Mike Puccinelli

A Chicago police officer searches for evidence after a teenager was shot and killed in Hadiya Pendleton Park on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Young Man Wants To Leave Chicago After Escaping Deadly Shooting At Hadiya Pendleton Park

A man who narrowly escaped injury in a shooting that killed a teenager at a park dedicated to non-violence said the experience has changed his life.

19 hours ago

Grateful Dead fans Robert and Julia McKenna. (Credit: CBS)

After Tickets Never Arrived, Couple Celebrating Anniversary Still Get To See Grateful Dead Show

CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli has the story of one Tennessee couple’s long, strange trip to the front of the stage.

07/04/2015

Joseph Bigsby (right) was convicted of killing Chicago Police Officer Edward Barron (left) in 1973, and sentenced to 200 years in prison, but granted early release on June 25, 2015. (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation/Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Cop Killer Granted Early Release For 1973 Murder

After spending more than 40 years in prison for killing a Chicago police officer in 1973, a 58-year-old man has been granted parole, enraging Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and rank-and-file officers.

06/26/2015

Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

More Rains Bring New Flooding Fears To Kankakee

Hundreds of homes in far south suburban Kankakee have been inundated with water this month, and the Kankakee River was continuing to rise, after another round of rain overnight.

06/25/2015

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New Round Of Storms Could Hamper Tornado Recovery Efforts In Coal City

More bad weather on Wednesday could hamper recovery efforts in Coal City, which was hit by an EF-3 tornado Monday night. It was the most powerful tornado to hit the Chicago metropolitan area in nearly 25 years.

06/24/2015

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Déjà Vu: Coal City Hit By Second Tornado In Two Years

For the second time in 19 months, southwest suburban Coal City was digging out from the rubble, after a powerful tornado tore roofs of houses, and reduced many other buildings to kindling.

06/23/2015

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At Least Three Tornadoes Hit Western And Southwestern Suburbs

National Weather Service crews were headed out Tuesday to try to confirm reports of up to six tornados touching down Monday in Grundy, LaSalle, Lee, and Will counties, including three already confirmed in Ottawa, Sublette, and Coal City.

06/23/2015

Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks to reporters outside his home in Washington, D.C., after he was released from a halfway house to begin three months of home confinement. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Halfway House To Begin Home Confinement

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. returned to his home in Washington, D.C., on Monday, after spending 17 months in federal prison, and another three months in a Baltimore halfway house.

06/22/2015

Men line up at the Center on Halsted for the Meningitis vaccine. (Credit: CBS)

Free Meningitis Vaccines Offered At Pride Fest

As Chicago gears for the Pride Parade, celebrations come with concerns about a health alert in the gay community.

06/20/2015

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons performs for fans on day 1 of the 2013 Splendour In The Grass Festival on July 26, 2013 in Byron Bay, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

After Weather Delay, Show To Go On For Mumford & Sons

Two days later than originally planned, British rockers Mumford & Sons were ready to perform at Montrose Beach on Friday, and some tickets are now available to their previously sold-out show.

06/19/2015

Flames engulfed a split-level home in Tinley Park early Friday, and two men were forced to jump from second-floor window to escape the flames. (Credit: CBS)

Two Injured After Jumping Out Window To Escape Tinley Park Fire

The blaze started around 2:15 a.m. in a first-floor bedroom of a home in the 7600 block of West 160th Place. Christina Campa was getting ready for work, when she noticed sparks coming out of the wall near an outlet.

06/19/2015

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons performs on the "What" stage during the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Mumford & Sons’ Lakefront Show Sparks Concerns From Neighbors

A big concert Wednesday night has raised some big concerns along the lakefront, where Grammy winners Mumford & Sons will play before a crowd of 35,000 at Montrose Beach.

06/17/2015

Fans celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks winning the 2015 Stanley Cup outside of Wrigley Field on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Blackhawks And Their Fans Keep Stanley Cup Party Going Well Into The Morning

Chicago won its third Stanley Cup in six seasons on Monday night.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

Students, teachers, and others march for an end to violent crime in Chicago, ahead of summer vacation. (Credit: Perspectives Charter Schools/Instagram)

Students Lead Peace March On South Side

More than 2,500 people, mostly kids, were marching from the South Loop to Bronzeville on Friday, demanding an end to the violence on the streets as students get ready to start their summer break.

06/05/2015

Aimee Coath (Source: Facebook)

Woman Killed In CTA Bus Crash; Driver Cited For Running Red Light

A CTA bus driver has been ticketed for running a red light Tuesday evening before striking two pedestrians and several cars downtown, killing a 51-year-old woman, and injuring at least eight other people.

06/03/2015

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Jail Running Transition Center For Mentally Ill Inmates

The county’s jailers are trying a new approach, says Sheriff Tom Dart. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

05/28/2015

Oak Park police after a woman was attacked during a home invasion in the 1000 block of South Oak Park Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Attacked In Oak Park Home Invasion

Oak Park police were hunting for a man who carried out a violent home invasion Thursday night, when the attacker forced his way inside a home on one of Oak Park’s busiest streets.

05/22/2015

Chicago police were conducting a homicide investigation after a woman was found dead in a basement in the 4800 block of South Karlov Avenue. Detectives also were investigating a related crash, involving a car that went through a garage down the block. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Woman Found Beaten To Death In Archer Heights Basement

Police were questioning two men after their mother was found dead Wednesday night inside a home in the Archer Heights neighborhood.

05/21/2015

Emily Beazley (Supplied photo)

Young Cancer Victim Emily Beazley Dies After Inspiring 4-Year Struggle

A 12-year-old girl, whose four-year struggle with cancer galvanized her neighborhood and inspired a wave of support over the last several weeks, has died.

05/19/2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sits with his wife Amy Rule and former U.S. President Bill Clinton as he is introduced at the inauguration ceremony for his second term as Chicago Mayor at the Chicago Theatre on May 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Emanuel, after not gaining a majority of votes in the February non-partisan election, easily defeated his challenger, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, in the April run-off election.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel, Aldermen Sworn In

Former President Bill Clinton and a who’s who of Illinois politics were on hand Monday morning as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was sworn in for a second term.

05/18/2015

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