Vince Gerasole

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

Yorli Huff (CBS)

‘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

Matt Langlois grows his beard year-round. (CBS)

Playoff Beards Not Unique To Guys Who Let Their Facial Hair Fly Year-Round

It’s playoff hockey, folks.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2015

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City To Host Workshop On Upcoming Minimum Wage Hike

With the minimum wage in Chicago about to rise to $10 an hour next month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to begin an effort to help educate workers on what’s in store.

06/10/2015

A woman was attacked along the Fox River Trail in Elgin on Wednesday. A cyclist who witnessed the attack scared off the assailant. (Credit: CBS)

Joggers, Cyclists On Alert After Teen Attacked On Fox River Trail

A bicyclist in Elgin scared off a man attacking a young woman who was jogging on the Fox River Trail on Wednesday.

06/04/2015

James Nevils III. (Family photo)

Boy, 5, Mauled To Death By Dog

Witnesses said the attack started inside a home, and the boy’s mother was able to drag the dog and her son outside, and began asking neighbors to help her get the dog off her son. Neighbors used sticks and rocks to try to beat away the dog, and tried to free the boy from its jaws.

05/26/2015

Kimmy Goodman performing her eye-bulge trick. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Woman’s Eye Bulge Trick Among Most Notable Stupid Human Trick On Letterman

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports one of the most memorable tricks ever on the show was the special talent of a Chicago woman.

05/20/2015

Jermain Cullum Jr. (photo provided)

Teen’s Tragic Death Brought Hope To Three Medical Patients

Organ recipients expressed thanks Thursday to the parents of Jermaine Cullum Jr., 16, who passed away last year of a heart attack.

05/14/2015

Illinois State Police investigate after a Megabus passenger accidentally fired his gun in the restroom, then allegedly tried to commandeer the bus. (Credit: Captured News)

Unruly Passenger Fires Gun, Tries To Commandeer Megabus

A man fired a gun while in the restroom on a Megabus, and then tried to take control of the bus from the driver late Tuesday night, before another passenger tackled him and held him down until police arrived.

05/13/2015

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IHSA Launches New Initiative To Address Concussions

Sports organizations across the nation have come under fire for not doing enough to safeguard against concussions, particularly in football, and the IHSA’s “Play Smart. Play Hard” campaign was designed to address that.

05/12/2015

Firefighters from several towns were on the scene of an apartment fire in Burnham. (CBS)

Extra Alarm Fire Erupts Inside Burnham Condominium

Crews from multiple south suburbs were battling an extra-alarm fire in Burnham Monday morning.

05/11/2015

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