Oct 2, 2009

Forget Barack, Michelle Obama Leads Olympic Charge

Forget Barack, Michelle Obama Leads Olympic Charge

Just as she wowed London school girls with her humble roots and her story of regular-girl-turned-first lady, Michelle Obama looks to do the same in her individual pitches to IOC members and presentation...

Oct 2, 2009

Obama Tied to Olympics, Win or Lose

Obama Tied to Olympics, Win or Lose

President Obama’s hometown allies have brought Chicago to the brink of landing the 2016 Olympic Games, but after Obama makes the city’s case before the International Olympic Committee Friday morning in...

Aug 11, 2010

Chicagoans Stunned by First Round Loss

Chicagoans Stunned by First Round Loss

The air went out of the crowd at Daley Plaza upon hearing the news.

Oct 1, 2009

Olympic Bid Ceremonies Officially Open

Olympic Bid Ceremonies Officially Open

As the IOC bid ceremonies officially kick off, all eyes are on Copenhagen.

Oct 2, 2009

The Olympic Blame Game

The Olympic Blame Game

Win or lose, it's somebody's fault.

Oct 1, 2009

Six Charged With Mob Activity

Six Charged With Mob Activity

Five men and one woman interrupted crews that were attempting to crown the Picasso statue in Daley Plaza with an Olympic laurel on Tuesday.

Sep 30, 2009

Daley Plaza Preps for Olympic Announcement

Daley Plaza Preps for Olympic Announcement

From the crew unloading fencing to the tourists snapping photos to the workers stringing video cables and phone lines, Chicago is getting ready for Friday.

Sep 30, 2009

Oprah: The Party Starts Friday

Oprah: The Party Starts Friday

The world's most powerful TV host held court on her hometown's Olympic spirit.

Sep 30, 2009

First Lady: Chicago "A City That Works Really Well"

First Lady: Chicago "A City That Works Really Well"

Michelle Obama meets with the Chicago 2016 delegation and IOC members in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sep 30, 2009

Half of IOC Voters Still Undecided

Half of IOC Voters Still Undecided

As of right now, its anybody's guess as to who gets the Games.

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Chicago Ties 140-Year Record for Coldest February

Chicago Ties 140-Year Record for Coldest February

As February came to a close Saturday, Chicago tied for one more cold-related record.

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Emanuel, Garcia Court Wilson's Endorsement

Emanuel, Garcia Court Wilson's Endorsement

Just five weeks before the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia met with former challenger Willie Wilson in the hopes of gaining the support of his voters.

How Will Vince Vaughn Fare in Sunday's Polar Plunge?

How Will Vince Vaughn Fare in Sunday's Polar Plunge?

Last year, Jimmy Fallon said he would "absolutely not" do the Polar Plunge again. How will actor Vince Vaughn handle the challenge this year?

16-Year-Old Aurora Boy Charged in Murder of Teen

16-Year-Old Aurora Boy Charged in Murder of Teen

A 16-year-old boy from suburban Aurora was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of another teenager in suburban Aurora Friday afternoon.

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny

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