Mike Puccinelli

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

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

Harvey Hostages Rescued, Suspects In Custody

Four remaining hostages who had been held captive for nearly 21 hours have been set free, and two suspects who engaged in a standoff with police in south suburban Harvey have been taken into custody Wednesday morning.

08/20/2014

Some residents in west suburban Bellwood had to throw away furniture damaged by flooding from Monday night's storm. (Credit: CBS)

Bellwood Hit Hard By Flooding From Monday’s Storm

Many suburban communities suffered water damage overnight, due to flash flooding from the heavy downpour of Monday night’s storm. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports one of the hardest-hit areas was west suburban Bellwood, where floodwater surrounded many homes and inundated several streets.

08/05/2014

Police in south suburban Homewood conduct a critical incident drill to prepare for the event of a mass shooting at a school. (Credit: Village of Homewood)

Suburban Cops Run School Shooting Drill To Prepare For The Worst

Would your child know what to do in a school emergency? Would you know how to react? The village of Homewood on Tuesday held a critical incident drill to help everyone prepare.

07/29/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy meet at Chicago Police Headquarters with federal law enforcement officials and community activists to discuss ways to address gun violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Government Officials, Community Leaders Promise Coordination To Combat Violence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy met with federal law enforcement officials and local community organizations and religious leaders on Monday to discuss joint efforts to reduce gun violence in Chicago, on the heels of a weekend when at least 43 people were shot, four of them fatally.

07/21/2014

Protesters gather outside the offices of Israeli diplomats Friday. (CBS)

Protesters Stage Demonstration Outside Israeli Consulate In Chicago

Two members of the Christian Peacemaker team were arrested as they knelt inside the lobby of the building that houses Israel’s diplomatic team here. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

07/18/2014

Grandma Sally's Family Restaurant was all but destroyed by a large fire early Friday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Grandma Sally’s Restaurant In Naperville Gutted By Fire

Since the late 1970s, people have been visiting Grandma Sally’s to try the famous cheesecake, waffles, and pancakes. Unfortunately for its owners, employees, and customers, the restaurant was all but destroyed by an early morning fire.

07/18/2014

Shivering members of the Tops West Cook YMCA Swim Team rush to find a towel to dry off and warm up amid unusually chilly conditions for mid-July in the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Chilly Temperatures Have Swimmers Wishing For Real Summer Weather

As of late Tuesday morning, the official temperature in Chicago was only 64 degrees, which is the normal low for mid-July. The average temperature for July 15 is 74 in Chicago, and the normal high is 85, according to the National Weather Service.

07/15/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

Funeral Held For Slain Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield

Visitation services were held Sunday for Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield at the Genesis Convention Center. His funeral was scheduled for Monday morning at the convention center, followed by a procession to his burial service in Shererville.

07/14/2014

A patio between two buildings in the West Town neighborhood collapsed into a 10-foot-deep void space early Friday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Patio Collapses In West Town

Around 1 a.m. Friday, a vaulted patio between two buildings in the 1400 block of West Chicago Avenue collapsed into a 10-foot void space. Luckily, no one was on or under the patio when it fell.

07/04/2014

One of hundreds of ComEd repair crews working to restore power to customers after two severe storms hit the Chicago area on Monday, spawning five tornados. (Credit: Twitter/ComEd)

Cleanup Continues In Wake Of Severe Storms, Tornados

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area were still without power Wednesday morning, more than a day after two severe storms pummeled the region.

07/02/2014

Two men crashed a powered parachute -- an ultralight aircraft -- into the Fox River late Monday. The pilot made it to shore, but his passenger died. (Credit: CBS)

1 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Ultralight Aircraft Crashes In Fox River

The men took off from Skydive Chicago in Ottawa sometime Monday evening in an ultralight aircraft — either a paraglider or an ultraglider — which are commonly flown from that airfield. They experienced engine trouble and crashed in the middle of the Fox River

06/24/2014

The American Airlines departure board shows scores of canceled flights on Tuesday at O'Hare. (Credit: Susan Carlson/CBS)

Scattered Storms, Fog Force Hundreds Of Flight Cancellations

Thousands of travelers were left stranded at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday night, after thunderstorms prompted airlines to cancel nearly 600 flights.

06/19/2014

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