U.S. prison official said.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012