Woman Buys Grandchildren Gift Cards That Are Rejected As Worthless At The Store

Jeannine Jaworowski squirrels away money each week so that her grandkids can have new shoes for school. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Eileen Atwood and her grandsons Kamari Anthony, 5, and Kayden Carlvin, 3. (Photos supplied to CBS 2)

Woman, 2 Grandsons Shot; Neighbor Says ‘We’ve Got To Wear Body Armor Out Here’

A 51-year-old woman and her two grandsons were shot while standing outside in the South Shore neighborhood. A neighbor said gunfire is so common, she wonders if she and her daughter might have to start wearing body armor.


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Mom Sought To Regain Custody Of Slain Girl

Eight months before 8-year-old Gizzell Ford suffered a horrifying demise, allegedly at the hands of her paternal grandmother, court records show the girl’s mother tried to win back custody of her daughter.


Police are on the scene of a hit-and-run in West Englewood Monday that left two injured. (CBS)

Driver In Custody, Police Seek Witnesses To West Englewood Hit-And-Run

Chicago Police are seeking public assistance as they investigate a hit-and-run accident in the West Englewood neighborhood earlier this week that left a 65-year-old woman and her grandson with life-threatening injuries.


Goldine Williams (Chicago Police Dept.)

Woman Beat, Burned, Bit Her Grandchildren, Forced Them To Eat Cat Food: Authorities

Goldine Williams was ordered held Thursday in lieu of $200,000 bond on charges of aggravated battery to a child.


Jennifer Curtis (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Granddaughter Accused Of Stealing Over $200,000 From Grandma

A Palatine woman has been arrested on charges she stole more than $200,000 from her 98-year-old grandmother.


A group of newborns. (credit: Getty Images/Waltraud Grubitzch/DPA)

Naperville Woman Gives Birth To Own Granddaughter

A 53-year-old Naperville woman has given birth to her own granddaughter – as a surrogate.



Grandmother Gets Probation In Accidental Death Of 5-Month-Old Boy

Cook County prosecutors say nobody cared about a baby who was left home alone and accidentally died of suffocation.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

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Kidnapped Heart Transplant Patient, 5, Found Safe In Alsip

A 5-year-old boy with a serious heart condition is awaiting a reunion with his mother in the southwest suburbs, while the boy’s father and grandmother stand charged with kidnapping him from a St. Louis hospital.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

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Northcenter Neighborhood Grandmother Desperately Seeks Lost Camera

A Chicago grandmother wants her lost camera back so badly that she has posted signs on Lincoln Avenue in the Northcenter neighborhood, hoping to appeal to the right person’s Christmas spirit.

WBBM Newsradio–12/23/2011

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Grandmother Recalls Kidnapping That Granddaughter Helped Orchestrate

Testimony in a federal drug conspiracy trial this week detailed a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme orchestrated by the victim’s granddaughter.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Officer Dead

Family Wishes Slain Officer’s Grandson Had Been Institutionalized

Family members of a murdered Chicago Police officer say they begged her to put her troubled teenage grandson in an institution.


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Police Search For 2 Brothers In Shooting That Killed Boy

Police are seeking two brothers for questioning in a shooting that has now left a 15-year-old boy dead in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2011

Cash/Currency/Money (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Accused Of Stealing Money From Grandma

A man acquitted of murder in his mother’s death has been charged with seven felony counts for allegedly burglarizing his grandmother’s home, stealing checks, forging and cashing them.


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Driver Cited In Wreck That Killed Toddler, Grandmother

A 45-year-old woman has been cited for failing to yield to pedestrians in the walkway as a result of a West Pullman neighborhood accident Saturday morning where a toddler was killed and her grandmother hospitalized.


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Grandmother, 2 Grandkids Escape Fire

A grandmother and her two grandchildren escaped a fire in their Clearing neighborhood home Friday morning, when a smoke detector alerted them to the blaze.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011