Bill Kurtis

Walter Jacobson and Bill Kurtis speak the the staff at WBBM-TV on the eve of their final broadcast. (CBS)

Kurtis, Jacobson Bid Farewell After Legendary Run

The legendary duo of Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson signed off as anchors Thursday after a re-teaming of more than two years at CBS 2.


Coyotes are increasingly common in the western suburbs, putting small-pet owners on alert. (DuPage County Forest District)

Experts Disagree On Best Solution To Keep Coyotes At Bay

Coyote sightings in the western suburbs have increased, and small pets are being targeted by the wild animals. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis reports.


Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson. (CBS)

Kurtis, Jacobson To Anchor 6 P.M. Newscast Through February 2013

While celebrating the second anniversary of their return to WBBM-TV, Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson today told colleagues on Tuesday that their contracts to anchor the station’s weekday 6 p.m. newscast have been extended through February 2013.


me-ow (MIGUEL ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Mountain Lions Creeping Closer To Chicago

More and more of these big cats are turning up in the Midwest, looking for forested habitat. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis reports.


(Credit: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

V.A. Working To Speed Up Claims Processing For Vets

Many veterans have complained that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs keeps them waiting months for benefits and, in some cases, medical care; but the V.A. says it’s working to speed up its process.

CBS 2–07/12/2012

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Vets Frustrated With Long Waits For Disability Benefits, Medical Care

As more American troops leave Iraq and Afghanistan, more are coming home with disabilities, but any say the wait for their disability benefits and medical care is longer and more complicated than they ever expected.

CBS 2–07/11/2012

Anchorman Bill Kurtis gets a reward for trying his hand at the Wieners Circle grill. (CBS)

Bill Kurtis Gets Grilled At The Wieners Circle

Salty language? Check. Hungry patrons? Check. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis gets behind the grill of the Lincoln Park institution, where customers get some lip with their grub.


File Photo (Nick Laham/ Getty Images)

Once-Endangered Eagles Return To Cook County

For the first time in a century, people have been able to see a bald eagle nest in Cook County. As CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis reports, they came close to extinction in the U.S.


John White

John White: ‘Take Pictures With The Camera Of Your Heart’

Chicago Sun-Times photographer John White isn’t only a witness to history. He’s made history himself.

CBS 2–02/28/2012

Sam Adam Jr.

Former Blago Attorney: Tapes Would’ve Changed Outcome

Former Rod Blagojevich attorney Sam Adam Jr. still maintains that if all the tapes of wiretapped conversations had been played at trial, the outcome would have been different.

CBS 2–12/08/2011

Bill Kurtis

City To Declare Monday ‘Bill Kurtis Day’

City officials are declaring Monday “Bill Kurtis Day” in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2011

Vinyette Teague (left) was 18 months old when she vanished in 1983. Jesse Ross (right) was 19 when he disappeared in 2006. Both missing person cases in Chicago remain unsolved. (Credit: CBS)

Two Missing Person Cases Baffling Police

Seventeen-thousand – that’s how many people go missing in Chicago every year. Ninety-eight percent of them are located, but CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis reports on two cases that have baffled police.

CBS 2–09/28/2011

Peter, who has bipolar disorder, finds some comfort in painting. (CBS)

Art Program Helps Mentally Ill Find Some Comfort, Support

How does art free a brain that is hurting? Is there something in the creation that reacts with colors and process and form and texture? CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis reports.


Optometrist Louise Scaflani gives a free eye exam Friday. (CBS)

Temporary Clinic Offers Health Care To The Needy

A three-day clinic at Malcolm X College is drawing hundreds of people who would normally go without healthcare. It runs through Sunday.


1995 Heat Wave

Lessons Learned From The Deadly 1995 Heat Wave

It was during a July heat wave sixteen years ago when Chicago was shocked by the weather’s toll.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Lura Lynn Ryan

Former Gov. George Ryan Was With Wife When She Died

Imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan got to spend a few hours with his wife before she lost her battle with lung cancer Monday night.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Tio Hardiman, CeaseFire’s Illinois director, talks with CBS 2's Bill Kurtis. (CBS)

Riding Along With CeaseFire’s ‘Violence Interrupters’

Armed only with good intentions and connections to the community, CeaseFire workers try to cool boiling tempers, allowing young people time to think. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis reports.


Violence Memorial

CeaseFire Strives To Stop Violence On Chicago Streets

The summer season just started, and it’s already been a violent one in Chicago. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis has been following a group that works tirelessly to prevent violence.

CBS 2–06/02/2011

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (CBS)

Starbucks CEO: How To Brew A Successful Business

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who leads the nation’s most prevalent coffee chain, talks with CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis while publicizing his new book.


Alma Mendez (family handout to CBS)

COLD CASE FILES: Suburban Mom Murdered While Jogging

Alma Mendez went for a run in October 2007 on a Chicago Heights trail and never returned. Her sisters want help in solving her violent death.