Steve Bartelstein

Pump Room

Chicagoans Vote To Keep Pump Room Name

By an overwhelming margin, Chicagoans told influential hotel developer Ian Schrager to keep the Pump Room name, as he renovates the legendary restaurant and watering hole.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

CPD Enforcers

Chicago Police Football Team Makes National Championship Game

Chicago’s finest recently earned a berth in the Law Enforcement National Championship Game this weekend.

CBS 2–06/24/2011

Pump Room

Pump Room Prepares For Grand Reopening

The Pump Room was a special place for many years, and now its owners are trying to hearken back those days.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

Des Plaines River Flooding

Flood Threat Has River Grove Getting Ready

Living along a river – any river – means keeping your eye to the sky, and rain in the spring means the potential for your street to turn into a river. They know that all too well in River Grove.

CBS 2–04/27/2011

Big Shoulders Program

Program Brings Students Right To The Trading Floor

Some kids who might not ordinarily get a financial education are now passing by the rest of us with all they know about big business today.

CBS 2–04/15/2011

Robert Redford throws first pitch for Chicago Cubs on Opening Day 2011

Redford Throws First Pitch For Cubs’ Home Opener

Screen legend Robert Redford threw out the opening pitch for the Cubs home opener Friday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011

CBS2 Traffic Tryouts

CBS 2 Launches Public Tryouts For New Traffic Reporter

CBS 2 is launching a contest for residents to become the station’s new morning traffic reporter.


Susan Carlson, Megan Glaros

Gilt City Offers Savings, Unique Experiences

Earlier this week, CBS 2’s Susan Carlson and Megan Glaros took advantage of a new group savings site for a dining experience at a posh River North eatery.

CBS 2–02/18/2011

Ethan Bortnick

Boy, 10, Is A Piano Prodigy

Ethan Bortnick is only 10 years old, but he surpasses the talent of people generations older when he sits down at the piano. CBS 2’s Steve Bartelstein reports.

CBS 2–02/15/2011

“This Meter Remains as a Courtesy to Cyclists”

Daley Honored, Criticized In Art Exhibit

Artists are depicting Mayor Richard M. Daley — both the positive and the negative sides — at a gallery show in Wicker Park.

CBS 2–02/11/2011

Chef Curtis McGhee

Soup Is A Passion For Chef In Bucktown

Soup is the epitome of comfort food, but for Chef Curtis McGhee, it’s a passion.

CBS 2–01/19/2011