Vince Gerasole

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Activists Protest Bakery Over ‘Crack’ Bar, Remarks About Humboldt Park

Members of the Latino community in the Humboldt Park neighborhood are not the slightest bit amused by a bakery’s choice of names for one of its desserts.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

The overhead stage rigging collapses into the crowd in front of the stage at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Indianapolis. Authorities say they have confirmed at least three deaths after the stage collapse, where the country group Sugarland was set to perform. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Matt Kryger)

Sugarland Attorneys Say Fans Share Blame In Fatal Stage Collapse

Attorneys for country music superstars Sugarland suggested in a recent court filing that fans who were killed or hurt when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair last year were partly to blame for their injuries.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

File Photo Of A Facebook Page  (Photo Illustration by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Newest Online Etiquette To Learn: ‘Un-Friending’ On Facebook

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole found out that many people are starting to unfriend their Facebook pals – and learned why they do it.

02/20/2012

U.S.currency. (credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Small Businesses Seeking Loans Can Turn To City Treasurer

Small businesses looking for small amounts of money are not always worth the effort for big banks. But, as CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, a little-known city program has been able to find them millions.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Singer Whitney Houston performs live during a concert at the O2 World on May 12, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The concert is part of the 2010 Nothing But Love tour to promote the album I Look To You. (Photo by Jakubaszek/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Sing Praises Of Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s voice truly moved her fans. On Sunday, fans in Chicago were in shock over her death at the age of 48 in Los Angeles.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2012

A preview of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show is held at McCormick Place on Feb. 8, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rebounding Auto Industry Should Give Boost To Auto Show

As the Chicago Auto Show begins rolling into town, there are signs that an industry on a bumpy road might finally be turning a corner.

CBS 2–02/08/2012

Author and feminist activist Gloria Steinem participates in a roundtable discussion during the Women In Public Service event at the Department of State December 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Keeping Up The Fight For Equality

She led the feminist fight for equality and at 77 she’s still fighting for humanitarian causes worldwide.

CBS 2–02/07/2012

Shaun Wild, 24, a 2nd grade teacher and North Central College graduate, was stabbed to death during a dispute at a bar in Naperville on Feb. 4, 2012. (Photo courtesy: North Central College)

Naperville Grade School Begins To Cope With Loss Of Slain Teacher

Parents and children on Monday were trying to come to grips with the weekend stabbing death of Naperville second-grade teacher Shaun Wild. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

02/06/2012

Daniel Olaska (Naperville Police Department)

$3M Bond For Suspect In Teacher’s Stabbing Death

Two men who had never met are now forever connected; one man is dead, killed in a stabbing at a bar in Naperville; the other is being held on $3 million bond, charged with murder.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2012

Belvidere Chrysler Plant

Chrysler To Add 1,800 Jobs At Belvidere Plant

As U.S. automakers’ fortunes rebound, Chrysler has brought some of the benefit to Illinois, with 1,800 new jobs at its Belvidere Assembly Plant.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Ursula Nailor, 37, and her two sons, Darnell Holt Jr. and Daniel Nailor (Family Photo)

School Holds Memorial For Slain Villa Park Family

Family, friends, and a community said goodbye Sunday to a family ripped apart by senseless violence.

CBS 2–01/29/2012

Need a taxi, even one to share? The ap Taxi Share Chicago allows you to do that. (CBS)

Share A Cab In A Pinch? There’s An App For That

Some cabbies aren’t thrilled with the program, thinking they’ll actually lose money as passengers double-up. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/26/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk ‘Doing Better Than Expected’ After Stroke

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s neurosurgeon said Tuesday that Kirk is doing better than expected after his weekend stroke.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

U.S. Marine Capt. Nathan McHone is seen in a 2001 high school yearbook photo. McHone died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Jan. 19, 2012. (Photo Handout)

Fallen Marine Mourned In Crystal Lake

The town of Crystal Lake was mourning the loss of a local Marine whose helicopter crashed last Thursday in Afghanistan.

CBS 2–01/22/2012

Marketers are increasingly using facial-detection software to cater to consumers. (CBS)

Facial-Detection Technology Entering The Marketplace

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole takes a look at how marketers are literally getting in your face and whether it’s good or bad for consumers.

01/19/2012

Chicago firefighters respond to a fire at 906 N. Trumbull Ave. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Jan. 15, 2012. Ten people were displaced by the fire. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Humboldt Park Family Escapes Fire That Gutted Home

As flames consumed their home Sunday morning, a Humboldt Park family ran to safety in the frigid morning air. All 13 inside survived thanks to family members who risked their own lives to save others, but the fire left them homeless.

01/15/2012

Luis Aguilera claims he was fired as a Chicago Public Schools teacher over a memoir in which he reveals an affair with a teacher when he was 16. He says claims that he also had an affair with a student after he became a teacher are false and unsubstantiated. (Credit: CBS)

Fired CPS Teacher Says Personal Memoir Cost Him His Job

A former Chicago Public Schools teacher has sued the district, claiming his right to free speech was violated when he was fired following a flap over his personal memoirs.

CBS 2–01/11/2012

An Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow sits idle in a state garage ahead of the winter season. (Credit: CBS)

IDOT: Seasonal Snow Plow Drivers Not Going To Waste

There hasn’t been much snow on Illinois roads this winter, but the state has a whole lot of snow plows and has been paying hundreds of seasonal plow drivers thousands of dollars a month.

CBS 2–01/10/2012

Army National Guard Spc. Paville N. Simpson thwarted an iPhone robbery at the North/Clybourn station on the CTA Red Line on Jan. 7, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

National Guardsman Nabs Robbers At Subway Station

A National Guardsman going to his job as a security guard single-handedly apprehended three robbers at a CTA subway station on Saturday, after they stole another passenger’s iPhone.

01/08/2012

Different kinds of vegetables, including paprikas, zucchini, onions and tomatoes, lie on display at a government stand that offers information on nutrition at the Gruene Woche agricultural trade fair January 18, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. The Gruene Woche runs from January 18 through 27. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Locally Connected ‘DASH Diet’ Named Top Eating Plan Second Year In A Row

How’d you like to lose 10 pounds or more in a month and still stay healthy? Medical professionals from U.S. News & World Report say a registered dietician from Northbrook has the answer.

01/05/2012

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