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Chicago Public School Budget Cuts " CBS Chicago — CHICAGO (CBS) - Two weeks. That is how long Chicago Public School principals have to make some difficult decisions about deep budget cuts. For the first time, one school gave CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker an inside look at the process. Today is a typical day for students, but it's not for administrators.

Texas Teacher Kyle Simpler Gets A Great Birthday Surprise " CBS Chicago — (CBS) - Celebrating a 56th birthday is hardly one of those milestones. Too young to retire. Been voting forever. Can't remember the last time you were carded. AARP has been trying to sign you up for years already. But for high school English teacher Kyle Simpler, his 56th birthday was something special after all.

On Facebook, Sanders Wins In A Landslide In Chicago — CHICAGO (CBS) - If Americans elected their president based on Facebook likes, rather than actual votes, Bernie Sanders would in Chicago in a landslide. That's the result of an ambitious analysis by the website FiveThirtyEight, which looked at the race through the prism of social media nationwide.

Valentine’s Day Dance, Chicago 1948 — CHICAGO (CBS) - Ah, Valentine's Day. Remember when men used to dress up in a suit, sipped icy-cold Cokes and danced with their dates? Neither do we. So, here is how young men and women celebrated on Feb. 14, 1948. The scene is a Valentine's Dance, sponsored by the University Of Illinois-Chicago at Navy Pier.

Donald Trump Drops Twitter Bombs On Ted Cruz " CBS Chicago — CHICAGO (CBS) - On the eve on the next GOP presidential debate, Donald Trump is doubling down and playing the liar card against rival Ted Cruz. Saturday night's debate in South Carolina (8 p.m., Chicago time on CBS 2) could get heated, if social media is any indication.

Jackie Robinson West Parents File Sweeping Lawsuit — The parents of the disgraced Jackie Robinson West Little League team filed a lawsuit against several groups and individuals for their role in a scandal that resulted in the team being stripped of their 2014...

School Security Guard Charged In Sex Assault Of Teen Girl — A Chicago man working as a security guard at an elementary school has been charged with sexual assault for engaging in sexual acts with a 13-year-old girl. Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score

VIDEO: Dog Saved From Burning House By Hero Firefighters — (CBS) Dramatic video shows firefighters rescuing a dog from a burning home. The footage comes from a helmet cameras worn by firefighters in Sacramento, Calif. In this video, footage from different helmet cameras show the firefighters at work, culminating with the rescue of a dog from her hiding place in a back bedroom.

New Harry Potter ‘Book’ Arriving This Summer — (CBS) - Harry Potter is coming back for another round of magic. The eighth installment of the series will come out this summer, CBS Philadelphia reports. It is not a traditional book, though. It is a hardback book version of the script for the play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

Ellen DeGeneres Donates $500,000 To Crumbling School — (CBS) - A Detroit school in dire need of upgrades and repairs is getting some help from Ellen DeGeneres. Seen in a video posted to her website, the talk show host thrilled Spain Elementary students and staff with the announcement of "Ellen's biggest most generous giveaway ever!" - a $500,000 donation.
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Feb 13, 2016

"I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me."

Feb 12, 2016

Dispiriting to finish “Thom Jefferson and the Tripoli pirates” and learn author #Kilmeade is a Fox persona. Book ok. A bit anti Muslim.

Feb 12, 2016

"This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore."

Feb 11, 2016

"I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me."

Feb 10, 2016

Wow, what a #Celtics win against the tier one LAClippers in OT, 139-134 ... most exciting win of the season. Go #Celts #Green

Feb 10, 2016

Boner in a #Wired story. a "120,000-ton locomotive" would crush the rails. Maybe 120,000 pounds?

Feb 10, 2016

"I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now." In the really bad department...

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