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Maxwell Sherman (Nassau County Sheriff)

Barrington Grad Talks On-Camera Before He’s Charged With NY Murder

Eighteen-year-old Maxwell Sherman actually smoked a cigarette, and talked on camera about the murder –- one day before he was arrested. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

09/05/2013

The NFL Logo. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NFL, Players Reach Proposed $765M Settlement Of Concussion-Related Lawsuits

The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2013

Marco Johnson, a retired Chicago police officer, mentors at-risk youths. (CBS)

Retired Chicago Cop A Full-Time Mentor To At-Risk Youths

Ex-officer Marco Johnson knows how athletics can help steer young people from street life. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

08/22/2013

A water tower in Harvard, Illinois. (CBS)

Teen Mother, Boyfriend Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

A 17-year-old mother was found fatally shot in a Northern Illinois back yard early Thursday – the apparent victim of a murder-suicide perpetrated by the father of her baby.

07/25/2013

Patrick Stein. (Credit: CBS)

State Discontinues Healthcare Funding For Disabled Stroke Victim

Unconscionable. That’s what a doctor calls a state decision to cut care funding for a patient.

06/18/2013

Bus driver Joe Bradley was hit by a bullet Wednesday as he was taking his empty vehicle back to base. (CBS)

School Bus Driver Describes Being Shot By Stray Gunfire

Joe Bradley had just dropped his last student off near 51st Street and Indiana Avenue. Before long, the shooting started, CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

06/13/2013

Bill Pelke, right, holds a picture of his late grandmother, Ruth. (CBS)

28 Years Later, Man Supports Second Chance For His Grandmother’s Killer

Paula Cooper, 15, was sentenced to death for the 1985 murder of a Gary, Ind. woman. She’s about to be released, with the blessing of the victim’s grandson. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

05/17/2013

Thomas M. Chmura (Credit: Antioch Police)

Monk Accused Of Attempted Kidnapping Taken Into Custody Again

Thomas Chmura is accused of attempting to abduct an Antioch girl. His bond was revoked when he reportedly was caught in the presence of children at his Benet Lake, Wisc. complex. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

05/06/2013

Sketch of a man who tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl in Maine Township. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police Artist Gives Voice To Victims

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on the collaborative process between victims and police artists that helps nab offenders.

05/03/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday stops by Brooks College Prep, which was snubbed by a North Side rival over the weekend. (CBS)

Mayor Slides Into Middle Of High School Baseball Controversy

A perceived snub by a North Side school prompted Mayor Emanuel to go to Brooks College Prep Monday on the South Side. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

04/29/2013

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Storms Also Pushing Gas Prices Up

Higher pump prices are partly because of havoc caused by weather-related power outages. Three refineries went down, and two pipelines temporarily were halted.

04/19/2013

Western Springs village hall (CBS)

Western Springs Police: Couple Tried To Lure Youngsters

Deputy Chief of Police Brian Budds says the goal appears to be “to lure these youths into the car and cause them harm.”

04/08/2013

Chicago police say this material at an Englewood recycling yard was stolen. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Scrap-Metal Thieves Super-Sizing By Swiping Boat, Big-Rig Trailers: Police

Go big or go home, the saying goes. Some scrap-metal thieves are taking that expression to heart, police say. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

04/05/2013

Stacey Simmons is worried a state road project will make her condo less desirable. (CBS)

Condo Owners Want To Put Brakes On New Ramp For Circle Interchange

A proposed ramp connecting the Eisenhower and the Kennedy would come within 7 feet of a West Loop condo building. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

04/01/2013

The video game "Watch Dogs" is set in Chicago, with a few adjustments. (Ubisoft)

Can Violent Video Games Set In Chicago Spark Real Bloodshed?

The Chicago police officer’s union is returning fire at “Hitman: Absolution,” which makes killing cops look like sport. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

03/18/2013

The city says property owners were responsible for rat burrows on this public alley. (CBS)

Judge Tosses City Fines Against Elderly Landlords

An elderly landlord couple charged $500 for rat abatement on city property will not have to pay.

03/14/2013

The city says property owners were responsible for rat burrows on this public alley. (CBS)

City Hall Sends Couple $500 Bill For Rat Control On Public Property

CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports on a perplexing situation for a pair of elderly property owners.

03/11/2013

Rony Monzon, right, receives the Medal of Heroism this week. (Phoenix Military Academy)

Teen Who Saved Girl From Gunfire Receives Military Honor

Rony Monzon has scars near his heart. He was seriously wounded in July when he protected his friend from what he said was gunfire meant for a gangbanger.

02/28/2013

Cicero Town President Larry Dominick, left; opponent Juan Ochoa. (Cicero; CBS)

County Officials Will Scrutinize Cicero Election

In Cicero, a community of 30,000, current President Larry Dominick is in a bitter fight against contender Juan Ochoa.

02/25/2013

James Kluppelberg (CBS)

Freed Inmate Fights Prosecutors For ‘Certificate Of Innocence’

Last May, James Kluppelberg stood under the sun for the first time a free man in more than two decades. Ten months later, he’s unemployed with little hope. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

02/18/2013

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