Emergency Response

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses the spike in homicides in January 2013 on the CBS 2 Morning News on Feb. 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Already Implementing Safety Lessons From Boston Bombings

CBS 2 Chief correspondent Jay Levine sat down with Superintendent McCarthy, and began by asking the simple question: Are we safe?


Pilsen Suspicious Items

Suspicious Items In Trash Can Shut Down Street In Pilsen

Chicago Police were questioning a man Tuesday morning about two devices found in a trash can the day before, which led to an evacuation in Pilsen.

WBBM Newsradio–03/13/2012


‘Chemical’ In Office Mail Turns Out To Be Talcum Powder

Two people were worried they had been exposed to a strange chemical in an office building downtown, but it turned out to be talcum powder.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011

Nuclear Radiation

Official: Get Educated About Nuclear Emergencies

A suburban emergency response official says a conference she recently attended made it clear to her we all need to be better educated about possible nuclear radiation emergencies.

WBBM Newsradio–03/29/2011