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The Lund family is falling afoul of Lake County government with this makeshift ice rink. (CBS)

Lake County Cracking Down On Homemade Ice Rink

A Gurnee family is ignoring a Lake County order to take down their neighborhood ice rink. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.


Tiarria Stallworth, a 29-year-old mother, was hit while putting her child into a car over the Thanksgiving holiday.  (Shamika Burton)

Mom Injured In Hit-And-Run Over Thanksgiving Goes Home For Christmas

Tiarria Stallworth was struck by a white sport-utility vehicle in the 8700 block of South Burley Avenue last month.


Garrett Evans of Chicago survived the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. (CBS)

Virginia Tech Survivor: ‘I Really Hope This Is The Turning Point’

Garrett Evans, Chicago-born and -raised, was wounded in the Virginia Tech massacre that left 32 dead more than five years ago. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards talks with him about Newtown, Conn.


The funeral program for Porshe Foster, 15, who was killed by gang gunfire. (CBS)

Friends, Family Say Goodbye To Innocent Teen Killed By Gang Gunfire

Porshe Foster, 15, was a sophomore in high school, a straight-A student, an aspiring architect, and an athlete. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.


Chicago Police Cmdr. Joseph Gorman

Bridgeport Woman Excited About Neighborhood’s New Police Commander

“I think it’s incredible. I mean, we couldn’t have asked for anything better,” January Overton said. “I truly believe that this is gonna change drastically what’s happening on our block, and in the area.”

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

The Christmas catalog for Urban Outfitters this year contains a number of items with profanity, including this "Let's F***ing Reminisce" picture book, and mugs and wrapping paper that say "Merry Christmas B*****es" (Credit: CBS)

Hip Retailer Urban Outfitters Drops F-Bombs In Christmas Catalog

The youth-centric retailer Urban Outfitters is hawking its Christmas merchandise along with some nasty language this year.

CBS 2–12/04/2012

Tiarria Stallworth was struck on Thanksgiving by a hit-and-run driver. (Family handout)

Young Mother Injured In Hit-And-Run Is Recovering

The 29-year-old mother injured last week in a hit-and-run while strapping her child into a car seat is doing much better, CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports. Now, her family wants to know the identity of the driver.


Residents in the Beverly and Morgan Park neighborhoods donated winter coats, blankets, soap, and other essentials to the 70 people who were displaced by an extra-alarm fire Thanksgiving weekend. Many of those put out by the fire lost everything they had in the blaze. (Credit: CBS)

Beverly-Morgan Park Residents Band Together To Help Fire Victims

Nearly 70 people lost everything this past weekend, when an extra-alarm fire ripped through their condo building in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

CBS 2–11/28/2012

Bridget Murphy purchased these tickets for Sunday's game between the Bears and Vikings for $800, only to learn at the gate that they were fake. (Supplied to CBS)

Bears’ Success Breeding More Ticket Scams

Roughed up, but back to their winning ways, the Bears are the big ticket in town. However, with the success comes more trouble.

CBS 2–11/27/2012

Leroy Haynes, 65, has an artificial heart powered by the Freedom Driver, a portable power supply worn as a backpack or carried like a suitcase. (Credit: CBS)

Monee Man Celebrates Thanksgiving 2 Months After Getting Artificial Heart

It was a hearty Thanksgiving for many, but especially heavy on the heart of a Monee man. He’s thankful, and a medical marvel to boot.

CBS 2–11/23/2012

Drew Salapatek, 28, survived the wreck of the replica of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy, along with 13 other crew members. One crew member and the ship's captain died in the wreck. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Blue Island Man Rescued From Sandy Shipwreck Back Home For Holidays

A Blue Island man was extra thankful this Thanksgiving; thankful to be home on dry land with his family, and enjoying the holiday. Drew Salapatek, 28, survived the sinking of the replica of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy last month.

CBS 2–11/23/2012

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Antioch Teacher Under Investigation After Girl Is Bruised

CBS 2′s Brad Edwards talks with the family of a fifth-grader who says an Antioch elementary teacher gripped her arm so hard there were bruises.


William Howard (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

As Bears Surge, So Do Ticket Scams

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on one victim’s complaint, which led authorities to an alleged scam artist.


Mendy Zimmerman was stuck in New York for days, no thanks to Hurricane Sandy. (CBS)

Hurricane-Delayed Travelers Get Back To Chicago

CBS 2’s Brad Edward went to O’Hare International Airport to hear to the stories of Chicagoans who were stranded in the Northeast this week.


The Longo family's Volvo suffered $5,000 in engine damage in August 2012. They had received contaminated fuel from a BP gas station, but BP has declined to pay all of the damages, stating the car's timing belt was significantly overdue for replacement even before the car received any tainted fuel. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Heights Family Still Fighting With BP Over Bad Gas

A suburban family has been trying to get help from BP, after their car was crippled this summer, in the wake of a fuel contamination problem at their refinery in Whiting, Ind.

CBS 2–10/23/2012

Lance Armstrong

Local Doctor: Armstrong Scandal Shouldn’t Detract From His Fight Against Cancer

The fallout from Lance Armstrong’s decision to step down from his Livestrong cancer awareness charity, and Nike’s decision to cut ties with the disgraced cyclist, have been felt all across the nation, including right here in Chicago.

CBS 2–10/17/2012


Skunks Making A Big Stink In Northeastern Illinois

Skunks – it’s what the stink’s all about. In the northern suburbs – skunks are making a big stink.

CBS 2–10/16/2012

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

State Cracking Down On Gas Stations That Cheat On Sales Taxes

Feeling hosed at the gas pump? So is the State of Illinois. Multiple agencies are finally starting to reap the rewards of a multi-year investigation targeting gas station owners who withhold sales tax revenue.

CBS 2–10/10/2012

Nick Viverito (left) and William Christopher Pettry went to Jacksonville, Fla., last weekend to watch the Chicago Bears play the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Pettry was killed when another man slashed his throat in a restaurant hours before the game. (Photo courtesy Nick Viverito)

Murdered Bears Fan’s Best Friend: ‘I’m Stunned … Nothing Makes Sense’

Nick Viverito watched his best friend die this weekend, when his friend’s throat was slashed during a weekend trip to watch the Chicago Bears play in Florida.

CBS 2–10/09/2012

Sauk Village

‘Clean’ Water In Sauk Village Brings Higher Bills, But Many Still Won’t Drink It

A twist in Sauk Village’s water saga – officials have said the water supply is safe, but some residents still aren’t drinking it, even though they’re paying a lot more for it now.

CBS 2–10/03/2012