Lauren Victory is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2
Lauren came to Chicago after two years as a reporter/fill-in anchor at WTIC-TV in Hartford, Conn.
Prior to that she was a video journalist/reporter at WPTZ/WNNE-TV in Burlington, Vt., for three years.
Lauren also worked as a general assignment reporter at WLNS-TV in Lansing, Mich., and as an associate producer for WCIU-TV “You & Me This Morning” in Chicago.
Lauren joined CBS 2 in May, 2016 and is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Weekend shootings in Chicago took a sharp dip from last weekend when close to 70 people were hit by gunfire.
Two teenagers were shot early Friday, when bullets pierced the kitchen window of a home on the South Side.
Friends of the surviving victim said he works as a painter on the South Side, and might have been on a job when something went horribly wrong.
Three people have died and two others are injured, following a string of shootings early Wednesday, just hours after Chicago police announced plans to deploy hundreds of extra officers to neighborhoods most plagued by gun violence.
Two people were killed, and one other was seriously injured early Wednesday, after a shooting ended in a crash in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
A group of religious and community leaders in Chicago called for a new way to end gun violence, saying what City Hall is doing isn’t working.
The annual event is designed to raise awareness about drug prevention programs, neighborhood watch groups, and other crime-fighting efforts.
A CPD map show 74 incidents in two weeks when expanded only a quarter mile from the Art Institute.
Protesters plan to shut down streets in Lakeview to alert North Siders to violent crime and recent police shootings in Chicago.
The sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman at Wrigley Field Sunday night has prompted extra security for the final night of the Foo Fighter’s two-day stint in Chicago.
“It was complete chaos on a Friday afternoon.”
A startling new report by USA Today has found the United States is the “most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world.”
The federal judge who ordered that separated families be reunited commended the government’s progress so far, with more than 1,000 families reunited.
Aldermen are deciding whether the city will pay out $4.5 million to settle lawsuits tied to allegations of police wrongdoing, and another $4 million for an unfilled pothole that proved to be fatal.
Family members are waiting for answers, after a young woman vanished in Lake Michigan near Gary, Indiana.
After two historic floods, and years of promises, people living in the Albany Park neighborhood can rest easy now that an 18-foot wide stormwater diversion tunnel is complete.
Representatives of a shelter housing migrant children separated from their parents at the border were facing tough questions from Chicago aldermen on Monday, amid allegations of abuse at the facility.
A mass shooting in Toronto has left two people dead and 12 others wounded. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police.
Chicagoan Alex Pancoe said his trek was on track on a Colorado mountain, as he trained to climb Mount Everest. His confidence was shattered by a nearly fatal fall a few hours into his trek.
As the birthplace of the Special Olympics, it makes sense that the international community of special athletes would descend on Chicago to celebrate the event’s 50th anniversary.
The storm caused Naperville’s Ribfest to shut down for the second day in a row.
Navy Pier welcomed nearly 100,000 people for Wednesday night’s Independence Day fireworks show.
Thousands of sailors who fight for our country spent the day celebrating and mingling with civilians for the annual Fourth of July bash at the Naval Station Great Lakes.
AAA says this year is expected to be the busiest Independence Day in nearly two decades for travelers.
For the first six months of 2018, there were 252 homicides. CPD said that’s 79 less than the same period in 2017.
Extreme heat returns today, and emergency officials are sounding the alarm, suggesting precautions everyone should take to stay cool.
The town of Manhattan, Illinois, was getting its first clear look at damage from a tornado that touched down Tuesday night.
Jasmine Ware, 16, needed three stitches to close a gash in her forehead after the attack at the McDonald’s at Chicago Avenue and State Street.
Twenty-two people were shot in Chicago on Monday, including 13 people shot in a span of one hour. Two people were killed, and the surviving victims included an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy.
Chicago police are praising a very good dog, after a K-9 from south suburban Matteson helped officers make a $10 million pot bust last week.