Lauren Victory

victory Lauren VictoryLauren 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.

3-Year-Old Boy Among 7 Wounded In Englewood Shooting

A bullet struck a 3-year-old boy sitting on the sidewalk Friday night in Englewood. Six other people were wounded in the attack near 65th and Ashland.


Victims Of Sex Abuse Speak Out After Release Of CPS Abuse Reports

A new report found widespread failures at Chicago Public Schools in the wake of a sex abuse scandal.


Chicago Sees Sharp Drop In Weekend Shootings

Weekend shootings in Chicago took a sharp dip from last weekend when close to 70 people were hit by gunfire.


Two Teenagers Critically Wounded When Bullets Pierce Kitchen Window On South Side

Two teenagers were shot early Friday, when bullets pierced the kitchen window of a home on the South Side.


1 Killed, 1 Wounded In Washington Heights Shooting

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.


3 Shootings In 3 Hours Leave 3 Dead, 2 Wounded

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.


2 Killed, 1 Wounded In West Garfield Park Shooting, Crash

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.


Pastors Pray For Victims, Call For Changes After Weekend’s Bloodshed

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.


National Night Out Follows Most Violent Weekend Of 2018 In Chicago

The annual event is designed to raise awareness about drug prevention programs, neighborhood watch groups, and other crime-fighting efforts.


Concerns Over 500 Plus Crime Incidents Around The Art Institute

A CPD map show 74 incidents in two weeks when expanded only a quarter mile from the Art Institute.


Protesters Set To Block Lake Shore Drive, March To Wrigley Field This Afternoon

Protesters plan to shut down streets in Lakeview to alert North Siders to violent crime and recent police shootings in Chicago.


Increased Security For Tonight’s Foo Fighter’s Show In Wake Of Wrigley Field Sex Assault

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.


Small Plane Lands On Lake Shore Drive, No Injuries

“It was complete chaos on a Friday afternoon.”


Report: U.S. The Most Dangerous Place To Give Birth In Developed World

A startling new report by USA Today has found the United States is the “most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world.”


Migrant Reunification Deadline Arrives, But Hundreds Will Remain Separated

The federal judge who ordered that separated families be reunited commended the government’s progress so far, with more than 1,000 families reunited.


City Council To Vote On $8.5 Million In Settlements; Renaming Congress Parkway For Ida B. Wells

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.


Crews Searching For Missing Swimmer At Beach In Gary, Indiana

Family members are waiting for answers, after a young woman vanished in Lake Michigan near Gary, Indiana.


Albany Park Stormwater Diversion Tunnel Completed

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.


Aldermen Question Heartland Alliance About Migrant Child Abuse Claims

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.


Toronto Police Kill Gunman After 2 Slain, 12 Wounded In Mass Shooting

A mass shooting in Toronto has left two people dead and 12 others wounded. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police.


Chicagoan Suffers Nearly Fatal Fall While Climbing For A Cause

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.


400 Athletes Converge On Chicago For Special Olympics Anniversary

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.


Inclement Weather Temporarily Closes Naperville Ribfest For Second Consecutive Day

 The storm caused Naperville’s Ribfest to shut down for the second day in a row. 


Navy Pier Welcomes Nearly 100,000 For Fourth Of July Fireworks Display

Navy Pier welcomed nearly 100,000 people for Wednesday night’s Independence Day fireworks show.


2-Day July 4th Celebration Kicks Off At U.S. Navy Station

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: Busiest Independence Day For Travelers In Nearly 2 Decades

AAA says this year is expected to be the busiest Independence Day in nearly two decades for travelers.


CPD: Crime Numbers Lower Now Than A Year Ago

For the first six months of 2018, there were 252 homicides. CPD said that’s 79 less than the same period in 2017.


Another Weekend Heat Wave Brings Warnings, With ‘Feels Like’ Temps Above 100 Degrees

Extreme heat returns today, and emergency officials are sounding the alarm, suggesting precautions everyone should take to stay cool.


Damage Assessments, Cleanup Begin After Tornado In Manhattan, IL

The town of Manhattan, Illinois, was getting its first clear look at damage from a tornado that touched down Tuesday night.


Girl, 16, Hit In Head With Hammer At Near North Side McDonald’s

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.