U.S. Lawmakers Lead Gun Control Rally In Federal Plaza; Audio ExcerptMembers of Congress from Illinois and elsewhere led a rally in downtown Chicago on Wednesday, demanding a vote on tougher gun regulations, such as prohibiting those on the nation’s “no-fly” list from buying firearms.
“Grief Camp” In Plainfield Teaches Kids To Cope With Loss; Audio ExcerptTwo dozen south and southwest suburban children were taking part in a different kind of day camp this week.
‘Moonshot Is All Of You:’ Joe Biden Hosts Summit For Cancer Research, Innovation; Audio ExcerptVice President Joe Biden says the world of cancer research needs a change in culture so that progress toward cures won’t be stifled. Biden is hosting a daylong summit Wednesday at Howard University in Washington as part of his “moonshot” to try to cure cancer. He’s calling out drug companies for unnecessary price increases and pressing the need to remove bureaucratic hurdles.
Two Adults Found Dead In Bensenville Home; Audio ExcerptTwo people were found dead inside a home in northwest suburban Bensenville on Wednesday morning. Officers conducted a well-being check at the home in the 1300 block of West Indian Trail Drive at 6:05 a.m., Police Chief Frank Kosman said.
Illinois Newspapers Call For End To State's Budget Stalemate; Audio ExcerptWednesday, about a dozen Illinois newspapers published front-page editorials calling for legislators to resolve the year-long budget stalemate. As of Thursday, the state will have been without a budget for a whole year, causing funding crises for small businesses, state colleges and universities and state agencies.
Boy, 4, Seriously Wounded In Woodlawn ShootingA 4-year-old boy was shot in the face, and a woman was wounded in the head in a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood Tuesday night. CBS 2's Susanna Song reports.