Marissa Bailey

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

Jose Alcazar (Supplied to CBS)

Teen Dies After Diving Off Lake Michigan Pier In Whiting

Jose Alcazar, 18, and two friends dove into the lake off a fishing pier near Whihala Beach around 8 p.m., and Alcazar almost immediately began to struggle in the water.

06/17/2014

One of several parked cars damaged by a driver who allegedly tried to run over Chicago police officers responding to the scene. Police shot the driver after he accelerated towards officers and a crowd of bystanders. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Police Shoot Driver Who Tried To Run Over Officers, Bystanders

Chicago police shot a man who crashed into several parked cars in Wicker Park, then tried to run over officers who had pulled him over.

06/11/2014

A Deer On The Roadway. (Ill. Dept. Of Natural Resources Photo)

Family OK After Deer Falls From Overpass, Crashes Through Windshield

A deer apparently fell from the sky and through the windshield of the Conner family minivan. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

05/26/2014

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