Derrick Blakley

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Like Angelina Jolie, Chicago Woman with BRCA1 Gene Opts for Preventative Surgery

Last march, Lincoln Park’s Erin Kerewich, mother of two, felt a lump in her breast. It wasn’t cancer, but shortly thereafter, she got news that gave her a lump in her throat.

03/24/2015

(Photo Credit: swedishamericanmuseum.org)

One Year Later, Swedish Museum Still Hoping To Replace Water Tank

An Andersonville institution lost a historic feature last year. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports on efforts to replace it.

03/19/2015

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. (Credit: CBS)

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Announces Plan To Fight Racial Intolerance

A fraternity under fire after a racist chant by University of Oklahoma students went viral has announced plans to address racial intolerance.

03/18/2015

Voters go to the polls in Israel. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago’s Jewish Community Keeping Close Eye On Israeli Election

Voters in Israeli are going to the polls in what’s being called the most important Israeli election in years.

03/17/2015

Joliet police say Williamson, the three kids, and that female driver were riding in a Saturn car in the 100 block of Mississippi Avenue when several persons waiting on the street opened fire on the car.
(Credit: CBS)

Joliet Woman Fatally Shot In Car With Three Kids Inside

A 20-year-old Joliet woman was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon while riding in a car that had three young children inside.

03/11/2015

The Jane Byrne Interchange (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Byrne Interchange Ramp Closures Begin

Ramp closures started Tuesday night for a 16-month construction project fixing the Jane Byrne Interchange.

03/10/2015

The Jane Byrne Interchange (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Byrne Interchange Overhaul To Create New Headaches For Drivers

Motorists who drive along the Jane Byrne Interchange might want to find a new way to get where they’re going starting next week, thanks to a project that will increase traffic for more than a year.

03/05/2015

The Cubs expect the left-field bleachers to be ready by May 11, but the right-field bleachers won't open until June. (Credit: Steve Miller)

City Denies Cubs’ Request For Expanded Wrigley Renovation Hours

Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw cold water on the Chicago Cubs’ request to begin working on Wrigley Field renovations around the clock, after cold winter weather significantly delayed construction of new bleachers.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2015

The Cubs expect the left-field bleachers to be ready by May 11, but the right-field bleachers won't open until June. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Cubs Want City Permission To Work At Wrigley Field Around The Clock

The team wants to speed up Wrigley Field renovations.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Getty Images)

Many Bulls Fans Despondent Over Latest Rose Injury

After Bulls guard Derrick Rose’s latest knee injury, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports shock and disbelief pretty much sums up the reaction from most Bulls fans.

02/25/2015

Mega Millions Lottery Tickets (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Naperville Resident To Step Forward Tuesday To Claim $265 Million Jackpot

The winner of the largest lottery jackpot in Illinois history is coming forward to claim a Mega Millions prize. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

02/23/2015

Ralph Peterson of the Rosemoor Little League. (CBS)

South Side Little League Coach: JRW Must ‘Abide By The Rules’

The heads of South Side Little Leagues have largely remained silent. Until now. One president speaks out for the first time to CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

02/19/2015

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to guests at a luncheon hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Potential Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush Delivers Foreign Policy Speech In Chicago

Jeb Bush hasn’t officially declared for president, but you wouldn’t know it from his speech today at the Chicago Council of Global Affairs.

02/18/2015

Riverside Brookfield High School. (Credit: CBS)

Riverside Brookfield HS Considers Selling Naming Rights For New Stadium

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports no one’s ever said the streets around Riverside-Brookfield High School are paved with gold, but school officials are hoping to change that.

02/17/2015

Andrew Wilson saved a girl's life using CPR. (Credit: CBS)

Streamwood Teen Uses CPR To Save Girl’s Life

A Streamwood teenager is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of a girl, thanks to a skill he had but never thought he’d ever use.

02/16/2015

Workers on strike outside the BP plant in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Workers At Whiting BP Plant Go On Strike

Workers are picketing at oil plants across the country including in Whiting, Indiana. They tell CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross the strike is not about wages, but safety.

02/08/2015

Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor (left) is charged with reckless conduct in the death of 95-year-old John Wrana (right). Taylor shot Wrana with beanbag rounds while police were trying to subdue Wrana at the nursing home where he lived. (Credit: CBS/Supplied Photo)

Park Forest Cop Acquitted In 2013 Death Of 95-Year-Old Man

A Cook County judge has acquitted a Park Forest police officer of reckless conduct charges in the death of an elderly man who became combative with paramedics at a nursing home a year and a half ago.

02/04/2015

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Past Lotto Winner Offers Advice For Person With Winning Mega Millions Ticket

The winner of Friday’s Mega Million’s $270 million jackpot has not yet come forward after the winning ticket, 26-32-44-45-58, was sold at a gas station in Glendale Heights.

01/19/2015

Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor (CBS)

Cop: Shooting Nursing Home Patient, 95, Was Necessary

Craig Taylor, facing a charge of reckless conduct, hit John Wrana with four bean bag rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun when the elderly man became unruly and threatened officers, he says.

01/15/2015

Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor (left) is charged with reckless conduct in the death of 95-year-old John Wrana (right). Taylor shot Wrana with beanbag rounds while police were trying to subdue Wrana at the nursing home where he lived. (Credit: CBS/Supplied Photo)

Expert On Police Tactics Testifies In Wrana Trial

Good cop just doing his job or a rogue police officer responsible for the death of a 95-year-old man? The question will be answered in a Markham courtroom.

01/14/2015

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