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A headstone marking Christian Choate's grave identifies him using his biological mother's maiden name, Eriks. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

Marker Installed At Grave Of Abused Indiana Boy

Patricia Breslin of Washington state read about Christian’s story last year and learned there was no headstone. The childhood abuse survivor raised the money. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

11/01/2013

This surveillance screen grab shows people congregating outside a Little Village shop. (Video provided)

Store Owner: Little Village Commercial Strip Under Siege

Surveillance video shows a patron being assaulted, one disallowed from leaving and a store owner being pushed when he confronts the group.

10/17/2013

Drew Williams (Photo supplied to CBS)

Lane Tech Football Crowd Pulls For Injured Player

Senior Drew Williams collapsed after a hit, and was rushed to the hospital with bleeding on his brain.

10/11/2013

Eric Knysz (CBS)

Son Of Former Cal City Cop Is Accused Of Murdering Mich. Trooper

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has the story of the suspect and his ties to the Chicago area.

09/13/2013

Jordan Elementary School (CBS)

Jordan Elementary Teacher: Scandal Was ‘Swept Under The Carpet’

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards interviews a teacher about allegations of misconduct against two co-workers.

09/12/2013

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

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