Mike Parker

Fr. Michael Pfleger at a prayer service for Michael Brown. (Credit: CBS)

Fr. Pfleger, Rev, Jackson Hold Prayer Service On Ferguson Teen’s Death

Rev Jesse Jackson joined Father Michael Pfleger at St. Sabina Tuesday night in a special service that centered on the killing of Michael Brown.

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Protesters march through Chicago's streets Monday after it was announced a Missouri police officer would not be indicted in the shooting death of a black man. (CBS)

In Wake Of Ferguson Decision, Chicago Protesters Take To The Streets

After news broke there would be no indictment, the protesters moved through the streets, including Lake Shore Drive. The marchers were monitored by dozens of police officers.

11/24/2014

Police have issued an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Jeremy Anderson, on two charges of murder. (Credit: Round Lake Beach Police)

Police Searching For Suspect In Round Lake Beach Murder

A manhunt was underway across the Chicago area, after a domestic dispute ended in murder in far north suburban Round Lake Beach.

11/10/2014

Texting (CBS)

List Of Suspects Grows In Teen Sexting, Cyber-Bullying Case In Gurnee

Three students at Warren Community high school, and a fourth from another school, now face charges for distribution of child pornography.

11/07/2014

Sammy Luther reported his bionic arm stolen after he discovered it missing on Oct. 18. It turned out he'd left it at a Subway restaurant in Chicago. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Meanest Thief Award: Teen Boy’s Bionic Arm Stolen

Sammy Luther was born without a left arm and appreciated what technology had done for him. Then, a thief struck. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/29/2014

Larry Turner (CBS)

Retired Chicago Nurse To Travel To Liberia

Larry Turner is headed for ground-zero in the battle against Ebola: the West African nation of Liberia. He’s going with the group Partners in Health. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/27/2014

A Bucktown neighborhood activist stands near a new digital billboard that has some residents agitated. (CBS)

Bucktown Residents: Electronic Billboard Is Gaudy, Annoying

A company that contracted with the city to put up digital advertising has inspired the wrath of some Northwest Side residents. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/24/2014

Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police Commander Accused Of Brutality Has Many Supporters

Several Park Manor residents have rallied around Glenn Evans, the Chicago police commander who is accused of terrorizing a criminal suspect. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/23/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner, Quinn Square Off In Final Debate

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner disagreed on whether to impose a moratorium on new charter schools in Illinois.

10/20/2014

Francis Cardinal George

Cardinal George Honored In Washington State

George was the bishop of Yakima for six years in the 1990s, and was back to celebrate a Mass to dedicate the new Catholic high school gymnasium that has been named in his honor.

10/10/2014

Cardinal Francis George leads a mass of atonement and hope for survivors of clergy sex abuse at Holy Family Church. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Leads Special Mass For Sex Abuse Victims

It seemed a sign of the progress the Catholic Church has made in the wake of the clergy sex scandal.

10/04/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New Archbishop Not Sure He’ll Live In Church’s Mansion

In Spokane, Wash., where he’s bishop, Blase Cupich lives in a modest one-bedroom apartment in a seminary.

09/22/2014

Chatham resident John May says he was attacked by pit bulls. (CBS)

Pit Bulls Terrorize Chatham Neighborhood, Residents Say

Sixty-six-year-old Roland Hayes came home from Trinity Hospital Friday evening, bandages covering both his forearms. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/19/2014

Members of the Ferguson Police department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. His death caused several days of violent protests along with rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Elgin Police Testing Helmet And Body Cameras

Police in the northwest suburb have been looking at “body cam” technology for about the last year.

09/12/2014

Rajat Prakash (Photo courtesy of Oak Lawn Police)

Doctor’s Fondling Victim Grateful Physician Has Lost His License

November 2011: Stacy Rowland was being treated for a serious flare-up of her multiple sclerosis. Her doctor, at Advocate Christ Medical Center, was Rajat Prakash. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

08/07/2014

Brian Davidson (CBS)

Homeless Man’s Lawsuit: Joliet Cops Drove Him To Small Town, Dumped Him During Winter Freeze

Brian Davidson is suing the city of Joliet, hoping a federal judge will strike down a city law that outlaws panhandling. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

07/17/2014

Steven Zelich (Credit: Walworth County Sheriff)

Bond Set At $1M For Suspect In Suitcase Deaths

Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer, has been charged with two counts of hiding a corpse. A prosecutor convinced a judge to set bond at $1 million, saying he expected homicide charges to be filed in the counties where the women were killed, but Zelich’s attorney said it’s unclear how the women died.

06/27/2014

Marklund Day School, which specializes in teaching youngsters with autism and profound disabilities, has won approval for a 12,000-square-foot annex, despite complaints from some neighbors about increased bus traffic. (Credit: CBS)

Expansion Plan For Special-Needs School Stirs Controversy in Bloomingdale

The Marklund Day School on Prairie Avenue in Bloomingdale wanted permission to build a 12,000-square-foot annex and increase enrolment from 31 to 66. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/23/2014

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Got A Kid In The Car? No Smoking, State Lawmaker Proposes

Legislation proposed by state Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, would make it illegal for an adult to smoke in a vehicle with children under 18 inside. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/20/2014

File Photo (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Naperville Gets High Marks — For Snobbery

Naperville residents have a lot to be snobbish about if they choose. It’s pretty, with hundreds of magnificent homes on tree-lined streets; and the education and income levels are high. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/19/2014

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