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Dozens Of Volunteers Pick Up Trash At Oak Street Beach

CHICAGO (CBS) — Another sure sign that spring is here to stay: It was spring cleaning day Saturday at Chicago’s Oak Street Beach.

Fifty volunteers with trash bags and clipboards wound their way around people playing volleyball or eating picnic lunches. 214 more words


Group Of Storm Chasers To Donate Gift Cards To Northern Illinois Tornado Victims

(CBS) — A group of people who chase violent weather as a hobby are making donations next week to the tornado victims in Rochelle and Fairdale, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser. 204 more words


Body Of Missing Mother Found In Gary Home

(CBS) — Police believe a Gary woman wanted a baby so badly that she killed a new mother from Anderson, Indiana after convincing the woman she was a social services worker, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser. 223 more words


Police Fatally Shoot Man In South Shore

(CBS) — Chicago police shot and killed an 18-year-old man Friday night, after officers say he pointed a gun at them, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser. … 182 more words


Francis Cardinal George, Led Chicago Archdiocese, Dies

CHICAGO (CBS) — After fighting a long battle with cancer, Francis Cardinal George has died.

Archbishop Blase Cupich, George’s successor, confirmed the cardinal died at 10:45 a.m. 713 more words


Former CPS Boss Concerned About "Stable Leadership" Amid Federal Probe

CHICAGO (CBS) — A major player in Chicago school reform was expressing serious concerns about the uncertainty swirling around the Chicago Public Schools, as chief executive officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett faces a federal probe into a controversial no-bid contract. 215 more words


Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett To Step Aside

CHICAGO (CBS) — Faced with a growing federal investigation, Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence.

Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale confirmed Byrd-Bennett will temporarily step aside. 650 more words