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First Black owned sliced bread company started by 3 Kenwood Academy graduates giving back to South Side community

CHICAGO (CBS)-- Some businesses are about more than making money -- they're about giving back to the communities.That's the case with the first-ever Black-owned sliced bread company that was started by a group of friends from right here in Chicago.The greatest thing since sliced bread. You might have said it, without even knowing it dates back to 1928. That's when the first pre-sliced packaged bread was sold."What's crazy is it took 100 years for Black people to be part of this industry," Charles Alexander of the Black Bread Company. "To reap the benefits of our families and our community eating bread...
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Baby among 5 dead, 22 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – At least five people are dead, and 22 others are wounded in shootings across the city as of Sunday. The youngest victim includes a 5-month-old girl.In the first shooting of the weekend, a man, 20, was shot in the West Pullman neighborhood Friday evening.  Police said around 8:10 p.m., an unknown offender fired shots, in the 11700 block of South Princeton – striking the victim in the neck. The victim then self-transported to Roseland Hospital in critical condition. A 5-month-old girl is dead, and a 41-year-old man is wounded following a shooting in South Shore Friday evening. Around 6:45...

Bond set for $5 million for suspected shooter who worked as temp employee at WeatherTech facility

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (CBS) -- Bond is set for $5 million for the man who shot and killed one worker, and critically wounded another at the WeatherTech facility in Bolingbrook Saturday morning. Police said around 6:25 a.m., officers were dispatched to WeatherTech Way for reports of a person shot. Police confirmed one person has been pronounced dead, another is in critical condition, and a third victim has been released from the hospital.  The alleged shooter, who police have identified as Charles C. McKnight Jr, of Chicago, fled the building but was located at the back of a home in the 500 block of...
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Ariel Atkins receives second straight WNBA All-Star selection

For the second straight season, Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins will represent the team at the WNBA All-Star Game when the league's top players gather in Chicago in two weeks. Atkins was selected as a reserve player by the league's coaches and is the lone Mystic named to the initial All-Star rosters.

Tony Khan Reveals How Much Money Forbidden Door PPV Made

Over the weekend the stars of AEW and NJPW faced off at the Forbidden Door pay-per-view which took place live from the United Center in Chicago. The card featured some interesting bouts, and there was a lot of speculation regarding how it would do heading into the show. The event...

Original Forbidden Door Plans Revealed For Jon Moxley

Jon Moxley had a huge night on Sunday as he main evented the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view in Chicago. However, it seems that AEW originally had different plans for Mox. It was noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that originally Jon Moxley was set to compete in the first...

Here Are The Reserves For The 2022 WNBA All Star Game

On July 10, the WNBA’s best and brightest will showcase their skills in the 2022 All-Star Game in Chicago. The starters for the game have already been announced and will feature future hall of famer Sue Bird in her final season. While the fans, players, and media vote to...

BA. 4, BA.5 Omicron Subvariants Now Predominant COVID Strain in Midwest, Chicago's Top Doc Says

As the coronavirus continues to infect the nation, the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants are now the predominant strains in the Midwest, according to Chicago's top doctor. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said in a Facebook Live event Tuesday that the prevalent omicron strains are quickly shifting, with the latest two notably more infectious.

Gunman shoots at Chicago cops on South Side, police say

CHICAGO - Nobody was injured Tuesday afternoon when a gunman fired shots at Chicago police officers on the South Side. Around 3 p.m., police say the officers were on bicycle patrol in a South Deering park in the 10500 block of South Oglesby when an unknown offender began shooting towards them.

Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale named to 2022 WNBA All-Star roster

ARLINGTON, Texas — The accolades keep coming for Dallas Wings star Arike Ogunbowale! Tuesday, the WNBA announced the guard has been named to the 2022 All-Star roster. Ogunbowale was last year’s All-Star MVP and if this season's stats are any indication, she may be up for the title once again. She's currently averaging 19.5 points per game this season, ranking third in the league. Her recent 37-point performance against the Phoenix Mercury is the highest single-game scoring output thus far.