Mike Parker

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.

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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

Rauner Quinn

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

The roof of a house in unincorporated DuPage County near Wheaton was damaged by a fire started by a lightning strike on Wednesday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Lightning Strikes Damage At Least 4 Homes In Suburbs

A lightning strike injured three firefighters attempting to put out a house fire in unincorporated DuPage County, near Wheaton.

06/18/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big Delays

CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.

06/17/2014

This screen grab shows shoplifting suspects scuffling with a security guard. (K & G Fashion)

VIDEO: Store Clerk Stands Up To Shoplifting Mob

A dozen or so people came to the Grand Crossing neighborhood K & G Clothing store, but not in search of advertised bargains. They came to steal, as a pack, and in broad daylight. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/16/2014

Buddy reunited with Emma. (Credit: Cindy Hall)

Valparaiso Family Reunited With Missing Dog

A northwest Indiana family has been reunited with their missing dog on Saturday.

06/13/2014

Laser pointer (CBS)

FBI Offers Reward To Find The Pranksters Pointing Lasers At Planes

People pointing lasers at airplanes – it happens time after time in Chicago, and it’s more than a harmless prank. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/12/2014

Michelle Pearson (handout)

Young Mother On Life Support After Being Shot In Face

For two days now, four-year-old Antonio Pearson has been wailing for his mommy. He doesn’t really understand. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/09/2014

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