Derrick Young

Derrick Young

Support Derrick Young On Dancing With Chicago Celebrities

Derrick Young will be representing CBS 2 on “Dancing With Chicago Celebrities” this year. The annual charity event raises money for the fight against breast cancer in the Chicago area.


The Ohio/Ontario feeder ramp to the Kennedy Expressway is being torn down, because it is structurally deficient. (Credit: Bart Shore/CBS)

Kennedy Expressway Project To Create Traffic Nightmare This Weekend

Call it carmageddon, or whatever you want, but one thing is certain: the Kennedy Expressway will be a nightmare for motorists driving near to and from downtown this weekend.


Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Weekend Traffic Nightmare Coming For Kennedy Drivers

If you drive on the Kennedy, you’d be well-advised to avoid the downtown stretch of the expressway the next few weekends, as the Ohio and Ontario feeder ramps will be taken out of commission for a major construction project.


Orange construction barrels signify the summer road-repair season. (CBS)

Get Ready For The Headache-Inducing Road Projects Of Summer

CBS 2 traffic reporter Derrick Young takes a look at a few of the biggest projects that will affect your commute.


Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

2 Critically Injured In Crash On North Avenue

Multiple injuries were reported early Thursday in a three-car accident on North Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Carly Rae Jepsen, Vince Gerasole

‘Call Me Maybe:’ The CBS 2 Edition

They’re calling “Call Me Maybe” the song of summer 2012, and Carly Rae Jepsen, the 26-year-old Canadian recording artist behind the song, has become an international superstar. She joined Vince Gerasole this morning to talk, and sing, about it.

CBS 2–07/20/2012

Borman Expressway Crash

Semi-Truck Crash Shuts Down Eastbound Borman Expressway

Some lanes were still closed as late as the midday hours, following an overnight crash that left a truck driver with life-threatening injuries, and shut down the eastbound Borman Expressway in Northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Riverwoods Fire

Extra-Alarm Fire Rages In Riverwoods

An extra-alarm fire shut down a busy road in Riverwoods early Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012


Crash Shuts Down Major Junction In Batavia

A busy intersection in Batavia was shut down Friday morning, after a crash that left some people injured.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012


Kids Take Pride In Their Creativity With MashPlant

A new interactive Web site is the big idea of a Chicago man who really knows entertainment.

CBS 2–04/12/2012

(Credit: CBS)

Semi-Truck Flips, Shuts Down I-65

An overturned semi-trailer truck shut down Interstate 65 in Northwest Indiana early Friday.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Lake Shore Drive Crash

Crash Shuts Down 3 Lanes At North End Of Lake Shore Drive

Just as the morning rush began, all but one lane was blocked at the north end of northbound Lake Shore Drive following an accident.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

Hustle Up The Hancock

Thousands Climb To The Top For Hustle Up The Hancock

Four thousand climbers took part in the 15th annual Hustle up the Hancock at the John Hancock Center Sunday.

CBS 2–02/27/2012

Cancer patients shave the head of pediatric oncologist Dr. Paul Kent as part of a St. Baldrick's Foundation event at the University of Illinois Hospital. (Credit: CBS)

Chicagoans Go Bald In Solidarity With Cancer Patients For St. Baldrick’s

It’s time once again for people all across the Chicago area to help raise money for childhood cancer research by shaving their heads for St. Baldrick’s.

CBS 2–02/23/2012

Wrong-Way Driver

3 Hurt When Wrong-Way Driver Hits Car, Van On Lake Shore Drive

In a headline that is becoming all too familiar, three people are hurt – one critically – after a wrong-way driver slammed into multiple vehicles, this time on Lake Shore Drive.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

Hustle Up The Hancock Training

Insurance Company Team Trains Hard For Hustle Up The Hancock

It’s almost time for the Hustle up the Hancock, and this year, the Respiratory Health Association hopes to raise more than $1 million for local lung disease research and programs.

CBS 2–02/03/2012

First Snow

Season’s First Measurable Snowfall Comes At Last

It came two and a half weeks later than average, but on Friday morning the inevitable happened.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Eisenhower Expressway Crash

Van Slams Into Tree, Closes Eisenhower Off-Ramp Near UIC

The Racine Avenue off-ramp on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway was blocked early Thursday, after a delivery van driver slammed into a tree.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Sleep Out Saturday

Up To 2,000 To Experience Homelessness For 1 Night

As many as 2,000 people will experience homelessness for one night in the western suburbs, in an effort to draw attention and raise funds for homeless families.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

Kennedy Expressway Accident

Multi-Vehicle Crash Ties Up Outbound Kennedy

A multi-vehicle crash tied up traffic for miles on the outbound Kennedy Expressway as the morning rush began Thursday.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011