Articles By: Paris Lewbel

Mayor Emanuel hosts naturalization ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center

Mayor Emanuel hosts naturalization ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center

As part of Chicago’s New Americans Initiative, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today hosted the fifth naturalization ceremony to administer the Oath of Allegiance and distribute citizenship certificates to 71 individuals representing 32 countries. “We are a nation of immigrants and it is fitting that we hold this ceremony to welcome all of our […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY:  Chicago Skyline From SLOOP
Mayor Emanuel Comments on Passing of Roger Ebert

Mayor Emanuel Comments on Passing of Roger Ebert

Mayor Rahm Emanuel: “Our whole city learned with sadness today of the passing of Roger Ebert, whose name was synonymous with two things: the movies and Chicago.  In a Pulitzer Prize winning career that spanned more than four decades, thousands of reviews and countless acts of generosity to others, Roger championed Chicago as a center for filmmaking and critiques.  With […]

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First Lady to Youth: Active lifestyle reduces violence

First Lady to Youth: Active lifestyle reduces violence

via YouTube Can getting young adults healthy really reduce violence? First Lady Michelle Obama says it can. As a part of her third annual “Let’s Move” campaign, she’s not only fighting obesity but the issue of violence as well. WCHI News Senior Reporter Paris Lewbel was at the First Lady’s announcement at McCormick Place Thursday, where Obama was joined by […]

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Michelle Obama kicks off “Let’s Move” Campaign

Michelle Obama kicks off “Let’s Move” Campaign

First Lady Michelle Obama is making a major announcement to bring physical activity back to schools today at McCormick Place. The First Lady will be joined by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, NIKE, Inc. President & CEO Mark Parker, Dominique Dawes, Gabby Douglas, Allyson Felix, Bob Harper, Bo Jackson, Colin Kaepernick, Sarah Reinertsen, Paul Rodriguez, Serena Williams, […]

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View of Chicago's Skyline from 11:30 p.m.
(Paris Lewbel, WCHI News)

LIVE: Snow blankets Chicago

  A live view from outside WCHI News Studios in Chicago’s South Loop as another winter storm blankets the Chicagoland area. — UPDATE 5:35 P.M.: The National Weather Service in Chicago has extended the Winter Weather Advisory until 6 a.m. Wednesday. — Snow, sleet and rain continues to blanket the Chicagoland area Tuesday afternoon. A winter weather advisory, in effect until […]

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Obama talks with Students about Violence, Economy

Obama talks with Students about Violence, Economy

  WCHI Senior Reporter Paris Lewbel takes you inside President Obama’s speech on the Economy and Chicago’s Violence at Hyde Park Academy.

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Obama talks in Chicago about Violence, Economy

Obama talks in Chicago about Violence, Economy

President Obama was in Chicago on Friday to address issues on the Economy and Chicago’s growing issue of Violence. Obama spoke to a crowd of students and families at Hyde Park Academy, a 4-year Chicago Public School in the Woodlawn neighborhood. See the entire script of President’s Speech on Strengthening The Economy for The Middle Class and Chicago’s Violence, here. […]

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Sweet Science of Boxing to Reduce Street Violence

Sweet Science of Boxing to Reduce Street Violence

  Rasheda Ali, daughter of The Greatest and program media director for the Police Athletic League of Illinois, has announced that the PAL and the Illinois State Crime Commission are joining forces to reduce violent crime in Chicago. Their innovative boxing initiative allows kids from all over the city to apply themselves in the ring at police gyms. Rasheda Ali […]

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Your Next Car: It’s Getting Easier to Be Green

Your Next Car: It’s Getting Easier to Be Green

  We constantly hear terms like hybrids, battery power, and fuel mileage, but they took center stage at this year’s North American International Auto Show. Paris Lewbel shows how General Motors is committed to battery power and the Volt.

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