Vince Gerasole

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

U.S.S. De Wert

Navy Warships On Display At Navy Pier This Week

Chicagoans are flocking to Navy Pier for Navy Week, and visitors are getting an up-close look at some Navy warships.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Carly Rae Jepsen, Vince Gerasole

‘Call Me Maybe:’ The CBS 2 Edition

They’re calling “Call Me Maybe” the song of summer 2012, and Carly Rae Jepsen, the 26-year-old Canadian recording artist behind the song, has become an international superstar. She joined Vince Gerasole this morning to talk, and sing, about it.

CBS 2–07/20/2012

Staging Your Home For A Quick Sale

It’s a tough time to sell your home, but this morning (Tuesday, July 3), CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole and Coldwell Banker real estate broker Judy Greenberg had some tips on how to make your home look its best for a quick sale, and for top dollar.

07/03/2012

The NATO protesters' clashes with Chicago police were big news locally. (CBS)

Clashes In Chicago Not Big News Everywhere

As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, whether NATO protests were a front-page headline or just another story buried inside depends on where you live.

05/21/2012

Kite Festival

NATO Dignitaries Come Out For Kite Festival

The signs of the NATO Summit in Chicago aren’t limited to the fighter planes that roared over Chicago on Friday.

CBS 2–05/19/2012

Lake Shore Drive Closed

Road Closures In Effect For NATO Summit

Patience is the buzzword this Saturday morning as motorists hit the roadways.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

Police To NATO Summit

Chicago Police Head Out To Keep Peace During NATO Summit

Chicago Police officers will be constantly busy until the NATO Summit comes to an end, and they were out in force Friday morning to keep the peace.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Train Commuters

Train Commuters Prepared For NATO Summit Restrictions

Commuters on Metra and South Shore Line trains are prepared for major headaches as the NATO Summit approaches in just two days.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

'The News'

Reality Opera Turns News Into Music, Explores Human Condition

Did you ever notice musical quality to the voice of an anchor reading the headlines, or a politician or celebrity delivering a sound bite? A new reality opera is using the lilting words of the news in an effort to explore the human condition.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

Pig & Weasel

Skokie Couple Turns Living Room Into Performance Venue

About twice a month, Todd and Monica Rogers move the couches out of the living room of their home in Skokie, and turn it into a performance venue called the Pig & Weasel.

CBS 2–04/19/2012

C2E2

C2E2 Comic Convention Underway At McCormick Place

The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo is underway at McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Juan Barraza, 18, is charged with murder in the shooting death of 6-year-old Aliyah Shell in the Little Village neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Teens Charged In Shooting Death Of 6-Year-Old

Two people have been charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl in the Little Village neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2012

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich (Credit: CBS)

Gingrich Drumming Up Support In Illinois

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was in northwest suburban Rosemont on Wednesday, less than a week ahead of the Illinois GOP primary. He’s third in the delegate count behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, and running second among those who say they are looking for “a true conservative.”

CBS 2–03/14/2012

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