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An image from a surveillance video shows a bike thief making off with a bicycle. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Thief Makes Off With Unlocked Bicycle

A video posted on YouTube features music by the band Freezepop, pictures by an Andersonville surveillance camera — and a crime by an unidentified man.

10/07/2013

This bike path is where a 68-year-old bicyclist was fatally injured. (CBS)

Police Seek Owners Of Unleashed Dogs Who Caused Fatal Bike Crash

Wladyslav “Walter” Bujak was on the bike trail doing what he loved. But Bujak did not finish his ride. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

10/04/2013

Nick Steward. (Credit: Facebook)

Car Of Missing Lake Villa Man Found In Vernon Hills

Nick Steward, 33, disappeared Sept. 20 after leaving work in Wood Dale. He headed home for Lake Villa but never made it.

10/03/2013

Jose E. Reyes (Mundelein Police Dept.)

Suspect Arrested In Mundelein Child Abduction

Police have arrested a man suspected of abducting a 3-year-old north suburban girl on Monday and returning her a short time later.

10/03/2013

Injured police officer Densey Cole II talks with CBS 2 about his recovery. (CBS)

Gravely Injured Cop Makes Progress In Recovery

Densey Cole II was injured in a shocking accident four years ago — and left a quadriplegic. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/20/2013

Movies

Gary, Ind. Recreates Drive-In Experience

The one-night-only drive-in theater was to show off Gary’s lakefront Marquette Park, newly refurbished at a cost of $30 million. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

09/06/2013

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Illinois Lawmakers Divided On Military Intervention In Syria

Illinois lawmakers in Washington are having a hard time making up their minds about the Obama Administration’s proposal to strike out at Syria. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/03/2013

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It’s The Little Things: Gallon Of Gas 45 Cents Cheaper This Labor Day

A year ago, the average price for a gallon of regular was $4.35. On Monday, the price was $3.90. CBS 2′s Mike Parker explains.

09/02/2013

The so-called "Purple Hotel" in Lincolnwood will be demolished this week. (CBS)

Infamous ‘Purple Hotel’ Has Date With Destiny On Tuesday

The infamous “purple hotel” in Lincolnwood is now a shadow of its former self. Soon, it won’t even be that, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

08/26/2013

Officer Thomas Wortham

Chatham Park Event Honors Fallen Police Officer

CBS 2′s Mike Parker went to Nat King Cole Park, where an overnight campout began Friday night in a show of solidarity against gangs, drugs and guns. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

08/23/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Convicted Ex-Alderman: Jackson Can Turn Life Around

One of Chicago’s best known radio talk show hosts understands what obstacles Jesse Jackson Jr. is now facing. He’s been there, literally. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

08/14/2013

Red Line Train

Police: CTA iPhone Thefts Follow Pattern

Every year some 800 to 900 property thefts are reported on CTA trains. Most of the stolen items are I-Phones or other electronic devices. The thefts, as Mike Parker reports, follow a familiar pattern, a pattern you should know about.

08/07/2013

Fans are evacuated from Grant park due to an approaching storm during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Authorities Brace For Ecstasy OD’s At Lollapalooza

Experts say the problem drugs are Ecstasy, a combination amphetamine and hallucinogen, and its sister drug, “Molly.” CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

07/25/2013

Experts aren't sure why garter snakes like this specimen are popping up more in Bridgeport. (CBS)

Bridgeport Residents Notice Increase In Snakes

Where’s St. Patrick when you need him? The South Side neighborhood of Bridgeport is seeing an influx in harmless, but slithery, garter snakes. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

06/13/2013

Is this an image of a large, wild cat? Officials don't know. (Bloomingdale Police)

Mystery Animal Seen Lurking In Bloomingdale Preserve

The Meacham Grove Forest Preserve is 252 magnificent acres of prairies, fishing spots, jogging and bike trails and thick woodlands. In those woods, something lurks. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

06/06/2013

Aaron Haines hugs his daughters Friday at Louis Joliet Mall. (CBS)

Scavenger Hunt Prize: Naval Dad, Home After 18 Months At Sea

First Class Petty Officer Aaron Haines waited anxiously Friday night at the Louis Joliet Mall. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

05/24/2013

Boy Scouts (AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER)

Chicago Area Scouting Officials Endorse Inclusion Of Openly Gay Youths

Gay rights activists are pleased with the decision by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to begin allowing openly-gay scouts, effect near year. Anti-gay activists are not pleased, even though the action maintains a ban on gay leaders.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2013

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Attorney Hopes To Undo Parking Meter Deal

A little-discussed, under-the-radar lawsuit is making its way through the courts and could, if successful, declare the Chicago parking meter deal to be illegal. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

05/13/2013

A runner reacts near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Chicago Residents Describe The Horror Of The Boston Blasts

Several Chicago-area residents who had traveled to Boston this week to be a part of the prestigious running event instead became witness to horror.

04/15/2013

A South Korean soldier stands on a military guard post near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas in the border city of Paju on April 5, 2013. The United States said it was taking 'all necessary precautions' after North Korea rang fresh alarms in an escalating crisis by moving a medium-range missile to its east coast. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Korean-Americans React To Escalations Along The DMZ

Some Chicago area Korean-Americans are reacting with a little more fear and trepidation about North Korean threats, than South Koreans seem to be.

04/12/2013

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