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.
There seems to be growing anger about who’s moving in to Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
The disgraced former Illinois governor would like to see capital punishment abolished across the U.S.
Faced with an alarming rise in heroin use in the suburbs, one town is offering addicts a deal the could save their lives.
Illinois has now gone 100 days without a budget and today, another shoe drops.
Not by themselves. Thieves are leaving the expensive vehicles on blocks. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Mario Casciaro was surrounded by his relatives as he left Menard State Prison on Wednesday, his murder conviction overturned by a state Appellate Court judge. On Thursday, he reflected on his judicial […]
Should suburban drivers who use downtown streets, be forced to pay a special daily fee for the privilege?
More than 100 demonstrators gathered outside a meeting of the Police Review Board demanding that Chicago Police Officer Dante Servin be fired.
The first day of school is supposed to be full of wonder and excitement for students. But for many special needs kids, it was anything but. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Lavelle Southern was killed early Sunday as he stood outside a West Loop club after a family birthday party.
It was supposed to be a discussion about the new budget, but when the topic of Dyett High School closing came up, protesters marched toward the stage and the mayor
In Chicago and many other American cities, it seems to be getting harder and harder to recruit police officers. Applications are been going down dramatically in recent years.
Recently Robert Corwin came back to Chicago and found a young couple living in the master bedroom. His liquor supply was gone and there was a hookah on the dining room table. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Now thousands of families are scrambling to figure out what’s next, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
How young is too young to leave a child alone, in the state of Illinois? The law says, under 14, for any unreasonable amount of time.
Romain Dukes, will be freed from his federal prison cell in West Viriginia in November. He’s one of 46 non-violent drug offenders whose sentences were commuted by President Obama.
The clerk was tied up, robbed and thought he was going to die. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports the art gallery on East 47th Street, is the now at the center of a controversy. The owners have received hate mail and threats about one of their exhibits.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker in every one of these breakdowns, it was computer technology, not a hostile set of attacks. But one local expert says more of those are sure to come and we should be ready.
(CBS) — You hear it from time to time, and it’s hard to imagine: victims of horrific violence forgiving the suspect. It’s even going on in the wake of the Charleston church shooting. CBS 2’s […]