Andrew Podczerwinski (

Lemont High School Hosts ‘Walk With Andrew’ Fund-Raiser For Injured Teen

Teen Andrew Podczerwinski was hit by a tree during a storm last summer and he’s now paralyzed from the waist down.


Kevin Ware. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Chicago Sports Doctor Optimistic Louisville’s Ware Will Bounce Back

Sports physician Jeff Mjaanes of Rush University Medical Center, who watched Sunday’s game and saw the leg-break occur, agrees there is reason to be optimistic.


Corey Crawford

Crawford Injured Again, Lifted After 1st Period

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, who just returned from an injury this week, has been removed after the first period against St. Louis.


The latest addition, a baby female, left, to the gorilla enclosure at the Lincoln Park Zoo. (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Baby Gorilla Injured At Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park zoo has a dedicated hospital where the gorilla baby is being cared for.


An actor at the Lyric Opera is injured in a fire-related stunt Monday. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times)

Fire-Spitting Actor Burned During Lyric Opera Rehearsal

Onstage in the Civic Opera House, a 24-year-old performer was critically burned, says the fire department.


Shoppers pack Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg for Black Friday shopping on Nov. 25, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Man Injured In Jump At Woodfield Mall

The 24-year-old man jumped from the second level of Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg outside of a J.C. Penney store.


Wire-framed hampers like this one allegedly have injured the eyes of children. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Children Injured By Wire Hampers

A certain kind of pop-up hamper, framed with springy wire, can be hazardous to children, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


This is a photo of Anthony Rosalia's shoe after the boy's foot became caught in a Midway Airport escalator. (Marty Dolan)

City Settles With Family Of Boy Whose Foot Was Mangled In Airport Escalator

The negligence lawsuit was settled for $600,000, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


(Jed Jacobsohn/ Getty Images)

Armed Robber On Bicycle Shoots Man In River North

The victim was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound in the leg.



Would-Be Pyrotehcnician Injured In Illegal Fireworks Explosion

A young man with hopes of getting a license to legally explode fireworks may have blown his chance this week.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

John Danks. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Danks Out Indefinitely With Shoulder Tear

The left-hander (3-4, with a 5.70 ERA) says he has a grade-1 tear of his subscapularis, but won’t need surgery. There is no timetable for his return.



Police: Customer Stole From Woodstock Drug Dealer, Injured Him

Police in Woodstock say a drug deal gone bad led to life-threatening injuries for the dealer.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2012

Ben Smith #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck against the New York Islanders at the United Center on December 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Islanders 5-4 in a shootout.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hawks’ Smith Out For Season With Hernia, Hip Injury

Blackhawks forward Ben Smith will miss the rest of the season after suffering a hernia and a cartilage tear in his hip.

670 The Score–03/08/2012

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Steve Yeater/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rose Out For Monday’s Game Against Memphis

Derrick Rose, hobbled by a nagging toe injury, will not play today against the Memphis Grizzlies.


A baby and two women were saved Friday from an apartment fire in Des Plaines. (CBS)

Baby, 2 Women Saved From Des Plaines Blaze

Three people — including a baby — were rescued from a basement fire in a northwest suburban Des Plaines townhouse Friday evening.


Jay Cutler. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Optimism, Denial Among Bears Fans After Cutler’s Injury

Fans are reacting to the news of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s broken thumb, which could leave him out for the rest of the season.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

Major Wright

Bears’ Wright Shaken Up On Head-On Hit

Chicago free safety Major Wright has been shaken up after a hard head-on collision with tight end Jimmy Graham in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Saints.


Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Rookie Carimi Hurt In Bears Loss To Saints

Chicago rookie tackle Gabe Carimi has hurt his right leg in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.


Craziest Pizza In Chicago

Robbers Injure Pizza Delivery Man In West Rogers Park

A pizza delivery driver suffered minor injuries at the hands of robbers overnight in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

Joffrey Tower

Woman Injured By Falling Debris In Loop

A woman was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a piece of aluminum at State and Randolph streets.