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Redflex insider: I testified about ...

Redflex insider: I testified about secret meeting

Former employee says he detailed how city official coached executives on how to get contract, also answered questions about yellow light timesA former employee of the company that launched Chicago's red light cameras testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating bribery allegations, and he said he recounted a secret meeting atop the John Hancock Center and even answered questions about yellow light times at city intersections.
Geraldine Craig, missionary and Eng...

Geraldine Craig, missionary and English teacher, 1924-2014

Geraldine L. Craig spent 18 years teaching English at Glenbard South High School, a tenure that began after she and her husband had spent 17 years working as Christian missionaries in Nigeria.
'Orange Is the New Black's' Lolly: ...

'Orange Is the New Black's' Lolly: Her name is my name too

The first time I heard the name, it hit me like a bag of bricks.
Harold Gerstein, dentist, 1922-2014

Harold Gerstein, dentist, 1922-2014

Dentist helped pioneer field of endodonticsDr. Harold Gerstein created programs at Northwestern University Dental School and Marquette University School of Dentistry, and he invented several instruments used in the practice of endodontics.
White House to honor 2 Chicagoans f...

White House to honor 2 Chicagoans for arts, humanities

— President Barack Obama will award medals Monday to prominent figures in the arts and humanities, including two Chicagoans: Joan Harris, a leading patron of the arts, and Darlene Clark Hine, a Northwestern University professor who explores the history of African-American women.
Chicago School of Professional Psyc...

Chicago School of Professional Psychology sued over its LA campus

Doctoral students contend they were steered to well-regarded institution's 'diploma mill'The Chicago School of Professional Psychology had been Elizabeth Schmidt's first choice when she began considering graduate school. And six months after submitting her application, she was accepted into its doctoral program.

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FAA Lifts Flight Restrictions to Is...

FAA Lifts Flight Restrictions to Israel

The FAA lifted restrictions on United States airline flights into and out of Israel's Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, the agency announced.
Arizona Inmate Dies 2 Hours After E...

Arizona Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began

An inmate's execution with lethal drugs in Arizona today took almost two hours as witnesses reported the man gasped and snorted, prompting his lawyers to request an emergency halt to the procedure.
Rangers send Joakim Soria to Tigers

Rangers send Joakim Soria to Tigers

The Texas Rangers traded closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night for two pitching prospects.
Jamaal Charles agrees to extension

Jamaal Charles agrees to extension

Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs agrees to a two-year contract extension.
NCAA enforcement chief fires back

NCAA enforcement chief fires back

Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.
Yoenis Cespedes has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs i...

Yoenis Cespedes has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs in win, exits for sprained thumb

Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.

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Bears' Kelvin Hayden Out for Season

Bears' Kelvin Hayden Out for Season

Kelvin Hayden was valuable as a back-up cornerback in 2012, but he won't be able to help the Bears this season. The team announced today he is out for the season with a torn hamstring that will require surgery.Photo Credit: Getty Images
Matteson Officials Sue to Close Lin...

Matteson Officials Sue to Close Lincoln Mall

Lawsuit cites more than 25 fire, safety and building code violations at the town's mall.Photo Credit: Charlie Wojciechowski
Key Home Games in the Bulls' 2013-1...

Key Home Games in the Bulls' 2013-14 Season

The 2013-13 Chicago Bulls season may be one of the most anticipated since the 2010-11 season.Photo Credit: Getty Images
First Of Expected Dolphin Calves Bo...

First Of Expected Dolphin Calves Born At Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo welcomes a new baby dolphin.Photo Credit: Brookfield Zoo
Opinion: Let's Drug Test Politician...

Opinion: Let's Drug Test Politicians, Too

It doesn't affect my life if a baseball player or a sprinter uses performance enhancing drugs. But a politician? Hell, yeah!Photo Credit: AP
"Madhouse on Madison" Signs Taken D...

"Madhouse on Madison" Signs Taken Down at UC

Fans familiar with the red Madhouse on Madison signs at the United Center will be in for a surprise in September, as the signs have been removed in favor of new LED boards.Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com

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San Jose Earthquakes Ease Past Chic...

San Jose Earthquakes Ease Past Chicago Fire 5-1

Mike Magee #9 (L) and Patrick Nyarko #14 (C) and Joel Larentowicz #26 (R) of the Chicago Fire. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Yannick Djalo scored a goal and added three assists to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night.
Cubs Fall To Padres 8-3

Cubs Fall To Padres 8-3

Catcher Welington Castillo tags out Chris Nelson of the San Diego Padres.   (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning, Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday night.
Teen With Cerebral Palsy To Ride Bi...

