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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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