Suburban police practice responding to an "active shooter" scenario. (CBS)

Suburban Police Practice ‘Active Shooter’ Response

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes us inside potentially life-saving training.


A suburban man was able to order heroin online. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Addict On Home Confinement Able To Order Heroin Online

A mother trying to keep her son away from drugs discovered that heroin was being delivered right to her suburban home via the Internet. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Links To Suburban Election Results

Suburban election results, by county.


Chicago Police Capt. Hootan Bahmandeji talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine at the NATO communications center. (CBS)

NATO Communications Center A Suburban Secret

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine got a tour of the communications center on Thursday.


Empty Classroom

Big Raises Mean Big Pension Penalties At Suburban Schools

Suburban school districts are pushing back hard against a 2005 state law that was meant to rein in Illinois’ skyrocketing pension costs.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012


Outages From Storm Hammer Suburban Post Offices

Despite the unofficial pledge to deliver mail in snow, rain, heat and gloom of night, the U.S. Postal Service is being hammered today by power outages.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2011

Aftermath of the strom from CBS 2 viewer Benny Cabral. (Credit: Benny Cabral)

Suburb-By-Suburb Storm Damage Report

Here is a roundup of storm damage reports from various suburban agencies.


Swimming Pool (Credit: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Leaking Pool Sends Suburban Students Home Early

Students at northwest suburban high school were sent home early Wednesday due to flooding in a portion of the building.


Bathroom Scale

Chicago Area Women Are Weight Loss Champs

Chicago may be the city of big shoulders, but it also appears to be center of shrinking waistlines.

WBBM Newsradio–01/07/2011


More Stomach Virus Cases Reported In Schools

Reports of the highly contagious norovirus have steadily increased in Chicago area schools this month.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010