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Woman Robbed Near Mayor Emanuel’s North Side Home

CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman was robbed early Sunday near the North Side home of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The 33-year-old woman was walking in the 4200 block of North Hermitage about 1:45 a.m. when someone came up behind her and stole her purse, police said. Emanuel lives on the same block. The male then struck her on the lip. A police officer assigned to the mayor’s detail heard the woman screaming and another officer chased the suspect southbound on Hermitage, then westbound on Berteau, the Su ...
Full article at: CBS Chicago 3 days ago, 7:32am CDT

Teen Accidentally Backs Up Over Toddler Brother

CHICAGO (CBS) — A tragic accident in Joliet over the weekend. WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports, Joliet police say a 15-year-old boy with his learner’s permit had been asked to move his family’s SUV out of their driveway on Saturday afternoon. What he didn’t know was that his 2-year-old brother had run out of the house and apparently was trying to get into the passenger side when the car started moving. Police said as the 15-year-old began pulling ...
Full article at: CBS Chicago 3 days ago, 7:29am CDT

Chicago Nurse Offers Advice On How To Start A Career In Nursing

Career InfoNet published a list of occupations with a typical entry-level education of an associate’s degree that are projected to have the largest number of job openings during the 2012-2022 time period. Within the top 10, there are five that are within the field of health care. (Photo Courtesy of Theresa Minniear) Theresa Minniear is a clinical research nurse for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midw ...
Full article at: CBS Chicago 3 days ago, 3:00am CDT

Chicago CEO Uses A Business Degree To Succeed In The Technology Industry

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Computers and information technology (IT) touch nearly every aspect of modern life. Information technology can help with such diverse tasks as driving motor vehicles and diagnosing diseases. IT enables seamless integration and communication between businesses anywhere in the world.” (Photo Courtesy of Michael Krasman) Co-Founder and CEO of UrbanBound a ...
Full article at: CBS Chicago 3 days ago, 2:55am CDT

Chicago Job Seekers Will See A Large Increase In Available Health Care Jobs

Although there are still sectors of the job market that are experiencing a decline, health care is experiencing a rise in need. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Nineteen of the 30 occupations projected to grow fastest from 2012 to 2022 typically require some form of post-secondary education for entry.” While other professions require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in order to achieve an entry-level position, health care positions are available to those with an associate’s degr ...
Full article at: CBS Chicago 3 days ago, 2:50am CDT

Levine: Cubs Get Good News On Bryant Injury

By Bruce Levine– (CBS) — The Chicago Cubs received good news on third baseman Kris Bryant’s foot injury. An MRI on Bryant’s big toe Sunday revealed a bone bruise. Bryant fouled a ball off of his foot last week. He played through the pain until removing himself from the Iowa Cubs game Saturday evening. An X-ray on the toe was inconclusive on Saturday. The Cubs confirmed on Sunday an MRI ruled out any fracture to the foot. The team said Bryant has a contusion or bruis ...
Full article at: CBS Chicago 4 days ago, 4:54pm CDT

Jackie Robinson West Routed 13-2 By Nevada At Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Brad Stone hit a grand slam in the first inning and Las Vegas hit five home runs in a 13-2 win over Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West on Sunday. First baseman Austin Kryszczuk homered twice, in the second and fourth innings. Chicago’s Pierce Jones, who hit three home runs on Thursday, went 0-for-2 with a walk. (© 2014by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS L ...
Full article at: CBS Chicago 4 days ago, 3:08pm CDT

CHA Revises Policy After Criticism Of “Supervouchers”

(CBS) — The Chicago Housing Authority is making changes to its voucher program after criticisms of so-called “supervouchers” that allow a handful to live in some of Chicago’s most expensive buildings. Previously, low income residents could receive up to 300 percent of what the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determines to be fair market value for rent. The CHA has now lowered that number to 150 percent. “After concluding ...
Full article at: CBS Chicago 4 days ago, 12:36pm CDT

Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West is a Crowd Favorite at Little League World Series

by Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago is enjoying a much-welcomed infusion of hometown pride after Jackie Robinson West’s decisive 12-2 win over Lynwood Pacific in the 2014 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Today, fans from near and far are counting down the minutes until the All-Stars take the field at 1 p.m. CST for their second game, this time against Mountain Ridge from Las Vegas. Here is a recap the team’s ...
Full article at: CBS Chicago 4 days ago, 11:54am CDT

Mother Speaks Out After Teen Daughter Killed In Drive-By Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) — A young life ends in a flash of gunfire. Police say 16-year-old Shaquise Buckner was killed in a drive-by shooting. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports witnesses describe hearing more than a dozen shots in the drive-by and the mother of the young victim has a message for her daughter’s killer. Katrina Goodman could barely bring herself to talk about her little girl. She says Shaquise Buckner was a happy teen with a sharp focus o ...
Full article at: CBS Chicago 4 days ago, 9:56am CDT

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