Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Family Of Fatally Beaten Suspect: Fired Cop Is Drawing Pension

A family was told a North Chicago officer was fired, for taking part in the beating death of their loved one. But CBS 2 has learned, that officer was actually fired for other reasons.


Stephen Peterson

Court Upholds Firing Of Drew Peterson’s Son From Police Force

A trial judge previously determined police and fire commissioners in Oak Brook was justified in firing officer Stephen Peterson after concluding he’d obstructed the investigation into the disappearance of his father’s fourth wife.


Former Bears coach Mike Ditka talks with CBS 2 about Lovie Smith's firing. (CBS)

Ditka On The Bears Firing Lovie: ‘There’s No Loyalty’

CBS 2’s Mike Parker sat down with Iron Mike to get his take on the Chicago Bears’ firing of one of his successors, Lovie Smith.


Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Walsh Slams Duckworth Over Firing Of VA Workers; Duckworth Defends Record

Five days before the election, Republican Congressman Joe Walsh said his Democratic opponent, Tammy Duckworth, needs to come clean about her treatment of two state workers when she headed the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. But Duckworth said she is “disgusted” that Walsh has been trying to use veterans’ issues for political gain.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2012

Penn State Community Reacts As Trustees Fire Coach Joe Paterno

Paterno’s Firing Sparks Riots At Penn State

Riots broke out across the Penn State campus overnight, following the decision to fire head football coach Joe Paterno.


Jim Hendry

Columnist: Don’t Fire Hendry

A columnist warns that firing Cubs general manager Jim Hendry would be a bad move, no matter how the team comes out at the end of the season.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

Chicago Furloughs Most City Workers For The Day To Help Balance Budget

City Workers Fired For Missing Work, Lying About Hours

CHICAGO (WBBM) – Two Chicago Public Health Department managers were fired, and two other managers placed on unpaid leave after an Inspector General’s investigation found they allegedly falsified time records.