One Direction Star Liam Payne Celebrates 21st Birthday in Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — If you were a star in one of the world’s most popular boy bands and could celebrate your 21st birthday anywhere in the world, where would it be? Chicago, of course! One […]


Tyrese Orr (Chicago Police Dept.)

Man Killed Woman Trying To Leave His Birthday Party: Prosecutors

Tyrese Orr, 36, of the 1800 block of South Springfield Avenue was charged this week with first-degree murder for the death of 22-year-old Michelle Gregory on April 14, 2012.


Louis Gardner holds his check for $500,000 in Lottery winnings from a ticket he bought at a Westchester gas station. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

What A Week: Birthday, Wedding, Lottery Win

A couple from the west suburbs had a really big week last week: they celebrated a birthday, their wedding day, and $500,000 in Lottery winnings.


Blair Holt and Hadiya Pendleton (Photos supplied to CBS)

Holt, Pendleton Families Mark Slain Teens’ Birthdays

Two families and groups of friends, two tragedies, but one goal. The families of Blair Holt — shot dead on a CTA bus six years ago at age 16 — and 15 year old Hadiya Pendleton — murdered not six months ago — held respective birthday celebrations for their lost loved ones.

CBS 2–06/03/2013

Mayor Harold Washington

Monday Marks Harold Washington’s 91st Birthday

Monday would have been the late Harold Washington’s 91st birthday.


Thanks for the birthday present, mom! (Credit: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Taurus

But like many strong strengths, it can be a double-edged sword. A double-edged sword that–instead of cutting your enemies down while you’re surrounded by lotus petals–somehow cuts you, Taurus. Maybe on your pinky, or ring finger. Maybe it won’t cut a finger at all, maybe it’ll cut something else entirely. Regardless, your sword, which is meant to help you, will actually hurt you. Okay, fine, I never really “got” this metaphor. Swords are awesome, that’s all I know.


A 34-year-old woman was allegedly driving drunk on her birthday when she rear-ended a semi trailer truck on I-80 near Gary, Ind., on Oct. 27, 2012. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Drunk Driver Rear-Ends Semi On I-80 On Her 34th Birthday

A 34-year-old Hammond, Ind. woman — who police say had a blood-alcohol level 2 1/2 times over the legal limit — ended her 34th birthday celebration early Saturday by totaling her car when she rear-ended a semi on I-80 outside of Gary.


Rev. Jesse Jackson (File Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rev. Jesse Jackson Marks 71st Birthday At PUSH

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. welcomed the weekend just before his 71st birthday in the same way that he starts nearly every weekend, at the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum, at the organization’s South Side headquarters.


(credit: EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes

Mason Johnson knows nothing about horoscopes or astrology. Seriously. When he was six, his mom thought it was funny to make him stick his head out the car window and scream, “What’s your sign?” at women walking by. That is the extent of his experience. Also, Mason is an Aquarius… ladies.


A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Habitual Criminal With Jail For An Address Dies In Custody On Her Birthday

Wathena Young, 48, who had an extensive criminal history, died on her birthday Sunday while in the custody of the Cook County Sheriff’s Department after being arrested for shoplifting.


Consumers can enjoy a host of free items by registering on retail websites for birthday coupons. (CBS)

One Simple Step Unlocks All Kinds Of Birthday Freebies

Retailers will offer up a variety of services on your birthday if you’ll just furnish them with one thing. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Jennie Jones holds her newborn daughter Jemiah at Rush University Medical Center. Jemiah was born on Feb. 29, 2012, one of at least four Leap Year babies born at the hospital on the same day. (Credit: CBS)

Leap Year Parents Face Dilemma: How Often To Celebrate Kids’ Birthday

The question for parents of babies born on February 29 is: should they celebrate their child’s birthday once every four years, or twice every year?

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012


Lynwood Woman Killed In Crash Would Have Celebrated Birthday

Family and friends of Mary Lacy were planning to celebrate her recent birthday Saturday night with dinner at a restaurant. Instead, because of a tragic turn of events, they are in mourning.


Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Enough With The Celebrating, Mr. President

The president just turned 50 at a time when many people are hurting. That’s why CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson advises the Commander-in-Chief to cool it on the parties.


President Obama addresses a national audience Monday night. (AP)

Obama Coming To Chicago Wednesday For Fundraiser

President Obama, who turns 50 this week, has scheduled a trip to his hometown of Chicago on Wednesday to raise additional cash for his campaign fund and other Democrats.


Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Kennedy Expressway Turns 50

Love it or hate it, traffic’s been traveling “the Kennedy” for a half-century now.

WBBM Newsradio–11/05/2010