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Hurricane Sandy

Drew Salapatek, 28, survived the wreck of the replica of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy, along with 13 other crew members. One crew member and the ship's captain died in the wreck. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Blue Island Man Rescued From Sandy Shipwreck Back Home For Holidays

A Blue Island man was extra thankful this Thanksgiving; thankful to be home on dry land with his family, and enjoying the holiday. Drew Salapatek, 28, survived the sinking of the replica of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy last month.

CBS 2–11/23/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Nothing Crabby About Donating To Sandy Victims

Take it from a reporter who’s crabby all the time, or much of the time. Take it from me, that something wonderful has just happened in Chicago: hundreds of people called the Red Cross today to offer help to ease the suffering of Hurricane Sandy.

CBS 2–11/20/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Opinion: Chris Christie Is In The Wrong Business

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is obviously in the wrong business. He is becoming more of a television celebrity by the minute and getting much better reviews as a television performer than as governor.

11/20/2012

Job seekers wait in line (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

Officials warn that cars that were submerged during Hurricane Sandy, or otherwise suffered water damage in the storm, could end up for sale in the Chicago market. (Credit: CNN)

Waterlogged Cars From Hurricane Sandy Could Make Way To Chicago Market

If you think Hurricane Sandy was a problem only for people on the East Coast, think again.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

Glen Ellyn students participate in a drive to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. (CBS)

Glen Ellyn Students Help With Hurricane Goods Drive

At St. Petronille School in Glen Ellyn, the East Coast devastation is being felt. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

11/09/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ten Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election

Today, Republicans feel a combination of confusion, disbelief, and anger as to how a slim majority of Americans can possibly want four more years of the Obama administration in the White House. To many, it seems inconceivable that people want to take a chance on more of the same.

11/07/2012

Early voting in Ohio (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: On Election Eve Major Concerns About Disenfranchisement

From Florida and Ohio early vote disasters with long lines to power outages in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York there are doubts that some people will have the opportunity to participate in this election.

11/05/2012

In this handout GOES satellite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 1255 UTC, moves inland across the mid-Atlantic region on October 30, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Disaster Expert: Social Media Making Us Impatient For Relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one disaster expert said you can blame social media for the change in expectations on how quickly relief can actually come to those struck by disaster.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2012

President Barack Obama (R) is greeted by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie upon arriving in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012 to visit areas hardest hit by the unprecedented cyclone Sandy. Americans sifted through the wreckage of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday as millions remained without power. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Walter’s Perspective: Obama, Christie Set Hopeful Example

CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson sees a ray of hope this election season, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

11/01/2012

Mendy Zimmerman was stuck in New York for days, no thanks to Hurricane Sandy. (CBS)

Hurricane-Delayed Travelers Get Back To Chicago

CBS 2’s Brad Edward went to O’Hare International Airport to hear to the stories of Chicagoans who were stranded in the Northeast this week.

11/01/2012

Governor Chris Christie, President Barack Obama and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama And Christie Do The Right Thing Working Together As The Right Continues Attacks

Governor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for…outside of the right-wing blogosphere.

11/01/2012

Governor Chris Christie and President Barack Obama (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy: The Match-Maker Of All Match-Makers

As odd as it seems, President Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey are in the midst of a marvelous “bromance”.

11/01/2012

President Obama's Senior Campaign Advisor David Axelrod, in an interview with CBS 2's Jay Levine. (CBS)

President Obama’s Campaign Advisor Talks Hurricane Sandy, Upcoming Election

After 2 days off, the Presidential candidates are officially heading back to the campaign trail. You probably couldn’t tell that President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney stopped campaigning. That’s because they didn’t.

CBS 2–10/31/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Working To Restore Service To East Coast

Amtrak is working to restore service between Chicago and its terminals in Washington and New York.

WBBM Newsradio–10/31/2012

(STEPHANIE PILICK/AFP/GettyImages)

Sandy Knocks Out Email Service For Many People, Businesses

If your email’s been down since Hurricane Sandy hit on Monday night, you might be waiting quite some time before it’s up and running again.

WBBM Newsradio–10/31/2012

John Hancock (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

John Hancock Stands Up To Sandy’s Winds In Chicago

Strong winds forced officials at the Willis Tower to close its Sky Deck Wednesday, but the observation deck on the 94th floor of the Hancock remained open for business.

10/31/2012

Red Cross

In Wake Of Sandy, Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors From Chicago

On this Halloween, the Red Cross wants your blood.

10/31/2012

Ballots

Could Damage From Hurricane Sandy Prompt Delay Of Election?

The presidential election is just one week away, but with so much damage and destruction, and so many Americans without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, can the election go on as planned?

CBS 2–10/30/2012

President Barack Obama (left) greets employees at the Red Cross headquarters on On Oct. 30, 2012, a day after Hurricane Sandy hammered the East Coast, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney (right) helps collect and pack donated goods as he attends a storm relief campaign event to help people who suffered from the storm in Ohio. (Credit: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Emmanuel Dunland-AFP/Getty Images)

Sandy Has Obama And Romney Shifting Gears, Not Quite Suspending Campaigns

So much for President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney suspending their campaigns during the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Both candidates found ways to be seen and heard on Tuesday, even if they weren’t officially campaigning.

CBS 2–10/30/2012

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