Vince Gerasole

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

Flames spread from one home to another in west suburban Oak Park late Thursday night, gutting both houses. (Credit: Captured News)

Three Injured After Fire Guts Two Homes In Oak Park

The fire started around 11:30 p.m. at a home in the 600 block of North Humphrey Avenue. A 6-year-old boy and a 54-year-old man were trapped and unconscious in a second floor apartment for some time until fire rescue crews in oxygen masks could reach them.

05/08/2015

Dorval Carter Jr. (Credit: U.S. Dept. Of Transportation)

Former CTA Executive To Replace Claypool In Top Spot

Get ready for a new man in the driver’s seat at the CTA. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to name a man with more than 30 years of public transportation experience in Chicago and Washington as the transit agency’s new president on Tuesday.

05/05/2015

A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed an escalator at the O'Hare terminal, after it failed to slow down while pulling into the station. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Fatigued Driver, Design Flaws Blamed For 2014 O’Hare Blue Line Derailment

NTSB officials pointed to the trip arms and bumping posts at the O’Hare terminal at the end of the tracks, saying neither could adequately slow or stop the train, after the operator nodded off while pulling into the terminal.

04/28/2015

Visitors pay their final respects to Francis Cardinal George, eighth Archbishop of Chicago, at Holy Name Cathedral on April 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. George died on April 17 after a long battle with cancer. George's funeral mass and burial will take place on April 23.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cardinal Francis George Honored As ‘Man Of Compassion For All Who Suffered’

Approximately 2,000 mourners packed Holy Name Cathedral on Thursday, as they gathered for the funeral mass for the late Cardinal Francis George.

04/23/2015

Samuel Love (Credit: CBS)

11-Year-Old Collecting Toys For Fairdale Tornado Victims

In the face of disaster, a Chicago boy’s acts of kindness continue to grow. Samuel Love is organizing another toy drive, this time for the victims of last week’s deadly tornadoes.

04/17/2015

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Northwestern Student Raped In Dorm Room

School officials said the attacker is not believed to be a student at the Evanston campus, where a young woman was raped inside a dorm room between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday.

03/31/2015

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Two Suspects In Custody After Robbery Leads To Chase, Crash

Police said two suspects were in custody from at least one of a string of convenience store robberies early Friday, while two more suspects remained on the loose.

03/27/2015

Police Lights Police Car

Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Homes In South Shore

The leak happened just before 11 p.m. near 80th Street and Crandon Avenue. A 20- to 24-inch underground main was leaking, filling the air with the smell of gas, and creating some tense moments as neighbors were told to evacuate their homes.

03/26/2015

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Other Passengers, Not Phones, The Biggest Distraction In Crashes For Teen Drivers

A new study has found distracted driving is to blame for nearly 60 percent of traffic accidents involving teenagers.

03/25/2015

Firefighters respond to the scene of an extra-alarm warehouse fire at 40th and Pulaski. (Chicago Fire Media/Twitter)

Fire Extinguisher Plant Becomes Scene Of Extra-Alarm Blaze

Smoke and flames could be seen for miles Thursday night, as an extra-alarm blaze engulfed a fire extinguisher plant in the Archer Heights neighborhood.

03/19/2015

Jeffrey Bellinger (Photo from Facebook)

13-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck By Train In Cedar Lake

Jeffrey Bellinger, a student at the Hanover Central Middle School, in Cedar Lake, was walking along the side of a set of CSX railroad tracks Tuesday afternoon, about 200 feet north of the 137th Avenue crossing in Cedar Lake, Ind., when he was struck from behind by a train that was unable to stop.

03/17/2015

Illinois State police investigate after a semi-tractor trailer truck was shot several times while headed north on the Dan Ryan Expressway near Roosevelt Road. The truck driver pulled over on the Kennedy Expressway near Madison Street. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Shots Fired At Moving Semi On Kennedy Expressway

Illinois State Police said, around 2:50 a.m., a passenger in a gold Chevrolet Impala fired shots at a semi-tractor trailer headed north on the Dan Ryan Expressway near Monroe Street.

03/17/2015

Artist's rendering looking west on Washington Street, after the Loop Link bus rapid transit project is complete. (Credit: Chicago Department of Transportation)

City Begins Work On Bus Rapid Transit Lanes In The Loop

City officials were warning of increased traffic delays in the Loop beginning Monday, as work begins on the so-called “Loop Link” project to provide faster bus service from Union Station to Millennium Station.

03/16/2015

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