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Storms, Triple OT Make Game-Watching Hard For Some ‘Hawks Fans

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports on how fans who saw Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final were trying to stay awake Thursday — and those who missed it were trying to stay calm.


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Civil Libertarians, Consumers Uneasy About Government Collecting Verizon Phone Records

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports on why the National Security Agency may be watching who you call and who calls you.


A floodwater mosquito (Credit: CBS)

West Nile Detected In Western Suburb

West Nile mosquitoes are back in the Chicago area for the first time this year. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.


Sammy Austin, who had been arrested several times, has landed a job as a custodian. (CBS)

Clerk: Expunging Arrest Records Can Help Employment Chances

Over the course of four years in Englewood — population 25,000 — there were 80,000 arrests. Half were thrown out. But when it comes to finding a job, that doesn’t matter. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.


Police say the driver and passenger of a White Maserati-- left in the middle of the of the street, were both shot after an apparent fender bender. The driver, a 42 year old male, is now dead from a gun shot wound to the head.  (Credit: CBS)

Victim In Road-Rage Shooting Tells Of Harrowing Escape

CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley talks with a woman who survived an apparent road-rage shooting over the weekend that left a club manager dead.


Richard L. Madison (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's office)

Limo Company: Prom Driver Charged With DUI Was ‘Bad Apple’

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talked with the Alsip company that provided the so-called “party bus” to two dozen Oswego East High School students.


John Malone. (Credit: Fenwick High School)

River Forest Student Dead In Crash On Way Home From Indiana University

John Malone, 20, was riding in an SUV with three others about 60 miles south of Chicago on Interstate 65, when the vehicle blew a tire and spun out of control.

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Luis Quizhpe holds the baseball bat he used to fight off two gunmen who tried to rob his store. (Credit: CBS)

Shopkeeper Who Fought Off Robbers With Bat Put Life ‘In Jesus’ Hands’

The courageous Logan Square shopkeeper who fought off a pair of armed robbers with a baseball bat said Tuesday he bears no ill will toward the men who shot him and tried to rob him.

CBS 2–04/23/2013

Fredrick Goings (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Killer Of Eddy Curry’s Ex-Girlfriend Gets Life Sentence

Fredrick Goings was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for the 2009 murders of the ex-girlfriend of former Bulls star Eddy Curry and their infant daughter.


Antinette “Toni” Keller (Photo From Facebook)

Man Sentenced To 37 Years After Pleading Guilty To Murder Of NIU Student

William “Billy” Curl had been scheduled to stand trial next week for the murder of Antinette “Toni” Keller, an art student at NIU, in October 2010. He had been charged with first-degree murder, criminal sexual assault and arson in connection with Keller’s death.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2013

Jeremiah Douchee, a Hales Franciscan student, is going to the Ivy League. (CBS)

Talented Low-Income Students Shying Away From Top Colleges: Study

CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley explains why.


Mount Vernon Elementary School in the Washington Heights neighborhood would be the "welcoming school" for students from nearby Marcus Garvey Elementary School, which is targeted for closing by the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

A Study In Contrasts For CPS School Closings In Washington Heights Neighborhood

They’re less than five blocks apart; two Chicago public schools, each more empty than full. Now, one has been marked for closing, stirring controversy in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

CBS 2–03/25/2013

The new K2 apartment tower. (CBS)

High-End Apartment Rentals Booming Near Downtown

CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley looks at a real-estate trend: luxury rentals.


Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams, suspects in murder of Hadiya Pendleton

No Bond For Suspects In Hadiya Pendleton’s Murder

Bond has been denied for the two purported gang members allegedly responsible for gunning down a 15-year-old honor student two weeks ago.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2013

File Photo Of Foreclosure Sign (AP Photo)

South Suburban Company Transforms Foreclosures Into Rentals

Jim McClelland’s company has bought more than 1,000 foreclosed houses, renovated them and rented them out to new tenants.


An armed robber strikes a Skokie beauty salon. (Niles Police)

Charges Expected Wednesday Against Hair Salon Robbery Suspect

Detectives from Chicago and the suburbs believe they finally got their man. Police plan to announce charges on Wednesday for a man arrested in connection with the robberies of more than a dozen local hair salons.


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Obama’s Inauguration On King Holiday Carries Dual Significance

With President Barack Obama’s second inauguration coming on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday has been a day of special significance for African-Americans.

CBS 2–01/21/2013

Vivian Durham shows off her scrapbook from Barack Obama's first inauguration. (CBS)

Church Women Who Attended Obama’s 1st Inauguration Will Be There For 2nd

Trinity United Church of Christ isn’t just any church. It’s Barack Obama’s former church. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.


A model of the new 45-story River Point office tower, to be built at Lake and Canal streets, at the head of the Chicago River. (Credit: CBS)

New Riverfront Office Tower Breaks Ground

Business leaders told CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley it’s a sign the economic climate is improving.

CBS 2–01/15/2013

Sewah Kim, 7 months, was born in South Korea. (courtesy Duquet family)

Evanston Couple Fights To Keep South Korean Baby Girl

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley was in court for the latest chapter in what’s become an international and emotional drama.