Brad Edwards

A small drone hovers in the sky on February 1, 2014 during a meet-up of the DC Area Drone User Group. Drone enthusiasts from the Washington area, who come together regularly to fly their small machines, see great civilian potential for unmanned aerial vehicles, from construction work to wildlife conservation. AFP PHOTO / Robert MacPherson (Photo credit should read Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone Crash At White House Raises Wider Security Concerns

Low-flying drones have become increasingly sophisticated and affordable instruments that authorities worry could also become tools for terrorists or others meaning to do harm.

01/26/2015

Cara Labus (Orland Park Police)

Prosecutors: Junior High Teacher Sexually Abused Two Former Students

Cara Labus met the victims while she was a teacher and basketball coach at Jerling Junior High School in Orland Park, prosecutors claim.

01/23/2015

A homeless person (CBS)

City Conducts Homeless Count

The Department of Family and Support Services started the “point-in-time” count at 8 p.m. Thursday and was expected to wrap up overnight.

01/22/2015

The victim said he was approached by two armed men in broad daylight. (Credit: CBS)

Man Carjacked In Broad Daylight In Lincoln Park

The victim was startled by two armed men who demanded his BMW.

01/20/2015

John Butsch

Father Wonders: Did Raided Business Mishandle His Daughter’s Remains?

Imagine losing a child, donating their remains –- only to learn the people who handled those remains are under federal scrutiny. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/16/2015

White-suited investigators continue a raid that began earlier this week at a Schiller Park crematorium. (CBS)

Feds Launch Latest Raid In Body-Parts Probe

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards saw bag after bag being loaded onto a refrigeration truck from Cremation Services Inc. in Schiller Park on Thursday night.

01/15/2015

The FBI raided a crematorium in suburban Schiller Park. (Credit: CBS)

Investigation Continues Into Suburban Crematorium, Office

An investigation into the possible illegal selling of human body parts continues after two suburban locations were raided Tuesday.

01/14/2015

The FBI raided a crematorium in suburban Schiller Park. (Credit: CBS)

FBI Raids Suburban Crematorium, Office

Federal agents raided two suburban locations Tuesday. At one, investigators found a cache of documents and at the other, hundreds of body parts.

01/13/2015

Salt spills onto cars at a dealership next to Morton Salt Building. (Credit: Chicago Fire Media)

Wall Collapses At Morton Salt Building, Cars At Dealership Next Door Buried In Salt

A partial wall collapse at the Morton Salt building on the North Side spilled mounds of salt onto cars at a dealership next door Tuesday afternoon.

12/30/2014

CBS 2's Brad Edwards talks with Jimmy Bennett. (CBS)

Update On Family In Shack: Mom Prepares For Cancer Fight, Jailed Son Has Court Date

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards goes inside the Cook County Jail to meet a man whose mom made headlines.

12/29/2014

MaryAnn Ontiveros reunited with her mother Shirley Bennett. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

Story Of Homeless Woman’s Family Reunion Continues To Unfold

One week ago, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards shared the remarkable reunion of a mother and daughter. The next chapter continues to unfold.

12/24/2014

The owner of the Lakeview store The Alley says construction crews nearly disrupted his holiday trade. (Mark Thomas)

Lakeview Merchant Hit With Parking Restrictions As Holiday Shopping Kicks Into High Gear

(CBS) – A Lakeview merchant running against the local alderman says work crews blocked parking outside his business at the worst possible time—the last-minute stretch for holiday shoppers. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports. “This is […]

12/22/2014

Jesse Terrazas, dressed as Santa Claus, will be hanging out on the roof of St. Florian School in Hegewisch, until the school raises $55,000 needed to stay open next year. (Credit: St. Florian School)

Rooftop Santa Reaches Fundraising Goal, Catholic School Will Stay Open

(CBS) – Santa Claus has been up on a Catholic school rooftop for a week and a half—raising enough money to keep St. Florian open. St. Florian School principal Krista Wilkinson says $30,000 had been […]

12/18/2014

Shirley Bennett outside the shack she lives in with her son. (Credit: CBS)

Family Reunites Following Story Of Mother, Son Living In Shack Near Jail

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has the follow up that’ll warm your heart.

12/17/2014

Shirley Bennett outside the shack she lives in with her son. (Credit: CBS)

Mother, Son Living In Shack Near Jail Plead For Help

It’s often the search for one story that leads to another. That’s the case for CBS 2’s Brad Edwards. While investigating one issue, he happened upon an Original Report of desperate need this holiday.

12/16/2014

Rudolph historian Rick Goldschmidt. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

50th Anniversary Stirs Memories For Rudolph Historian

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards talked to the Oak Lawn man who wrote the book on the special.

12/09/2014

Miki Bloch and her baby, Tristan, after his quick arrival. (Photo provided)

Baby Delivered In Schaumburg Stairwell

A woman gave birth Friday morning in a stairwell in Schaumburg, when her baby couldn’t wait for an ambulance to get her to the hospital.

11/28/2014

Molly Rodgers outside Cathy's Kitchen. (CBS)

A Message From Ferguson: Love Will Win

After two days of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., a small business owner was determined to open her restaurant in spite of the damage sustained in the wake of violence.

11/26/2014

Police officers watch as a business burns after it was set on fire during rioting following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Sends National Guard Units To Ferguson

After a night of violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, with at least a dozen businesses burned to the ground, residents were left wondering why it had to happen. More than a dozen buildings were burned to the ground. At least 60 people were arrested during the protests, and at least 16 people were treated for injuries.

11/25/2014

A police officer runs from a burning squad car after it was set on fire by demonstrators during a protest following the grand jury announcement on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Fires Burn, Shots Ring Out In Ferguson After Grand Jury Decision

Chaos erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, as protesters expressed their outrage at a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.

11/25/2014

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