Mike Parker has been a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago since 1986.
Parker had been a weekend anchor and weekday general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago from 1980 to 1985. He resumed work at the station after working as a general assignment correspondent at WABC-TV in New York, NY (1985-86).
Prior to his first years at CBS 2 Chicago, Parker served as an anchor, investigative reporter and general assignment reporter at KNXT-TV (now KCBS-TV) in Los Angeles (1977-80). Before that, he worked as the news director and as a reporter for KFI Radio in Los Angeles (1969-72).
While at CBS 2 Chicago, Parker has received several local Emmys and the Illinois UPI Award for best television feature story of the year (1985). His breaking news reports about the CTA Blue Line derailment in the summer of 2006 helped CBS 2 Chicago win a national Emmy Award for spot news.
Parker is a native of Rock Island, Illinois. He graduated from Los Angeles City College.
A River North nightclub where racist graffiti recently appeared was the scene of a candlelight protest Wednesday night.
A thief with a taste for cash was caught in the act by a surveillance camera at a Lakeview restaurant.
Church members, supporters, and critics gathered in the northwest suburbs Wednesday night to discuss the parish music director—fired over plans to marry his same sex partner.
Community members in south suburban Midlothian are taking steps to make the area safer for female commuters after four women were attacked by a mugger.
November 2011: Stacy Rowland was being treated for a serious flare-up of her multiple sclerosis. Her doctor, at Advocate Christ Medical Center, was Rajat Prakash. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
It was a surprise confrontation in the West Loop and then someone stepped in. A Chicago woman believes that Good Samaritan saved her from an attack last week.
You know that horrible sinking feeling: You’re in a strange town and you realize your wallet is missing. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports the good news one visitor received.
CHICAGO (CBS) – A Chicago woman noticed things were disappearing from her apartment so she set up surveillance and was shocked by what she found. Nina Filipponio has been running the family cafe and bar [...]
Brian Davidson is suing the city of Joliet, hoping a federal judge will strike down a city law that outlaws panhandling. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
This week, Ashley Walls was working in the slums of Florianopolis and suddenly became ill and died from an undisclosed illness. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
The Marklund Day School on Prairie Avenue in Bloomingdale wanted permission to build a 12,000-square-foot annex and increase enrolment from 31 to 66. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Legislation proposed by state Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, would make it illegal for an adult to smoke in a vehicle with children under 18 inside. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Naperville residents have a lot to be snobbish about if they choose. It’s pretty, with hundreds of magnificent homes on tree-lined streets; and the education and income levels are high. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
The folks in Bridgeport are trying to get used to the new sound of big passenger jets flying overhead headed for Midway.
A dozen or so people came to the Grand Crossing neighborhood K & G Clothing store, but not in search of advertised bargains. They came to steal, as a pack, and in broad daylight. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
A northwest Indiana family has been reunited with their missing dog on Saturday.
People pointing lasers at airplanes – it happens time after time in Chicago, and it’s more than a harmless prank. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Several sharp metal screws were found embedded into the slides at an Oak Lawn Park. Officials say it was done with the intent of hurting the children who slide down it.
For two days now, four-year-old Antonio Pearson has been wailing for his mommy. He doesn’t really understand. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
In far north suburban Zion, police shot and wounded a suspect on a busy roadway Tuesday afternoon.