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.

08/25/2014

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.

06/14/2012

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.

09/02/2011