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Every Time The Chicago Bulls Come To Boston, Dennis Rodman Would Buy Out Toys-R-Us And Deliver To The Boston Children's Hospital: No Cameras, No Reporters

Dennis Rodman is one of the most colorful personalities the sport of basketball has ever seen. While he was considered outlandish for his time, Rodman never let anything off the court stop him from achieving great success on the court. Rodman is a 5-time champion and is regarded as one of the greatest rebounders of all time.
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Chicago police found with 5 guns, 1000 rounds of ammo, and ‘critiques’ of recent mass shootings after man fired shotgun into Englewood park: prosecutors

A suburban man who fired a shotgun into a Chicago park early Thursday had five firearms, over 1,000 rounds of ammunition, and handwritten notes about “recent mass shootings as well as critiques of the police involved in those shootings,” prosecutors said Friday. “Those are war weapons in this...
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Woman in critical condition after shooting on Stevenson Expressway

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A woman was shot while driving on the Stevenson Expressway Thursday night. Illinois State Police said the woman was shot in the head on northbound I-55 near Archer Avenue just after 10 p.m.She was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition. Illinois State Police and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability said an off-duty Chicago Police officer was involved in the incident, but it was unclear exactly how.Police have not released further details, but did say the incident was initially reported as a road rage incident. Expressway shootings are happening less this year than last year.So far in 2022, there have...

The smartest trade Cubs made at 2022 deadline

For all the criticism the Cubs received after holding on to top trade chips Ian Happ and Willson Contreras at the deadline, trading Scott Effross to the Yankees was a smart move. Yes, dealing one of David Ross’ most-trusted and oft-used relievers hurts the Cubs in the present. But...

Darnell Mooney Sheds Light on Yet Another Egregious Matt Nagy Coaching Mishap

This offseason has been littered with moments in which players have revealed Matt Nagy’s most ridiculous missteps. Mitchell Trubisky shared how Nagy was all about tailoring his game plan to his playbook and not the players he had at his disposal. Jaylon Johnson has been open in talking about how the new coaches are stressing accountability. And Darnell Mooney gave us perspective as to what it looks like when an offense makes sense. Then provided another anecdote about what a functional team is run.

Man's aneurysm triggered by mouth bacteria that spread to his brain

The trouble started when cavity-causing bacteria all of us have in our mouths traveled to Jay Keller’s heart and then his brain, causing a life-threatening aneurysm. But he wouldn’t know it for a while. Keller, a 49-year old architect in Chicago, runs marathons, works out and never gets...

Metra train hits semi-trailer truck in Lemont

LEMONT, Ill. (CBS) -- A Metra train hit a semi-trailer truck in Lemont during the afternoon rush Friday. Metra Heritage Corridor line train No. 915 had been set to arrive in Joliet at 4:31 p.m. The train hit the truck in Lemont near Boyer Street. The XPOLogistics truck was seen jackknifed on a narrow road that crosses the track. It had been headed south out of a business at Main and Boyer streets – almost two miles to the east of downtown Lemont and not far from Archer Avenue.The crossing where the accident happened is a private crossing without any gates or warning lights.The train had about 70 passengers on board. No injuries have been reported on the train. Information on the condition of the truck driver was not immediately available, but the driver appeared to be out of the truck.The train that hit the truck was halted at 5 p.m. Extensive delays are expected on the line. CHECK: Metra updates

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to sue gang members and seize their property falters amid criticism over crime and civil rights

Days before aldermen were set to vote on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s controversial plan to sue gang members as an anti-violence strategy, she texted an impassioned message to several City Council members seeking their support. “We must send a strong message to gangs that we will take away their profits which last year was over $26M. I would not press this without the appropriate checks and ...

Thieves with postal master keys target Edgewater building; postal carriers' union demands change

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A crew of thieves brazenly broke into an Edgewater neighborhood apartment building and swiped mail and packages.As CBS 2's Sabrina Franza reported Friday, postal carriers are now pushing for a big delivery change.Missing mail is nothing new. It is a problem we have been reporting on for years.We also have been asking about postal master keys, or arrow keys – the keys used to open mailboxes – for just as long. The problem with the yes is that many times, they are basically universal – and can open mailboxes across an entire area.This latest case in Edgewater...

Supporters for teen punched by officers in Oak Lawn rally outside Police Department

CHICAGO (CBS) – Supporters of a teen beaten by Oak Lawn police are gathering outside the department -- calling for the firing of the officers involved. Activists including the Arab American Action Network are also in attendance. The demonstration comes after video posted online showed Oak Lawn police repeatedly punching 17-year-old Hadi Abuatelah while pinned to the ground during an arrest last week.The incident happened after a traffic stop. Video from police shows Abuatelah ran away before officers tackled him.Police say they found a loaded gun in his bag. The teen spent almost a week in the hospital.He's still facing charges.

Fallen Chicago police officer Ella French to be honored in special ceremony Sunday

CHICAGO (CBS) -- One year ago, Chicago police officer Ella French was shot and killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop gone wrong.Her courage and service will be remembered on Sunday.Officer French's police star will be enshrined in the superintendent's honored star case in a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m.Gov. JB Pritzker will be at CPD headquarters to honor the fallen officer.French's partner, officer Carlos Yanez Jr., was also shot but survived from his injuries. 

To deter theft, Niles police to spray-paint identifying numbers on catalytic converters

NILES, Ill. (CBS) -- As the Chicago area sees a sharp uptick in catalytic converter thefts, one northern suburb has a creative solution to address the ongoing problem. As CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reported Friday, we continue to track catalytic converter thefts that seem to happen daily in neighborhoods from the city to suburbs. To combat the crime trend, the Niles Police Department is getting creative – and turning to spray paint. "We're going to be using heat-resistant spray paint to paint the unique identifying number on the catalytic converters, and you will not be able to remove it," said...

Lyte Lounge community center in Greater Grand Crossing plans to open next summer

By Marissa PerlmanCHICAGO (CBS) – It's a first-of-its-kind community center for homeless youth. The Lyte Collective was built inside a nearly 100-year-old church on Chicago's South Side and now hopes to help young people navigate what's next. CBS 2's Marissa Perlman reports with how they're planning to change the neighborhoodThis isn't your traditional homeless outreach program. Exhibit A – there's a recording studio inside but this is the place this group hopes will reach young people where they are. In Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, you'll find this: A nearly 100-year-old formerly vacant church that's gone through quite the makeover.It's been...
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After outrage, West Side mural removed

A mural recently unveiled at 5908 W. Chicago Ave., in Austin has been removed. The mural was a collaboration between the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), as part of the city’s Vax-Chi-Nation program that encourages community members to get vaccinated.

Market Days performer: With monkeypox spread, people need to protect themselves

CHICAGO (CBS) -- As monkeypox spreads, the Chicago Department of Public Health is hoping more vaccine doses get to Chicago soon. This comes as Market Days, one of the city's most popular street festivals, kicks off in the Northalsted district. On Friday, crews were setting up everything from stages and kiosks to handwashing stations along Halsted Street between Belmont Avenue and Addison Street. Come Saturday, that stretch of Halsted Street will be blocked off – and packed with people. While monkeypox can affect anyone, most cases in Chicago and beyond have involved men who have sex with men, or MSM....

1 killed in I-294 crash near Willow Springs

COOK COUNTY, Ill. - One person is dead following a crash on Interstate 294 near Willow Springs early Friday. According to preliminary information from Illinois State Police, a gray 2014 Lexus and white 2017 International Truck Tractor were traveling southbound near milepost 22 on I-294 at about 12:33 a.m. The...