News

Chicago Weather: More Light Snow Sunday; Colder Days Ahead, But No Arctic AirMore light snow is expected for the Chicago area tonight and tomorrow, but it should only add an inch or so two what’s already on the ground.
Jim Tilmon, Longtime Chicago Meteorologist, Pioneering Pilot, And Aviation Expert, Dies At 86Jim was one of the first Black pilots for American Airlines and a longtime meteorologist in Chicago; a career in news that included a stint here at CBS Chicago.
Woman Shot, Critically Wounded In Aurora CarjackingAurora Police Department spokesman Paris Lewbel said, around 4 p.m., officers responded to reports of a carjacking in progress in the 1200 block of North Orchard Road.
Overnight Police Chase From East Chicago To South Side Ends In GunfireAn early morning police chase ended in gunshots on a dead end road in Chicago's Jeffery Manor neighborhood Saturday. 
1 Killed, 5 Wounded In Weekend ShootingsAt least six people have been shot so far this weekend across Chicago, one of them fatally.
As COVID-19 Pandemic Rages On, Flu Season Off To A Very Quiet StartCBS 2’s Marissa Parra spoke to a healthcare worker on the frontlines with the answers on why the flu has so far been a no-show so far.
Funeral Held For Boone County K-9 Officer Killed In DUI CrashLoki and a Boone County deputy had stopped to help a driver on Interstate 90 near Rockford on Dec. 27, when another driver crashed into their squad car.
Springfield Prepares For Possible Armed Protests Ahead Of Inauguration, But All Quiet So Far This WeekendCBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports only about a dozen protesters showed up for what was dubbed the “Save Our State” rally at noon outside the Illinois State Capitol complex.
Southern Illinois Becomes State's First Region To Resume Indoor Dining, Moves To Tier 1 Virus MitigationsThe move to Tier 1 mitigations for Southern Illinois comes just one day after the state loosened requirements to resume indoor dining and bar service.

Politics

Pritzker Activates 250 National Guard Troops In Springfield Ahead Of Potential Armed ProtestsWith the FBI warning of threats to state capital cities leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard to provide security at state buildings in downtown Springfield.
Chief Of Staff For Illinois House Speaker Welch Tests Positive For COVID-19; Lawmakers And Staff Urged To Self-IsolateThe chief of staff to newly-elected Illinois House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch tested positive for COVID-19 while lawmakers were in Springfield this week for the lame duck session and the inauguration of the new Illinois General Assembly.
Parents, Teachers In Pilsen Slam CPS Return To In-Person Classes; 'This Plan Is Disrespectful And We Cannot Trust It'Parents and teachers in the 25th Ward are calling the CPS reopening plan poorly conceived. One parent said it’s even affecting her son’s remote learning.
President-Elect Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion Economic Relief Plan As President Trump's Senate Trial LoomsPresident-elect Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled his $1.9 trillion coronavirus economic relief package, an ambitious plan that includes a drive to vaccinate 100 million people in his first 100 days in office.
Illinois Residents Now Receiving Fraudulent Change-Of-Address Letters Thanks To Unemployment Scammers; Anti-Fraud Task Force LaunchedOne of the biggest problems faced by the Illinois Department of Employment Security continues to be skyrocketing fraud claims.
At Least 12 CPD Officers And Supervisors Suspended After Lounging In Congressman's Office Amid Looting, Sources SayTwo police sources tell CBS2 Investigator Brad Edwards at least a dozen officers and command staff will face multi-week suspensions.

Business

Stimulus Check Update: 'I Believe We Have A Moral Obligation,' Says President-Elect Joe BidenPresident-elect Joe Biden disclosed plans for a $1.9 trillion stimulus package designed to counter the worsening COVID-19 pandemic and support the sinking economy.
Struggles Exacerbated On Magnificent Mile With Gap, Macy's Leaving, But Advocates Say Reinvention Will ComeThe Magnificent Mile is a huge draw for tourists, and a big boost to the city’s bottom line. But now with big stores like Macy’s and the Gap leaving, CBS 2’s Tara Molina was asking what the city is doing to keep North Michigan Avenue alive.
Surging Stock Market Reflects 'Very Bright Outlook' For Economy, Finance Prof SaysThe stock market has enjoyed a historic rise, despite the pandemic and political upheaval, and looks poised to continue growing through 2021 and beyond.
City Investigates After Video Shows Huge Party In Violation Of COVID-19 Rules At Old Town RestaurantThe city is investigating following a widely-circulated video at an Old Town restaurant.
New Calls Issued To Relax Indoor Dining Restrictions -- Has Ban Actually Led To Drop In COVID-19 Infections?There were renewed calls Tuesday to relax the indoor dining ban in Illinois, which has prohibited patrons from eating inside restaurants since the end of October.
Heated Eats: COVID-19 Cold-Weather Outdoor Dining In ChicagoWith the coronavirus pandemic still raging in Illinois, and indoor dining and drinking banned, many Chicago restaurants have made heated patios, tents, or other alternatives a priority.