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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.


Two Drivers Charged With DUI In I-55 Crash

Both drivers involved in a crash early Saturday morning on the Stevenson Expressway have been charged with DUI.


Anti-Zimmerman protesters on Michigan Avenue. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Chicagoans React To Zimmerman Acquittal

Some Chicagoans are reacting to George Zimmerman’s acquittal with a number of pop-up protests around the city.


Darrell E. Chambers (Credit: Chicago Police)

Bond Denied For Man Charged With Shooting 5-Year-Old

Chicago Police have now charged a suspect with the shooting that left a five-year-old boy in critical condition.


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2 Teens Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Crete High School Parking Lot

Friends and classmates are mourning after two people were killed in a motorcycle crash in the parking lot of Crete Monee High School, reports CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman.


Garry McCarthy on the CBS 2 Morning News, Wednesday, Dec. 5. (CBS)

CPD: May Murders, Shootings Down From Last Year

It’s already been a violent start to the month of June, just as the city releases its monthly crime statistics for May.


Police say the driver and passenger of a White Maserati-- left in the middle of the of the street, were both shot after an apparent fender bender. The driver, a 42 year old male, is now dead from a gun shot wound to the head.  (Credit: CBS)

1 Dead, Another Wounded In Apparent Road Rage Incident On North Side

Charles Jones was shot and killed overnight after leaving the gentleman’s club he owned.


Susan G. Komen Walk

Komen Race For The Cure Dedicated To Maggie Daley

This Mother’s Day race is a tradition and many mothers and their friends and families will be here rocking pink– to help support the battle against breast cancer.


Anthony M. Espinoza, 27, is wanted in connection with an Orland Park home invasion and shooting, police say. (Orland Park Police Dept.)

Suspect In Orland Park Home Invasion Found Dead

Lake County Indiana Sheriff’s officers were approaching Espinoza’s home in East Chicago to execute a search warrant when they heard a single gunshot.


(Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Council Could Decide To Increase Cubs Night Games Next Week

Wrigley Field could come alive for 10 more nights a season. The Cubs want more night games, and next week, the idea is expected to go before City Council.


Crews prepare to begin replacing the north leaf of the Wells Street Bridge. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Brown Line Riders: Get Ready For Shake-Up

38,000 CTA riders are getting ready for a commute shake-up Monday


Crews used inflatable rafts and other boats to evacuate residents from Forest View, after the Des Plaines River flooded most of the town. (Credit: CBS)

Flood Waters Starting To Recede In Hard-Hit Southwest Suburb

A levee breach along the Des Plaines river sent water rushing into homes and basements in southwest suburban Forest View.


Sunday morning around 3:30, there was a head-on collision between a police cruiser and a pick-up truck. (Credit:CBS)

Chicago Police Involved in Second Weekend Accident

For the second time this weekend, police officers were sent the hospital, following a traffic accident.


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One Dead, 4 Injured In Police Squad Car Crash

One person is dead, following a late night crash involving a Chicago Police squad car in the city’s Austin neighborhood.


A bus-themed cake was served Friday at Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago. (CBS)

Bank Sends 49 Students On College-Scouting Tour

Friday morning, CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman visited a charter school where 49 students are being given every opportunity to succeed as they prepare for a life-changing trip.


Chicago Public Schools

Parents Get Chance To Sound-Off On School Closings At CPS Meetings

Dozens of Chicago Public Schools are slated to close come August and today many parents get a chance to sound-off in front of district leaders since news of the closings came last month.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the Chicago teachers' strike at City Hall, following a City Council meeting on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Breaks His Silence On School Closings

They called him a racist. They called him the “Murder Mayor.” After two days of silence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel finally speaks about the decision to close 53 Chicago public schools.


Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Pope Francis’ First Sunday On The Job

This St. Patrick’s Day will go down as a memorable one for billions of Catholics worldwide. It’s the first Sunday for newly picked leader, Pope Francis.


Fabian Torres, left; Joaquin Garcia (Facebook, family handout)

Victim’s Family Reacts To Officer Involvement In Fatal Accident

harges have been filed against a North Chicago Police officer, for his role in a fatal hit and run crash. Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the accident that killed friends Fabian Torres and Joaquin Garcia on Lake Shore Drive early Friday.


A Chevy Cobalt landed upside down and was submerged in the pond.

Body Pulled From Pond After Car Spins-Out

CBS 2 has learned the identity of a woman killed after her car crashed into a retention pond off eastbound I-88 and the Eola exit in west suburban Aurora.


A man died on I-57 after his car was run off a city street and slid down the expressway's embankment.

Fatal Hit-And-Run Sends Car Down Expressway Embankment

Several unanswered questions surrounding the death of a Chicago man, killed in a hit-and-run.