Brad Edwards

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Bus Driver Drops Off Kindergartener At Fast-Food Restaurant

To grandmother’s house little Josiah was supposed to go. Instead, he was dropped off at a fast-food joint. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


One of the Japanese sliding doors that was found in a Chicago Park District storage facility. (Credit: Mayor Emanuel's Office)

Japanese Sliding Door Paintings From 1893 Exposition Discovered In Park District Storage Facility

Three Japanese sliding door paintings that were on display during the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago have been discovered in a Park District storage facility.


Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. (Getty Images)

Report: Investigators Have Met With Patrick Kane Amid Rape Investigation

Officials from the Erie County District Attorney’s office and the the Hamburg Police Department were reportedly present.

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Surveillance image of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in the 900 block of West Belden Avenue. (Credit: Chicago Police)

First Victim Of Serial Attacker Thought: ‘Oh, God, This Is Really Happening’

A woman who identified herself as the first victim, now at home with her parents out of state, talked with CBS 2’s Brad Edwards by phone. She was allegedly assaulted along a tree-lined block of Lincoln Park.


Top left: Carter Coates, top right: Michael Kralis, bottom right: Andrew Patterson, bottom right: Patrick Moran. (Chicago Police)

Honor Students Charged In Attack On Bike Seller

Four honor roll students have been charged with Class X feloniies after police say a man trying to sell a bike was attacked with pepper spray, baseball bats and a metal pipe.


A statue of Ronald McDonald outside the Museum of Broadcast Communications was decapitated sometime overnight before the museum opened on Aug. 18, 2015.

Ronald McDonald Statue Decapitated Outside Broadcast Museum

Workers arriving for work Tuesday morning saw the statue of the beloved McDonald’s icon had been decapitated when they got to the museum, according to museum founder Bruce DuMont. Staff at the neighboring Tortoise Club had rescued the statue’s head after the statue was vandalized.


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Hit-And-Run Driver Strikes Family On Bike Path In Indiana

Jon Vert was riding a bike and towing his fiancée, Melinda Arvia, and young nephew in a bike trailer, when a motorist struck them. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.



Woman Buys Grandchildren Gift Cards That Are Rejected As Worthless At The Store

Jeannine Jaworowski squirrels away money each week so that her grandkids can have new shoes for school. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Melissa Calusinski Case Front And Center In Lake County State’s Attorney Race

Lake County’s top cop, Sheriff Mark Curran will run against the county’s top lawyer, State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim in a legal showdown that has heads spinning.


Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and other union leadership discuss a breakdown in contract talks with the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Lewis Slams CPS For Proposing “Strike Worthy” End To Pension Pickup

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Friday painted a grim picture of ongoing contract talks with the Chicago Public Schools, calling the district’s rejection of a possible one-year deal a “breach of trust.”


Gary police investigate after a double homicide at 13th Avenue and Lane Street. (Credit: CBS)

Overwhelmed Police Sorting Through Seven Murders In Seven Days In Gary, Ind.

Two men were found fatally shot in Gary Thursday in a likely double homicide.


Jesus Sanchez. (Credit: Dolton Police)

Thornwood High School Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Student

A teacher at Thornwood High School has been charged with sexually abusing one of his former students.


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.