Derrick Blakley

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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.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Lakeview home.  (Credit: CBS)

Candidate Asks: How Could Emanuel Bodyguards Have Missed Attack On Mayor’s Son?

Ald. Bob Fioretti commented Monday about the Friday night robbery of Mayor Emanuel’s son outside the family’s North Side home. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

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New Reforms Aim To Make Police Lineups More Reliable

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look at a new law that protects the innocent.

12/18/2014

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Hospitals Impose Visiting Restrictions During Busy Flu Season

The Illinois Department of Public Health says confirmed cases are widespread across the state. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

12/15/2014

Jesus Garcia campaigning in Humboldt Park. (CreditL CBS)

Emanuel, Garcia Vying For Hispanic Voters

Chicago’s mayoral election is little more than a month away and today, both Mayor Emanuel and one of his major challengers turned their attention to attracting Hispanic voters, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

12/14/2014

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Honors Cardinal George With Medal Of Merit

He’s been celebrated by his church and honored by its faithful, but today, the entire city of Chicago got its turn.

12/10/2014

In this surveillance image, a hooded man steals packages from a building foyer. (Daphe Ortiz)

WATCH: Thief Snatches Gift Packages From Lincoln Park Condo

Video shows a real-life Grinch taking packages from some Lincoln Park homes. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

12/08/2014

Colin Collette was fired as music director at Holy Family Parish in Inverness after announcing plans to wed his male partner. He has filed a discrimination complaint. (Credit: CBS)

Music Director Fired Over Same-Sex Marriage Files Formal Complaint

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley has more on a battle that pits civil rights against religious freedom.

12/04/2014

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Evanston Becomes First Illinois City To Raise Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

Teens will no longer be able to buy smokes in the north suburb. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

11/07/2014

Jim Oberweis

U.S. Senate Race: Oberweis Trying To Paint Durbin As ‘Career Politician’

How long in public office is too long? That’s a key question being asked by Republican Jim Oberweis. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

10/28/2014

Wallenda

Viewing Areas, Street Closures Announced For Daredevil Nik Wallenda’s Walk Over Chicago River

Nik Wallenda’s daring walk over the Chicago River is now less than a week away and CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports production teams are already in-place, preparing for the Sunday evening spectacle.

10/27/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Rauner, Quinn Gear Up Ahead Of CBS 2 Debate

With three weeks to Election Day and just two days until the gubernatorial debate on CBS 2, both candidates for the state’s highest office are thinking about how to score points in their last face-to-face meeting.

10/12/2014

Doctor Generic

Another Health Concern: Enterovirus D68

A four-year-old preschooler is the first confirmed victim to die from the virus in the U.S., and he hadn’t shown any symptoms. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports on what parents should know.

10/06/2014

Potholes

Alderman Takes Matters Into His Own Hands To Fill Potholes

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley the city’s so slow to fill the potholes, 22nd Ward Alderman Rick Munoz is taking matters, and a shovel, into his own hands.

09/24/2014

teen burglars

13-Year-Old Alleged Woodstock Burglars Caught On Camera

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports by the time the two teen vandals saw the surveillance camera, it was too late as the evidence that would lead to their arrest had been recorded.

09/23/2014

Libertyville resident Cliff Hieronymus (CBS)

Suburban Dad Suspends NFL At His Home, In Wake Of Controversy

“I can’t get up on Sundays and have to have those conversations all day with my son,” Cliff Hieronymus of Libertyville tells CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

09/18/2014

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Congressmen Send Letter To Goodell, Other Sports Commissioners

It seems everyone has had something to say about the brutal Ray Rice video. Now, even congress wants to get into the act. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago) told CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley developments made their coming inquiry even more necessary.

09/10/2014

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Thousands Of CPS Students Enjoy Free Lunch On First Day Back

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, unless you’re a CPS student.

09/02/2014

Chase Bank

Asking Local Experts: How Worried Should Chase Customers Be About Security Breach?

The data breach left some customers understandably shaken. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

08/28/2014

Danielle and Miguel Casco. (Credit: CBS)

Teens From Honduras Fighting To Stay With Family In Waukegan

The future of a 16-year-old boy and his sister from Honduras is unknown after they arrived here illegally to escape violence in their home country.

08/06/2014

Shamiya Adams. (Family provided photo)

Police Making Progress In Investigation Of 11-Year-Old Girl’s Shooting Death

Police say the investigation into the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams is progressing rapidly.

07/21/2014

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