Dana Kozlov

A nurse measures the blood pressure of a patient, on September 20, 2013 at the cardiology department of Lens' hospital. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Hospitals Feeling The Pinch As Budget Fight Continues

No state budget essentially means frozen Medicaid funds for Illinois’ 3.2 million recipients. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

07/23/2015

Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Naperville Woman’s Family Hires Medical Examiner For New Autopsy After Death In Texas Jail Cell

Sandra Bland was found dead in her jail cell on July 13, three days after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a traffic stop in Waller County, about 50 miles north of Houston.

07/19/2015

Same Sex Wedding

Same-Sex Couple Featured In Hillary Clinton Video Get Married

A few months after a Chicago couple that was in Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch video invited the candidate to their wedding, they got married without her, reports CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.

07/19/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces his appointment of Forrest Claypool (right) as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools and Frank Clark (left) as president of the Chicago Board of Education. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Appoints Claypool To Run CPS, Former ComEd CEO As School Board President

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped his top aide, Forrest Claypool, to run the Chicago Public Schools, and former ComEd chief executive officer Frank Clark as president of the Chicago Board of Education, a move the Chicago Teachers Union derided as more of the same from City Hall.

07/16/2015

Cook County sales tax increase. (Credit: CBS)

Suburban Cook County Businesses Brace For Sales Tax Increase

Buy anything in Cook County beginning next year and you’ll pay more.

07/15/2015

Beard Elementary School. (Credit: CBS)

Offensive Graffiti Sprayed On NW Side School For Special Needs Students

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov spoke to neighbors who want to know why they were targeted and who is behind it.

07/14/2015

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman", is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. The Sinaloa cartel leader - the most wanted by US and Mexican anti-drug agencies - was arrested early Saturday morning by Mexican marines at a resort in Mazatlan, northern Mexico. (Photo credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Manhunt Continues For Drug Kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who was considered Chicago’s “Public Enemy Number One” before he was arrested last year, escaped from a Mexican prison on Saturday, using an elaborate lighted tunnel.

07/13/2015

A man and a woman were killed when their motorcycle hit a concrete median on the Eisenhower Expressway at a high rate of speed early Sunday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Friends, Family Of Motorcycle Accident Victim Outraged At Grisly Pictures Posted Online

Miranda Valles, 21, of Downers Grove was killed early Sunday when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger crashed into a median on I-290.

06/29/2015

A man and a woman were killed when their motorcycle hit a concrete median on the Eisenhower Expressway at a high rate of speed early Sunday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Four Killed In Pair Of Weekend Motorcycle Accidents

The summer season means more people out on motorcycles, but the pastime took a tragic turn this weekend, when four people on motorcycles were killed in two separate crashes.

06/29/2015

The spirits flow in Boystown after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in every state. (CBS)

Celebrations Erupt In Chicago After High Court Affirmation Of Same-Sex Marriage

The timing of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide couldn’t have come at a better time for Chicago’s gay community, which is celebrating Pride Weekend.

06/26/2015

This screengrab shows a Chicago police officer shooting at a car with unarmed teens. (Chicago Reporter)

Officer Seen In Video Firing At Black Teens Fatally Shot Suspect In 2011, Family Says

(CBS) – A Chicago police officer caught on camera firing his weapon into a car of unarmed teens was involved in a fatal shooting previously, CBS 2 has learned. Now, relatives of the victim who […]

06/25/2015

Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

New Evidence Could Exonerate Daycare Worker In Toddler’s Death

There is a push to free a woman convicted in the death of a baby at a Lincolnshire daycare.

06/24/2015

Ambulances at Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street help provide treatment to fans overcome by heat during the Blackhawks victory parade. (Credit: CBS)

Dozens Of Blackhawks Fans Overcome By Heat At Parade, Rally

With hordes of Blackhawks fans packing downtown streets and Soldier Field to celebrate the Stanley Cup champions amid temperatures in the upper 70s, many ended up needing medical attention due to the combination of crowds and heat.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2015

The dashcam shows the Chicago police officer firing several shots at the moving car. (Video obtained by the Chicago Reporter)

Watch: Dashcam Video Shows Chicago Police Officer Firing At Black Teens In Car

The video shows the officer firing at the car as it was backing away during a traffic stop in December 2013. Two of the teens were hurt.

06/17/2015

Hail 3

Scam Artists Follow Hail Storms, Authorities Warn

The key here is for homeowners not to let contractors take advantage of them at a time when they may be vulnerable. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

06/11/2015

Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert arrives for his arraignment at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on June 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert was in court to answer charges that he knowingly lied to the FBI and intentionally evaded federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an "Individual A" to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. Since Hastert was charged, other reports of sexual abuse by Hastert have surfaced.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hastert Case Not First Media Frenzy At Dirksen Federal Building

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes a look at some of the sad and surreal moments.

06/09/2015

Cars drive through a flooded street in Cedar Lake, Indiana, after heavy rain dumped nearly 4 inches of rain in the area on Sunday. (Credit: Larry Henderson)

Storms Cause Flooding In Northwest Indiana, Hail Hammers Southern Suburbs

More rain was expected in the Chicago area on Monday, on the heels of a storm that caused flash flooding in some areas of northwest Indiana, caused hail damage in the south suburbs, and sparked and a possible tornado near DeMotte, Indiana.

06/08/2015

dying odds

Safety Study Says Americans May Be Worrying About Wrong Things

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov shows you what you should fret about and what to forget about.

06/03/2015

The shows the dog walker kicking the dog, Chloe. (Credit: Youtube)

Dog-Walker In Abuse Video Charged With Animal Cruelty

Jonathan Stenholt faces one count of cruelty to animals, the Chicago Police Department said. Stenholt was arrested Thursday after an investigation by the department’s Animal Crimes Team, officials said.

05/28/2015

The shows the dog walker kicking the dog, Chloe. (Credit: Youtube)

Dog Owners, Beware: Little Regulation Over Pet-Walking Services

The social media outrage over of a surveillance video of a dog-walker kicking a puppy in his care raises questions about what requirements are needed to open such a business. The answer: not many. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/28/2015

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