Mike Puccinelli

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Archdiocese Releases Thousands Of Pages Of Priest Sex Abuse Files

It will be the second time this year the church has made public secret files regarding substantiated allegations of sex abuse by clergy.

11/06/2014

Police have released this image of a pair of suspects wanted in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred Halloween night in the West Loop. (Chicago Police Department)

Police Release Images Of Halloween Sexual Assault Suspects

Two women were sexually assaulted in the West Loop on Halloween, and police were asking for help tracking down the men they believe are responsible.

11/04/2014

A 14-year-old boy was missing after a fire swept through his family's home in Prospect Heights. (Credit: CBS)

Missing Teen Found Safe After Fire Guts Prospect Heights House

The 14-year-old boy’s family reported him missing after firefighters responded to a blaze in the 1200 block of Stratford Road around 3:45 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the boy’s parents said the teenager was nowhere to be found. Hours later, the boy was found safe at a friend’s apartment.

11/03/2014

Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Alstory Simon Freed In 1982 Murder Case

In another stunning reversal in a 1982 double murder, Cook County prosecutors have thrown out the conviction of 64-year-old Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession freed Anthony Porter from death row in 1999, approximately 48 hours before Porter was to be executed.

10/30/2014

Marcus DiPaola, a Chicago-based photojournalist, has returned from Liberia, and is monitoring himself for symptoms of Ebola. He is not considered at high risk for the disease. (Credit: Marcus DiPaola/Facebook)

Chicago Photojournalist Monitored For Ebola After Return From Liberia

Marcus DiPaola returned to the U.S. from Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 20. Since he returned, he has been monitoring himself for a fever by taking his temperature every hour. He has yet to show any symptoms of Ebola. Two nurses from the Chicago Department of Public Health visited his home Wednesday to check on him.

10/30/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Suspected Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty In Two Stranglings

A week after he was held in contempt of court for refusing to speak to a judge, suspected serial killer Darren Vann politely answered the same judge’s questions, and pleaded not guilty to the murders of two women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana earlier this month.

10/29/2014

Fire gutted a ranch-style home in west suburban Woodridge. Six residents made it out safe. (Credit: CBS)

Woodridge Family Escapes Early Morning Fire

A pregnant woman woke up to find her house on fire Tuesday morning in west suburban Woodridge, and she scrambled to get her family to safety.

10/28/2014

An off-duty police officer was in serious condition after he was shot early Friday in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Off-Duty Officer Shot In Greater Grand Crossing; 3 Suspects At Large

A manhunt was underway early Friday, after an off-duty Chicago police officer was shot during a robbery attempt in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

10/24/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Hammond Police)

Suspected Serial Killer Refuses To Answer Judge, Hearing Delayed One Week

An initial court appearance for suspected serial killer Darren Vann was delayed one week, after Vann refused to speak in court on Wednesday.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Suspected Serial Killer Due In Court Wednesday; Police Search For More Possible Victims

A convicted sex offender was expected in court Wednesday, charged with killing one of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend.

10/21/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Convicted Sex Offender Charged In Murder Of Woman In Hammond, Suspected In 6 Other Deaths

A convicted sex offender who allegedly confessed to at least seven murders in northwest Indiana has told police his crimes date back as long as two decades.

10/20/2014

Jamal Jones was subdued with a stun gun, dragged out of the passenger's seat of his girlfriend's car, and arrested after he repeatedly refused Hammond police officers' requests to exit the vehicle during a September traffic stop. (Credit: Kurtz Law Offices)

NAACP Wants Hammond Officers Fired Or Retrained Over Stun Gun Incident

Members of the NAACP were urging officials in Hammond to stop what the civil rights group calls aggressive treatment by police officers, concerned the northwest Indiana town might become the next Ferguson, Missouri.

10/10/2014

Lorenzo Jones is charged with firing an assault rifle at a Blue Line train. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Firing Assault Rifle At Blue Line Train

A 25-year-old man has been charged with firing an assault rifle at a CTA train inside a subway station on Thursday.

10/10/2014

Peifer Elementary School in Schererville, Indiana. (Credit: CBS)

Indiana School Blames 120 Student Absences On Norovirus Outbreak

For the second day in a row, more than a quarter of the children at an elementary school in northwest Indiana were not in school, as a highly contagious viral infection spread through the student body.

10/09/2014

Customers line up outside Hot Doug's on Oct. 3, the last day of business for the iconic Chicago hot dog stand. (Credit: Instagram/Max Simmons)

Rain Can’t Keep Hot Doug’s Fans Away On Last Day Of Business

Despite the steady rain overnight, Chicagoans have been lined up for hours on the Northwest Side, to say goodbye to the iconic Hot Doug’s hot dog stand.

10/03/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Waukegan Teachers Strike Continues Into Friday

Teachers in one of the state’s largest school districts have gone on strike, after contract talks stalled in north suburban Waukegan.

10/02/2014

Eriana Smith, Carlvon Clark, Shamarion Clark, and Carliysia Clark (left to right) were killed in a fire at their Roseland apartment early Monday. (Family photos)

4 Kids Dead, 2 Adults Injured In Roseland Fire

Four children were killed and two adults were seriously injured in an apartment fire early Monday in the Roseland neighborhood.

09/08/2014

An airport shuttle bus crashed into a concrete median on the I-190 entrance road to O'Hare International Airport on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Shuttle Bus Crashes On I-190 Entrance At O’Hare

Officials have reopened all but one lane of the Interstate 190 entrance to O’Hare International Airport, after it was closed when a privately owned shuttle bus crashed into a concrete median. Fourteen people were taken to hospitals.

08/29/2014

Fans flocked to Dick's Sporting Goods in the South Loop to buy the 7,000 limited edition T-shirts celebrating the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, who won the U.S. national title in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Hundreds Swarm South Loop Store For Jackie Robinson West T-Shirts

Dick’s Sporting Goods made 7,000 bright yellow T-shirts emblazoned with “National Champions 2014 Jackie Robinson West” to celebrate the Little League team’s national title in the Little League World Series.

08/26/2014

One of two suspects who took eight people hostage in Harvey is taken into custody Wednesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Charges Pending In This Week’s Harvey Hostage Standoff

CBS 2 is not naming the two alleged gunmen because they have not been charged. One of the men was sentenced to 47 years in prison for murder but was on parole at the time. Mike Puccinelli reports.

08/21/2014

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