Derrick Blakley

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

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Hospitals Impose Visiting Restrictions During Busy Flu Season

The Illinois Department of Public Health says confirmed cases are widespread across the state. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

12/15/2014

Jesus Garcia campaigning in Humboldt Park. (CreditL CBS)

Emanuel, Garcia Vying For Hispanic Voters

Chicago’s mayoral election is little more than a month away and today, both Mayor Emanuel and one of his major challengers turned their attention to attracting Hispanic voters, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

12/14/2014

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Honors Cardinal George With Medal Of Merit

He’s been celebrated by his church and honored by its faithful, but today, the entire city of Chicago got its turn.

12/10/2014

In this surveillance image, a hooded man steals packages from a building foyer. (Daphe Ortiz)

WATCH: Thief Snatches Gift Packages From Lincoln Park Condo

Video shows a real-life Grinch taking packages from some Lincoln Park homes. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

12/08/2014

Colin Collette was fired as music director at Holy Family Parish in Inverness after announcing plans to wed his male partner. He has filed a discrimination complaint. (Credit: CBS)

Music Director Fired Over Same-Sex Marriage Files Formal Complaint

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley has more on a battle that pits civil rights against religious freedom.

12/04/2014

Authorities respond to the scene of a shooting at Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., Friday. (CBS)

Woman Dies After Shooting At Mag Mile Store

A Mag Mile store became a crime scene Friday night after police say a gunman walked in and shot his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend before committing suicide.

11/29/2014

A 10-year-old child was killed after an apartment fire near Kimball and Ardmore. (Credit: CBS)

Family Sues Landlord After Hollywood Park Blaze Kills Son

Tahir Khan and Maria Tahir tried to get their family out, but the stairway was blocked by flames. They dropped their two youngest children out a window, to people outside the building, and then jumped to escape the flames. Their oldest son, 10-year-old Ans Khan, didn’t make it out.

11/26/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2013. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President’s Immigration Announcement Watched Closely Here

For Faviola Delgado and millions more, President Obama can temporarily lift the threat of deportation.

11/20/2014

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