Mike Puccinelli

Kamron Taylor (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff)

Police Believe ‘Someone Is Helping’ Escaped Kankakee Convict

A massive manhunt continued early Thursday in central Illinois, a day after a 23-year-old convicted killer escaped from a Kankakee County jail by overpowering a guard and donning his uniform.

04/02/2015

Kamron Taylor (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff)

Escaped Kankakee Convict Still At Large

A manhunt was underway in Kankakee County on Wednesday, after a convicted killer escaped from the county jail.

04/01/2015

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Joliet Teens Charged With Child Pornography

A 15-year-old girl and three of her classmates recorded consensual sex acts one week ago, and posted the video on Twitter. The girl’s mother found out about the video, and reported the Twitter post to police, who seized the original recording.

03/31/2015

Dorothy Byrd (Supplied photo)

Police Investigating 3 Deaths From South Holland Nursing Home

Police in the far south suburbs have opened an investigation, after three of six nursing home residents who were hospitalized on the same day last month have died.

03/17/2015

A high school basketball game between North Lawndale and Marshall erupted into a brawl after a punch was thrown in the postgame handshake line Wednesday night. (Credit: Instagram)

North Lawndale Players Challenge Suspension In Wake Of Basketball Brawl

It had been a physical game between two intense rivals Wednesday night, as North Lawndale beat Marshall in the 3A sectional playoff. When the two teams lined up to shake hands, they began exchanging heated words, and soon players were throwing punches.

03/13/2015

A high school basketball game between North Lawndale and Marshall erupted into a brawl after a punch was thrown in the postgame handshake line Wednesday night. (Credit: Instagram)

Schools Get Suspensions Following Brawl At Basketball Game

The handshake line at the end of a boys’ basketball playoff game erupted into an all-out brawl Wednesday night, with fans rushing the court to join a fight between the two teams.

03/12/2015

Two Aurora Central Catholic High School students were killed when their SUV struck a semi-trailer truck in Rochelle on Tuesday. One other student in the SUV was seriously hurt. Three others walked away from the crash. (Credit: Twitter/@CollinStuhl7)

Two High School Students Killed In Crash

Two Aurora high school students were killed Tuesday evening, when their SUV was hit by a semi-trailer truck while they were on their way to a basketball game in far west suburban Rochelle.

03/11/2015

Odell Branch Sr. (Family Photo)

Widow Wonders How ‘Cowards’ Who Killed Husband Can ‘Live With Themselves’

Police were questioning several persons of interest Tuesday morning, after an elderly man was killed and three others were wounded, when gunfire erupted outside a home on the Far South Side.

03/10/2015

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.

03/06/2015

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.

03/05/2015

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.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2015

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

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