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Radio Hosts To Urge Chicagoans To ‘Put The Guns Down’

Part of the latest anti-violence initiative is for popular radio hosts like McGill to to say “put the guns down” every time they open and close their radio programs.

05/09/2014

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Convicted Ex-Alderman: Jackson Can Turn Life Around

One of Chicago’s best known radio talk show hosts understands what obstacles Jesse Jackson Jr. is now facing. He’s been there, literally. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

08/14/2013

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Holiday Weekend Bloodshed Prompts Call For Gang Truce

A violent holiday weekend in Chicago saw more than 70 people shot since Wednesday afternoon, with at least 12 of those people killed, including the city’s 200th murder of the year.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2013

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Chicago’s Oldest African-American Oriented Radio Station Marks 50th Anniversary

It was 50 years ago this week that a legendary Chicago radio station took to the airwaves.

04/02/2013

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Doubts Mount About Why City Closed North Avenue Beach

A lot of residents and beachgoers still are not buying the city’s version of events about why the city closed the North Avenue Beach on Memorial Day.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011