Mike Puccinelli

The owner of this house that went up in flames March 4 says firefighters told her earlier that everything was OK. (CBS)

Displaced Chicagoan: Firefighters Said My House Was OK, Before It Burned Down

Firefighters initially came to Janice Hooper’s house after she smelled something burning and called 9-1-1 late Wednesday night. Hooper says they searched the house, found no heat source and left. Soon, the house burned down.

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The Cubs expect the left-field bleachers to be ready by May 11, but the right-field bleachers won't open until June. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Wrigleyville Residents Air Grievances With Cubs

CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports on a meeting between locals and Cubs representatives.

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Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson (left) is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow (right), who led the team which successfully prosecuted Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Getty Images)

Peterson Pleads Not Guilty In Murder-For-Hire Plot, Seeks Quick Trial

Already in prison for the murder of his third wife, former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to hire a hitman to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars.

03/03/2015

Drew Peterson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Drew Peterson To Appear In Court Tuesday In Murder For Hire Plot

The former Bolingbrook cop convicted of killing one wife and suspected in the disappearance of another heads back to court Tuesday, reports CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli.

03/02/2015

A Water Management Department worker uses steam to heat a frozen hydrant, so firefighters can battle an extra-alarm fire in Chatham. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighters Battle Flames, Frozen Hydrants In Chatham

The fire started around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday in a vacant three-flat in the 7900 block of South Drexel Avenue. When crews arrived, nearby hydrants were frozen solid, so the Fire Department had to call in Water Management Department crews to heat the hydrants with steam, and get water flowing.

02/17/2015

A broken water main in Dixmoor left several homes without water service. (Credit: CBS)

Cold Snap Causes Multiple Water Main Breaks In Dixmoor

Some families were without water for several hours. At the peak of the problem, approximately 80 percent of the homes in Dixmoor had no water service, or only a trickle of water.

02/13/2015

A broken water main in Dixmoor left several homes without water service. (Credit: CBS)

Broken Main Leaves Some Dixmoor Residents Without Water

An 8-inch main burst around 1 p.m. Thursday, due to the extreme cold, causing water to flood the area.

02/13/2015

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Sign Congratulating Player Was Trigger For Jackie Robinson West Investigation

JRW has had its Little League national title stripped away.

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The clock tower at the Pullman Administration Building, which was damaged by an arson fire in 1998. (Credit: CBS)

Obama To Declare Pullman Neighborhood A National Monument

President Barack Obama will visit Chicago next week to designate the historic Pullman neighborhood – one of the first “company towns” in the U.S. – as a national monument.

02/10/2015

A car crashed into a house early Friday in the 900 block of West 107th Street. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Car Crashes Into Home In Washington Heights

A driver was seriously injured, and a South Side family was startled out of their beds, when the man crashed his car into a home in the Washington Heights neighborhood early Friday.

01/30/2015

The White House viewed through a gate in front of the building. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Nine Bowen High School Students Will Visit The White House

The representatives are members of the Working on Womanhood program. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

01/29/2015

Chicago Union Station  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Union Station Set For $12M Renovation

The iconic 90-year-old Union Station is about to get a $12 million facelift, including upgrades to frequently crowded concourses, and improved temperature controls to avoid burst pipes that twice flooded the rail terminal this month.

01/29/2015

Cubs fans crowd around a statue of Ernie Banks, which was moved to Daley Plaza for a four-day public memorial, leading up to his funeral on Saturday. (Credit: CBS)

Ernie Banks Statue Moved To Daley Plaza For Public Memorial

Fans of “Mister Cub” Ernie Banks crowded into Daley Plaza on Wednesday, after his statue was installed as a public tribute to arguably the most popular Cubs player of all time.

01/28/2015

Flight status boards at O'Hare International Airport. (Credit: CBS)

East Coast Blizzard Stranding Many Travelers At O’Hare, Midway

Thousands of flights across the country have been cancelled because of the storm, including hundreds of flights in Chicago, leaving many people spending the night at the airport.

01/27/2015

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Airlines Canceling Thousands Of Flights To East Coast Ahead Of Major Blizzard

The potentially historic blizzard in the Northeast might have missed the Midwest, but it was having an impact at Chicago’s airports. Numerous flights at O’Hare and Midway airports have been delayed, and some airlines have begun cancelling flights.

01/26/2015

Customers line up at the Chicago-Main Newsstand in Evanston on Friday for a chance to buy one of five copies of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine targeted by terrorists in Paris. Only 300 copies of the latest edition of the magazine are available in the U.S. (Credit: CBS)

Chicagoans Line Up For Chance To Buy A Copy Of Charlie Hebdo

A dozen copies of Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine at the center of a terrorist attack in Paris, were quickly snatched up Friday morning, but more were on the way next week.

01/23/2015

A suspect driving a stolen SUV crashed into a utility pole after a high-speed chase, and managed to elude police after the wreck. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Chase Ends In Crash In Oak Forest

It started around 3 a.m. in nearby Markham, when police tried to pull over a GMC Envoy believed to have been stolen. The driver sped off, with the SUV’s headlights turned off, and police gave chase.

01/22/2015

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UIC Study Finds Pizza Significantly Increases Kids’ Caloric Intake

It’s a type of food that’s so popular it could almost be considered a staple in the diet of the typical American young person. But as CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports, eating pizza comes with a cost.

01/19/2015

Jeffrey Keller (left) is accused of fatally shooting Nate Fox (right) in December 2014. (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff/Supplied Photo)

Hinsdale Man Charged With Killing Former Pro Basketball Player

Jeffrey Keller, a businessman from Hinsdale, allegedly believed Nate Fox, 37, was having an affair with a woman in whom Keller had a romantic interest. The woman once worked with Fox, but denied having any relationship with him.

01/16/2015

Dangerous cold will come in waves this week. (Credit: CBS/Megan Glaros)

Frigid Week Ahead As Snow Ends In Chicago Area

As skies cleared and plows worked to clear streets and highways of the latest round of snow, a fresh round of frigid weather was settling in on the Chicago area Tuesday morning.

01/06/2015

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