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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

In this screen grab, the song "Sweet Home Alabama" plays from an unmarked police car during a racial-injustice march. (YouTube)

Chicago Cop To Be Disciplined For Blasting ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ Alongside Black Marchers

The officer said he played the anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” loudly in his squad car Sunday because he was a fan of the University of Alabama, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department.

12/11/2014

In this screen grab, the song "Sweet Home Alabama" plays from an unmarked police car during a racial-injustice march. (YouTube)

Chicago Cop Car Blares ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ Alongside Black Protesters

Was it a bad a choice of an iconic song? Or was it a racist message to weekend protesters? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

12/08/2014

Burglars stole jeans and shoes after crashing through the front of a Cisco NYC store on the West Side. (Credit: CBS)

Thieves Swarm West Side Store In Smash-And-Grab Heist

After a van smashed through the front of a West Side clothing store early Wednesday, 20 people swarmed inside, stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of designer jeans in less than three minutes.

11/26/2014

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Man Wanted In Attempted Kidnapping Of Girl, 11

Police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl Monday morning in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

11/03/2014

A speeding car slammed into a Chicago Police squad car, then crashed into a building late Sunday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

2 Dead, Police Officer Injured In West Side Crash

A car was speeding west in the 4000 block of West Ogden about 11 p.m. when the vehicle struck the back of a squad car and then crashed into a building, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

10/20/2014

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Three Men Shot In West Side Gas Station Parking Lot

Three men were shot while standing in a gas station parking lot in the Austin neighborhood early Saturday.

10/18/2014

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Toddler Injured In Fall From Window On West Side

The boy — thought to be 1 or 2 years old — fell from a window about 2:15 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Warren Boulevard, said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer, citing preliminary information.

10/03/2014

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Raging Fire Engulfs West Side Building

A three-alarm fire at a West Side building could be seen for miles Thursday afternoon.

09/25/2014

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5 Dead, 42 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The most recent fatal shooting occurred Sunday afternoon in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. A 14-year-old boy was in the 1100 block of North Leclaire at 2:52 p.m. when two males approached him, and one of the males shot the boy.

08/25/2014

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7 Wounded In Citywide Shootings On Wednesday

The latest shooting happened about 11 p.m., when two men were wounded in a drive-by attack in the Gresham neighborhood.

08/14/2014

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Alleged Gangster Disciples Leader Arrested

Authorities have arrested the alleged patriarch of one of Chicago’s most notorious street gangs and dozens of his alleged subordinates on drug charges.

08/07/2014

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Meanest Thief? Suspect Targets Elderly In Wheelchairs

This person just might be the meanest thief ever.

08/04/2014

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Police: Robber Targets Victims In Wheelchairs

The incidents occurred late last month, on the afternoons of July 22 and July 24 on Chicago’s West Side.

08/01/2014

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Two Women Shot, One Fatally, On West Side

The shooting happened at 4:17 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Monroe Street, police said. One woman, 21, was shot in the arm, police said. The other woman, also 21, was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

07/04/2014

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Boy, 16, Dies One Day After West Side Shooting

A 16-year-old boy died Wednesday evening, one day after he was shot in the head in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

07/02/2014

Firefighters rescued several people via ladders from a burning building in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Man Injured Jumping From Burning Building; 4 Others Hurt In Fire

One man didn’t wait for help from firefighters, and jumped from an upper floor. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious to critical condition.

06/30/2014

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Median Rents For Chicago Apartments By Neighborhoods

In another mark of the evolution of the South Loop and West Side, the neighborhoods currently have a higher median rent than Lincoln Park and are approaching the high-end rental prices of the Gold Coast and Streeterville.

06/13/2014

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1 Killed, 1 Wounded In Austin Drive-By Shooting

Three males were standing in front of a building in the 5700 block of West Augusta Boulevard at 8:56 p.m. when a tan Lincoln MKZ drove by and someone inside fired several shots.

06/13/2014

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One Dead, One Critically Injured In West Side Fire

One person dead – another critically hurt – in a fire on the West Side.

06/08/2014

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