Marissa Bailey

Hundreds of supporters of Israel gather on the plaza at the Thompson Center on Nov. 20, 2012, after nearly a week of fighting in the Gaza Strip between Israeli forces and Hamas militants. (Credit: CBS)

Supporters Of Israel, Palestinians Stage Downtown Rallies

As negotiations continued to end the days of fighting between Israel and Hamas on the Gaza strip, dueling rallies were held in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, by both pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2012

Supporters of President Barack Obama line up outside a South Side restaurant for a free breakfast celebrating Obama's re-election to four more years in the White House. (Credit: CBS)

South Side Celebrating 4 More Years As President’s Home

For much of the nation, Tuesday’s election was just another election, but for residents of the South Side, it was neighborhood news.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2012

Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell's multi-million dollar home, where she lived while she was allegedly embezzling $53 million from the small town over a 20-year period. (Credit: CBS)

An Exclusive Look At Dixon Comptroller’s Multi-Million Dollar Home

Former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell pleaded not guilty in Lee County Court to 60 counts of theft on Wednesday.

CBS 2–10/31/2012

Video Poker machine. (CBS)

Legal Video Gambling Finally A Reality In Illinois

After three years of waiting, legalized video gambling in Illinois has finally begun going live at Illinois bars, restaurants, and other locations.

CBS 2–10/09/2012

Jennifer Livingston (Credit: WKBT)

Wisconsin TV Anchor Fights Back Against Criticism Of Her Weight

It’s the viral video that has everyone talking. A TV news anchor in La Crosse, Wis., turned a hateful letter into something positive for her and millions of other women.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

City Urges Everyone To Get A Flu Shot, And Not To Wait

The leaves are starting to change and there is definitely a chill in the air, so you can be sure that flu season is just around the corner.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2012

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

Recent Breast Cancer Study Giving New Hope To Doctors, Patients

A recent breakthrough could change the way doctors treat breast cancer.

CBS 2–09/24/2012

(CBS File Photo)

Police Officer Arrested For Allegedly Taking Bribe In Criminal Case

A Chicago Police officer has been arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe in connection with a criminal case.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

A school hallway (CBS)

Parents Prepare For First Day Of School, Hoping To Avoid Strike

Tuesday is the first day of school for many Chicago kids, and that means Monday was the day for last-minute school shopping, but parents were also looking ahead to a possible teachers strike starting in one week.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Spraying Continues In Effort To Contain West Nile Virus

Officials were spraying to kill mosquitos in Skokie on Wednesday, as part of a continuing effort to contain the spread of the West Nile Virus.

08/15/2012

Marissa Bailey

CBS 2 Chicago Adds Weekend Morning News

On September 22, CBS 2 Chicago (WBBM-TV) will begin broadcasting local weekend morning newscasts. The CBS 2 Chicago Weekend Morning News will air Saturday mornings from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and Sunday mornings from 7:00-8:00 a.m.

08/14/2012

me-ow (MIGUEL ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Glencoe Firefighter Reports Seeing Mountain Lion

Jim Almdale says he was doing his nightly checks in a wooded area near Glencoe Beach last week when he saw a cougar walk onto the road. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

CBS 2–08/09/2012

Hundreds attended a vigil at a Palatine temple Monday Aug. 6, 2012, to remember the attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin over the weekend. (CBS)

Chicago Area Sikhs Remember Temple Shooting Victims

Monday was about forgetting differences and bonding as one, whether by candle, bouquet or a warm embrace.

08/06/2012

Crestwood Water Tower

Sauk Village Water Woes A Reminder Of Crestwood Water Scandal

Sauk Village’s recent woes over contaminated drinking water have served as a reminder of similar problems another Chicago suburb faced five years ago, when residents discovered their drinking water had been contaminated for years.

CBS 2–07/31/2012

Developer Dan McCaffrey envisions a dense redevelopment of 1,000 apartments at the former site of Children's Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park. (CBS)

Plans To Redevelop Old Children’s Memorial Site Draw Jeers, Praise

The final plan calls for more than 1,000 new apartments, green space and retail shops as well, keeping some existing buildings and demolishing others. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

07/26/2012

Sauk Village

State Stepping In To Clean Sauk Village Water, But Residents Still Frustrated

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in to help Sauk Village officials find a way to clean their town’s contaminated water supply.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Minister Louis Farrakhan visited the South Shore neighborhood Monday. (CBS)

Nation Of Islam Marches In South Shore Neighborhood

Members handed out flyers, newspapers and DVDs entitled “Justifiable Homicide: Youth in Peril.”

07/23/2012

(CBS)

Putting Suncreen Products To The Flame Test

A highly publicized burn injury suffered by a man who had just applied sunscreen prompted CBS 2 to do its own test of the products.

07/15/2012

Delfino Mora died after being beaten in an alley. (family handout)

Prosecutors: Teens In Fatal Attack Were Playing “Knock ‘Em Out” Game

Three teens accused of attacking a man in a West Rogers Park alley and posting video of the fatal beating online were allegedly playing a game called “pick ‘em out and knock ‘em out.”

CBS Chicago–07/15/2012

Tree Down

Many Could Be Without Power For Days After Storms

The storms on Sunday produced only dark skies and rumbles of thunder with no rain at all in some areas, but other areas were hit with powerful winds that have left a trail of extensive damage, and power outages that cold last for days.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

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