Federal Judge Blocks Indiana Abortion Law; Audio ExcerptA federal judge has blocked a new Indiana law that bans abortions sought because of a fetus’ genetic abnormalities. U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt released a ruling Thursday that grants the preliminary injunction sought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. The law was to set to take effect Friday.
Special Prosecutor Expected To Be Named For Van Dyke Trial; Audio ExcerptA Cook County judge reportedly said a special prosecutor for the Jason Van Dyke murder trial will be named in early August. Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer charged with the murder of Laquan McDonald, appeared in court Thursday morning for a hearing.
Blackhawks Sign Michal Rozsival, Brandon Mashinter To 1-Year Deals; Audio ExcerptBefore the start of free agency Friday, the Blackhawks have retained a pair of their own players. Chicago has signed defenseman Michal Rozsival and forward Brandon Mashinter to one-year deals, the team announced Thursday.
Illinois Budget Deal Heading For House VoteThe state’s epic budget impasse could end Thursday, as lawmakers were expected to vote on a stopgap spending plan, and a full-year education funding deal allowing schools to open in fall.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (11AM, June 30, 2016)CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros has the latest 7-day forecast.
Metra Stressing Safety At Railroad CrossingsMetra launched a safety blitz Thursday in an effort to prevent potentially deadly train collisions in Illinois. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.