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Rep. Smith's Attorney: Taking Money Not Necessarily A Bribe

CHICAGO (CBS) – One of state Rep. Derrick Smith’s attorneys offered a rather unusual defense on Wednesday against allegations the West Side lawmaker accepted a $7,000 bribe from a daycare operator seeking a state grant. 439 more words


Child Abuse Prevention Group Hosts Pinwheel Garden At Navy Pier

CHICAGO (CBS) – Child abuse prevention advocates gathered in front of Navy Pier on Wednesday with an important message: everyone can help prevent child abuse. 260 more words


State Seeks Help Restoring Shrinking Monarch Butterfly Population

CHICAGO (CBS) – State officials were asking the public to help in an effort to restore the population of a state symbol.

WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports the monarch butterfly has been the state’s official insect for nearly 40 years , thanks to the lobbying efforts of a group of 3rd graders from Decatur. 315 more words


Man Charged In Lakeview Rape, Robbery

Updated 04/16/14 – 1:01 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – A 20-year-old man was caught on multiple surveillance cameras before and after he allegedly raped and robbed a woman in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon in Lakeview, prosecutors said in court. 385 more words


7 Hurt In West Pullman Fire; Neighbors Help Rescue Kids

CHICAGO (CBS) — A fire in the West Pullman neighborhood injured seven people; including two firefighters, a police officer, and two children who jumped from a window to reach safety. 298 more words


Jerry Reinsdorf, Kenny Williams Speak To High Schoolers About Jackie Robinson

(CBS) – White Sox executives spoke to some Chicago high school athletes about bringing change as part of Major League Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Day, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty. 196 more words


Baby Horned Owl Rescued In McHenry County

CHICAGO (CBS) – A baby Great Horned Owl that apparently fell out of its nest in McHenry County is now safe, thanks to a police officer in the village of Bull Valley. 247 more words