Making a Difference

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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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Hawks to Play Wild in Second Round of Playoffs

Hawks to Play Wild in Second Round of Playoffs

For the third year in a row, the Chicago Blackhawks will play the Minnesota Wild in the postseason as the teams will play in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Family: Missing Suburban College Student Found

Family: Missing Suburban College Student Found

A 20-year-old west suburban sophomore at the University of Colorado who was missing from his Boulder apartment for more than a week has returned, according to his family.

Wisc. Climber Survives Mount Everest Avalanche

Wisc. Climber Survives Mount Everest Avalanche

Andy Land, 52, of Fond du Lac, was in the Khumbu Icefall region near the base of Mount Everest when the earthquake struck.

Alarm Scares Off Burglars From Michigan Avenue Burberry

Alarm Scares Off Burglars From Michigan Avenue Burberry

A group of burglars abandoned an early Sunday heist at a high-end Magnificent Mile clothing store when they set off an alarm at the downtown shop.

Toews vs. Keith: Blackhawks' First Round MVP?

Toews vs. Keith: Blackhawks' First Round MVP?

The Chicago Blackhawks got some big-time contributions from all over their lineup as they defeated the Nashville Predators, but which player was the team's MVP in the first round?

Illinois Lawmakers Consider Ban on Crib Bumper Pads

Illinois Lawmakers Consider Ban on Crib Bumper Pads

Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product.