Derrick Blakley

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

A resident and four police officers were injured in a fire in west suburban Berwyn early Wednesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Berwyn Officers Honored For Pulling Woman From Burning Home

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talked with the police heroes a day after they sprang into action.

01/08/2015

Shedd Aquarium

School Cancellations Have Parents Scrambling To Keep Kids Busy

With most school systems shut down on late notice, Chicago area parents looking to occupy their kids scrambled for options.

01/07/2015

Bishop Donald Hying. (Credit: CBS)

Bishop Donald Hying Installed As New Head Of Gary Diocese

He is the youngest of six and now the leader of Gary’s Catholic community.

01/06/2015

Meet Matthew Hower, who was born shortly after midnight on New Year's Day 2015. (CBS)

New Year Brings Newborns

Maximus Edward Maise arrived at one minute past midnight and may be the first Chicago-area baby to be born. But stories like that played out across the region, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

01/01/2015

New Year's Eve

Chicagoans Get Ready To Ring In New Year

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports safety is definitely being emphasized at Navy Pier, along with all the celebrating.

12/31/2014

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

City Taking High-Rise Buildings To Court Over Fire Regulations

City Hall is sending some 400 residential high rises to court and buildings that could face stiff fines for failing to meet a January 1 fire safety deadline.

12/30/2014

A Chicago Streets & Sanitation worker cleans anti-Semitic graffiti from a garage in West Rogers Park. Several garages and a small synagogue were vandalized on Sunday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Vandals Spray Anti-Semitic Graffiti On Synagogue, Garages

City crews were removing anti-Semitic graffiti from several garages and a small synagogue on the Far North Side on Monday.

12/29/2014

Photo Of Walgreen Sign. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Some Christmas Shoppers Wait Until Very Last Minute

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports on Christmas, an Oak Park Walgreens became a procrastinator’s paradise.

12/25/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Ravenswood home.  (Credit: CBS)

Candidate Asks: How Could Emanuel Bodyguards Have Missed Attack On Mayor’s Son?

Ald. Bob Fioretti commented Monday about the Friday night robbery of Mayor Emanuel’s son outside the family’s North Side home. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

12/22/2014

Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

New Reforms Aim To Make Police Lineups More Reliable

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look at a new law that protects the innocent.

12/18/2014

(Credit: CBS)

Remembering Judy Baar Topinka: “Judy Had No Rival”

The people who knew the late Judy Baar Topinka best were gathering Wednesday to share stories and celebrate her life, a week after the longtime Illinois politician died of complications from a stroke.

12/17/2014

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