Vince Gerasole

Shoppers carry packages along the Magnificent Mile shopping district on Michigan Avenue on Black Friday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Shoppers Get Early Jump On Black Friday Deals

Forget Thanksgiving with the family. For many shoppers, Thursday night was all about finding big deals.

11/28/2014

A small twin-engine plane crashed into a house less than half a mile from Midway International Airport, shortly after takeoff Tuesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Pilot Killed When Small Plane Crashes Into Home Near Midway

A small cargo plane crashed into a home a few blocks away from Midway International Airport early Tuesday morning. The pilot reported engine trouble just moments before the two-engine plane went down in the 6500 block of South Knox Avenue.

11/18/2014

Ballots

Due To Judge Shortage, Glitches, Last Chicago Ballot Cast At 3 A.M.

At Welles Park, there were 50 people still in line at 2 a.m., having waited at least seven hours to cast their ballots. At one point, the gym was transformed into a makeshift holding area to accommodate waiting voters.

11/05/2014

The cables for tightrope walker Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk above the Chicago River have been installed between the Leo Burnett Building and Marina City. (Credit: CBS)

Crews Install Wallenda’s Tightrope For Walk Above Chicago River

Crews were working overnight to install the first high-wire cable that tightrope walker Nik Wallenda will walk across on Sunday, 50 stories above the Chicago River.

10/31/2014

Chicago police respond to a shooting at 231 S. LaSalle St. on Thursday (Supplied to CBS)

For Financial District Workers, Shooting Sparks Chaos, Tension — And Questions

As heavily armed officers secured Chicago’s financial district, thousands of workers were pulled into the drama Thursday. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

07/31/2014

Jake Mayer (Credit: CBS)

10-Year-Old Author Working On His Second Novel

Over his summer vacation, Jake Mayer has been playing a little soccer, hanging out with friends in Barrington, and working on his second novel. Did we mention he’s still in elementary school?

07/14/2014

(credit: Navy Pier)

Navy Pier Hits Crowd Capacity For Fireworks Show

If you’re planning to head to Navy Pier to watch the July 4th fireworks show Friday night, you better be there already.

07/04/2014

A city worker removes graffiti.  (Credit: Vince Gerasole)

Rahm Emanuel Proposes Higher Fines For Graffiti

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to increase fines and penalties for graffiti vandals

06/23/2014

The new Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags Great America features a 180-degree drop at an 85-degree angle to the ground, and reaches speeds of up to 72 mph. (Credit: Facebook)

New Goliath Roller Coaster Opens At Great America

A two-week delay for the grand opening of the new Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags Great America didn’t dampen the spirits of the passengers who experienced the twists and turns of the world’s tallest, fastest wooden roller coaster on Wednesday.

06/18/2014

A creature from "Statesville Haunted House" mugs for the camera. (CBS)

When Times Are Tough, We Crave Scares

With Halloween upon us, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole looks at the role horror plays in our everyday lives.

10/31/2013

Rock legend Sting discusses "The Last Ship." (CBS)

Sting’s Musical To Preview In Chicago Next Year

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole was there when the former Police frontman gave a select few a preview of “The Last Ship.”

10/11/2013

A youngster works a computer tablet. (CBS)

Are Young Kids Smarter These Days?

There’s no doubt our kids seem to be exposed to more information earlier in their lives, but are they more intelligent? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

09/26/2013

Scattered showers and thunderstorms on Friday left puddles of water in Grant Park, just hours before the start of Lollapalooza. Muddy conditions have been a problem at the festival the previous two years, causing major damage to the park. (Credit: CBS)

Rain Leaves Muddy Mess For Start Of Lollapalooza

Rain was a problem for the three-day music festival for the previous two years, causing major damage to the grass at Grant Park.

08/02/2013

Arlington Heights residents line Dunton Avenue as others march in the July 4th parade. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Celebrates Nation’s Independence With Parades, Picnics

Dunton Avenue in Arlington Heights was awash in red, white, and blue; as families lined the street to cheer veterans, bands, and – sometimes – politicians marching in the village’s parade.

07/04/2013

Swimmers take the Polar Plunge in Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach on New Year's Day 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Gutsy Revelers Take Polar Plunge To Celebrate New Year

About 50 hearty souls started the first day of the New Year with a plunge into the frigid water of Lake Michigan.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2013

The cast of 'The Book of Mormon' performs on stage during the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Parker And Stone’s ‘The Book Of Mormon’ Coming To Chicago

It features peppy numbers about giving God the finger, and it’s turned into a mainstream hit. Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon” is set to open in Chicago next week for an extended run.

12/07/2012

Police are investigating a double murder in the 800 block of Quin Court in Naperville. Both victims are children. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Babysitter Charged With First-Degree Murder In Naperville Double Homicide

Police in Naperville have charged the suspect in the stabbing deaths of two small children at a suburban town home overnight.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2012

Woody Sez

Woody Guthrie Honored Onstage At Northlight Theatre

The Northlight Theatre in Skokie is hosting a play honoring the life and music of Woody Guthrie, who would have turned 100 this year.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Chicago public school teachers picket on an overpass near downtown on the first day of a teachers' strike on Sept. 10, 2012. It's the city's first school strike since 1987. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Makes National, World Headlines

The teachers’ strike has propelled Chicago into the national and world spotlight, as articles explore the wider issues surrounding politics and public employee unions.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

Air And Water Show

Air And Water Show Set To Take To The Skies

It wouldn’t be late summer in Chicago without the sound of a military plane zooming through the air, turning eyes skyward from Lakeview to the Loop.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

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