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Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed In Police-Involved Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) – A police officer apparently was shot with his own weapon in the Bucktown neighborhood, before he turned the gun on a suspect, killing the man during a struggle early Monday morning. 179 more words


Politicians, Activists Hold Rally On Minimum Wage Referendum

(CBS) — Politicians trying to raise the minimum wage say they’ve done their part, and now it’s your turn.

At a rally on Sunday, Governor Pat Quinn, Senator Dick Durbin, Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Danny Davis and Mike Quigley all joined the group “Raise Illinois” to launch a new campaign, aimed at getting half a million people to pledge to vote for an increase in Illinois’ minimum wage. 113 more words


Fallen Chicago Police Officers Honored At Motorcycle Ride

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police officers and supporters hit the road Sunday morning to honor fallen first responders in Chicago.

WBBM’s Veronica Carter reports about a thousand motorcyclists commemorating fallen Chicago Police officers took off from the 11th District Police Station at Harrison and Kedzie on their way to the Chicago Police Memorial near Soldier Field. 122 more words


Supt. McCarthy Renews Call To Get Guns Off The Streets

CHICAGO (CBS) — After another violent weekend in the city, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy renewed his call for getting guns off the streets.

WBBM;s Veronica Carter reports McCarthy talked about recent violence in the city, saying it’s more painful than usual because children are falling victim to it. 224 more words


Former Wrigley Field Usher Takes Readers Behind The Dugout

CHICAGO (CBS) — If you want to get paid to watch baseball — and who wouldn’t? — you might be a good candidate to work as an usher at one of Chicago’s ballparks. 338 more words


More Than 1,000 Palestinian Supporters Rally Downtown

CHICAGO (CBS) –More than 1,000 people showed up to a rally downtown Saturday to show support for Palestine. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports it started at Michigan and Congress at round 3 p.m. 239 more words


Demolition Begins On Vacant Gary Hotel

(CBS) — Demolition work has begun on an eyesore in Gary, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

The old 14-story hotel next to Gary’s City Hall has become a very visible symbol of the blight in the city. 156 more words