Marissa Bailey

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

dogs reading

Dogs Helping Kids Learn To Read At 13 Chicago Public Schools

Books, computers, and even apps can help your children learn to read, but at 13 Chicago Public Schools, young students are becoming better readers thanks to dogs.

12/09/2014

Jesse Terrazas, dressed as Santa Claus, will be hanging out on the roof of St. Florian School in Hegewisch, until the school raises $55,000 needed to stay open next year. (Credit: St. Florian School)

Santa Helping South Side Catholic School Raise Money To Stay Open

St. Florian School at 13110 S. Baltimore Av. needs to raise more than $50,000 to avoid being closed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

12/08/2014

A home in the 2100 block of West 107th Place was leveled by an apparent natural gas explosion on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Home Explodes In Morgan Park

The house was leveled in the blast. The explosion also caused visible damage to the two homes on either side.

12/02/2014

A taxi cab crashed through the bedroom wall of a house in Glendale Heights on Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Taxi Crashes Into House, Driver Takes Off

Police in Glendale Heights were searching for a cab driver who crashed his taxi through the wall of a house early Monday, and then ran off.

12/01/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Report Outlines Changes Needed To Prevent Disruptions Like Aurora Facility Fire

A new FAA report out today details changes needed to update dated FAA technology and procedures.

11/24/2014

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Darien Police Step Up Patrols After String Of Robberies

Burglars have targeted a small area in a DuPage County town and police are asking for the public’s help to track them down.

11/19/2014

Reading glasses are held over the first printed edition of the book 'Origin of Species' (1859) by Charles Darwin at London's Natural History Musuem, 08 June 2006. (SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Need Reading Glasses? Maybe Not For Long

As CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains, a new cutting-edge procedure could eliminate the need for reading glasses altogether and it could be available soon.

11/13/2014

A Sikh mission in far north suburban Island Lake was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. (Credit: CBS)

Island Lake Sikh Temple Destroyed By Fire

A far north suburban community was in shock Wednesday morning, after fire destroyed their place of worship.

11/12/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Suspected Serial Killer Due In Court Wednesday; Police Search For More Possible Victims

A convicted sex offender was expected in court Wednesday, charged with killing one of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend.

10/21/2014

The intersection of 41st and Pulaski, where a Chicago police officer shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who refused orders to drop a knife he had used to slash the tire of a squad car. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Teen On South Side

Chicago police shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in the Archer Heights neighborhood Monday night, after he allegedly ignored orders to drop a knife.

10/21/2014

President Barack Obama hugs Gov. Pat Quinn during a rally at Chicago State University on Sunday . Obama attended the event to encourage Democrats in Illinois to vote early and cast ballots for Quinn against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Fires Up Democrats, Urges Early Voting For Quinn

President Barack Obama was in Chicago on Monday, with a focus on rallying fellow Democrats to cast their ballots in the race for governor.

10/20/2014

A protective mask manufactured by Medline. (Credit: CBS)

Mundelein Healthcare Supplier Sees Uptick In Sales Of Ebola Protective Gear

Ebola is front of mind for just about everyone, but especially for a local company. Medline based in Mundelein is seeing an uptick in calls from hospitals looking for protective Ebola gear.

10/15/2014

Karen Lewis. (Credit: CBS)

Reports Of Lewis’ Condition Raises Awareness About Brain Tumors

A Chicago neurosurgeon says there are some warning signs to keep in mind, when trying to differentiate between a run-of-the-mill headache and something worse. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

10/14/2014

Social Security checks at a U.S. Treasury printing facility (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Social Security May Not Be There For Today’s Young Workers

With Baby Boomers retiring at a faster pace, the Social Security system is rapidly changing. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

09/25/2014

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Diners, Beware: Restaurant Menus May Be Manipulating You

As CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports, there is a surprising science behind the design of menus.

09/18/2014

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CBS 2 Expanding Weekend Newscasts

Beginning September 13, 2014, CBS 2 will expand its Saturday and Sunday morning and evening newscasts by a total of three hours each weekend. In addition, the station will begin airing syndicated classic episodes of The Good Wife and Blue Bloods after its weekend 10 p.m. newscasts.

08/05/2014

Sunbathers enjoy what should be the summer's first 90-degree day at North Avenue Beach on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Summer Scorcher Brings Ideal Beach Weather

With temperatures likely reaching 90 degrees for the only the third time this year – and the first time this summer – Tuesday should be a perfect day to hit the beach.

07/22/2014

Jasmine Curry (Family Photo)

Pregnant Mother Of 5 Killed On Dan Ryan Expressway

After losing his first-born daughter and his youngest son to gun violence in less than a year, Pierre Curry said “I’m going to lose my mind.”

07/09/2014

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