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  1. Homes: What you can buy for $4 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | CBS News

    There's a reason for that: Homes costing $4 million are almost 21.5 times more expensive than the national median home value, which is currently $186,100, according to Zillow . These pricey properties often come with upscale features like luxuriously landscaped grounds, swimming pools, indoor or outdoor sports courts and breathtaking views.


  2. Chicago struck by spike in deadly gun violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 2 | CBS News

    Last month, 72 people were shot to death. There have already been 350 homicides in Chicago this year, outpacing the total for the same period in 2015.


  3. Alexander Camelton: Best name at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | CBS News

    A hit Broadway play and a love of revolutionary war history may have played a role in the naming of the newest addition at a Chicago zoo.


  4. Several dozen shootings in Chicago amid bloody holiday weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2016 | CBS News

    Just halfway into the Memorial Day weekend, nearly as many people had been shot across Chicago as the entire holiday weekend last year, with police promising to step up patrols even further, CBS Chicago reported . Chicago police already had planned to have extra officers on the streets -- in squad cars, on foot, and on bicycles -- in an effort to curb the violence, but with 40 people already shot through early Sunday , police said they would do even more.


  5. School's seniors all college-bound for 7th straight yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | CBS News

    It was a big day for seniors at Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men as they recited the school's creed at a special ceremony at Daley Plaza Tuesday, CBS Chicago reports . "It's a great day," said senior Rudolph Long, who's attending Hampton University in the fall.


  6. Candidate: Opponent's supporters attacked me with bottle, staple gunRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | CBS News

    A candidate running for the Illinois House says he was attacked by supporters of the incumbent's campaign, but someone else is claiming the candidate attacked him outside his campaign office. CBS Chicago reports that Robert Zwolinski, 30, is running for the 4th Representative District, which includes parts of the Bucktown, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Noble Square, Ukrainian Village, West Town, and Wicker Park neighborhoods.


  7. Winter storm brings heavy snow, strong winds through MidwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | CBS News

    A powerful storm brought heavy snow and biting winds to parts of the Midwest on Wednesday, leading to mass flight cancellations at Chicago airports and school closings in several states. The Chicago Department of Aviation said about 860 flights were canceled at O'Hare International Airport by Wednesday evening.


  8. a Special prosecutor sought in fatal Chicago police shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | CBS News

    Civil rights attorneys, clergymen and several elected officials filed a court petition Tuesday seeking to force Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to hand over the prosecution and any further investigation involving the fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to a special prosecutor, CBS affiliate WBBM reported . The petition, coming as Alvarez is in a heated primary battle for her job in large part because of this case, contends that her demonstrated reluctance to charge police officers and, in particular, her close ties to the police officers' union, creates a "conflict of interest and disqualifies" her from prosecuting Officer Jason Van Dyke and perhaps charge other officers.


  9. a Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine's Day massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | CBS News

    Written by hand, the autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly describe why the Valentine's Day massacre of 1929 is still considered Chicago's most infamous gangland killing. The reports were recently unearthed with inquest transcripts from a warehouse after eight decades, and the Cook County medical examiner's office is now considering how best to preserve and display them.


  10. 10 of the tallest residential buildings in the U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | CBS News

    While New York boasts five of the top 10 tallest residential buildings in the country, Chicago is close behind with four. The West, on the other hand, tends to keep its homes a little more down to earth.


  11. Chinese company buys Chicago Stock ExchangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | CBS News

    In a sign of China's expanding financial reach, a Chinese-led investor group is buying the 134-year-old Chicago stock exchange. No purchase price was disclosed.


  12. Apple and the curse of the "edifice complex"Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | CBS News

    It's called the edifice complex, and it carries a curse: A high-flying company builds a beautiful new headquarters, then heartbreakingly loses altitude. Some wonder if Apple , which is constructing a massive new palace near the tech titan's long-time California office, is the latest to fall prey to this hex.


  13. Panhandlers take on one of nation's largest sheriff's officesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | CBS News

    A federal civil trial pitting two panhandlers against one of the nation's largest sheriff's departments got underway Monday, in a case stemming from a lawsuit that alleges the men were improperly stopped from begging at a popular Chicago square. Kim Pindak and Sam Phillips claim they lost up to $10 a day over four years because Cook County sheriff's deputies told them repeatedly they couldn't ask for money at Daley Plaza, best known for its iconic Chicago sculpture by Pablo Picasso.


  14. Warm weather across the U.S. kicks off winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | CBS News

    The warm winter has kept a non-refrigerated ice rink in Chicago closed, and even tricked some flowers at the Chicago Botanic Garden to bloom early. In cities like St. Louis, New York, and Boston, temperatures all topped 50 degrees on Monday.


  15. Bail set for Chicago cop in teen's fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2015 | CBS News

    Officer Jason Van Dyke has been locked up since Nov. 24, when prosecutors charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The bond amount means Van Dyke will need $150,000 to be released.


  16. Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2015 | CBS News

    Activists shut down part of Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Black Friday and planned to march in protest of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald , CBS Chicago reports . Protesters in Chicago blocked traffic and confronted police in a tense night of demonstrations.


  17. Protests after graphic video of Chicago police shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | CBS News

    Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza. About two dozen protesters gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office a day after authorities released the graphic video, footage that President Obama said "deeply disturbed" him. 19 comments

  18. a Fire breaks out in Chicago's Hancock skyscraperRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2015 | CBS News

    Chicago police say they received calls reporting the blaze from people inside the building. It has offices, shops and residential units, along with an observation floor popular with tourists.


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