Kristyn Hartman

This screen grab of surveillance video allegedly shows a North Chicago officer using excessive force on a detainee. (North Chicago Police Dept.)

North Chicago Police Chief On Leave Amid Excessive Force Allegations

A north suburban police chief has been placed on leave, in the wake of mounting allegations of excessive force by the department’s police officers.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

This screen grab of surveillance video allegedly shows a North Chicago officer using excessive force on a detainee. (North Chicago Police Dept.)

More Excessive-Force Allegations Emerge In North Chicago

The accusations come after Darrin Hanna died in an encounter with North Chicago police in November. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


An off-duty Chicago police officer was fatally shot Thursday evening at  an Austin food mart. (CBS)

Off-Duty Police Officer Shot, Killed

An off-duty police officer was fatally shot Thursday evening while he worked security at a West Side grocery store, Chicago police said.


Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

George On KKK Remarks: Gay Pride Parade Organizers ‘Invited’ Comparisons

Amid new calls for an apology for comparing the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan, Francis Cardinal George has defended his statements, saying organizers of the Gay Pride Parade “invited” the comparison.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Ex-Marine Kyle Lopez has had a tough time finding a job since returning home. (CBS)

Veterans Face Higher Jobless Rate Back Home

Like so many other returning service men and women, ex-Marine Kyle Lopez has come home to a tough economy. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


The latest Air Jordans, which ignited unruly behavior across the country. (CBS)

Newest Air Jordans Ignite Bad Behavior In Some Cities

The lines may have been long in Chicago, but at least the violence that erupted in some cities over the latest Air Jordans did not occur here.


A package in a building vestibule. (CBS)

Reports Of Stolen Packages On The Rise

Thefts are happening a lot this holiday season, especially in Logan Square. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


These decorative iron grates around the base of city trees are being targeted by thieves. (CBS)

The Latest Metal Item To Steal For Scrap: Iron Grates Around Trees

The decorative iron grates at the base of trees in the city are heavy — up to 175 pounds – and they’re in plain view. But that’s not stopping thieves. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


Bookman's Alley

Evanston’s Beloved Bookman’s Alley Set To Close

A much-beloved used bookstore in downtown Evanston is set to close its doors after 31 years.

CBS 2–12/07/2011

Some NFL teams have already begun checking fans with metal-detector "wands." (CBS)

‘The Wand’ Makes Its Debut This Sunday At Soldier Field

At Soldier Field, the security pat-down is becoming passé. Chicago Bears fans should get ready to say hello to the hand-held metal-detecting wand, beginning this weekend, CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


Leonore Ulaszek

Hoffman Estates Teacher Quits After Living With Student

A Hoffman Estates High School teacher has quit her job after being suspended for not letting officials know she was living with a student.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011

Mary Kroeck, Howard McCullom and Meghan Bestler are all alums of the After School Matters program championed by the late Maggie Daley. (CBS)

Three Faces Of After School Matters

Maggie Daley had a huge impact on the lives of thousands and thousands of teens in the city, thanks to the After School Matters program. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman talks with three alums.


Friends and family on Monday held a vigil for basketball standout Ben Wilson, who was killed in 1984. (CBS)

27 Years Later, Pain Lingers From Ben Wilson’s Death

Twenty-seven years ago, athlete Benji Wilson’s murder shook the city. But did it make Chicago any safer? CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


MRI images from a breast cancer screening. (Credit: CBS)

More Women At High Risk Of Breast Cancer Choosing Double Mastectomies

It’s an extreme decision, but a potentially life-saving one. More and more women who find out they’re at high risk for developing breast cancer are having surgery to remove their breasts.

CBS 2–11/16/2011

Photo Of Mammography Room (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Study Links Stress To Breast Cancer

Stressed out? You might want to get it in check. Chicago researchers say stress could be a new risk factor for breast cancer.

CBS 2–11/15/2011

Police and fire officials respond to a Nov. 1, 2011 water-rescue call. (CBS)

Internal Investigation Of Scuffle Between Fire & Police Divers

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy confirmed Tuesday that an internal investigation is underway after a Marine Unit diver accused a Fire Department captain – and son of a former Fire Department commissioner – of knocking him to the ground earlier this month.

CBS 2–11/15/2011

Police and fire officials respond to a Nov. 1, 2011 water-rescue call. (CBS)

Fire Official, Police Diver Scuffle At Rescue Scene: Sources

Sources say a Chicago Fire captain shoved a police officer earlier this month, as they tried to rescue two men from the water near Goose Island.


Kelli O'Laughlin (Courtesy: O'Laughlin Family)

New Activity In Probe Of Suburban Girl’s Murder

Police investigating the murder of a 14-year-old Indian Head Park girl said they still don’t have a suspect in the case, but there was a big spike in police activity on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Kelli O'Laughlin (Source: Facebook)

Police Ask For Help Solving Girl’s Stabbing, Offer $60K Reward

The reward has increased to $60,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Lyons Township High School freshman, found stabbed to death Thursday following an apparent burglary in her family’s Indian Head Park home.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Harold Wayne Lovell (right), feared to have been a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, was reunited with his family on Oct. 25, 2011. They had stopped searching for him because a sketch of an unidentified Gacy victim looked like him. His brother, Tim Lovell, is pictured at left. (Family Photo)

Man Thought To Be Gacy Victim Alive, Reunited With Family

For more than two decades, a local family thought their loved one was a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. But this week, he turned up alive and was reunited with his family on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011