Mike Parker

Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City.  Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

In City Club Speech, Trump Won’t Apologize For Controversial Remarks On Immigration

The City Club of Chicago said more than 2,000 people were on the waiting list for Donald Trump’s speech at Monday’s luncheon at Maggiano’s Banquets.

06/29/2015

Chicago teacher Marva Collins (CBS)

Chicago Education Pioneer Marva Collins, 78, Dies

Collins started West Side Preparatory school in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood with her own money when she grew frustrated with the city’s school system.

06/25/2015

A vigil in Glencoe for the victims of the Charleston church shooting. (CreditL CBS)

Victims Of Violence Learn To Forgive

(CBS) — You hear it from time to time, and it’s hard to imagine: victims of horrific violence forgiving the suspect. It’s even going on in the wake of the Charleston church shooting. CBS 2’s […]

06/24/2015

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Tornado Touches Down West Of Chicago; Damage Widespread In Coal City

The tornado reportedly touched down in the community of Sublette shortly after 8 p.m.

06/22/2015

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In Battle Of The Exes, Appeals Court Sides With Woman Who Wants Frozen Embryos

Four years ago, Elgin paramedic Jacob Szafranski and his then-girlfriend, Dr. Karla Dunston, agreed to create frozen embryos in case they decided to have a child in the future. Shortly after, the couple broke up.

06/12/2015

God's Little Helper Day Care (CBS)

Chicago Day Care Center Investigated After Worker Allegedly Paddled Child

A parent tells CBS 2 her child was beaten and bruised at a Chicago daycare center, and now the state’s child-welfare agency is investigating. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/11/2015

The FBI traced the celebgate hack to this Brighton Park bungalow.  (Credit: CBS)

FBI Traces ‘Celebgate’ Nude Photo Hack To Chicago Home

The FBI has traced a computer to the South Side of Chicago. CBS 2’s Mike Parker found the house in question.

06/09/2015

Destiny Horton (courtesy: Trice Horton)

Family Mourns Teen Girl Killed In Tri-State Accident

Destiny Horton’s happy last hours were spent with her cousin and other relatives at Great America. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/08/2015

Surveillance video shows a thief breaking into a liquor store office. (Santori's Liquors/Lansing Police)

WATCH: Woman Breaks Into Liquor Store Office, Steals Cash — Smiles

How did money just vanish from a south suburban liquor store? Management wanted to find out, so they checked out their surveillance video. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/04/2015

Oak Park police respond to reports of a home invasion in the 1000 block of Oak Park Avenue. (CBS)

Oak Park Police Respond To Report Of Home Invasion, Woman Tied Up

(CBS) — Police in west suburban Oak Park responded Thursday evening to reports that an intruder broke into the home of an elderly woman and tied her up before fleeing. The incident occurred in the 1000 block of […]

05/21/2015

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South Loop Family Repeatedly Subjected To Racist Graffiti

In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Mike Parker shows us how it’s affecting the family that’s growing more frustrated with each incident.

05/19/2015

This Roseland home was a foreclosure, and the former owner reportedly refuses to move out. (CBS)

Family Buys Roseland Home But Can’t Get Squatter Out

(CBS) – A Chicago family purchased a home months ago, only to find a squatter living in it. The new owners say they are paying bills in a house they can’t live in. CBS 2’s […]

05/15/2015

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South Loop Family Hounded By Racist Graffiti

In the hallway outside one of the condo units, painters have been at work covering up the latest piece of racist graffiti left behind by somebody. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/14/2015

Burbank Reservoir

Burbank Residents Upset By Plans To Acquire Their Homes To Expand Reservoir

Many Burbank residents who live near this Melvina Ditch reservoir are upset. It appears the folks who run it have their homes in their sights.

05/13/2015

A surveillance camera at a CTA train station. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Critic: Cameras Aren’t Preventing Violent Crime On Trains

(CBS) — When the doors of a CTA train close, how safe are you? In just over two weeks, two women have been attacked, one brutally. Both suspects were caught, but what’s being done to […]

05/11/2015

A Rogers Park family has had raw sewage seep into the basement following a utility crew mistake. (CBS)

ComEd Ignores Rogers Park Couple After Work Crew Ruptures Sewer Line

Imagine having your basement flooded with raw sewage. Imagine no one will do anything about it. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/07/2015

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Social Media Obsession Costing Some People Their Marriage

Some people get so obsessed with social media, it can cost them their marriage.

05/05/2015

This is what the streetscape will look like in Lakeview at Lincoln and Welling and Southport. (Chicago Department of Transportation)

Lakeview Streetscrape Will Put Tables On Streets, Polka Dots On Sidewalks

Some residents worry about how all the vanishing lanes will slow down traffic. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/04/2015

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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