Derrick Blakley is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago.
In June 2003, Blakley returned to CBS after 15 years at NBC 5 Chicago. Previously, he had worked for CBS News for seven years, based in Chicago, London and Bonn, Germany.
Blakley, a five-time Emmy Award winner, started at WMAQ-TV as a general assignment reporter. He later anchored the weekend morning newscasts and, finally, the weekend evening news.
Blakley got his start in television news as a reporter at WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. He began his journalism career as a news reporter at the Chicago Tribune.
Blakley, a Chicago native, graduated from Hales Franciscan High School, and now serves on the school’s Board of Trustees. He holds a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Masters in Communications from the University of Illinois.
The Illinois governor wonders why a transportation project he favors is delayed, while Democrats discuss who’s running for his position.
At President Trump’s request, House Speaker Paul Ryan has pulled the GOP’s health care overhaul bill from consideration.
Two Princeton economists led a new study that showed an increase in deaths for white blue collar workers.
With the state legislative session already half over, is Illinois closer to a budget or a government shutdown?
Critics are still asking questions about whether the CHA is hoarding money, instead of providing more units.
As the newly appointed chancellor of Chicago’s City Colleges, Salgado’s job will be to upgrade student performance.
Is it pure politics — or responsible oversight? CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has more.
Bruce Rauner charges Susana Mendoza is conspiring with her fellow Democrats against him. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has more.
A bill doubling jail time for repeat gun offenders advanced to the Illinois Senate floor after Supt. Eddie Johnson pleaded to lawmakers.
The proposed walkout is related to continuing budget problems within the Chicago Public Schools system.
President Trump unveiled the Republican plan to replace Obamacare, but it immediately came under fire from both the left and the right.
The west suburban Republican — under fire for not meeting with constituents in town hall-style settings — did not entertain questions from constituents or reporters outside the City Club. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has more.
Vice President Mike Pence admitted he used a personal e-mail address for government business while serving as Governor of Indiana.
After waiting more than two weeks to meet with the governor about funding for Chicago Public Schools, Chance the Rapper emerged from their sit-down Friday visibly frustrated with what he described as “a lot of vague answers.”
Movement toward a “grand bargain” budget compromise in Spingfield has collapsed. That leaves social service agencies once again facing uncertain funding.
Exactly who he’s talking to he won’t say. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has more.
Mayor Emanuel nimbly snuffed out an aldermanic revolt over his spending priorities, almost as soon as it began.
Mayor Emanuel wants to plant trees and upgrade parks. But some aldermen insist that cash must go to fighting crime.
They came to America from 15 different nations, but 25 immigrants are now American citizens.
Gov. Bruce Rauner gave more specifics Wednesday on what steps he’d accept to end the state’s nearly two-year budget stalemate, telling lawmakers he’s open to raising taxes on services such as car repairs or haircuts but not on food, medicine or retirement income.