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Lincoln Park Zoo Says Farewell To Anana The Polar Bear

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Lincoln Park Zoo is having a farewell party Saturday for its 15-year-old polar bear that’s being moved to a zoo on in North Carolina while a new polar bear exhibit is built over the next two years. 159 more words

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Quinn Signs Law To Make Mass Transit Operations More Transparent

(CBS) -- Governor Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies more transparent and accountable. … 115 more words

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De La Salle Celebrates 125th Anniversary

CHICAGO (CBS) – A South Side Catholic high school which has served as alma mater for five Chicago mayors celebrated its 125th anniversary on Friday. 366 more words

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No Disciplinary Action For Jail Staff After Visitor Trapped For 32 Hours

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Cook County Sheriff’s office has decided not to take any disciplinary action against jail employees, after a 51-year-old visitor was trapped for 32 hours in a small room at the jail last month. 390 more words

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Parents Mourn 9-Year-Old "Little Homey" Slain In Grand Crossing

CHICAGO (CBS) – The day after 9-year-old Antonio Smith was shot to death in the back yard of an apartment building in the south side Grand Crossing neighborhood, several hundred people filled the yard Thursday night to offer prayers and demand action. 439 more words

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Archdiocese Cautions Catholic Schools About Taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Chicago Catholic archdiocese is throwing a little cold water on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral phenomenon that is dominating social media lately. 225 more words

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Rauner, Quinn Call Each Other "Phony" On Term Limits

CHICAGO (CBS) – Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner accused each other of being dishonest on the issue of term limits, Rauner filed an emergency petition asking the Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether voters can weigh in on the question in November. 508 more words

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