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‘Everybody Loved Kierra:' Family Remembers Teen Basketball Star Killed in Shooting

A Chicago family is expressing heartbreak over the death of a young basketball star who was known for her infectious personality and hoped to play in the WNBA one day. Kierra Moore, 16, died in a drive-by shooting Thursday night while standing with a group of people in Lawndale. Police said the gunfire came from a passing black car around 11:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Polk Street.
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Chicago Fraternal Order of Police prez: Union will hold aldermen ‘accountable’ over vaccine mandate

'Remember them aldermen,' Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said. 'We need to go for every single one of them and get them out. We cannot accept excuses any more from these aldermen. They had the ability to go after the mayor and stop this deadline from even becoming a reality. They are going to be held accountable in 2023 I can assure you of that.
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Elgin vaccinations: COVID-19 inoculation sites in the area

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Elgin: 1. 500 Dundee Ave (847) 695-2398; 2. 815 S Randall Rd 847-717-6510; 3. 1670 Larkin Ave 847-695-0198; 4. 1038 Summit St 847-695-7467; 5. 1000 S Randall Rd 630-503-2142; 6. 589 N McLean Blvd 847-697-9873; 7. 815 Summit St

Amid Critical CPS School Bus Driver Shortage, One Company Uses Halloween Event As Recruiting Tool

CHICAGO (CBS) — There was relief this week from Chicago Public Schools’ busing vendors, as the district relaxed a vaccine mandate that many feared would worsen a driver shortage that is already causing major problems. But vendors are still just as desperate for drivers. So as CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas reported, one vendor used a Halloween event as a stealth recruiting event. Instead of a haunted house, the event involved a haunted school bus. And it wasn’t a typical Halloween party either – it was also a recruitment tool for the Illinois Central School Bus Company. Employees roamed through the...
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Holy cow! History: Chicago 'great fire' paled compared to this devastation

It remains in American memory as the mother of all blazes. Exactly 150 years ago, the Great Chicago Fire blew through the Windy City with a vengeance, killing some 300 people, blackening more than 2,100 acres, and destroying property valued at an estimated $4.7 billion in today’s dollars. Yet a...

Families Hold Vigil For Child Victims Of Gun Violence In Chicago, Call For Solutions

CHICAGO (CBS) — In recent months, it has become a repeated headline – children caught in the crossfire of the violence on Chicago streets. On Saturday, families who lost a loved one held a vigil at the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Fullerton Pkwy., as they called for an end to such unspeakable tragedies. As CBS 2’s Meredith Barack reported Saturday evening, pictures of more than 70 children who have been killed by gun violence since last October were placed on display outside the church. The powerful display was just one way the church urged community members to step up to help...

Kushner Family Tree Grows with North Volleyball

“It’s just been really cool to like carry on the tradition and I’ve just been able to watch my older siblings who had the last name and saw all the positive things that they have done for this school and being able to carry that out continue with the name has just been very fun.”
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The Debate Over Illinois' Pursuit for Criminal Justice Reform

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a "landmark" criminal justice and police reforms bill into law earlier this year, bringing an end to cash bail in Illinois and implementing new "police accountability" protocols. But how will the reforms effect Chicago’s longstanding violence problem – if at all?. The law "increases accountability and...

Ticket Broker Convicted in Scheme To Fraudulently Sell Chicago White Sox Tickets

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A federal jury has convicted a ticket broker on fraud charges for scheming to sell thousands of discounted Chicago White Sox tickets without the team’s authorization. BRUCE LEE, who owned Chicago-based Great Tickets, provided more than $100,000 to two White Sox ticket sellers in exchange for receiving complementary...