Police Say Fires Were Set In Highland, Indiana Meijer Store As Distraction By Shoplifters; Similar Incident Happened At Lansing WalmartBurned cotton balls were left behind after police said a shoplifter set them on fire inside a Meijer store in Northwest Indiana this week.
One Year After The Capitol Riot: Many Arrests, One Illinoisan Sentenced To Jail, And Worries About Prospects For DemocracyOn this one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, hundreds of people are facing charges – and more are expected – and some continue worry about what the riot could mean as an omen for the future of democracy.
CPS Reports Record Number Of New COVID Cases, Amid Fight With CTU Over Return To In-Person ClassesChicago Public Schools officials have reported a record number of new cases of COVID-19 among students and staff, as the district's dispute continues with the Chicago Teachers Union over the return to in-person learning.
Chicago Teachers Union Votes In Favor Of Going To Remote Learning; CPS CEO Martinez Says Such A Vote Means Schools Will Be Open, But Classes CanceledThe Chicago Teachers Union voted Tuesday night in favor of going to remote learning for Chicago Public Schools classes amid a COVID-19 surge.
Englewood Man Collects Bikes, Toys, And More For Holiday Toy Drive -- And No Kids Will Be Turned AwayA U-Haul will soon be filled with gifts – from bicycles, tricycles, and scooters to toys. As CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reported Friday night, it is all happening thanks to an Englewood resident who is putting smiles on hundreds of kids' faces – and easing the holiday stress for some parents.
Friends, Family Mourn And Demand Justice For Suraj Mahadeva, Who Was Shot And Killed This Past Weekend In Palmer SquareFriends, family, and colleagues were asking Thursday night why a promising 26-year-old man was shot while just standing outside a Palmer Square home.
Peggy Notebaert Museum Restoring Nearly Century-Old Films By Ornithologist Benjamin Gault, Showing Rare Scenes Of 1920s IrelandBenjamin Gault was known for researching birds, and there is now even a bird sanctuary named after him in his hometown of Glen Ellyn. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported Tuesday, films that he recorded some 100 years ago are getting a new life and providing a history lesson on much more than just birds.
Jury Begins Deliberations, Wraps For Day Without Verdict In Jussie Smollett Trial After Closing Arguments ConcludeA Cook County jury has begun deliberations in the Jussie Smollett trial, deciding whether or not they believe he orchestrated a phony hate crime against himself nearly three years ago, or was really attacked by two brothers in Streeterville.
Jussie Smollett Takes The Witness Stand, Describes Alleged Attack As Real And Like 'Something Out Of Looney Tunes Adventures'Actor Jussie Smollett took the stand at his trial on Monday, describing his alleged attack and claiming he was the victim of an actual hate crime.
Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And MotionAbel Osundairo also returned to the witness stand Thursday and his brother Ola also testified in Jussie Smollett’s trial, with both claiming that Smollett asked and paid them to stage a racist and homophobic attack against him.
Jussie Smollett Trial: Abel Osundairo, One Of Two Brothers Who Said He Was Paid To Help Stage Attack, Says Smollett 'Wanted Me To Fake Beat Him Up'Smollett faces six counts of disorderly conduct, accused of lying to Chicago police when he claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in January 2019.