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Courtney Gousman

gousman Courtney GousmanCourtney Gousman serves as a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago.

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Gousman joined CBS 2 Chicago from KSDK-TV in St. Louis. Prior to that, she served as a news anchor and reporter at WEHT-TV in Evansville, Indiana, and KRGC-TV in Jefferson City, Missouri. She also served as an intern at Tribune Co.-owned CLTV in 2003.

“Other people’s stories fascinate me,” Gousman says. It serves as her inspiration and passion for journalism.

Gousman is a Chicago native and graduate of Chicago’s Whitney Young High School and Hampton University in Virginia.

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Six Hurt In Shooting At Easter Party In Montomgery, Ill.

Six people are in the hospital after a shooting at an Easter party in west suburban Montgomery.


A building that once housed a Dollar Store and the district offices of State Rep. Andre Thapedi (D-Chicago) burned down on Jan. 17, but the owner has yet to tear down what's left of the building or haul away the rubble from the blaze. (Credit: Worlee Glover)

Alderman, Residents Want Building Eyesore Demolished

CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports near the intersection of 75th and King Drive, where a burned-out building has caused all the problems.


The RecPlex fitnes center in Pleasant Prairie , Wis.  (CBS)

Hidden Cameras Found In Women’s Locker Room Of Wis. Gym

Police have arrested two people after hidden cameras were discovered inside a woman’s locker room at a popular fitness center in Wisconsin.


A Sarpino's which was robbed early Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Police Questioning Man, Woman In Connection With Pizzeria Robbery

Chicago Police are questioning two people accused in the robbery of a Chicago pizza shop.


This slush-filled canyon on North Menard stranded motorists Friday. (CBS)

City Hall Following Trail Of Potholes, Cracks To Road Contractors

Amid a massive crop of potholes, City Hall has launched an audit and plans to enforce the one-year guarantee on asphalt. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman reports.


Megan Boken, 23, of Wheaton was shot and killed in an apparent botched robbery in St. Louis, where she was planning to play in an alumni game for former St. Louis University volleyball players. (Photo courtesy St. Louis University)

Family Backs ‘Kill Switch’ Requirement For Smart Phones, To Deter Thefts

Megan Boken left home to visit St. Louis in 2012. She was shot and killed in broad daylight for her cell phone. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman reports.


A semi-tractor-trailer truck is among several vehicles snarled in a pileup on Interstate 57. (Courtesy: Gary A. Naese)

Fog Causes Multi-Vehicle Crashes On I-57

The line of cars parked on northbound I-57 waited patiently as emergency crews worked to clean up and piece together two crashes that led to pileups. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman reports.


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One Woman Dead, Another Injured In Oak Lawn House Fire

One woman is dead and another is in the hospital after a house fire in Oak Lawn.


A pile of road salt that public works crews in northwest suburban McHenry will use on roads during the year's first snowstorm on Dec. 20, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Salt Shortage Forces Homewood To Conserve

Road crews are working around the clock to make streets passable in Homewood, only this time, the village is “holding the salt” when it comes to Homewood’s side streets.


Anthony Lee, 16, left; Diante Coakley, 21 (Dolton Police Dept.)

Bail Denied For Teen, His Brother In Pregnant Girl’s Shooting Death

A pregnant teen fatally shot on Christmas and dumped in Dolton played a role in her own death, authorities said Sunday as the girl’s boyfriend and older brother were ordered held without bond on murder charges.


Lydia Alvarez-Traicoff's home was burglarized while she was at her husband's funeral. (CBS)

Indiana Woman’s Home Burglarized While She Attends Husband’s Funeral

The pain is still fresh for Lydia Alvarez-Traicoff. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman reports.


A logo for financial service company Merrill Lynch is seen in New York, June 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge OKs $160M Settlement In Racial-Bias Case Against Merrill Lynch

The eight-year legal saga ended Friday. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman reports.


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Frigid Temperatures Hit Chicago

It only takes a step outside to experience just how cold it is as frigid temperatures are expected throughout the day Sunday.


A Ventra machine at a CTA station. (CBS)

CTA Pushing More Riders To Switch To Ventra

Monday will be a new day for CTA riders: the transit authority is trying to get riders to switch over to the new Ventra system.


An SUV crashed into the front of the RJ Fish & Chicken restaurant in the 1900 block of East 95th Street early Saturday (Credit:  NVP News Video)

Two Injured When SUV Crashes Into South Side Restaurant

Chicago Police are searching for the driver who plowed into a far South Side restaurant and sent two men to the hospital, reports CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman.


A Chicago police officer shot a home intruder. (CBS)

Off-Duty Cop Shoots Intruder In Her Home

The officer brought her pistol downstairs to investigate a commotion on the first floor and was confronted by a man who “lunged” at her.


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Cop Hospitalized After Being Attacked With Baseball Bat

A police officer is in serious condition after he was hit in the head with a baseball bat while trying to break up a fight early Saturday in West Englewood.


Johnson School of Excellence Principal Alice Henry welcomes new students on Friday as the first official day of classes nears. (CBS)

CPS ‘Welcoming School’ Does Its Homework As First Day Nears

CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman was at Johnson School of Excellence in the North Lawndale neighborhood.


82nd Annual Bud Billiken Day Parade (CBS)

Chicago Gears Up For Bud Billiken Parade

Tomorrow marks the unofficial beginning of the school year, with the Bud Billiken Parade. It is considered one of the largest back to school celebrations in the country.

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Rescuers, forensics and police officers stand at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

Suburban Girl Still Recovering After Being Injured In Deadly Train Crash In Spain

Two suburban girls survived the train crash in northern Spain that killed 79 people last month. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman talked to the family, now dealing with this crisis, in northern Spain.