Derrick Blakley

A four-rotor helicopter drone. (CBS)

Hobbyists Already Getting A Taste Of Amazon’s Drone Techology

What may seem like the package-delivery technology of tomorrow has really already arrived. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

12/02/2013

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

TV Pitchman Released From Federal Jail

Kevin Trudeau was held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago for allegedly hiding his assets and not paying a federal judgment.

10/28/2013

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Federal Employees Grateful To Work Again, But Leery Of Congress

The deal in Congress keeps them on the job until at least Jan. 15, when the new budget expires. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with Chicago workers.

10/17/2013

Police cordon off the corner of the Contitution Ave and First St after shots fired were reported near 2nd Street NW and Constitution Avenue on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013. The US Capitol was placed on security lockdown Thursday after shots were fired outside the complex, senators said. 'Shots fired outside the Capitol. We are in temporary lock down,' Senator Claire McCaskill said on Twitter. Police were seen running within the Capitol building and outside as vehicles swarmed to the scene. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago-Area Members Of Congress Take Precautions As Shooting Erupts

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers were alerted with a blaring security announcement, saying that shots had been fired and advising them to stay in place. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

10/03/2013

Jon Burge

City Poised To Pay Another Police-Torture Settlement

Ronald Kitchen and Marvin Reeves both spent more than 20 years in prison for murders they didn’t commit. Now, each will receive $6.15 million dollars in compensation.

09/05/2013

A Cook County sheriff's officer walks off with a confiscated gun. (CBS)

When Gun-Owner Cards Are Revoked, Sheriff’s Police Go After Weapons

More than 5,000 Cook County residents are illegally holding guns after their firearms ownership cards were revoked. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

08/22/2013

Things have changed at longtime Catholic high school Hales Franciscan. (CBS)

Hales Franciscan Kicks Off School Year As Co-Ed Institution

They’re pioneers in a brave new world: the first female students ever at the Catholic high school. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

08/19/2013

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1.7 Million Pack Lakefront For Air And Water Show

Federal budget cuts left the show with a little less sizzle this year, as all military airshow flights like the Thunderbirds were cancelled. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley found most spectators didn’t seem to notice.

08/18/2013

‘Visa Lottery’ Winners Hope Program Isn’t Cut During Immigration Debate

Under the immigration reform that passed the U.S. Senate, the so-called visa lottery would be eliminated. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

07/25/2013

A total of 13 stolen paintings by Penelope Osio-Brown were returned. (CBS)

Stolen Art Located, Returned To Owner

When art gets stolen, it’s rarely recovered. However, on Thursday, a west suburban artist re-claimed 13 paintings she hasn’t seen in almost a year.

07/11/2013

Free ad papers piled up on a Chicago porch. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Residents File Suit To Stop Delivery Of Free-Ad Papers

Residents in Humboldt Park and Logan Square have had it with those free ad-papers that pile up on your doorstep.

07/09/2013

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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.

06/13/2013

File Photo Of Woman On Cell Phone (Getty Images)

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.

06/06/2013

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.

06/03/2013

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.

05/31/2013

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.

05/27/2013

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.

05/13/2013

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.

CBS 2–05/05/2013

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.

04/04/2013

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