James Balcer

11 Ward Ald. James Balcer (City of Chicago)

Ald. Balcer To Retire; Daley Relative In Line For Council Seat?

James Balcer tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine that he’s stepping down to pursue treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder stemming from his military service in Vietnam.


About 7,000 U.S. flags were burned in a Flag Day retirement ceremony. (CBS)

7,000 Aging U.S. Flags ‘Retired’ In Flag Day Ceremony

A plume of super-hot yellow flames and thick black smoke flared from 7,000 burning American flags, for a ceremonial retirement of old, fading, and tattered flags in honor of Flag Day.


An iPhone app used in California alerts CPR trainees of cardiac arrests in progress. (San Ramon Calif. Fire Dept.)

Chicago Could Be Next Market For CPR iPhone App

A new iPhone app may save your life someday. CBS2’s Mike Parker reports how the new technology, which is already working in California, may be headed for Chicago.