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Chaplain Jim Thompson, who is blind, ministers to a patient at Little Company of Mary. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Blind Chaplain Jim Thompson

(CBS) – You could call him a wounded healer. He’s a priest who serves the sick, and he has a disability of his own. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield says Father Jim Thompson is someone you […]

01/17/2014

Field Museum volunteer Sheila Reynolds. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Field Museum Volunteer Sheila Reynolds

At 92, Sheila Reynolds takes two buses to get to her beloved institution, where she helps catalog animal bones.

12/20/2013

Musician Reginald Robinson talks about his collaboration with Muntu Dance Theatre. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Ragtime Piano Player Reginald Robinson

Reginald Robinson has been called a genius, and now the young musician is writing music for a Chicago dance troupe.

12/12/2013

Mattie Robertson picked up music at an early age. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Choral Director Mattie Robertson

The former Whitney Young faculty member is a music legend in Chicago. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

12/06/2013

Reggio's Pizza (CBS)

Some People You Should Know: Founders Of Reggio’s Pizza

John and Pearl Clark opened a small pizza restaurant in the Chatham neighborhood 41 years ago. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

11/22/2013

Playwright Rick Roberts (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Playwright For The Homeless

At the Athenaeum Theatre, the many facets of homelessness are explored in the play “The Bench Mark.” CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

10/18/2013

Dancer Lester Goodman in his younger days. (courtesy: Lester Goodman)

Someone You Should Know: 98-Year-Old Dancer Lester Goodman

After dancing for nearly 90 years, Goodman has not lost his touch. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

09/27/2013

A member of Mane in Heaven's team visits with an appreciative human. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Mane In Heaven Founder

Area nurse Jodie Diegel uses miniature horses to connect with people in a special way. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

09/13/2013

Blue Sky Bakery in the North Center neighborhood. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Blue Sky Bakery’s Lisa Thompson

The North Center cafe represents a life-changing experience for the young people who work there. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

08/30/2013

Gymnast Hayley Butcher. (Credit: CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Gymnast Hayley Butcher

She’s a champion gymnast whose favorite thing is teaching kids and she certainly has something special to offer them. Harry Porterfield says Hayley Butcher is someone you should know.

08/20/2013

Lamanda Joy (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Urban Gardener Lamanda Joy

CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to the founder of the Peterson Garden Project.

08/02/2013

Dirk Spence's magic show on wheels. (Credit: Dirk Spence)

Someone You Should Know: Dirk Spence

He loves his job so much that he says it doesn’t even feel like work.

06/21/2013

Lena McLin has been a musical mentor to scores of students, including performers who have gone on to have successful careers. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Musical Mentor Lena McLin

Lena McLin has been teaching for more than half a century, and some of the most famous singers in the country were her students. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

06/07/2013

A northwest Indiana elementary student talks about raising money for Heifer International. (CBS)

Some Kids You Should Know: Students Who Raise Money For The Poor

The Heifer organization gives animals to needy people in 40 countries around the world. The elementary students were donating $13,127 to the cause. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

06/03/2013

The Melodeers (CBS)

Some People You Should Know: The Melodeers

It all began when barbershop patrons started singing while waiting to get their hair cut. A century or so later, the Melodeers chorus is taking the music to a dazzling new height with 140 ladies singing in unaccompanied four-part harmony. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

05/24/2013

Alex Levesque (right) works with Quantrell Haywood at the Automotive Mentoring Group garage, a nonprofit Levesque founded to train youths how to restore classic cars, as an alternative to gangs and drugs. (Credit: CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Automotive Mentoring Group

For more than two decades, a Chicago group has been working to help troubled kids, and the approach it takes is all about cars.

CBS 2–04/26/2013

Amilee Cruikshank at work. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: 109-Year-Old Receptionist

Amilee Cruikshank is a unique person: She still works four days a week and is in excellent health, despite the fact that she will soon be 109 years old. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield says she’s someone you should know.

04/12/2013

Collett Renfro (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Dollhouse Artisan Collette Renfro

If you think the world is too big and could be a little smaller, why not try making doll houses? A good place start is the Blackberry Harvest Dollhouse Museum in Homewood, CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

03/08/2013

One of the robots developed at the Chicago Math and Science Academy. (CBS)

Some People You Should Know: Robot-Makers Of CMSA

At the Chicago Math and Science Academy, students are becoming young experts in robotics and winning awards for them. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

03/01/2013

Lee Krizka and her dog, Merlot. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Lee Krizka And Her Dog, Merlot

Lee Krizka and her dog, Merlot, both have disabilities, but they make quite a team. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

02/22/2013

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