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Derrick Blakley

The Civil Rights Act At 50: Derrick Blakley’s Personal Journey

Derrick Blakley, veteran reporter here at CBS2, reflects today on how the act impacted his life.

07/02/2014

Tom and Gail Wise pose with their 1965 Mustang in the Ford exhibit at the Chicago Auto Show on February 7, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The car is the first of the iconic Mustang automobiles to be sold in the United States. Gail purchased the car new in Chicago after graduating from college for $3,447.50. She needed the car to commute to her new $5,000-a-year job teaching third grade at a suburban school. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

First Mustang Owner, A Chicago Teacher, ‘Felt Like A Movie Star’

Gail Wise was a new teacher just looking for a convertible to make the commute to her suburban school, but the only convertible the salesman at Johnson Ford had on the lot was a brand new model that was still under wraps.

04/17/2014

Terri Hemmert (WXRT)

Your Chicago: WXRT’s Terri Hemmert, The Ultimate Beatles Fan

For 12 years, veteran WXRT disc jockey Terri Hemmert has been hosting her labor of love, “Breakfast with The Beatles.” CBS 2′s Rob Johnson reports.

02/07/2014

Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/DePaul University via Getty Images)

Gala Celebrates Cardinal George’s 50 Years As Priest

Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George is celebrating half a century in the priesthood.

12/18/2013

(credit: Pilar Clark)

Online Exhibit Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of O’Hare Dedication

History buffs can have loads of fun surfing the Internet on a new online exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the dedication of O’Hare International Airport.

WBBM Newsradio–04/10/2013

O'Hare International Airport

O’Hare Celebrating 50th Anniversary Of Dedication By JFK

Even before the formal dedication ceremony in 1963, O’Hare had begun transforming from a former orchard into an economic engine for the city.

03/26/2013

A dozen couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year renewed their marriage vows at the Field Museum on Dec. 1, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Couples Mark 50th Wedding Anniversary At Field Museum

A dozen couples, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries this year, renewed their vows Saturday at the Field Museum.

12/01/2012

New York Plane Crash

50 Years Since Horrific Air Disaster

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first major disaster of the jet age.

WBBM Newsradio–12/16/2010