Teen With Cerebral Palsy To Ride Bicycle From Geneva, Ill. To Lake Geneva, Wis.

George Keenan. (Credit: CBS)Bicycling is a passion for George Keenan and cerebral palsy is not stopping him from starting an ambitious two- day adventure on Thursday.
Three Shot, Seriously Wounded In Fu...

Three Shot, Seriously Wounded In Fuller Park

Police Generic Three people are in serious condition after a shooting Wednesday night in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side.
2 Investigators: Truck Drivers Clai...

2 Investigators: Truck Drivers Claim Owners Pressured Them To Break Rules

Trucks. (Credit: CBS)(CBS) — There have been a string of fatal truck accidents in the Chicago area caused by drivers who were charged with falsifying their driving logs and were apparently to tried to drive safely. There […]
Chef Rick Bayless Gives Two CPS Stu...

Chef Rick Bayless Gives Two CPS Students Full Scholarships To Kendall College

Two CPS students awarded with scholarships to Kendall College from Rick Bayless. (Credit: CBS)Chicago chef extraordinaire Rick Bayless is serving up a couple of full-ride scholarships to some well-deserving students.

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7 Charged With Mortgage Fraud

7 Charged With Mortgage Fraud

Seven people, including the co-owner of a Chicago condominium building and two loan officers, were part of a scheme to fraudulently buy mortgage loans totaling more than $8.8 million from various lenders, then keep the money, federal authorities alleged Thursday.

Teen Used Shotgun to Rob Classmates

Teen Used Shotgun to Rob Classmates

A 16-year-old Waukegan boy, Elijah Murphy, is being held on $500,000 bond this week, charged as an adult with armed robbery after he allegedly used a shotgun to rob a classmate and two others on a north suburban Waukegan street.

Handcuffed Boy Escapes Chicago Poli...

Handcuffed Boy Escapes Chicago Police

A boy arrested on a juvenile warrant Thursday night somehow escaped from a West Side police station.

Church in Evanston Damaged by Storm

Church in Evanston Damaged by Storm

Bricks came crashing down off a church in Evanston on Thursday night as storms rolled through.

Elderly Woman Killed by Car

Elderly Woman Killed by Car

An 81-year-old woman, Tasoula Metropolos, was crossing the street Thursday night on the North Side when a Chevy Tahoe slammed into her and ended her life.

Hazmat Called for Possible Cyanide ...

Hazmat Called for Possible Cyanide Death

Police and Lake County, Ind., hazmat authorities are investigating the death of a 58-year-old Northwest Indiana man Wednesday night after a chemical believed to cyanide was found at the scene.

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Family opens up about Chicago polic...

Family opens up about Chicago police officer killed in crash

The grieving father of a Chicago police officer killed in a traffic accident on his way to work on the Dan Ryan Expressway sacrificed sleep Tuesday night so he could scribble down the things he wanted people to know about his son.
Chief judge came close to shutting ...

Chief judge came close to shutting Chicago's federal court during government shutdown last fall

U.S. District Chief Judge Ruben Castillo was less than three months into his tenure overseeing Chicago’s federal courts last year when the budget crisis in Washington forced him to draft a doomsday email that would have halted all trials at the busy downtown courthouse.
At least two shot in Fuller Park

At least two shot in Fuller Park

Several people were hospitalized this evening after being shot in the Fuller Park neighborhood, officials said.
Willis clan hopes America's Got Tal...

Willis clan hopes America's Got Talent run shows family's strength

As Toby Willis watches his 12 children compete on a nationally televised talent show, he wants people to see more than just a gifted musical act.
Sources: Suspect questioned in kill...

Sources: Suspect questioned in killing of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams

Chicago police were questioning a suspect Wednesday in the fatal shooting of Shamiya Adams, the 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet Friday night during a sleepover inside a West Side apartment, law enforcement sources said.
Judge: Daley won't have to testify ...

Judge: Daley won't have to testify due to health

Richard M. Daley won't have to take the witness stand in the case over the city's controversial contract with a clout-heavy group of investors to run a Millennium Park restaurant after attorneys for the Park Grill agreed it would be a “medical hardship” for the former mayor to testify.
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