Brad Edwards

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

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

One Motorist Claims BP’s Case Of Bad Gas Lingers

BP initially paid Brian Cebra $9,400 for an initial round of bad-gas repairs. But then six weeks later when his wife was driving the truck died. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/08/2013

Catfish illustration (CBS)

Think You Can’t Get ‘Catfished’ Online? 2 Women Tell Their Stories

Move over, Manti Te’o. Two women tell CBS 2’s Brad Edwards how they were duped online by “men” they never met in person.

02/07/2013

A coyote wanders in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Feb. 6, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Coyote Sightings On The Rise

Local residents were being warned to keep their pets on a tight leash, as coyotes are out in bigger numbers, and acting more aggressively, likely due to their mating season.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

De-shun Winfert, left, with his mother Khiyona. (courtesy Khiyona Winfert)

One Year Later, Mom Of Slain Teen Waits For Justice

Khiyona Winfert lost her 15-year-old son, De-shon, last year. He was her only child.

02/04/2013

A South Elgin home caught fire Monday after a dog started a stove. (James Bernhardson)

A Dog, A Pizza Box And A Stove Spell Disaster In South Elgin

Investigators determined the blaze had started in the kitchen, where a burner on the stove had been switched on. When the owner arrived, he had an explanation.

01/28/2013

Animal rights group stage a protest outside the office of Ald. James Cappleman (46th), urging him to find more humane methods of getting rid of pigeons in his ward. Cappleman helped arrange for an Indiana farmer to capture dozens of pigeons in nets, and take them to Indiana, where the farmer used them for sport shooting. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Want Cappleman To Put An End To Pigeon-Nappings

The pigeon war in Uptown continued raging on Friday, with some of the combatants refusing to give up.

CBS 2–01/25/2013

Chicago pigeons (CBS)

Pigeon-Napper Identified, But Won’t Face Criminal Charges

Mystery solved. We now know who hauled off dozens of pigeons from the Uptown neighborhood to northwestern Indiana, and why he did it.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

An armed robber strikes a Skokie beauty salon. (Niles Police)

Serial Hair-Salon Bandit Strikes Again

Great Clips, 1235 N. Clybourn, was robbed Monday morning by a man wielding a gun.

01/21/2013

Ald. James Cappleman cut short an interview with CBS 2 when asked about pigeon-nappings in his ward. (CBS)

Alderman Flies The Coop When Pressed About Pigeon Deportations To Indiana

Reached in person Thursday, Ald. James Cappleman tried to steer the conversation to other problems in his ward. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/17/2013

Chicago pigeons (CBS)

Chicago Pigeons Deported To Indiana

Hoosiers can’t say the city of Chicago never gave them anything. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/14/2013

Rev. Corey Brooks discusses his cross-country walk to raise money for a community center in Woodlawn. (Credit: CBS)

‘Rooftop Pastor’ Faces Racial Threats Following Donation To Disgraced Politician

Pastor Corey Brooks says he would write the same check today. But he adds he’s also learned lessons. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/11/2013

The iWatch app allows smart phone users to send tips about crime to authorities, including photos. (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Getting High-Tech Crime Tip App

A new crime-fighting tool in Cook County might soon be in the palm of your hand.

CBS 2–01/09/2013

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