Someone You Should Know

Taylor Zitman (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Sculptor Taylor Zitman

As an 8-year-old, she felt she had a lot of creative ideas she wanted to express. She tried painting and drawing, but it just didn’t work. Then Harry Potter came along and inspired her.

08/28/2015

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Someone You Should Know: Volunteers Of America

It’s hard for young veterans with families to find homes, and they can end up homeless. One group is trying to help, CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

08/21/2015

Chicago tailor Maurice Hood (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Tailor Maurice Hood

Maurice Hood worked on jackets for this weekend’s crop of NFL Hall of Fame inductees. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

08/07/2015

Ben Scheinkopf (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Barber Ben Scheinkopf, Holocaust Survivor

CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to 96-year-old professional in West Rodgers Park who shows little sign of slowing down.

07/10/2015

Julia Sinople at hockey practice. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Hockey Player Julia Sinople

Hockey’s just for boys, right? Wrong. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to a Chicago area teen.

07/03/2015

Aysia Lewis (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Inventor Aysia Lewis

Meet the brains behind the “Erasermitt.” CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

06/12/2015

Someone You Should Know

Someone You Should Know: The Kids At Giant Steps Elementary

For the kids at Giant Steps Elementary in Lisle, a school for autistic students, it’s a big deal: their own production of a show called “The Little Red Hen.”

06/05/2015

Bria Gamble (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Bria Gamble, Never Missed A Day Of School

As the 18-year-old prepares to graduate from Seton Christian Academy in South Holland, she leaves behind an incredible benchmark that few attain.

05/22/2015

The Towns Brothers create a drawing in real-time as a narrator reads a story. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: The Towns Brothers

How can three artists create a single picture within minutes, working simultaneously together? Well, the Towns brothers can show you. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

05/15/2015

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Someone You Should Know: Jacqueline Hayes, Founder Of Chicago Help Initiative

The organization she started provides blood pressure checks, along with mental health services, employment and literacy support, among other services. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

02/27/2015

Robert Sims (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Singer, Author Robert Sims

He was born and raised on Chicago’s West Side. And for all that could have distracted him, he steadfastly clung to his ambitions. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

02/20/2015

West Suburban Home School Band (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Members Of The West Suburban Home School Band

These home-schooled youngsters are getting a crack at the type of activity commonly offered in public school systems. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

02/13/2015

Naja Lerus discusses her work photographing babies. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Photographer Naja Lerus

She’s a young photographer making a name for herself with beautiful portraits of sleepy, adorable newborns. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

02/06/2015

Someone You Should Know (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Naperville Responds For Our Veterans

The group of volunteers travel the metropolitan area helping to make veterans’ homes more accessible. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

01/23/2015

Priscilla Jones (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: ‘Miss Priscy’

For more than a decade, she has opened her home to children who need some place to go after school. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield says Priscilla Jones is someone you should know.

01/16/2015

People's Music School (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: People’s Music School

You rarely get something for free. But in one Chicago community, volunteers and supporters are giving young children the valuable lesson of music at no cost. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

12/19/2014

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Members Of Muntu Dance Theatre

(CBS) — It’s a dance company now celebrating more than 40 years of performances inspired by African culture and dance. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield says the dancers and founders of Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago are […]

12/12/2014

Randy Groen (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Swan Keepers Of Cedar Lake, Ind.

Randy and Josh Groen have an unusual business, CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

12/05/2014

Members Of the Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts Academy string orchestra. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Members Of The Wirt-Emerson String Orchestra

Eighteen musicians performed in four Chinese cities, including Beijing, over two weeks. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

11/14/2014

The Veterans Diner & Grill in Merrillville, Ind. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Staff At Veterans Café And Grill

CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield takes us on a tour of a Merrillville, Ind. restaurant that helps veterans help themselves.

11/07/2014

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