Making a Difference

Making a Difference

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 08:45 PM CST

Ex-Gang Members Help To Prevent Gang Violence

Ex-Gang Members Help To Prevent Gang Violence

Crime may not be as prominent during the winter months, but that doesn’t stop these former gang members from working to fight gang violence.

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Lady Gaga Takes Polar Plunge With Fiance

Lady Gaga Takes Polar Plunge With Fiance

Vince Vaughn was the celebrity guest of honor at the Polar Plunge, but a slew of other celebrities were also in attendance, including pop star Lady Gaga and her fiance, Taylor Kinney.

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Gaga, Vaughn Take Chicago Polar Plunge

Gaga, Vaughn Take Chicago Polar Plunge

Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn joined more than 4,500 Chicagoans in an icy dip into Lake Michigan for the annual Polar Plunge on Sunday to support the Special Olympics.

White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Dies

White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Dies

White Sox legend and fan favorite Minnie Minoso died Sunday morning, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 90 years old.

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny

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