Derrick Blakley

Video posted on Facebook shows a Chicago police officer asleep inside his police SUV. (Source: Facebook)

Emanuel Says Don’t Judge Police On One Incident After Camera Catches Cop Sleeping

After video surfaced showing a uniformed officer sound asleep in a squad car, Mayor Rahm Emanuel cautioned that all police shouldn’t be judged on one incident.

05/20/2015

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DePaul Expert: Jet Hacker May Help Improve Air Safety

(CBS) — A computer hacker told the FBI he took control of a jetliner’s engines not long after he departed a flight that passed through Chicago. Is he just bragging? Or has he exposed a […]

05/18/2015

This weapon was discovered at Midway Airport on Monday. (Credit: TSA)

TSA To Gun Owners: Stop Trying To Carry Firearms Onto Planes

It seems like a no-brainer, but each year airport authorities seize guns at security checkpoints, including those at Midway and O’Hare airports.

05/11/2015

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Mothers Remember Children Lost To Violence

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports those moms, hoping to use their painful loss, for a higher purpose.

05/10/2015

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Northwestern Goes ‘Trade School’ In Unique Partnership With Evanston

It’s not exactly known as a trade school, but at Northwestern University, a group a Evanston residents are learning about construction while on the job.

05/07/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Dual Taxation For Pensions ‘Wrong’

The Chicago Teachers Union is incensed over the city’s demand that teachers accept a seven percent pay cut, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel today emphasized he’s fighting a two front battle: not just over a teachers contract, but also over pension relief from Springfield.

05/06/2015

Students under the supervision of the late Keith Haring work on a public mural in the late-1980s. (CBS)

Keith Haring Art Project From 1989 Could Be Worth Millions, But Some Of It Is Missing

Panels are apparently missing from a 1989 mural by famed artist Keith Haring and Chicago public students. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

05/04/2015

Inside the new Method Products plant in Pullman. (Credit: CBS)

Pullman Welcomes New Method Products Soap Plant

They are calling it the South Side Soap Box, but the sparkling new Method Products plant is about a whole lot more than just soap.

04/28/2015

Chicagoans Alex Gaulin, Dean Tatooles and Christopher Mundy return from Nepal. (Credit: CBS)

Three Chicago Travelers Return Home After Experiencing Nepal Earthquake Firsthand

(CBS) — Three Chicagoans returned home from Nepal Sunday grateful to be alive after a deadly magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit the country. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley was at O’Hare Airport Sunday when they arrived. All […]

04/26/2015

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Mourners Remember A Cardinal Of Many Facets

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with parishioners and clergy members about the late cardinal.

04/23/2015

Visitors pay their final respects to Francis Cardinal George, eighth Archbishop of Chicago, at Holy Name Cathedral on April 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. George died on April 17 after a long battle with cancer. George's funeral mass and burial will take place on April 23.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cardinal Francis George Honored As ‘Man Of Compassion For All Who Suffered’

Approximately 2,000 mourners packed Holy Name Cathedral on Thursday, as they gathered for the funeral mass for the late Cardinal Francis George.

04/23/2015

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CPS Critics: School Officials Ignored Red Flags Over No-Bid Contract

Chicago schools chief Barbara Byrd Bennett has a relationship with SUPES Academy and its founder, Gary Solomon, that goes back many years. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

04/16/2015

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Blackhawks Fans Upset By Predators’ Attempts To Freeze Them Out

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley explains why they’re not exactly welcome.

04/15/2015

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Emanuel Agrees To $5.5 Million Police Torture Reparations Fund

Survivors of torture under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and victims’ supporters have long called for repayment for the suffering, pain, and often wrongful imprisonment they have suffered.

04/14/2015

Houses and property in ruin the morning after a tornado swept through the town the previous day on April 10, 2015 in Fairdale, Illinois. According to reports, 11 people were injured and one person was killed when tornadoes and thunderstorms passed through the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Recovery Efforts Continue After Thursday’s Tornado

Neighbors in Fairdale and Rochelle have been rallying together to pick up the pieces, and get through this difficult time, after Thursday’s devastating tornado. Survivors and volunteers spent the entire weekend cleaning, but there’s still a lot of work left to do.

04/13/2015

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Terminal Patient Backs ‘Right To Try’ Law For Illinois

What does ALS patient Derek Hogg have to lose? Nothing, he tells CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

04/09/2015

Wrigley Field concourse. (Getty Images)

Working Bathrooms, Porta Potties At Wrigley A Relief For Cubs Fans

The bathrooms at Wrigley Field are working again for the Cubs-Cardinals game Wednesday afternoon, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2015

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner Patrick Daley Thompson is the grandson of former Mayor Richard J. Daley and the nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. (Credit: Facebook)

Aldermanic Races: Daley Grandson Elected, Some Incumbents Sent Packing

Eighteen aldermanic races saw runoffs Tuesday following the February election. In many of this week’s contests, incumbents associated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel were forced to defend their seats.

04/07/2015

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Family Seeks Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck Cyclist

A 26-year-old Chicago bicyclist was clinging to life at a hospital, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Friday.

04/06/2015

Hasan Edmonds (left), a National Guard specialist, and his cousin ,Jonas Edmonds (right), are charged with a conspiracy in which Hasan would travel overseas to join the Islamic State terrorist group, while Jonas would coordinate an attack on the National Guard facility where Hasan had trained. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Aurora Cousins Charged In Plot To Join Islamic State, Attack Illinois Military Facility

A national guardsman from Aurora and his cousin were arrested Wednesday night, for allegedly conspiring to join the Islamic State terrorist group, and attack a military facility in northern Illinois.

03/26/2015

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