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5-month-old girl shot in head, killed in South Shore

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A 5-month-old girl was shot in the head Friday evening in South Shore and later died.The shooting happened around 6 p.m. in the 7700 block of South South Shore Drive, police said. The baby, identified as Cecilia Thomas by the Medical Examiner's Office, was in a tan Chevrolet when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said.The driver of the car made it to 71st Street between Crandon and Luella avenues about a mile and a half away and sought help.The baby was rushed to the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.It is unclear who else was inside the car with the baby at the time of the shooting, but a 41-year-old man was also shot in the incident. He was shot in the eye area and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.No one was in custody late Friday. 
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Lakeview residents disappointed after 3 shot, 3 stabbed in separate incidents long after Pride

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Violence unfolded on the streets of Lakeview overnight Sunday into Monday – several hours after the city's Pride celebrations. As CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reported, the trouble did not start until long after the parade had ended and night had fallen – and the concern for leaders in Lakeview is about the aftermath rather than the parade itself. Two separate violent incidents overnight sent six people to the hospital. The Pride Parade was over by the late afternoon. But the party continued in certain parts of the East Lakeview area for hours afterward. On Monday morning,...

Why Cubs' Contreras at center of top All-Star storylines

The Cubs turned one of the bigger storylines of last year’s All-Star game into a showcase of trade-deadline bait, right down to a cringe-worthy in-game interview with a mic’d-up Kris Bryant about his imminent departure. Seventeen days later, Bryant was traded to the Giants, ending a 15-day, nine-man...

Fans to Hoyer: When will Cubs pull win-now 'levers?'

Jed Hoyer stepped away from his media tour Monday and went straight to the fans, sitting down with Boog Sciambi and season ticket holders in a Q&A outside Wrigley Field. Hoyer’s messaging was largely the same as his recent media stops, when he completed separate sit-down interviews with beat reporters and 670 The Score and ESPN 1000.

Chicago Board of Elections: If you still have your completed Vote By Mail ballot, we recommend you turn it into a secure drop box location (55 locations) to be counted in a timely manner for the June 28th Primary Election.

If you still have your completed Vote By Mail ballot, we recommend you turn it into a secure drop box location (55 locations) to be counted in a timely manner for the June 28th Primary Election. To find your closest location, go to:

Local Voices: Lansing’s pizza legacy – past, present, and future

The idea to write this piece came to me while eating an especially mediocre pizza from an unnamed “mom ‘n pop” pizzeria on the north side of Chicago. Soggy dough, not enough sauce, sausage that tasted like it came fresh from the freezer … Why was I subjecting myself to this?

Cook County jury awards mother $20 million in birth injury case against Advocate Christ Hospital

COOK COUNTY - The mother of a boy that has severe brain damage after delivery at a south suburban hospital was awarded $20 million by a Cook County jury. Jurors deliberated for six hours Friday after a three-week trial at the Daley Center, finding staff at Advocate Christ Hospital missed signs that Bonita Johnson’s child was in danger during Johnson’s labor at the Oak Lawn medical center in 2014.

Chicago First Alert Weather: Scattered storms Saturday

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Scattered storms arrive in two rounds Saturday with the first in the morning through early afternoon. Depending on how much clearing takes place later in the day will play a part in how much instability develops for the second round at night. Round two arrives after dark as showers and storms form along the cold front as it moves through our area. Storm Prediction Center has our area under a "Marginal" risk (level 1) for severe storms.Once the front passes, we are left with less humidity and a gusty, northwest wind flow for Sunday.TONIGHT: CLEAR & MILD. LOW 70.SATURDAY: SCATTERED STORMS. HIGH 89.SUNDAY: BREEZY & LESS HUMID. HIGH 82.

On Chicago visit, Vice President Kamala Harris expresses disappointment with overturning of Roe v. Wade

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Vice President Kamala Harris was in Chicago Friday, and addressed the issue of abortion rights in the wake of a watershed Supreme Court decision.Harris stopped at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Conference at the Swissotel downtown.In addition, Harris made a stop in southwest suburban Plainfield.She was joined there by U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, Rep. Robin Kelly, and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) to announce the White House Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis. The strategy lays out the Biden-Harris' administration's plan to cut mortality and morbidity rates for mothers and reduce disparities in maternal health outcomes, among other initiatives.Harris was in Chicago when news broke of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and ending a federal constitutional right to abortion.She shared her disappointment with the court's decision."This is a health care crisis, because understand, millions of women in America will go to bed tonight without access to the health care and reproductive carte that they had this morning; without access to the same health care or reproductive health care that their mothers dan grandmothers had for 50 years," Harris said.

Former President Barack Obama drops by Presidential Center construction site

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Former President and former Kenwood neighborhood resident Barack Obama and a surprise visit to Chicago on Friday. Mr. Obama dropped in to see the progress being made at the future Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park. He chatted with construction crews who have been busy at work laying the center's massive concrete foundation. "I will come back periodically. I might even come here during the winter to check on progress," Mr. Obama said in a remark that got a laugh. The Obama Presidential Center project is nearing one year since its groundbreaking. It is expected to open in 2025.

Report: Kyrie Irving Opting Into Player Option With Brooklyn Nets

Report: Kyrie Irving opting into player option with Nets originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. Kyrie Irving reportedly is sticking with Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. The 30-year-old point guard is opting into his $36.5 million player option with the franchise, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. More to...