Alexander Hampton (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 20 Years For Choking, Stabbing Woman In Wicker Park

Alexander Hampton, who has a history of sexual offenses, pleaded guilty to attempted murder for choking and repeatedly stabbing a Wicker Park flower shop employee on Feb. 17, 2012.


Little Jordyn appears healthy Sunday, a day after two officers rushed her to the hospital amid downtown crowds. (CBS)

Cops Rush Sick Baby To Hospital Amid St. Patrick’s Day Crowds

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on a dramatic rescue involving a hotel doorman and two police officers that may have saved a sick baby girl’s life.


A Good Samaritan is being hailed a heroine for saving a baby's life. (CBS)

Mom Wants To Thank Woman Who Saved Her Baby’s Life

It’s one of the scariest things for a parent to experience: not knowing what to do when your child starts choking.


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Boy Saves Choking Classmate At West Suburban School

Students at West Leyden High School school may pay a lot more attention to the Heimlich maneuver now that it saved one of their classmates.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Trey Harbert and Emmanuel Marte Gil reenact how Trey used the Heimlich Maneuver to save Emmanuel from choking during lunch on Sept. 6, 2011, at Martinez Middle School in Romeoville. (Photo courtesy: Valley View School District 365U)

Romeoville 7th Grader Saves Classmate From Choking

A 7th grade student knew how to use the Heimlich Maneuver when it counted Tuesday at Romeoville’s Martinez Middle School. Now, he’s a reluctant hero.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

Chicago Police Officer Christopher Elliott recounts how he saved a choking infant. (CBS)

Baby Alive After Quick Actions By Police Officer

A baby boy is alive this morning, thanks to the quick actions of a Chicago Police officer.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011


Fight Between Public Defender, Prosecutor To Be Tried In Different Courthouse

An assistant public defender won’t have his day in court at the same place where he was charged for attacking a prosecutor.



Fight At Baby’s First Birthday Party Leads To Charges

A baby’s first birthday party in Elgin ended in a fight between two men that left one of them in jail.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Carrie Pack and Nick Nelson

Pregnant Teacher Saves Choking Student

One northwest Indiana student definitely needs to bring his teacher an apple after she saved his life.



Man Charged With Choking Daughter, 7

A Back of the Yards neighborhood man has been charged with choking his 7-month-old daughter who had to be hospitalized earlier this week.


Police Car Night Generic Alley (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man Accused Of Attempted Murder After Choking Ex-Girlfriend

A man has been indicted by a Lake County grand jury after he allegedly choked his ex-girlfriend and remains in custody on a $2M bond.