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U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House on August 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced he has authorized military strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and a humanitarian aid drop. ISIS has been advancing on the important city of Erbil, Iraq and a civilian humanitarian crisis has developed. (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)

It’s South Side Versus West Side In Chicago Bids For Obama Library And Museum

They’re calling it a cross-town competition. The U of C and UIC each has its own vision of what the Obama library and museum should be and how they’re going about getting it. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

12/11/2014

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Study: Jobs Prevent Violence In Chicago’s Most Impoverished Neighborhoods

With positive results from a summer jobs program for Chicago teens continuing to roll in, maybes it’s time for Mayor Emanuel to accompany the mountains of praise he has for Chicago’s youth programs with some more cash.

12/11/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Northwestern University October 2, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois. Obama spoke about the economy to a group at the Kellog business school after attending a fundraiser at another location earlier in the day. (Credit:  BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago, New York, Honolulu To Submit Proposals For Obama Library

Next week, a handful of President Barack Obama’s oldest friends and associates will start judging proposals from two universities in Chicago and one each in New York and Honolulu, and by the end of March, Obama and the first lady will announce the winner.

12/05/2014

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Study: Summer Jobs Programs Reduce Youth Violence

A study from the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania has found summer job and mentoring programs for disadvantaged youths in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by nearly half over a 16-month period.

12/04/2014

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Director, Second City Alum Mike Nichols Dead At 83

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as “The Graduate,” ”Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” has died. He was 83.

11/20/2014

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Police Warn Of String Of Robberies Near University Of Chicago

There have been at least 10 holdups in a little more than two months on or near the school’s Hyde Park campus.

11/19/2014

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U Of C Campus On Alert After Armed Robberies

In the last week alone, there have been four armed robberies near the University of Chicago campus. People tell us they find the timing of the crimes especially alarming.

11/09/2014

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Doctors, Activists Call For Banning Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals

Several doctors and consumer advocates in Chicago on Thursday warned there’s a much bigger threat to Americans’ health than Ebola: drug-resistant bacteria.

10/23/2014

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U Of C Researchers Find Link Between Sense Of Smell, Odds Of Dying

University of Chicago researchers have found that the odds of death within five years go up when seniors lose their sense of smell, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/01/2014

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U Of C Launches Program To Help Government, Nonprofit Officials Become Better Leaders

The University of Chicago has just launched a training academy to teach the leaders of not-for-profit groups and local government to be better leaders, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/30/2014

Hackers posted the name and photo of an alleged rape victim on a student group website, in apparent retaliation for a list of men accused of "gender-based violence."

University Of Chicago Students Protest Rape Threat From Hackers

Sexual assault victims on the University of Chicago campus staged a protest Wednesday night, saying they were victimized again by anonymous hackers who made threats against their safety.

09/25/2014

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List Of Alleged Rapists Distributed At University Of Chicago

A list accusing a dozen University of Chicago students of rape was circulated over the Internet this past weekend, and although it has been taken down, it has generated plenty of discussion.

09/23/2014

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

09/17/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Optimistic Chicago Will Land Obama Presidential Library

Mayor Emanuel says he’s encouraged about the chances of Chicago being home to the planned Barack Obama Presidential Library.

09/16/2014

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Ebola Spreading Faster Than Expected In Africa: Local Expert

A University of Chicago infectious disease specialist says Ebola is spreading faster than anyone expected and more people are needed on the ground in West Africa.

09/16/2014

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University Of Chicago, UIC Named Finalists For Barack Obama Presidential Library

The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois-Chicago were both named finalists to host Barack Obama’s presidential library.

09/15/2014

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U Of C Scientists Put Together Skeleton Of 50-Foot Dinosaur, Largest Land Predator Ever Discovered

It’s taken over a century to put together the skeleton of a dinosaur that nightmares are made of.

09/11/2014

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3 Armed Robberies Occur Near University Of Chicago In Span Of 90 Minutes: Police

Police say in these incidents, offenders would approach victims on foot, display or imply a handgun and demand property.

09/08/2014

President Barack Obama's great uncle Charles Payne and his wife Melanie, leave after celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp outside Weimar April 11, 2010. Over 50.000 prisoners -Jews, non-Jewish Poles and Slovenes, religious and political prisoners, Roma and Sinti, Jehovah's Witnesses, criminals, homosexuals, and prisoners of war- died in the camp between 1937 and 1945. (Photo credit: JENS SCHLUETER/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s Great Uncle, Charles Payne, Dies

President Barack Obama’s great uncle, Charles T. Payne, a World War II veteran and chemical engineer turned library pioneer, has died at the age of 89.

08/12/2014

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Nine Injured, Including FiveFirefighters, After Fire At U Of C Dorm For Faculty, Staff

Nine people -including five firefighters and a child – were injured in a smoky fire in a 15-story University of Chicago dorm for faculty and staff.

08/11/2014

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