Someone You Should Know

Joe Capobianca, volunteer gardener (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Volunteer Gardener Joe Capobianco

The 80-year-old has been taking care of gardens in the Galewood neighborhood as a volunteer for 33 years, CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

10/17/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Omar Yamini

He spent years behind bars and now he works at showing kids exactly why they need to stay out of prison. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

09/19/2014

Alexys Fleming works on one of her popular YouTube videos. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Alexys Fleming, Champion For Diabetes Research

Alexys Fleming is a social media phenomenon and a talented artist. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

09/12/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Miniature House Maker

For 30 years, Victor Grigolo worked as a heavy machine operator for the city of Chicago. But he had to retire at age 57 because of a heart condition. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

08/29/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Folk Singer Ella Jenkins

“You Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song” could easily be one of the world’s most popular tunes. Lifelong Chicagoan Ella Jenkins composed it more than 50 years ago for children, and it has never lost the quality that has endeared it to audiences everywhere.

08/08/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Sculptor David Standifer

CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to a Chicago artist who captures the essence of legendary figures.

07/25/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Opera Singer, 12

Laura Breton is the spirit of everything you’d expect a girl her age to be — with one exception. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

07/18/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Burr Ridge Family Takes In Veterans

The Stryszak family of Burr Ridge has opened up their home to two elderly veterans. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

07/04/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Loaves & Fishes Community Food Pantry

Fifteen hundred volunteers donate their time and energy to help run the organization. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to some of them.

06/27/2014

Someone You Should Know (CBS)

Some People You Should Know: Room 2 Improv

Improvisation is a skill actors and comedians know a lot about, but now it’s being used in a special class for teens to help them learn important life skills. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

06/20/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Jackie Haltmeyer, 50-Year Employee

Meet Jackie Haltmeyer, traffic manager at the Black Hawk Molding Co. in west suburban Addison. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

05/30/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Barber Frank Russo

He’s a master of the comb and scissors, and he’ll accept nothing but perfection in what he does. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

05/16/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Miniature Artist CoRiccio Baskin

While the world around him continues to grow bigger, this artist has found success in making it smaller. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

05/09/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Ride Janie Ride Foundation

Eight years ago, a procession of motorcycles gave birth to a tradition that will be celebrated again this weekend. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

05/02/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Miss Wheelchair Illinois

Pearl Gannon wants to change perceptions about people with disabilities. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

04/25/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Lady Who Came Up With The Name ‘Big Mac’

One day a product development manager approached Esther Glickstein Rose with a question: What to call a new, bigger hamburger? CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

04/18/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Veteran And His Ex-Military Canine

David Sapyta served in Vietnam. Lucy, his dog, served in Afghanistan. By adopting Lucy, David helped save her life. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

04/04/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Volunteer Barber Craig Foltos

CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to a barber who uses his craft to help people during times of great stress.

03/21/2014

Windy City Harmonica Trio in action (CBS)

Some People You Should Know: Windy City Harmonica Trio

CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to three guys who make beautiful sounds with their harmonicas.

03/14/2014

Vernard Gilmore (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Chicago Dancer Vernard Gilmore

Englewood native Vernard Gilmore has traveled the world to demonstrate his art. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

03/07/2014

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