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Wisch: Is Chicago Missing An Olympic-Sized Opportunity in 2024?

There’s a growing sentiment that the Olympics are coming back to America in 2024.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

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2013′s Best Cities To Live In

The East Coast of the United States is the place to be if you love city living. Check out our favorite choices this year.


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Navy Yard Gunman Had Chicago Area Connection

The man suspected of fatally shooting 12 people at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. has ties to the Chicago area.


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Best Firework Displays Across the Country

From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.


Movers stack boxes of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s belongings outside his home in Chicago. The items were brought to Chicago from his former office on Capitol Hill. (Credit: CBS)

Movers Haul Jackson Jr.’s D.C. Office Belongings To Chicago Home

Workers unloaded box after box at the Jackson family home, bringing dozens of boxes of books, cartons of files, and wardrobes of Jackson’s work clothes taken from his former office on Capitol Hill.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

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Senator Kirk Going Back To Work In D.C. Next Month

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a major stroke a year ago that required months of intense physical and speech rehabilitation, will return to work in Washington on Jan. 3, aides said Thursday.


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Sources: Jackson’s Wife Didn’t Know His Resignation Was Coming Today

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr’s wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), was in Washington, D.C., when her husband’s letter of resignation was delivered this afternoon. As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, according to multiple sources, there’s a good possibility Ald. Jackson might not have known her husband was submitting his resignation today.

CBS 2–11/21/2012

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Amtrak Restores Some Trains Between Chicago, East Coast

Amtrak continues to make strides toward restoring full service linking Chicago and the East Coast, but a spokesman said it is being done incrementally.


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Amtrak Working To Restore Service To East Coast

Amtrak is working to restore service between Chicago and its terminals in Washington and New York.

WBBM Newsradio–10/31/2012

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Sources: Jackson Jr. Returning To Mayo Clinic

Sources said Friday that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is planning to return to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, as he continues treatment for bipolar disorder.


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr smokes a cigar while leaving his house on Oct. 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jackson Jr. Seen In Public For First Time, Says He’s ‘Not Well’

For the first time in months, ailing U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been sighted out in public, and talked about his battle with Bipolar II disorder.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

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Rep. Jackson’s D.C. Home Up For Sale

A seemingly simple question became a bit of a mystery on Wednesday: is U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s home in Washington, D.C. up for sale or not? As CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports, it turns out the answer is yes, but getting that answer was tougher than you might think.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

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Rare Nazi Book Found In LaGrange Park

West suburban LaGrange Park Public Library officials are brimming with curiosity on who dropped off a rare book stamped “Secret!” from notorious Nazi Commander Hermann Göring, which is now under study at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.


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New Restrictions For All Flights After Near-Mishap In Washington

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued new restrictions on takeoffs and landings across the country, after three planes came dangerously close together in Washington, D.C.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

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Caliendo: Romney Will Likely Be Nominated, But No Dropouts Coming Yet

Mitt Romney had a clean sweep Tuesday, handily winning the Republican primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

VIDEO: Under I-90/94 at Logan Blvd Skate Park

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Skating At Dusk Beside Lake Michigan

From Lou… After dinner Uncle Ed navigated the crew to Wilson Skate Park on the banks of Lake Michigan. To get there we went though the Uptown neighborhood, which is “sketchy” but seems to be […]


Day 7: Ready For A New Vehicle

From Neal… We made it to Chicago today, which feels like a hugely significant landmark. A week ago, when our Bustaride school bus died in Charleston, none of us felt all that confident about making […]


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Report: Sears Might Move Headquarters To D.C. Area

Sears is thinking of moving its corporate headquarters out of Illinois to Washington, D.C., according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011