Vince Gerasole

Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois. A manhunt for three suspects is underway after an officer from Fox Lake Police was shot and killed this morning.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Resume Search For Suspects In Murder Of Fox Lake Officer

Police have suspended their active search for three suspects in the killing a Fox Lake police lieutenant known to many in the community as “G.I. Joe.,” but the investigation continues.

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Thornton Reservoir. (Credit: CBS)

Massive New Reservoir To Help Alleviate Chicago Area Flooding

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago was cutting the ribbon Tuesday morning at the Thornton Reservoir, which can hold 7.9 billion gallons of stormwater and sewage.

09/01/2015

Smoke continued pouring from the remains of Lincoln Square Lanes and Matty K's Hardware for hours after firefighters extinguished an extra-alarm blaze that destroyed the 97-year-old second-story bowling alley and the hardware store below. (Credit: CBS)

Blaze Guts Lincoln Square Lanes Bowling Alley

The fire started around 1 a.m. at Lincoln Square Lanes, 4874 N. Lincoln Av. and while the Fire Department said it was put out by 4:15 a.m., crews remained on the scene dousing hot spots as of 6:30 a.m.

08/31/2015

Less Jones III, Cherise Davis-Jones, and their three children, Chloe, Josh, and Less Jones IV. (Family Photo)

2 Killed, 7 Injured In High-Speed Crash In Robbins; Street Racing Suspected

A couple from south suburban Robbins was killed Thursday night, leaving their three children orphaned, when their minivan was struck by two vehicles that appeared to be street racing, and blew a stop sign.

08/28/2015

Traders work on the floor of the New York The Dow finished down more than 600 points after Standard and Poor's downgraded the U.S. credit rating. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Stock Market Free Fall: What Should You Do?

Shock waves on the stock market as the three main U.S. indices suffered one of the steepest selloffs in years.

08/21/2015

The Regal cinema chain is beginning to inspect bags as a safety precaution. (CBS)

Cinema Chain Starts Inspecting Bags As Safety Measure

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole purchased a ticket at a multiplex Thursday. Cinema staff, not security guards, were checking bags of anyone attending showings.

08/20/2015

The McCormick Place convention center complex. (Credit: CBS)

Major Jobs Fair Offers Opportunities To Thousands Of Youth

Leaders of some of the biggest companies in the country were at McCormick Place on Thursday, for what has been dubbed a catalyst for hiring programs and events.

08/13/2015

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Police Warn Of Fake Cop Who Robbed Motorist In Streamwood

Police in northwest suburban Streamwood were on the hunt for a man they say is pretending to be a cop, and taking advantage of unsuspecting drivers.

08/12/2015

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CPS Budget Plan Includes Nearly 500 Teacher Layoffs

The Chicago Public Schools were sending out layoff notices to nearly 500 teachers, as district officials outlined the district’s budget plan for next school year.

08/10/2015

Police officers cordon off the scene after two officers shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them. Witnesses claimed the man did not have a gun, and was not a threat to police. (Credit: CBS)

Police Officers Shoot Man In Englewood

Chicago police officers shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them early Wednesday in the Englewood neighborhood, although some residents said police shot an unarmed man during a memorial for a friend who died in a crash three years ago.

07/22/2015

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‘Naperlaunch’ Program Helps Businesses Get Off The Ground

Best of all, it’s free, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

07/17/2015

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle addresses commissioners at a special board meeting to consider her plan to increase the county's sales tax. (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Board Approves Sales Tax Hike

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was making her final pitch for a sales tax hike, as the Cook County Board met Wednesday to debate a tax increase she railed against five years ago.

07/15/2015

2016 Presidential Hopeful Marco Rubio (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rubio Visits Chicago For First Policy Speech In Bid For Presidency

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio spoke of education and innovation reforms at 1871, an incubator for technology startups, and seemed to be doing his best to distinguish himself from an increasingly crowded field of GOP presidential hopefuls.

07/07/2015

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CTU Plans City Hall Protest As CPS Begins 1,400 Layoffs

The union said the district’s cutbacks are counterproductive, and will lead to fewer resources for educators. The Emanuel administration has said the cuts will save $200 million for a district reeling from paying $634 million in pension obligations.

07/02/2015

Tickets to the three Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field are sold out. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago About To Come Alive With Grateful Dead Fans

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole got inside the brain of “dead-heads” today.

07/01/2015

Volunteers help clean up debris in Coal City, four days after an EF-3 tornado ripped through the town. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Volunteers Swarm To Coal City To Assist In Recovery Effort

A powerful tornado ripped through southwest suburban Coal City on Monday, leaving massive path of destruction in its path. Residents have been picking up the pieces ever since, and on Friday they were getting much needed help.

06/26/2015

Blue tarps covered the roofs of many homes damaged by a tornado in Coal City, to protect what's left inside from further damage from more rain in the days that followed the twister. (Credit: CBS)

Coal City Spared The Worst Of Latest Storm As Cleanup Continues

It has been a tense 24 hours in tornado-ravaged Coal City, with residents bracing for another onslaught of rain Wednesday night and early Thursday. There were heavy downpours overnight, but not nearly as much as had been expected, allowing residents to breathe a small sigh of relief Thursday morning.

06/25/2015

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At Least Three Tornadoes Hit Western And Southwestern Suburbs

National Weather Service crews were headed out Tuesday to try to confirm reports of up to six tornados touching down Monday in Grundy, LaSalle, Lee, and Will counties, including three already confirmed in Ottawa, Sublette, and Coal City.

06/23/2015

A CTA bus came to a stop on the sidewalk after running a red light at Michigan Avenue and Lake Street, and striking two pedestrians and several cars. One woman died, and eight people were injured in the crash. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Plans To Boost Bus Driver Training In Wake Of Fatal Crash

The CTA has announced new guidelines for bus drivers, after a woman was killed when she was hit by a bus on Michigan Avenue last week.

06/12/2015

Rescue crews spent about an hour extricating two survivors from of a vehicle that hit a fire hydrant and a porch in South Deering. The driver was killed in the wreck. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

One Killed, Two Critically Injured In South Deering Crash

A car hit a fire hydrant – apparently while speeding – and then smashed into the porch of a home in the 11600 block of South Torrence Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. The car flipped on its roof in the crash.

06/12/2015

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