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Portia Bailey-Beal, music teacher a...

Portia Bailey-Beal, music teacher and church official, 1912-2014

Portia T. Bailey-Beal, a music teacher and retired music supervisor for Chicago Public Schools, sat down at the piano while celebrating her 100th birthday and hammered out a rousing rendition of the DuSable High School fight song.
Herbert R. Pohl, 1942-2014

Herbert R. Pohl, 1942-2014

Businessman supported community through newspapersHerbert R. "Kip" Pohl worked in community publishing for more than 20 years, operating a "shopper" newspaper in the near west suburbs and then starting a community newspaper, the La Grange Sun.
Claypool hires ex-county staffers w...

Claypool hires ex-county staffers with past ethics problems

CTA already employs former patronage chiefFor years, Forrest Claypool railed against "the friends and family hiring practices" of Cook County Board presidents John and Todd Stroger, accusing the father and son of running a county government that was rendered bloated, costly and ineffective by patronage hiring.
Mary J. McNichols, lawyer and music...

Mary J. McNichols, lawyer and music studio owner, 1956-2014

Mary J. McNichols toyed with the idea of opening her own music studio back in the early 1970s, when she had a lead role in "Hello, Dolly!" at York High School in Elmhurst.
Slaying victim Amber Creek's family...

Slaying victim Amber Creek's family speaks out

Robert Creek slept through the night for the first time in years after police recently told him they had made an arrest in the killing of his 14-year-old daughter.
Gaslight era left radioactive legac...

Gaslight era left radioactive legacy in Chicago

Before the electric light bulb ended the Gaslight Era, one of the biggest advances in illuminating Chicago and other cities was the development of a lantern wick that could withstand intense heat while burning brighter than ordinary lamps.

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Police: Suspicious item that closed...

Police: Suspicious item that closed Lake Shore Drive contained sleeping bag

Police said the suspicious package that closed Lake Shore Drive for two hours on Wednesday contained only a sleeping bag.
School bus collides with car, then ...

School bus collides with car, then sign in Bartlett

A school bus collided with a car then smashed into a sign in west suburban Bartlett.
I-Team: New defendant added in 'El ...

I-Team: New defendant added in 'El Chapo' case

Another defendant has been added to the roster in the case against reputed Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" Guzman.
Tavern shutdown racially motivated,...

Tavern shutdown racially motivated, owner says

Chicago Police say they closed down a River North restaurant and tavern because of a liquor license violation, but the owner the Nouveau Tavern says the move was racially motivated.
Hero officers save two boys from We...

Hero officers save two boys from West Pullman fire

Two Chicago police officers helped firefighters rescue two boys from a burning home in the West Pullman neighborhood.
UIC faculty strike averted, tentati...

UIC faculty strike averted, tentative deal reached

After nearly two years of collective bargaining, the union representing University of Illinois Chicago faculty has reached a tentative contract agreement with University administration, averting a teachers' strike.

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Bears' Kelvin Hayden Out for Season

Bears' Kelvin Hayden Out for Season

Kelvin Hayden was valuable as a back-up cornerback in 2012, but he won't be able to help the Bears this season. The team announced today he is out for the season with a torn hamstring that will require surgery.Photo Credit: Getty Images
Matteson Officials Sue to Close Lin...

Matteson Officials Sue to Close Lincoln Mall

Lawsuit cites more than 25 fire, safety and building code violations at the town's mall.Photo Credit: Charlie Wojciechowski
Key Home Games in the Bulls' 2013-1...

Key Home Games in the Bulls' 2013-14 Season

The 2013-13 Chicago Bulls season may be one of the most anticipated since the 2010-11 season.Photo Credit: Getty Images
First Of Expected Dolphin Calves Bo...

First Of Expected Dolphin Calves Born At Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo welcomes a new baby dolphin.Photo Credit: Brookfield Zoo
Opinion: Let's Drug Test Politician...

Opinion: Let's Drug Test Politicians, Too

It doesn't affect my life if a baseball player or a sprinter uses performance enhancing drugs. But a politician? Hell, yeah!Photo Credit: AP
"Madhouse on Madison" Signs Taken D...

