Derrick Blakley

Ex-CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Pleads Guilty To Kickback SchemeFormer Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme to steer more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to a former employer for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks.
Emanuel: Fear Of Being Recorded May Be Discouraging Cops From Doing Their JobsThe mayor says it’s partly to blame for the rise in Chicago crime. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
Extra-Alarm Blaze Devastates Historic Woodlawn ChurchAn extra-alarm fire ravaged a nearly century-old landmark church in Woodlawn on Wednesday, causing the roof to collapse, and sending gray water streaming out the front door hours after firefighters began dousing the heavy flames.
Mayor Defends McCarthy's Promotion Of Cop Under InvestigationMayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday backed Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s decision to promote a top police official who is under scrutiny for his role in the death investigation involving a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Armed Man After Domestic DisputeChicago police shot and killed a man this morning after he alleged attacked a woman in North Lawndale, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Surging In Polls, GOP Hopeful Ben Carson Arrives In Chicago For Fund-RaiserIn a presidential race full of surprises, one of the most surprising GOP front-runners was in Chicago for his first Illinois fund-raiser today.
Study Backs Test In Identifying Breast Cancer Patients Who Can Avoid ChemoA new study with a local connection shows a test accurately identifies many women with early-stage cancer who can safely skip chemotherapy. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
Murder Of Beloved Postal Carrier Hits Neighborhood HardThe loss of a mail carrier murdered over the weekend is being deeply mourned by the customers he served.
Some Conservatives Balk At Pope Francis' MessageCatholics all around the nation are welcoming Pope Francis to America. However, some conservative Catholics are concerned that parts of his message aren't exactly traditional.
Downers Grove Man Charged With Raping Two Indiana University StudentsJohn Enochs, 21, a former IU business student, turned himself in to police last week, after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He has been charged with two counts of rape, in two separate cases.
Fox Lake Mourns Fallen Officer Known As ‘G.I. Joe’CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports he knew many residents by name in the small suburb, and they knew his name as well.
Pope Pays Virtual Visit To Pilsen High SchoolThrough the magic of the Internet, Pope Francis communicated with students from Christo Rey High School. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.