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Firefighter Injured

Forget Presidential Library; Some South-Siders Want Trauma Center

It’s a debate that’s heating up, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/08/2014

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Study Shows Freshman On-Track Program Boosting CPS Grad Rates

Mayor Emanuel says new research from the University of Chicago
is evidence that the city’s school system has gone from the worst in the nation to the biggest turnaround story.

04/24/2014

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Autopsy: U Of C Student Found In Dorm Died Of Alcohol Poisoning

A University of Chicago student found dead in his dorm room in February died of alcohol poisoning, authorities said Monday.

04/14/2014

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Amazing Graphic Shows Chicago’s Middle Class Disappear Before Your Eyes

The graphic that you are about to see is sobering, perhaps depressing, and you can’t take your eyes off it.

04/03/2014

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Hyde Park Salon Fighting Eviction Amid Neighborhood Revival

Sahan Kourouma views the battle as the big guy trying to sit on the little people. She’s run her Motherland Salon in Hyde Park for about 20 years. The new owners of her building want her out, but her lease runs until 2015.

03/07/2014

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Foul Play Not Suspected In Death Of U Of C Student

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a University of Chicago student whose body was found yesterday afternoon.

02/16/2014

Ice surrounds the boat docks in the harbor at 31st Street Beach as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Doctors: Winter Can Be Depressing, But Rarely Seriously

If you feel like being cooped up inside because of the cold weather is making you a little nutty, you’re not alone; but experts say the cold rarely poses a serious psychological problem.

01/28/2014

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U. Of C. Math Tutoring Program To Expand At CPS

A math tutoring program launched at Harper High School in the Englewood neighborhood last year ix being expanded to 21 public schools.

01/27/2014

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U Of Chicago Professors To Receive India’s 3rd Highest Civilian Award

Pranab Mukkerjee, India’s thirteenth president, will confer the Padma Bhushan Award to two University of Chicago professors at a ceremony in Rajasthan, India this spring.

01/26/2014

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University Of Chicago President Highest Paid In Nation

The president of the University of Chicago is the highest-paid president of America’s elite private universities.

12/16/2013

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Universities Using Bizarre Questions To Judge Applicants’ Personalities

Where’s Waldo isn’t a topic you would think would be on a college application, but it is.

11/03/2013

Chicago police display some of the more than 300 guns seized in the city in the first two weeks of 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Study Bolsters Call For Stiffer Firearms Sentences

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s argument for stiffer firearms sentences is bolstered by a new study showing gun possession offenders placed on probation are more likely to get re-arrested for murder than other felons, his police superintendent says.

10/14/2013

Eugene Fama and Lars Hansen were honored Monday at the University of Chicago for winning the Nobel Prize for economics. (CBS)

Two U Of C Professors Awarded Nobel Prize In Economics

Eugene Fama and Lars Hansen shared the Nobel economics prize with Robert Shiller of Princeton. The U of C has been affiliated with nearly 90 Nobel laureates.

10/14/2013

Mayor Daley and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson at a neighborhood cleanup. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Former Chicago Mayor Daley, Students Help With Gary Neighborhood Clean Up

Former Mayor Richard Daley brought his grad students to Gary today to help Gary’s mayor and a group of volunteers with a neighborhood clean-up, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

09/28/2013

The Mayor talks about about success of jobs program. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Points To New Study Showing Summer Jobs Program Led To Crime Reduction

A new study bolsters Mayor Emanuel’s argument that summer jobs programs for teenagers are helping to hold down the crime rate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/06/2013

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MBA Helps Chicago-Based Ophthalmologist Make Smart Decisions

If you want to pursue an MBA along with your medical school degree, consider getting the inside scoop from a Chicago-based ophthalmologist.

08/05/2013

Austin Hudson-Lapore (Supplied to CBS)

Family: U Of C Student Died Doing What He Loved; Observing Storms

The family of a University of Chicago student whose body was found in Lake Michigan on Wednesday, a week after he went missing, said the death appeared to be a tragic accident during last week’s heavy storms.

06/20/2013

Austin Hudson Lapore (Credit: Chicago Police)

Search Dog Tracks Missing Student To Lakefront

Volunteers, friends and family were out in force Tuesday morning, resuming the search for a missing University of Chicago student.

06/18/2013

Austin Hudson Lapore (Credit: Chicago Police)

Family: Missing U of C Student Disappeared After Taking Finals

Police have issued an alert for a missing 20-year-old University of Chicago student, last seen near the school’s Hyde Park campus on Wednesday afternoon.

06/14/2013

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U. Of C. Fraternity Under Fire For Racist Prank

A fraternity at the University of Chicago isn’t getting its mail until it apologizes to a postal employee for a crude prank.

06/13/2013

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