Brad Edwards

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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Feds Investigate Missing-Mail Complaints In Lake Forest

It isn’t known how widespread the problem may be. But officials are focusing on the zip code of 60045, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

11/20/2014

Video released of a police shooting inside Highland Park Hospital. (Credit: Highland Park)

Mother Still Questions Police Shooting Her Son In Highland Park Hospital

A mother still has some big questions the day after Highland Park released video of police fatally shooting her son in a hospital.

11/19/2014

Video released of a police shooting inside Highland Park Hospital. (Credit: Highland Park)

Highland Park Releases Video Of Police Shooting In Hospital

Highland Park has released graphic video and a five page explanation of why the shot a man nine times in under two seconds after a FOIA request from CBS 2.

11/18/2014

Gary Fire Department Lt. Kevin Thomas describes his fire company's cramped, uncomfortable quarters. (CBS)

Gary, Ind. Firefighters Stuck In Bad Digs

Imagine trying to sleep while living above a party-room — and you’re a firefighter. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards pays a visit.

11/13/2014

Hazel Jones Huff (CBS)

Elderly Woman Cleared In Neighbor Dispute That Turned Deadly

On Monday, Hazel Jones Huff got her good name back, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

11/10/2014

The federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Deputy Commits Suicide After Arrest For Robbing Drug Dealers

A Cook County Sheriff’s police officer committed suicide at the federal jail in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, a day after he and his partner were arrested on allegations of conspiring to rip off drug dealers.

11/04/2014

Michael Ganter.

Cook County Judge Injured In Courtroom Scuffle

A Cook County judge has been injured in a courtroom tussle in Maywood

10/30/2014

John Spinello (CBS)

Guy Who Invented ‘Operation’ Is Broke, Needs One Himself

Everybody’s played the popular board game. But do you know the back story of the man who invented it? CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

10/29/2014

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Women Escorts Targeted In Robberies, Assaults: Police

The women are lured to abandoned buildings, where they are robbed and assaulted, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

10/28/2014

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Pizza Delivery Driver Shot In Dolton; $5,000 Reward Offered To Find Suspects

It happened near 141st and Indiana Saturday night. The unnamed victim was shot three times when he encountered three suspects during what is described as a set-up and ambush, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

10/27/2014

Oliver McCracken Middle School. (Credit: CBS)

Skokie School Will Reopen After Online Threat Is Deemed ‘Not Credible’

Classes will resume Friday at Skokie’s McCracken Middle School, following a threat posted online that was investigated by police.

10/23/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Convicted Sex Offender Charged In Murder Of Woman In Hammond, Suspected In 6 Other Deaths

A convicted sex offender who allegedly confessed to at least seven murders in northwest Indiana has told police his crimes date back as long as two decades.

10/20/2014

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