"Madhouse on Madison" Signs Taken Down at UC

Fans familiar with the red Madhouse on Madison signs at the United Center will be in for a surprise in September, as the signs have been removed in favor of new LED boards.Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com

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Pit Bulls Attack East Chicago Boy

Pit Bulls Attack East Chicago Boy

Police GenericA 9-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after being attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday evening in East Chicago, Ind., the Post-Tribune is reporting.
Levine: Konerko And White Sox Adjus...

Levine: Konerko And White Sox Adjusting To New Role

Paul Konerko #14 of the Chicago White Sox walks up to bat during the second inning against the Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field on September 27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)By Bruce Levine- U.S. CELLULAR FIELD (CBS) – Paul Konerko has been more interested observer than participant in the first two weeks of the season. After signing a one-year contract to end his career with […]
Lake Station Mayor, Wife Indicted

Lake Station Mayor, Wife Indicted

GavelLake Station, Ind. Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah, were indicted Wednesday on public corruption charges, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
Gambling Supporters Propose Casino ...

Gambling Supporters Propose Casino In Thompson Center

James R. Thompson CenterIts known for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but some gambling supporters have proposed to put a casino in the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.
11-Year-Old Boy Killed In Whiting H...

11-Year-Old Boy Killed In Whiting Hit-And-Run

Police are searching for a truck driver hit and killed an 11-year-old boy in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS) A truck driver fatally struck an 11-year-old boy and kept on going Wednesday afternoon in Whiting, Indiana.
Some Chicago Residents Not Swayed B...

Some Chicago Residents Not Swayed By Street Repaving Promises

PotholesCrews are planning to repave 345 miles of roads as part of a promise from City Hall to fix streets plagued by potholes.

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7 Charged With Mortgage Fraud

7 Charged With Mortgage Fraud

Seven people, including the co-owner of a Chicago condominium building and two loan officers, were part of a scheme to fraudulently buy mortgage loans totaling more than $8.8 million from various lenders, then keep the money, federal authorities alleged Thursday.

Teen Used Shotgun to Rob Classmates

Teen Used Shotgun to Rob Classmates

A 16-year-old Waukegan boy, Elijah Murphy, is being held on $500,000 bond this week, charged as an adult with armed robbery after he allegedly used a shotgun to rob a classmate and two others on a north suburban Waukegan street.

Handcuffed Boy Escapes Chicago Poli...

Handcuffed Boy Escapes Chicago Police

A boy arrested on a juvenile warrant Thursday night somehow escaped from a West Side police station.

Church in Evanston Damaged by Storm

Church in Evanston Damaged by Storm

Bricks came crashing down off a church in Evanston on Thursday night as storms rolled through.

Elderly Woman Killed by Car

Elderly Woman Killed by Car

An 81-year-old woman, Tasoula Metropolos, was crossing the street Thursday night on the North Side when a Chevy Tahoe slammed into her and ended her life.

Hazmat Called for Possible Cyanide ...

Hazmat Called for Possible Cyanide Death

Police and Lake County, Ind., hazmat authorities are investigating the death of a 58-year-old Northwest Indiana man Wednesday night after a chemical believed to cyanide was found at the scene.

Chicago Breaking News

Cops: Cameras help track down suspe...

Cops: Cameras help track down suspect in Lakeview sexual assault

Moments after buying cigarettes Monday afternoon near her Lakeview residence, a 22-year-old woman walking home through an alley was dragged into a garage and raped by a personal trainer who held a knife to her throat, authorities charged Wednesday.
1 shot on Far South Side

1 shot on Far South Side

A man or boy was shot in the West Pullman neighborhood this evening, police said.
Sinaloa cartel associate brought to...

Sinaloa cartel associate brought to Chicago to face charges

Another alleged associate of captured Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been brought to Chicago to face charges as part of what has been described as the biggest drug case ever brought here.
Man at Navy Pier construction offic...

Man at Navy Pier construction office accidentally shoots himself

A man is believed to have accidentally shot himself in the hand at a construction office at Navy Pier this afternoon, police said.
Cops who saved kids from fire: 'You...

Cops who saved kids from fire: 'You just have to do what you need to do'

The smoke was too strong for them to get inside the house, but the two Chicago police officers heard children screaming for help from the top floor.
Professor charged with sexual assau...

Professor charged with sexual assault of former student

A Truman College professor was charged with sexually assaulting a former student he had previously dated, Cook County prosecutors alleged Wednesday.
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