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No More Valedictorian Class Ranks At Kankakee High School

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP/WBBM Newsradio) – Kankakee High School will no longer have a valedictorian or salutatorian and is switching to a college-style Latin laude system starting with this year’s freshman class. 162 more words


Made In Chicago: Two Brothers Brewing Company

CHICAGO (CBS)Two Brothers Brewing Company was founded 21 years ago on one thing: passion.

When brothers Jim and Jason Ebel discovered their passion for great beer while traveling, they left the corporate world and started the family-run microbrewery. 238 more words


10-Year-Old Girl Collects Barbies For Less Fortunate Chicago Kids

CHICAGO (CBS) — By combining her love for Barbie dolls and helping others, a Chicago girl is helping to make the holidays a little brighter for the less fortunate. 258 more words


Legal Professionals Cover The Cost Of Declining Toy Drive Donations

CHICAGO (CBS) — Some members of Chicago’s legal community have come to the aid of hundreds of kids for Christmas.

Sweet Holy Spirit Church has hosted a Christmas toy giveaway for 15 years. 200 more words


2 Killed, 1 Critically Wounded In Chicago Lawn Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man and woman were killed and another man was critically wounded in a shooting Saturday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. 168 more words


Disney-Fox Deal A Financial Boon, Marvel Comics Collector Hopes

(WBBM Newsradio) — Disney’s acquisition of most of Fox’s film and television production and distribution businesses has prompted an avid Near North Side comic collector to pack up a chunk of his collection and head for Florida. 203 more words


An Unusual Abortion Protest: Caroling, Empty Manger Outside Clinics

(WBBM Newsradio) — Protesters turned out this morning at seven Chicago-area abortion clinics and more than 80 nationwide, to sing Christmas carols.

It was low-key, compared with some anti-abortion protests.  95 more words