Rob Johnson

A rehearsal of a Chicago Children's Choir ensemble. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Chicago Children’s Choir

The citywide choir network has been giving kids aged eight to eighteen a voice for nearly 60 years. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

12/13/2013

The Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot has a family-friendly vibe. (Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot)

Your Chicago: Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot

It started off as a modest event 30 years ago to help the hungry. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

11/15/2013

Smart phone user (CBS)

Expert: Be Careful When Choosing Health-Related Apps For Your Smart Phone

Experts say most people have no idea what they are getting themselves into when it comes to keeping their information private. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

11/04/2013

The Old Town School Of Folk Music (CBS)

Your Chicago: Old Town School Of Folk Music

(CBS) – There are many of us out there who secretly — or not so secretly — would like to learn to play an instrument. But we may not have the time or know where […]

11/01/2013

Lifeway Foods produces kefir drinks in the Chicago area. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Lifeway Foods

Lifeway Foods calls it the champagne of milks: a yogurt-like drink full of calcium and protein called kefir. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

10/11/2013

Pullman (CBS)

Your Chicago: Historic Pullman Neighborhood

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson looks at Pullman’s origins as part of the Pullman Railcar empire — and its future.

09/27/2013

Katariena Leazer, a teen with diabetes, copes better with a school that is understanding. (CBS)

Teen Thrives At Diabetic-Friendly School

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson talks with one family that fought for years so that their daughter could take care of her diabetes and stay in the classroom.

09/27/2013

Testa Produce in Chicago has the city's only wind turbine. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Testa Produce And Green Energy

(CBS) – In this day and age of environmental efficiency, businesses everywhere are figuring out how they can better utilize eco-friendly technology to improve their companies. There’s one company here in Chicago that is really […]

08/23/2013

Members of UPS for DownS hold a recent training session. (CBS)

Your Chicago: UPS for DownS

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson introduces us to United Parent Support for Down Syndrome.

07/19/2013

One of the residents of the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Judy Istock Butterly Haven

(CBS) – The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum boasts many must-see sights, from the outdoor nature walk to the “Look In” Lab to the Nature of Eating exhibit. But it’s the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven that […]

07/12/2013

Olivia Taylor lost her memory after a collision during a basketball game. (CBS)

Athlete Loses Memory After Collision On Court

Fifteen-year-old Olivia Taylor is a basketball player from Seneca High School in the far south suburbs. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

07/11/2013

Musician Billy Corgan talks with CBS 2's Rob Johnson at Corgan's tea house, Madam Zuzu's, in Highland Park. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Madame Zuzu’s Tea House

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson takes us to the North Shore, where Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has launched a business venture that’s equal parts art and tea.

06/07/2013

Students from Reilly Elementary School talk with CBS 2's Rob Johnson. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Student Activists At Reilly Elementary School

Students are lobbying the Chicago Park District and aldermen for an improved Parkview Park just blocks away from their school in the largely Hispanic Avondale neighborhood. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

05/17/2013

CCA Academy in Chicago specializes in urban-farming classes that include "aquaponics." (CBS)

Your Chicago: CCA Academy And ‘Aquaponics’

In tank after tank at CCA — some big, some small — the principles of aquaponics are being put to the test to support urban farming. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

05/03/2013

Beth Roche of Highland, Ind. participated in the Chicago Marathon last year. (Facebook)

Highland, Ind. Woman Recovering After Boston Marathon: ‘You Have To Go Forward’

Beth Roche had just cheered from the sidelines April 15 as her daughter, Rebecca, crossed the finish line when the first of the two bombs went off. The mother’s left leg suffered extensive damage.

04/29/2013

Members of the Chicago Community Chorus rehearse. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Chicago Community Chorus

(CBS) – It might be the most talented choir you’ve never heard of, and the Chicago Community Chorus is celebrating its 10th year in 2013. It is made up of professional singers and amateurs alike, […]

04/12/2013

Employees are taking a fitness challenge at Global Capacity, a Chicago firm. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Global Capacity’s Fitness Challenge

One Loop-based company decided to take the health challenge. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson explains.

03/15/2013

Scottie Williams (CBS)

Your Chicago: Elmhurst College Standout Scottie Williams

The college senior is an elite football player, an accomplished student and is tireless in his charitable work. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

03/08/2013

A member of the USA Warriors practices Friday in Romeoville. (CBS)

Your Chicago: USA Warriors At Soldier Field

There is a team of hockey players who know all about battles and wars, and these days they’re playing the game they love to raise awareness of other American heroes like them. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

02/15/2013

NIU Campus

Five Years After The Shootings, Healing Continues At NIU

The tolling of a lone bell could be heard across the campus at NIU as students and family members of the five victims gathered to hear remarks from Gov. Pat Quinn and NIU President John Peters.

02/14/2013

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