- Mayor Picks 5 Possible Sites For Chicago CasinoIndependent consultant to study five proposed locations on South and West sides.
- Extreme Heat On The WayHeat index values could hit 110 on Thursday and Friday.
- Fire Destroys Crystal Lake Apartment BuildingNo injuries were reported, but 40 people were left homeless.
- 'El Chapo' Gets Life, Plus 30 YearsNotorious drug lord also was ordered to pay $12.6 billion in forfeitures.
- Justice John Paul Stevens DiesStevens was born in Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University Law School.
Chicago Weather: Excessive Heat Warning Starting Thursday
Convicted Killer Brendt Christensen Could Be Illinois' First Death Sentence in DecadesThe death penalty was abolished in Illinois years ago, but the man convicted of killing a Chinese student at the University of Illinois could still be the first person from Illinois sentenced to death in nearly 15 years.
Man Stabbed In The Arm With Scissors On Red Line TrainA man suffered a cut to his left arm Wednesday morning when another passenger on a Red Line train stabbed him near the Cermak-Chinatown stop.
Mayor Lightfoot Identifies Five Sites For Chicago CasinoAccording to the city, an "open and thorough community engagement process to solicit meaningful feedback on preferred areas" will take place. It will start first with an online survey, then a series of neighborhood town halls to get feedback.
Family Members Of Ethiopian Air Crash Tell Hearbreaking Stories To Congressional Panel"My family's flesh is there in Ethiopia mixed with the soil and jet fuel and pieces of the air craft."
Gator Hunter Frank Robb Turns On Buckingham Fountain After Catching Humboldt Park AlligatorFrank Robb, the man who captured the Humboldt Park alligator, is getting the royal treatment in Chicago.
CPD Officer James Hunt, Who Said He's Killed 'Mother------s,' Could Be Suspended For 1 Year After COPA ReviewChicago Police Officer James A. Hunt went viral when a video was exposed of him claiming, "I kill mother-------." Now the Civilian Office of Police Accountability has put out a damning assessment of his viral and vile actions. CBS 2 accessed the assessment through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Cook County Property Tax Bills: Where Does Your Money Go?Every year when Cook County property tax bills come out, property owners are shocked by increases they cannot understand.
New Matt Haller Law Cracking Down On Cancer Causing Emissions Called Toughest In The NationMatt Haller, 45, died in March from stomach cancer. He was concerned a chemical emitted from a local company may have been to blame. Now a new Illinois law cracking down on cancer causing emissions is being called the toughest in the nation.
Evanston Official Defends Change In Parking Fines; 'The City Does Not Look At Ticket Revenue As A Source Of Revenue'Evanston increased fines for street cleaning parking violations from $40 to $75, but eliminated a $200 towing charge that went to towing companies. Drivers now pay less for violations, but all the money goes to the city.
Evanston Resident Wants Larger Print On Street Cleaning Signs; 'It's Impossible To Read At Any Distance'Armed with a tape measure, an Evanston resident is working to prove his point about street signs being too small to read, and with the help of CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker he is finally getting the attention of city leaders.
Homeowner Can't Get Flooding Issue In His Alley Fixed; 'You Can Go Fishing Out Here In The Puddle Of Water'Why does a large puddle linger behind David Johnson’s garage in an otherwise dry alley? He’s been asking his alderman the same question for years.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (11AM, July 17, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the latest 7-day forecast.
Man Who Lost Loved Ones In Ethiopian Crash Testifies At HearingPaul Njoroge lost his wife, three children and his mother-in-law in the March Ethiopian AIr crash.The 737 Max Jet they were flying in was made by Chicago-based Boeing.
Gator Captor Frank Robb Turns On Buckingham FountainFlorida wildlife expert Frank Robb turned on Buckingham Fountain on Wednesday, a day after catching the alligator that had been on the loose for a week in the Humboldt Park lagoon.
Heat Wave Headed To ChicagoChicago is preparing for what could be a dangerous few days from Thursday through Saturday, with extreme heat moving in. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Man Killed In West Side Hit-And-RunA man was found dead in the street in the Austin neighborhood early Wednesday morning, and police believe he was the victim of a hit-and-run crash.
Developer Hasn't Lived Up To 2016 Promise To Quickly Rehab Vacant Pullman HomesThe historic Pullman community, home to the nation’s first industrial planned community, is undergoing a massive renovation, but promises of a quick turnaround have yet to materialize. That’s causing some frustrated homeowners to turn to CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker to find out what the holdup is all about.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, July 17, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the latest 7-day forecast.
Schwarber's Homer In 10th Gives Cubs 4-3 Win Over RedsKyle Schwarber wasn't thinking home run when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night. That, he believes, was the key to success.
Sparkman Shuts Down White Sox In Royals' 11-0 winChicago starter Dylan Cease (1-1) gave up six runs — four earned — and eight hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out seven.
Cubs Add Veteran Catcher Maldonado Two Weeks Before MLB Trade DeadlineWith their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate.