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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

(STEPHANIE PILICK/AFP/GettyImages)

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

Stolen cigarettes were among the items seized by police in a crackdown on retailers who sell them. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Cops Crack Down On Retailers Who Sell Stolen Goods

A new law in Illinois is allowing police and retailers to work together to crack down on organized retail theft. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

05/23/2013

Schaumburg Police car. (CBS)

Another Schaumburg Cop Under Investigation

That marks the fourth time in as many months that a sworn officer in the village has run afoul of the law. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

05/17/2013

Still photos of the basement of a building where John Wayne Gacy's mother lived. (provided photo)

VIDEO: The Home, And Basement, Where Gacy Visited His Mother

John Wayne Gacy was known to have worked inside and around a home where his mom once lived. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli has exclusive video from inside that building.

05/16/2013

Cook County police arrest a domestic-violence suspect during a series of sweeps this week. (CBS)

Sheriff’s Police Arrest 65 In Domestic-Violence Sweep

Up rickety stairs, in narrow gangways and alleys and in houses and apartments, the sheriff’s department was on a mission this week. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

05/10/2013

Bryeon Hunter (Credit: Maywood Police)

Search Resumes Along Des Plaines River, But Still No Sign Of Maywood Boy’s Body

Volunteers and police officers returned to the Des Plaines River on Saturday to resume searching for the body of a missing toddler from Maywood.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2013

O'Hare International Airport

Cause Of O’Hare Runway Light Outage Still Undetermined

Officials at O’Hare International Airport are saying a bit more about what caused lights to fail on two runways Thursday night, but have yet to determine an exact cause.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2013

Terry Martin, who has Type 2 diabetes, tests her blood sugar level. (Credit: CBS)

Diabetes Hits Especially Hard In Poor Black Communities

Dr. Monica Peek, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Chicago, said, “From the recent findings, the top 11 communities for diabetes death rates, 10 of those are African-American.”

03/11/2013

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Michelle Obama To Attend Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Michelle Obama is planning to attend the funeral of a teenager who was shot and killed about a week after she had performed at the president’s inauguration.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2013

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