Marissa Bailey

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Watch: Jeep Escapes From Back Of Tow Truck In River North

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports one driver was so desperate, and seemingly scared, he drove right off the back of a tow truck, and it was all caught on camera.

24 hours ago

Chicago police officers Mike Lawrence and Sergio Valdez performed CPR on a man who collapsed on the Magnificent Mile. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Bike Cops Save Tourist Who Collapsed On Michigan Avenue

Officers Michael Lawrence and Sergio Valdez, with the Central District bicycle unit, were flagged down around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, by witnesses who led them to a man lying in the middle of Michigan Avenue. “He was not breathing. He was pale. He had no pulse. He looked like he might have been gone,” Lawrence said.

03/25/2015

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Early Voting Off To Strong Start For Mayoral Runoff Election

For the second consecutive day Tuesday, Chicago election board officials said the early voting turnout was a record.

03/24/2015

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (R) makes an announcement with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Treasury Department April 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. The leaders announced a new effort to align responses from federal law enforcement agencies, state investigators and prosecutors, civil enforcement authorities and the private sector to protect homeowners seeking assistance under the Administration's Making Home Affordable program from people looking to perpetrate predatory schemes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Calls For Law Requiring Colleges To Develop Sex Assault Response Plans

Attorney General Lisa Madigan brought together college administrators, law enforcement and victim’s advocates Monday to discuss sex assaults on college campuses.

03/23/2015

Marc Jacobs was in the back seat of a Yellow Cab on the way home from a client dinner when the driver lost control.  (Photo provided by Tomasik Kotin Kasserman)

Yellow Cab Files For Bankruptcy After Getting Hit With $26 Million Verdict

A major cab Chicago cab company filed for bankruptcy overnight, and it all has to do with a recent court case.

03/18/2015

CBS 2 photojournalists Lou Kleinberg and Dino Pillizzi help a stranded motorist who slid off I-90 on Tuesday. (Credit: Marissa Bailey/CBS)

Snow, Sleet, Rain Make For Sloppy Roads On Tuesday

While temperatures will climb above freezing later on Tuesday, the rain will stick around for the afternoon commute.

03/03/2015

Camela Ruiz Estrada

Man Delivers Baby After Pulling Off Eisenhower Expressway

Maria Estrada went into labor Monday morning, and her husband, Javier Sanchez was driving her to the hospital when she told him she couldn’t wait. Sanhez pulled off the Eisenhower at the Austin exit, and their baby was born moments later.

03/02/2015

Ballots

Board Of Elections: No Proof Fraud Took Place At 5th Ward Polling Place

Cell phone video taken at a 5th Ward polling place purportedly shows an election judge advising a senior voter how to cast her ballot, but city election officials said there’s not enough evidence to prove wrongdoing occurred.

02/24/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Election Day Is Here; Will Emanuel Avoid A Runoff?

The campaigning is over, it’s decision day, and the polls are open. Voters now have a chance to choose whether they want Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stay in office, and who they want to represent their ward on the City Council.

02/24/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Race For Mayor Entering Home Stretch In Chicago

Chicago’s mayoral candidates were entering the final hours of campaigning on Monday. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday, so candidates were doing everything they can Monday to garner votes.

02/23/2015

Teenagers Using Smartphones

Too Much Time Staring Down At Your Phone Could Be Giving You “Text Neck”

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains what one doctor calls “text neck.”

02/04/2015

Side streets that haven't been plowed, or were only plowed once during the blizzard, have left driving treacherous in some neighborhoods, where side streets are covered in hard-packed snow. (Credit: CBS)

Many Side Streets, Sidewalks Still A Snowy Mess

As of late Monday night, city officials said approximately 90 percent of the city’s side streets had been plowed at least once since the blizzard hit. However, there was still a lot of work to do to get the city’s side streets cleared of snow. In addition, many sidewalks have not been shoveled once since the start of the snowstorm.

02/03/2015

Four children died in a fire in the Roseland neighborhood on Sept. 8, 2014. No working smoke detectors were found in the apartment where the children died, or the unit where the fire started. (Credit: CBS)

City Publishes List Of “Problem Landlords”

Four months after four children died in a house fire in Roseland, city officials were cracking down on landlords who routinely violate Chicago building codes.

01/27/2015

Doctor Generic

Flu Continues To Spread Across State, Country

Almost every state in the country reports high flu numbers. So far, influenza’s killed 21 children this season alone.

01/05/2015

A blue ribbon around a tree in Mount Greenwood in support of Chicago Police. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mount Greenwood Residents Put Up Blue Ribbons To Show Support For Police

All across the country, police officers have found themselves under attack. One Chicago woman is taking it upon herself to stop the hate.

12/30/2014

An injured worker is lifted from a construction site at Lake and Canal streets, after a steel beam collapsed Monday morning. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Four Hurt In Construction Accident

The Fire Department said four people were injured when a steel I-beam came down at a construction site at the northeast corner of Lake and Canal streets around 9:15 a.m.

12/29/2014

Traders wear hats that say 'DOW 18,000' as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of December 23, 2014 in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed a landmark by closing above 18,000 points today. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dow Closes At Record High, But What Does It Mean For Economy?

The stock market delivered an early Christmas present, closing above the 18,000 mark for the first time.

12/23/2014

Dean Angelo, president of Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police. (CBS)

NYPD Killings Generate Concern Among Chicago-Area Law Enforcement

The head of Chicago’s police union has warned members about copycat attacks on officers in the wake of an ambush on two New York cops. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

12/22/2014

John and Heather Lebda's fundraising page (GoFundMe)

‘Crowdfunding’ An Easier Way For Some To Ask For Money

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey has more on how the trend is working well for some local people and how it’s easier than just asking outright for a handout.

12/15/2014

Isaiah Rider with his mother Michelle.

Judge Rules Teen At Center Of Custody Battle Was Victim Of Child Medical Abuse

It is a case of a mother’s wishes for her very ill son and a doctor’s concern and fear. On Monday, a judge intervened on the heartbreaking story that stretches from Kansas City to Chicago.

12/15/2014

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