Gary Mayor Hoping For Emergency Hiring Of Police After Spike In HomicidesWith more than a dozen homicides in the city so far this year, the crime spike in Gary, Indiana, is alarming, and the city is calling the need for more police officers an emergency.
Family Of Timmothy Pitzen Calls For Forgiveness Of Brian Rini, Who Claimed To Be The Missing BoyAlthough the family of the man who pretended to be missing boy Timmothy Pitzen wants him punished, Pitzen's family called for forgiveness.
Vast Majority Of Wrong-Way Drivers Are Impaired, Now A Felony In Illinois, IDOT SaysFamily, friends and police from around the Midwest will begin saying goodbye to Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis Thursday. Ellis died after a driver going the wrong way crashed head on into him.
5-Alarm Factory Fire At Newly Weds Foods In Kelvyn Park Leaves Building A Total LossCrews are on the scene of a fire at a factory near North Keeler Avenue and West Wrightwood Avenue in the Kelvyn Park neighborhood.
Six Bags Of Heroin Found In Past Staff Member's Desk At Proviso West High ShoolSix bags of heroine were taken from a suburban Hillside high school after they were found in a former staff member's desk.
Husband Of Woman Charged In Forced Labor Scheme Says He Didn't Know What Was Going OnThe husband of a woman facing federal charges in an alleged forced labor scheme, accused of keeping 33 people from Guatemala in her basement, is a federal employee, CBS 2 has learned.
Driver Who Fatally Struck ISP Trooper Brooke Jones-Story Facing Scott's Law ChargesTollway signs across the area were changed Thursday night in honor of fallen Illinois State Police Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, who was fatally struck while inspecting a commercial motor vehicle on U.S. Route 20 westbound when a semi-trailer hit her squad car and the truck she was inspecting.
Cicero Woman Accused Of Keeping Dozens Of Guatemalan People In Her Basement, Forcing Them To WorkA Cicero woman is accused of keeping dozens of Guatemalan people in her basement and forcing them to work, according to a federal criminal complaint.
Rainbow PUSH Coalition: Jussie Smollett Is 'One Of The Most Impactful Community Service Volunteers We Have Ever Worked With'Charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett were dropped for 16 hours of community service and an agreement to forfeit his $10,000 bond. According to the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Smollett completed those community service hours with the organization over two days.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Considers Suing Jussie Smollett To Recoup Money Spent On CaseWith all charges dropped, Jussie Smollett's record is one step closer to being wiped clean, but Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is considering suing Jussie Smollett to recoup some of the wasted money the city spent on the case, CBS News has learned.
Bricks Falling From Deteriorating St. James Temple As It Waits For Landmark Status Has Residents ConcernedA historic Chicago church is falling apart brick by brick, and the people who live nearby call it a public safety concern.
Woman Pulled To Ground, Choked On CTA Green LineA traumatic assault on a Green Line train has a woman questioning CTA's safety policies. She was grabbed, choked and pulled to the ground by a man she says train operators knew was putting passengers at risk.
Naperville Mayor's Changing Explanations Of His Company's Involvement In City Development Concerns ResidentsAfter a CBS 2 report on Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico's business's involvement with the Central Park Place development, Chirico gave another explanation on his Facebook page. Here is CBS 2's full interview with the mayor.
Night Ministry Move To Bucktown Approved By Zoning Board Despite Some Residents' ConcernsChicago's zoning board gave the green light Friday to a new place for an overnight homeless shelter that has been dividing Bucktown residents.
Naperville Mayor Defends Family Business' Bid On Town Condo Development WorkIs Naperville's mayor mixing family business with city business?