Brad Edwards

Sandra Bland. (Credit: GoFundMe)

Dashcam Video From Sandra Bland’s Arrest To Be Released Tuesday

More details could emerge Tuesday into the circumstances leading to the death of a Naperville woman inside a Texas jail cell last week.


Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Dash-Cam Video To Be Released In Arrest Of Naperville Woman Who Died In Texas Jail

Officials have said Sandra Bland hung herself with a trash bag last week after being arrested during a traffic stop. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Latoya Jackson (inset) and her three sons – Andrew Simms Jr., 11; Cameron Jackson, 9; and 5-year-old Cantrell – were found dead in their Chatham home on Saturday. (Family Photos)

Autopsies Inconclusive On Family Found In Chatham

A horrifying discovery in a Chatham neighborhood home left family and friends grieving, and in disbelief, after a woman and her three sons were found dead, deaths being investigated as homicides.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Protests Continue Over Daycare Worker’s Conviction

Protests continued Thursday over the conviction and imprisonment of Melissa Calusinksi, the former daycare worker convicted in the 2009 death of a toddler.


Laneesha Miller. (Chicago Police Alert)

Police Search For Body Of Missing Woman In Marquette Park Lagoon

Chicago police spent a large part of the day Tuesday at Marquette Park with the Water Department draining a lagoon on the east end of the park, and on Wednesday. Sources said investigators were searching for the body of Laneesha Miller, who disappeared three weeks ago.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Melissa Calusinski’s Family Hopes She’s Out Of Prison Soon

The father of daycare worker convicted in a toddler’s death met with her for the first time this weekend after new evidence lead to the coroner changing the manner of the toddler’s death.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Father Of Jailed Daycare Worker Demands Her Release After Coroner Bombshell

Melissa Calusinski is serving 31 years behind bars for the 2009 death of Benjamin Kingan. A coroner this week re-classified the boy’s death as “undetermined.”


Connita Richardson (Courtesy: Richardson family)

Mother Of Murder Victim Found In Gary To Person Of Interest: ‘Please, Turn Yourself In’

A Chicago mother in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood wonders how her daughter ended up murdered in an abandoned building in Northwest Indiana and is asking for help to solve the crime. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


The Lake County coroner says the newly-discovered X-ray on the right indicates 16-month-old Ben Kingan did not have a skull fracture.

Coroner: Cause Of Toddler’s 2009 Death Now ‘Undetermined’

Originally, pathologists said “fatal acute” bleeding had caused the death of Benjamin Kingan, who died in January 2009. Melissa Calusinski is serving a 31-year prison sentence in the boy’s death.


The Lake County coroner says the newly-discovered X-ray on the right indicates 16-month-old Ben Kingan did not have a skull fracture.

Newly-Discovered X-Rays Could Clear Daycare Worker In Toddler’s Death

Newly discovered X-rays of the skull of little Benjamin Kingan could reportedly be critical in the defense of a woman sitting behind bars for his death.



Lakeview Fire Was Considered Accident — Until Security Video Surfaced

Three days after the fire left the 3046 N. Sheffield Ave. building water-logged and burnt, newly unveiled security video shows three people in the alley just minutes before the early-morning fire erupted. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 15:  People receive a free meningitis vaccine from  Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation started free meningitis vaccines after a West Hollywood man died from the disease.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Meningitis Fears Intensify As Pride Fest Gets Underway

The current outbreak involves a dangerous bacterial infection known as invasive meningococcal disease. While it has so far affected mostly African Americans, all men who are intimate with other men are urged to get vaccinated.


CBS 2's Brad Edwards contacted this man about tickets to the Blackhawks rally. (Credit: CBS)

Online Sellers Looking To Cash In On Blackhawks Rally

The limited free seating tickets at Soldier Field are now being resold for big bucks. While it’s not illegal, the city says don’t buy them.

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Antoinette Bohanan. (Credit: CBS)

Rockford Woman Sleeping In Car In Englewood To Find Missing Daughter

Mary Bohanan, a 20-year-old ward of the state who ran away from her state run house, was last seen on April 27 in Englewood.


A sign advertising a sale sits outside a Lumber Liquidators store on April 29, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The U.S. Department of Justice is reported to be seeking criminal charges against Lumber Liquidators following an investigation over imported products. The television news program ''60 Minutes'' recently reported that the company's Chinese-made laminate flooring products had unsafe levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Couple: Lumber Liquidators Flooring Made Us Sick

Newlyweds Michael and Amber Robinson did a do-it-yourself floor make-over using flooring from the retailer now at the epicenter of an international consumer alert. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Guiseppe Ressa (DuPage County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Alleged Kidnapper Was Obsessed With Children

Guiseppe Ressa, 34, was charged with three counts of aggravated kidnapping, three counts of child abduction and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.


Gary Matlock (CBS)

Hastert Star Wrestler Standing Behind Indicted Mentor

Gary Matlock is defending Dennis Hastert, who coached him to a state championship decades ago. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Lillie Stephen. (Credit: Joliet Police)

Daycare Volunteer Charged With Hitting Boy, 5, In Face

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spoke with the mother whose child was allegedly struck by the 73-year-old volunteer.



Grandmothers Knit From The Heart For Service Members

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spent the afternoon with the needle-crafters in west suburban Downers Grove.


Leopold's glasses on display at the Chicago History Museum.)

91 Years Later, Key Evidence From Leopold And Loeb Murder Back On Display

The so-called crime of the century happened right here in Chicago, in a home near the one owned by the Obama’s and like any compelling crime story, there’s a twist.