Derrick Blakley

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Father Mourned After Wood Dale Tent Collapse, Questions Linger About Safety Response

Steven Nincic took his two daughters to Prairie Fest because they wanted him to win some gold fish at a carnie game. And he did. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

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Charles Goodman. (Credit: Lake County (Ind.) Sheriff's Office.)

Driver In Deadly Indiana Bus Crash Has History Of Violations

Court records for the driver of the ill-fated Gary church bus reveal a long and shocking disregard for basic driving regulations that stretches back almost two decades.

07/29/2015

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 15:  People receive a free meningitis vaccine from  Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation started free meningitis vaccines after a West Hollywood man died from the disease.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Meningitis Vaccine Required For 6th, 12th Graders Returning To School

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley finds out what’s behind the rule change.

07/28/2015

Dash cam video of Sandra Bland's arrest earlier this month. (Credit: Texas Department of Public Safety.

What Are Your Rights During A Traffic Stop?

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reviewed key points of the bland dashboard video with two law enforcement experts.

07/22/2015

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Residents Of River North Building On Edge After Building Hit With Bullets

Someone is taking shots at a high-rise in River North. Bullets have damaged property and worried residents as police search for the gunman, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

07/21/2015

Metra station at Route 59 in Aurora. (CreditL CBS)

Fees For Proposed Trolley Rankle Aurora Residents

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports the proposed trolley would run from several new subdivisions to the Route 59 Metra Station, but the alderman who represents the area says not a single resident she’s canvassed wants the trolley.

07/20/2015

Thornton Reservoir. (Credit: CBS)

Workers Putting Finishing Touches On Thornton Reservoir

The numbers are staggering and the engineering nothing short of miraculous. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes us to an old place with a newfound purpose.

07/15/2015

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)

‘El Chapo’ Regains Chicago’s Public Enemy Number One Title

Guzman’s escape means the man most responsible Chicago’s violent drug trade is fully back in business once again.

07/14/2015

Airliner cockpit (CBS)

Are Cockpit Cameras Just Around The Corner?

Airline pilots are fighting them, but there is an increasing call for surveillance technology. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

07/09/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08:  Traders wait on a nearly empty trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after trading was halted due to a "technical glitch" on July 8, 2015 in New York City. Trading was to resume in the afternoon.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Business As Usual For Many Investors Despite NYSE Shutdown

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a closer look at what happened.

07/08/2015

Amari Brown (courtesy: family)

Supt. McCarthy: Slain Boy’s Dad A ‘Ranking’ Gang Member, Not Cooperating With Authorities

Amari Brown, 7, was fatally shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood after watching fireworks with family members.

07/05/2015

Amari Brown (courtesy: family)

Grandmother Of Fatally Shot Boy: ‘It’s Crazy. Who Would Shoot A Seven-Year-Old?’

A cousin of the child waiting outside the hospital said the family had been celebrating the Fourth of July and had just returned home to a relative’s house when gunfire erupted.

07/05/2015

About 100 Chicago teachers and supporters marched outside City Hall on Thursday, to protest $200 million in budget cuts, including 1,400 job cuts. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Protest CPS Budget Cuts, Layoffs

Public school teachers were raising their voices against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership of the district; in particular his proposal to help shore up CPS finances by having teachers pay the full cost of their individual pension contributions, most of which is now paid by the district.

07/02/2015

A flooded field in Peotone. (Credit: CBS)

Heavy Rains Have Illinois Farmers Dealing With Soaked Crops

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports farmers in Peotone are dealing with soggy crops.

06/29/2015

ComEd crews working to restore power in Coal City. (Credit: CBS)

Crews Working To Restore Electricity To Homes In Coal City

It’s a race against Mother Nature in Coal City as residents there try to clean up as much tornado damage as possible before severe weather rolls in once again.

06/24/2015

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Coal City Hit By EF-3 Tornado, NWS Confirms

Governor Bruce Rauner toured the damage in tornado-ravaged Coal City first from the air and then on the ground, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

06/23/2015

The Confederate flag flying outside the South Carolina capitol building. (Credit: CBS)

South Carolina Governor Calls For Taking Down Confederate Flag

(CBS) — Leaders in South Carolina are calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from state capitol grounds. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports it’s been a contentious issue for years, brought to a head […]

06/22/2015

The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2 to 1 in Game Four of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Chance To See Blackhawks Win Cup On Home Ice Driving Up Ticket Prices

No Blackhawks team has won it all on home ice in 77 years, which means the chance to see the Hawks clinch in cup in Chicago is driving ticket prices sky high.

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Chicago Eyes A City Income Tax On Residents, Suburbanites Who Work Here

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look at the smoke signals from cash-strapped Chicago City Hall.

06/11/2015

Kenwood Academy graduate Arianna Alexander. (Credit: CBS)

Kenwood Academy Grad Awarded More Than $3 Million In Scholarship Money

At a time when so many are struggling to pay for college, Kenwood Academy valedictorian Arianna Alexander is a scholarship record-breaker, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

06/10/2015

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