DCFS Head Could Be Held In Contempt For Not Answering Questions About Kids Stuck In Psychiatric Facilities"I think they have dropped the ball on this matter."
Mexican Independence Day Celebrations Could Bring More Gridlock Downtown: 'The City's Got Some Work To Do To'“I think we are seeing new ways of people expressing themselves, and traffic engineering’s got to keep up."
'Get Vaccinated': McHenry Co. Husband Of Mother In COVID-Related Coma After Giving Birth"I know everyone is different, everyone has their own views and all that stuff, but I would say get vaccinated."
FDA: Pfizer COVID Booster Shot, For Now, Will Be For Those 65 And Older"We got our staff ready. We have the patient names ready to contact them for the booster. We are just waiting on the approval and rollout."
Judge Rules Prosecutors Can't Show Kyle Rittenhouse Link To Proud Boys At Trial In Kenosha ShootingsAmong other requests, a Kenosha County judge is set to decide whether jurors will see video that prosecutors say shows Rittenhouse talking about wanting to shoot people.
Wisconsin Military Academy Refunds Donation Made By Senior With DementiaSt. John's Northwestern Military Academy has agreed to return all of the money donated by a former employee who gave them at least $16,000, but suffers from dementia and needs financial oversight.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Statewide Coronavirus Cases Drop For Second Consecutive WeekThe latest surge of new COVID-19 cases in Illinois appears to be slowing, as new statewide infections have dropped for the second week in a row, and hospitalizations also are beginning to decline.
Chicago Weather: Sprinkle Chance With SunsetIsolated showers or a stray rumble of thunder are possible Friday night.
Hundreds Of Cars Roll Through Downtown For Second Night To Celebrate Mexican Independence DayCar caravans celebrating Mexican Independence Day packed the streets of downtown Chicago overnight Wednesday into Thursday, and started up again on Thursday night.
Some Illinois Schools Gave More Failing Grades After COVID BeganCBS 2 sent Freedom of Information Act requests for student grade data to more than 30 school districts in Illinois. From 13 of those schools, we received grade data, showing eight of those school districts handed out far more failing grades in English, social studies, math and science courses last year than before the pandemic.
Aldermen Seek Public Hearing On Questions About Accuracy Of Police ShotSpotter TechnologyA group of 16 aldermen, most of them members of the City Council's Progressive Caucus, are seeking a public hearing to "assess the reliability of ShotSpotter" technology.
Lightfoot, City Council Turn Aside Ald. Anthony Beale's Bid To Repeal Lower Threshold For Speed Camera Tickets“This has nothing to do with safety. This has everything to do with revenue, revenue, and revenue," Ald. Anthony Beale said of the city's lowering the threshold for speed camera tickets from 10 mph to 6 mph.
Mayor Lightfoot Presents Plan Under Which City Would Sue Street Gangs, But Will It Work?Mayor Lori Lightfoot is eMore controversy was stirring late Tuesday about a Chicago city ordinance that would allow the city to file lawsuits against street gangs – seeking money and other assets.
Lightfoot: I'll Recommend City Inspector General Investigate Allegations Against Ald. Gardiner"A consistent pattern of using what I would say is misogynistic language, about women, unacceptable. Totally, utterly unacceptable."
Ald. James Gardiner Accused Of Using Staffer To Get Private Court Records On Resident Of His Ward For RevengeThe heat turned up another notch Thursday on the hot seat for Northwest Side Ald. James Gardiner (45th).
Illinois AG Launches Investigation Into Joliet Police Department; Sergeant Who Exposed Circumstances Of Eric Lurry's Death In Custody Has High HopesEric Lurry died in Joliet police custody in January 2020, and CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini went on to expose accusations of a cover-up. On Wednesday, there was a major new development – as the Illinois Attorney General stepped in with his own investigation.
911 Dispatcher Keith Thornton Jr., On Duty When Officer Ella French Was Killed, Shares The Many Lessons He's Learned And The Powerful Connections He's MadeKeith Thornton Jr. was the guiding voice during our city's most recent line-of-duty tragedy - the murder of Chicago Police Officer Ella French.
Logan Square Woman Fights To Save 100-Year-Old Catalpa Tree Set To Be Cut Down For Water Pipe Replacement, And Other Trees Like ItA Logan Square resident is fighting to save a catalpa tree on her street, even though the city says workers need to replace water pipes and thus, the tree has to go.
Cowboys-Chargers Preview: Dak Prescott Leads A Depleted Dallas Team Into Los AngelesThe Cowboys' passing attack torched the Bucs for over 400 yards, showing Prescott is fully recovered, but a more balanced attack may better serve them against the Chargers.
Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 2: Is Aaron Rodgers Due For A Big Bounceback Game?The Packers were blown out by the Saints last week, but it seems unlikely Aaron Rodgers will get embarrassed by the Lions.
NBA Stars Set To Coach Local Players At Peace Games At St. Sabina ChurchBasketball is back. One of the biggest games in Chicago returns this weekend at St. Sabina Church in the Auburn Gresham community.
McHenry Co. Mother In COVID-Connected Coma After Giving BirthCBS 2's Meredith Barack reports she's currently in a medical induced coma, and has yet to meet her newborn son, who had to be delivered seven weeks before his due date.
Authorities Outline Plans For Road ClosuresThe Chicago Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management and Communication detailed plans for rolling road closures in anticipation of caravans connected to Mexican Independence Day celebrations.
DCFS Head Could Be Held In Contempt Of CourtThe head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is on the brink of being held in contempt of court. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports the head of DCFS could face contempt of court charges if he doesn't appear in court next week to answer tough questions about children stuck in psychiatric facilities.
Chicago Weather: Mostly Sunny WeekendCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the extended forecast.
Mexican Independence Day Celebrations Could Bring More Gridlock DowntownExpect a busy weekend of traffic in and around downtown, with multiple events taking place, including a possible repeat of car caravans creating gridlock. CBS 2’s Steven Graves reports.
FDA: Pfizer COVID Booster Shot, For Now, Will Be For Those 65 And OlderA panel of experts votes no to offering COIVD-19 booster shots for most Americans. But yes if you're 65 and older or at high risk for severe disease. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek has more on the decision.
McHenry Co. Woman In COVID-Related Coma After Giving BirthShe's in a coma, two weeks after giving birth while battling COVID-19. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports from Lutheran General where that mom is currently intubated in the hospital's COVID unit.
Soldier Field RediscoveredIt never hurts to get a little more acquainted with Solider Field before heading out to a Bears game or other event.
PAWS Pet Of The Week: TankTank loves going on walks, playing fetch and playing tug with his toys.
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