Local News

Chicago's Latest Crime Victim: Red Cross Volunteer And College StudentThey didn't take his money, his cards. They beat him and took his $700-plus iPhone. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Two Suspects Charged In Attack On Blue Line RiderA man and woman have been charged with beating a woman and stealing her cellphone on a CTA Blue Line train last month on the West Side.
City Moves To Fire Two Chicago Cops In Case Tainted By One Officer's PerjuryCBS 2's Pam Zekman has this follow-up to a 2 Investigators, Better Government Association report.
Think TSA Lines Are Long? Try Getting Your Emissions Test In IllinoisCBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports from Naperville, where motorists were queued up to show their cars are environmentally sound.
Chicago, State Police Promise To Be Out In Force This Holiday WeekendTheir assurances come amid an alarming spike in expressway shootings. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Lansing Cop Shot Responding To Robbery, Suspect KilledOfficials said the officer's injuries are not life-threatening.

Politics

Mel Reynolds Asks Judge To Push Back Tax Evasion TrialFormer congressman Mel Reynolds has asked a federal judge to grant him a three-month delay in his upcoming trial on misdemeanor tax evasion charges, claiming he can't prepare his case because of the conditions at the jail where he is being held.
Alderman Acknowledges Federal Probe, Claims He Is CooperatingA spokesman for Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) said the alderman is cooperating with a federal probe into how he ended up with a check for nearly $5,000 from a woman accused of improperly spending a state grant.
CPS Leadership, Parents, Students To Rally For More Funding In SpringfieldThe rally comes just hours after the Illinois House approved Speaker Michael Madigan’s budget plan, which would add $700 million for public schools statewide, including $287 million in additional funding for CPS.
Republicans Howl As Dem Lawmakers Stop Debate, Pass State BudgetAmid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without considering any of the pro-business legislation GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner wants as part of a deal to end an historic budget stalemate.
House Democrats Defy Governor Rauner, Push Own BudgetAmid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without considering any of the pro-business legislation GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner wants as part of a deal to end an historic budget stalemate.
CPS Parents Protest Possible Cuts, Call For More State FundingChicago Public Schools parents rallied in the Loop on Wednesday, venting their frustration with warnings about severe budget cuts for next year.

Business

Workers Swarm McDonald's HQ In 'Fight For $15' RallyThe tent city and overnight campout was intended as a physical display of McDonald’s workers’ dismay as shareholders gather for their annual meeting.
Fast-Food Worker Advocates Take 'Fight For $15' To Golden ArchesCBS 2's Mike Parker reports on the latest salvo.
Uber, Lyft Face Aldermen As Committee Considers Tougher RulesA job killer, or an attempt to level an uneven playing field? That’s the way two sides describe a proposed ordinance that would force Uber and Lyft drivers to get the same licenses as taxi drivers.
Tribune Rejects Second Gannett Bid; Sets The Stage For TalksGannett Co. said Monday that it will determine whether to continue its pursuit of Tribune Publishing after that company's June 2 stockholder's annual meeting, where it has urged Tribune shareholders to reject the proposed slate of board nominees.
After The Bell: Stocks Close Lower On Interest Rate Hike ConcernsThe S&P 500 shed 7, the NASDAQ lost 26 and the Dow Jones industrial average closed down over 91 points, settling to 17,435.
Council Delays Final Vote On Airbnb Rules Amid Last-Minute ChangesA final vote on new regulations for house-sharing services like Airbnb has been delayed until next month, after some aldermen objected to approving changes presented by the Emanuel administration just minutes before Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

Entertainment

Navy Pier Rolls Out Its New Ferris Wheel This Holiday WeekendCBS 2's Vince Gerasole got a preview.
Tony Presenters Will Include Oprah Winfrey, Cate BlanchettJames Corden will have some big names helping him hand out Tony Awards: Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Carole King, Audra McDonald, Saoirse Ronan, Patina Miller and Nathan Lane have signed up to help present.
Alan Young, Human Co-Star Of 'Mister Ed,' Dies At Age 96Young played the amiable straight man Wilbur Post to a talking horse in the famous CBS sitcom.
'Ferris Bueller' Turns 30; Celebrations Ensue In ChicagoAnyone, anyone? CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Winner Of ‘Survivor’ 32 NamedMichele Fitzgerald, the 24-year-old bartender from Freehold, New Jersey, was named the ultimate "Survivor" Wednesday night in a live finale that aired on CBS.
'The Good Wife' Spinoff Coming To CBS All Access In 2017A spinoff of "The Good Wife" is coming to CBS' online video service. CBS All Access said Wednesday that Christine Baranski will star in the new series.

Health

New System Will Recycle Harmful Substances From Chicago Water SystemThe fertilizer byproduct, called Crystal Green, can be used for agricultural and turf purposes.
Generation Heroin: "One Bag Unleashed A Monster"Tim Ryan started drinking at 13, and was dabbling in drugs soon after. In his early 30's he tried heroin for the first time.
Generation Heroin: Mom Discovers Not One -- But Two -- Sons Are HookedIf your loved one was addicted to heroin, would you know? For most parents and loved ones, the revelation comes as complete surprise and many learn after it’s too late.
CPS Beginning Expanded Lead Testing At SchoolsWater sample testing began at 5 a.m. across the district. More than 250 schools built before 1986 will be tested before the end of the school year. After that, the rest of the schools in CPS will be tested.
Chicago Alderman Proposes Crackdown On Doggie Doo-DooCBS 2's Mike Parker has the scoop on the measure, which would sock property owners with huge fines if they allow canine waste to accumulate.
Chicago Nurse To Become Rush University's Second Oldest Grad"I still think of myself as being a lot younger than I am," said Ingrid Forsberg, who earned her master’s degree in nursing practice in 1978.

Tech

Naperville Gets FAA Approval To Deploy DroneNaperville Fire Department Division Chief Andy Dina said the drone will have many uses besides giving crews a better vantage point while fighting fires.
Sick Of Remembering All Those Passwords? Try A Password ManagerIf you’re becoming increasingly frustrated over the number of passwords you have to keep track in your life, an Internet security expert has some suggestions.
MSI Exhibit Shines Light On Secretive Government Research AgencyThe Museum of Science and Industry has opened a new exhibit offering a rare glimpse inside the secretive government agency behind technological breakthroughs that helped give us the internet and GPS technology.
Recycling Center Upgrade Allows Surge In ProcessingA Chicago area recycling company is stepping up its recycling capabilities and plans to hire more people to do it.
Cleaner Skies: Boeing Designs Self-Sterilizing Jet BathroomsBoeing's new bathroom design uses ultraviolet light to clean the bathroom between uses. The Chicago-based company says the system will take three seconds to clean the toilet seat, sink and countertop in an unoccupied lavatory.
Highland Park Helping Residents Get Rid Of Unwanted HoverboardsIf stories of hoverboards catching fire have you rethinking that holiday gift you gave your child, how do you get rid of them?

CBS National News

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CBS World News

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