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Clark the mascot takes out CBS 2 reporter Mike Puccinelli. (CBS)

Cubs’ New Mascot Clark ‘Strangles’ WBBM-TV Reporter Mike Puccinelli

Sometimes people forget that cute, furry mascots can be real animal, and one must remember to never EVER poke a bear.

04/04/2014

Tyquone Greer. (Credit: CBS)

After Miraculous Shot, Orr Player’s Team Heads To State

Tyquone Greer was among half a dozen people shot in an Austin house less than two weeks ago. Then, just days ago, with the wound still fresh, the 6-foot, 9-inch star buried a three-pointer with three seconds left, earning the Orr Spartans a trip to the Class AAA state semi-finals.

03/20/2014

Soldier Field is prepared for a Blackhawks game. (CBS)

Expect A Wintry Time At Soldier Field As Blackhawks Host Penguins

CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports from the outdoor sports venue on the lakefront.

02/28/2014

CDOT crews patch potholes in a city street. (CBS)

Winter Storm Nearly Busts City Budget; Pothole Repair Crews Out In Force

For 2014, the city budgeted $20.3 million for snow removal. In the first 10 days alone, they’ve spent more than half of it: $10.2 million.

01/10/2014

Milos Rokosz of northwest Indiana found some mistakenly low Delta air fares Thursday. (CBS)

Delta’s Loss Is Indiana Man’s Gain When Airline Mistakenly Posts Cheap Fares

Milos Rokosz was looking for cheap airfares to Florida on Thursday when he came across a Chicago-to-Melbourne, Fla. roundtrip for $58.

12/26/2013

Almani Kreamer (family handout)

Driver In Fatal Olympia Fields Crash Was 13: Sources

The crash occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Brookwood Terrace. Authorities believe the driver may have been speeding at the time of the accident.

11/28/2013

Travelers line up at a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport early Wednesday, which is expected to be the busiest travel day of the holiday week. (Credit: CBS)

Holiday Travelers Encounter Fewer Delays Than Expected

CBS 2′s Derrick Blakely reports holiday passengers expecting turkey day travel troubles received a pleasant surprise as few O’Hare flights delayed or cancelled due to the northeast storm.

11/27/2013

Rare and antique books line the shelves at Chetham Library, which was founded in 1653, making it the oldest public libary in the English speaking world on February 14, 2011 in Manchester, England. Chetham's Library, which was established under the Will of Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653) and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. Humphrey Chetham's Will stipulated that the Library should be 'for the use of schollars and others well affected', and instructed the librarian 'to require nothing of any man that cometh into the library'. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

LaGrange Park Library Still Seeking Identity Of Person Who Donated Nazi-Era Artifact

How did a rare Nazi propaganda book end up in the west suburban library’s drop box? CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

11/08/2013

Two new buses for Leo High School were donated by the school's alumni club. (Credit: CBS)

Leo H.S. Gets New Buses To Help Kids Traverse Dangerous Neighborhoods

A Catholic high school on the South Side was showing off some new buses to help students in need, and they got a special blessing from Cardinal Francis George on Monday.

10/28/2013

An inmate who receives treatment for mental health at Cook County Jail. (CBS)

Inside Look: Cook County Jail’s Mental Health Dorm

For many, the only psychiatric care they ever get is when they are incarcerated. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

10/04/2013

A police official hefts a sewer grate in West Chicago to demonstrate its weight. (CBS)

Thieves Grabbing Sewer Grates In West Chicago

The expense to replace them falls on the city, and the holes left behind are a safety concern. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

09/13/2013

Sal Cavallaro, a hit-and-run victim, talks with CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli. (CBS)

Hit-And-Run Victim Makes Strides, Forgives Driver Who Nearly Killed Him

Salvatore Cavallaro was nearly killed when he was run down by a hit and run driver near the Brickyard Mall. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

09/12/2013

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Recorder Cracking Down On Home-Hijacking Fraud

(CBS) – The Cook County Recorder’s Office handles more than a million documents a year, making it the largest office of its kind in the country But some of those filing documents are criminals who […]

09/05/2013

The call center at Teleperformance in Hobart, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Hobart, Ind. Company Grows With Economy

Business is booming so much at Teleperformance that by Sept. 1 they hope to have this 700-station call center operating at full capacity. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

08/02/2013

A man is seen typing on his laptop

Amid Job Cuts, CPS Looking At Moving Gym, Music, Art Classes Online

School officials say for five years some students have been taking those classes online. Parents, though, were surprised to learn of the program. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

07/25/2013

Cook County Sheriff's police handcuff a man suspected of being a deadbeat dad. (CBS)

Sheriff’s Police Go After Deadbeat Parents Before Father’s Day

The Cook County Sheriff’s Department targeted a group of deadbeat parents who collectively owe $1 million in back child support. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

06/14/2013

David Hatyina (Lake County Sheriff's Dept.)

Boater Who Struck, Killed Child Last Summer Gets 10 Years

Judge Clint Hull said probation was not appropriate for David Hatyina in the death of Antonio Borcia, who died July 28 while inner-tubing on Petite Lake.

06/14/2013

Mariah Faith Ross made her arrival a little early, and outside a Chicago hospital. (CBS)

Baby Makes Early Arrival As Mom’s Ride Rolls Up To Hospital

Mariah Faith Ross’s entry into the world wasn’t inside a hospital as planned — but outside Northwestern’s front doors on Thursday. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

06/07/2013

Nurses from Prentice Women's Hospital work to deliver a baby girl inside a minivan in the hospital's driveway, as nervous father Marcus Ross looks on, hands on top of his head. (Credit: Kathy Browne)

Woman Gives Birth In Minivan In Prentice Hospital Driveway

Prentice Women’s Hospital nurses came running out after the parents pulled up in the driveway, and less than two minutes later, the baby girl entered the world from the back seat of the minivan.

06/07/2013

A Crimestoppers bulletin is displayed near a GameStop store. (CBS)

Serial Robber Hits GameStop Locations

Over the past six years, investigators believe the gunman has hit stores in Chicago, Calumet City, Evergreen Park, Oakbrook Terrace, North Riverside, Berwyn and Munster, Ind. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

05/24/2013

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