Mike Parker

Robert Breuder (College of DuPage)

College Of DuPage President Barred From Campus

Earlier this week, Robert Breuder announced he was going on medical leave, a move that would have allowed him to return at a time of his choosing.

04/30/2015

The PAWS shelter in Tinley Park has been shut down as at least 35 dogs have confirmed cases of dog flu. (Credit: CBS)

Dog Flu Reported At Tinley Park PAWS Shelter, Chicago Animal Control

The PAWS facility in southwest suburban Tinley Park has shut down adoptions and stopped taking animals from owners as because of dog flu.

04/29/2015

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Bruce Jenner Will Open Doors For Transgender People, Advocates Say

CBS 2’s Mike Parker spoke with those seeing new doors opening.

04/27/2015

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Chicago Says Goodbye To Beloved Bear Doug Buffone

Mourners gathered at Old St. Pat’s Church to pay final respects to the legendary linebacker, who was found dead in his Chicago home Monday at age 70.

04/24/2015

Zion residents packed a city council meeting to discuss the fatal shooting of a teen by police. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Pack Zion City Hall, Demand Cops Wear Body Cams

Protesters in Zion renewed their demands to equip police officers with body-cams.

04/21/2015

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Cabbie Charged With Assault After Kicking Two Men Out Of Vehicle

Two men claimed last week they were ejected by their Uber driver after they shared a kiss.

04/09/2015

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Chicagoan Claims Cab Driver Ejected Him And Another Man For Kissing

Chicagoan Shadi Ramini says he and a friend ordered the Blue Ribbon taxi through Uber.

04/03/2015

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Dart: Prison Population Will Jump Because Of Rauner’s Cuts To Social Programs

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is issuing a dire warning about what will happen to his jail because of Governor Bruce Rauner’s cuts to state social safety net programs, reports CBS 2’s Mike Parker.

04/01/2015

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Indiana ‘Right To Try’ Law Gives Terminally Ill Access To Experimental Drugs

Imagine this: you’re terminally ill and your doctors have tried every available drug and nothing works. Now, Indiana is trying to give hope to those who are dying and hopeless.

03/24/2015

Michigan City High School. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Investigating ‘Widespread’ Sexting Among Michigan City Teens

Police in La Porte County are investigating what they call “widespread” sexting among high school students in the greater Michigan City area.

03/18/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Appearance Met With Pro-Union Demonstrators

(CBS) — As several hundred protesters chanted outside an Elgin restaurant Friday, Gov. Bruce Rauner told supporters inside that he is ready to do battle with Illinois’ public employee unions. Rauner said he is not […]

03/06/2015

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Beware Prom Dress Rip-offs Online, Consumer-Advocacy Group Warns

With high school girls thinking about prom season, here’s a warning from the Better Business Bureau.

03/05/2015

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Chicago Man Receives Refund Check After Identity Thieves Filed His Taxes

Imagine your tax return is rejected by the IRS because somebody has already filed a fake return in your name. Then the next day, you get a refund.

03/04/2015

Deonte Hoard (Credit: Facebook)

Urban Prep Student Killed In Far South Side Shooting

A South Side charter school is mourning the murder of one of its students.

03/03/2015

Brian D. Smith (Will County State's Attorney)

Prosecutors: Teacher Traded Academic Help For Sex With Student

Brian D. Smith, 32, is charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and was ordered held on $600,000, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday.

02/27/2015

Richard Mikulec (photo provided)

Morton Grove Police Ask Public’s Help In Solving Fatal Hit-And-Run

A vehicle hit 86-year-old Richard Mikulec Jan. 12 near the intersection of Harlem and Shermer in Morton Grove last month. The Army Air Corps veteran died from his injuries.

02/23/2015

Kelli O'Laughlin's 15th birthday was celebrated by friends and family at an outdoor ceremony Monday. (CBS)

Parents Of Slain Teen Find Meaning In Raising Scholarship Money

John and Brenda O’Laughlin have raised $148,000 to fund 18 four-year scholarships, in honor of their daughter, Kelli. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

02/20/2015

Surveillance video shows two suspects drive off with a dog-daycare van. (Chicago Police)

Van Filled With Dogs Was Unattended Before Theft: Surveillance Video

Previously, the highly publicized dognapping incident, which ended with the stolen pets recovered Thursday, was characterized as a carjacking.

02/19/2015

A furnace. (Credit: CBS)

Cold Weather Can Be Dangerous If Furnace Isn’t Working Properly

The cold weather can be dangerous both outside, and inside your home if your furnace isn’t working properly.

02/18/2015

Douglas Crowley plays the bagpipes (Picture provided to CBS2)

Firefighter’s Bagpipes Stolen From Minivan

For six years, Lt. Douglas Crowley has played bagpipes on special occasions for the Chicago Fire Department’s Pipes and Drums band. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

02/12/2015

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