Ed Curran

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta reacts after recording the final out of a no-hitter against the Dodgers. (Getty Images)

Optimism Growing Among Cubs Fans

On this last day of August, the Cubs have a comfortable five and a half game lead in the wild card race.

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Seven-year-old Andrew Kong holds his nose as he stands before the world's largest flower 14 June 2000 at the Fullerton Arboretum, CA. The Indonesian titan arum 'corpse flower' has a putrid scent to lure pollinating dung beetles and can sometimes be smelled half a mile away. It is the 12th time the 58 inch tall flower has bloomed in the United States. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Step Right Up! Sniff The Flowering Plant That Smells Like Rotting Flesh

CBS 2’s Ed Curran braces us for “Titan Arum,” also known as the Corpse Flower.

08/17/2015

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Storm Rips Shingles Off Homes, Topples Trees In Summit

Heavy rains and strong winds blew through the Chicago area Tuesday, and CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports in southwest suburban Summit, they are assessing the damage.

05/26/2015

A photo of a tornado in Texas taken by CBS 2 Weather Watcher Will Browning. (Credit: Will Browning)

CBS 2 Weather Watcher Gets Up-Close Look At Texas Twister

CBS 2 has hundreds of Weather Watchers across the Chicago area and many of them are real weather enthusiasts.

05/06/2015

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Ed Curran Goes Inside The Devastation In Fairdale, Illinois

Daylight brought a harsh reality in the tiny town of Fairdale: The tornado that hit the night before essentially spared nothing.

04/10/2015

Crews search wreckage on the IL-72 after a tornado came through the town earlier in the day on April 9, 2015 in Fairdale, Illinois. According to reports, seven people were injured and one person was killed when tornadoes and thunderstorms passed through the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

2 Dead After Two Tornadoes Hit Near Rockford; Searches Of Rubble Resume

Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed two people have died in the tiny hamlet of Fairdale, Illinois, after a massive “wedge” tornado virtually destroyed the town.

04/09/2015

A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Salt: From Mine, To Your Street

CBS 2’s Ed Curran takes us on a very deep underground visit beneath Lake Erie.

02/05/2015

Ed was having some voice troubles, so he used cue cards to deliver the morning forecast. (Credit: CBS)

Meteorologist Ed Curran Uses Cue Cards To Deliver Weather Forecast

CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran was having some voice problems Sunday morning, so he decided to use cue cards to deliver the weather forecast.

01/11/2015

A surveillance camera (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

How To Protect Your Web Cameras From Hackers

Internet security cameras are amazing technology, but if your webcam isn’t properly setup, you may not be the only person in the world watching.

12/16/2014

Chicago student Malik Baker sits in the cockpit during a flight this week. (courtesy: Sean D. Tucker)

Aspiring Young Pilot Gets Ride Of His Life, Alongside Blue Angels

CBS 2’s Ed Curran was on hand Thursday when one young Chicagoan got his first flight.

08/14/2014

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

Kennedy Construction Nightmare Set To Begin

The first detour, starting in two weeks, will take inbound Kennedy traffic off at Ohio across a two-lane, 15 mph road and back onto the expressway. Simply put, it’ll be a wide-reaching jam-up during three weekends in June. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

05/30/2014

Jeremy Janssen of Mackinaw Fire Department walks through debris along Elgin Avenue after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Six Months After Tornado, Washington Partly Rebuilt

The central Illinois town has made some progress, but the road to rebuild the town is still a long process. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

05/16/2014

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Worried About Meeting A Stranger For Craigslist Sale? East Chicago Cops Will Oversee It

Lots of people turn to Craigslist when looking for a bargain — or to sell off some unwanted stuff. But meeting a stranger can be dangerous. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

05/02/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Weather Conditions Blunted Impact Of BP Oil Spill On Lake Michigan: Expert

Demonstrators and public officials are seething about BP’s oil spill on the Indiana lakefront, but CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports the damage could have been worse.

03/28/2014

CBS 2's Ed Curran measures a monster pothole in Lakeview, on Paulina. (CBS)

And The ‘Biggest Pothole’ Award Goes To …

CBS 2’s Ed Curran is on the hunt for the city’s worst wheel-buster.

03/07/2014

The Chrysler 200 has several "smart" safety features. (CBS)

Chicago Auto Show: Cars Do Some Of The Driving For You

(CBS) – Safety is a major theme at the Chicago Auto Show. CBS 2’s Ed Curran takes a look at some of the features being highlighted beginning this weekend. The new Chrysler 200, for example, […]

02/07/2014

Workers prepare the Toyota display at the Chicago Auto Show on February 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The show, which is held at McCormick Place, runs February 8-17. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Auto Show Revs Its Engine Beginning This Weekend

CBS 2’s Ed Curran offers a sneak peak at show highlights.

02/06/2014

"Road heave" occurs following freezing and thawing on roadways. (CBS)

Freeze-Thaw Cycle Brings New Problem: ‘Road Heave’

Cook County Transportation Supt. John Yonan says “heave” occurs when water freezes and expands underneath the pavement — forcing it up into washboards, or bumps.

01/30/2014

Ice dams can ruin homes. (CBS)

Tips To Avoid Ice Dam-age

Ice dams. With melting snow and ice and rain, they can cause water damage inside your home. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

01/10/2014

Gail Wise of Park Ridge poses with her classic Mustang, the first sold in the U.S. (CBS)

Chicago-Area Woman Still Owns The First Ford Mustang Sold In The U.S.

Nearly 50 years ago, Ford’s Lee Iacocca unveiled the 1965 Ford Mustang to the press. Two days later, a 22-year-old teacher in Chicago needed a car. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

12/06/2013

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