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.

Flood-Prone Residents Eye Fox River Levels

The Fox River is inching closer to reaching flood levels, and residents in the northwest suburbs weren’t taking any chances Friday ahead of a rainy weekend.


House Votes Expected On Legislation To Keep Migrant Families Together

House Republicans are moving forward with two immigration bills aimed at keeping families together after illegal border crossings.


CPS Sex Abuse Victims Testify At State Hearing On Scandal

Victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse told their stories to state lawmakers on Wednesday, as the Illinois House and Illinois Senate begin looking into the recent scandal at the Chicago Public Schools.


State Lawmakers To Grill CPS Officials Over Sex Abuse Scandal

State lawmakers are demanding answers in the Chicago Public Schools sex abuse scandal, and have scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday to grill school officials.


230 New Officers Graduate From Chicago Police Academy

It’s graduation day for the latest group of Chicago Police Department recruits, who celebrated their graduation Tuesday morning at Navy Pier.


Trump To Meet With Republicans Ahead Of House Immigration Votes

The meeting comes amid a growing political firestorm over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy of separating children from their families while parents are prosecuted for crossing the border illegally.


12-Year-Old Michigan Girl Shot And Killed While Visiting Relatives In West Garfield Park

She’Nyah O’Flynn was staying with a cousin in Chicago while visiting from Covert, Michigan for a relative’s graduation.


Jury Selection Begins In Quintonio LeGrier Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against City, Officer

Quintonio LeGrier’s family is going to trial in their lawsuit against the city, accusing Officer Robert Rialmo of shooting the teenager without justification.


Chicago Police Apologize After Raiding Wrong Home: ‘That’s Not A Good Thing’

Police said the officers went to the address listed on a warrant, but the paperwork had the wrong information.


Chicago Peace Concert Featured Performance By Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Man joined in on a number called “A Song For Terrell” about a young man in Chicago who died at the age of 18.


Disabled Elderly Man Killed In West Pullman Fire

As firefighters attacked the flames from the ground and the roof, they learned a 79-year-old man was trapped inside on the second floor.


Woman Forced Into Alley, Raped In South Chicago

Police said the victim was walking near 82nd and Escanaba around 10:30 p.m., when she noticed a man following her.


3 Firefighters Injured In West Town Blaze

Officials called in a 2-11 alarm to bring in extra firefighters due to the heat. About 125 firefighters in all responded to the scene.


Video Shows Suspect Who Broke Into Lincoln Park Homes, Abused Sleeping Girls

Within a span of 20 minutes, the man broke into two homes within a couple blocks of each other, and made sexual contact with two girls, ages 13 and 11.


Police Search For Killer Of Elderly Woman

An 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman initially thought to have died from a fall down the stairs was actually murdered, police said.


Explosion Tears Hole In Wall Of Brookfield House

An explosion left a gaping hole in a house in west suburban Brookfield, and sent debris flying into the street Tuesday night.


Family Members Share Stories On Memorial Day

About 50 miles outside Chicago, some families honored their loved ones in a more quiet place.


Firefighter Diver Dead, Two Others Injured In Chicago River

A Chicago Fire Department Marine Unit diver is dead and two others were injured after a boating accident on the Chicago River.


Maximo, The Largest Dinosaur Ever Uncovered, Moving Into Field Museum

The Field Museum is getting a huge new house guest, who will be moving into SUE the T-Rex’s old room.


CTA To Begin Improvements At Belmont, Jefferson Park Blue Line Stations

The Blue Line is getting another facelift, as workers prepare to begin renovations at the Belmont and Jefferson Park stations.


4 Female Attackers Strip Off Woman’s Pants In West Loop Beating

Police are investigating an assault outside Boeing headquarters that left a woman with broken teeth and no pants.


Julia Callaway and her husband, Daniel Brown, pose for a family photo. Callaway, 55, was killed when a car fleeing police hit her and another pedestrian at the intersection of 79th and Lafayette on May 10, 2018.

‘I’m Just Mad’: Woman Killed By Car Fleeing Police

Surveillance video from a nearby gas station shows the gray Nissan Altima blow through the intersection, hitting the two pedestrians.


Lightfoot Joins Fray In Race For Mayor, Vowing ‘Progressive Course’ For Chicago

“By almost every measure we are currently headed in the wrong direction,” Lightfoot said in kicking off her campaign for mayor.


Lightfoot To Officially Enter Race For Mayor

Lori Lightfoot resigned as head of the Police Board on Monday, and already has hired a campaign team of consultants, TV producers, and a pollster.


Neighbor Rescues Two People From Burning Little Village Home

A huge fire in the Little Village neighborhood sent two people to the hospital, and damaged at least three homes early Wednesday morning.


Storms Bring Down Huge Tree Limb On Top Of Cars In Albany Park

Three car owners in the Albany Park neighborhood woke up to a boom Thursday morning, when a huge tree limb fell on their vehicles, thanks to powerful storms overnight.


Blaze Burns Through Forest View Recycling Facility

Firefighters spent several hours overnight battling huge flames at a southwest suburban recycling plant.


Two Arrested After Hit-And-Run With Squad Car, Police Chase

Two men are in custody, after leading police on a high-speed chase early Tuesday, and investigators believe the same men are behind a series of other crimes.


2 Rescued, 2 Firefighters Injured In Extra-Alarm Blaze On Jewelers Row

Approximately 200 firefighters battled the flames at a historic building on Jewelers Row overnight, and helped rescue two people trapped inside.


Waffle House Shooting Suspect From Morton, Illinois

Travis Reinking is accused of killing four people at random at a Waffle House near Nashville.