On Stage: 'Friends' and 'Ma Rainey'
CBS 2 theater critic Chris Jones reviews "Friends," playing at Broadway Playhouse; and "Ma Rainey," playing at Writers Theatre.

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CBS 2 Weather Watch (11AM, April 25, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros has the latest 7-day forecast.
A.J. Freund Beaten And Forced To Stand In Cold Shower, Prosecutors SayThe parents of 5-year-old A.J. Freund have been charged with his murder, and court documents reveal they allegedly killed and buried him three days before they reported him missing. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Shelter Order Lifted After Beach Park Ammonia SpillPeople in Beach Park woke up to news of a dangerous chemical leak, and were told not to leave their homes for several hours. Dozens were taken to hospitals with breathing problems. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Mayor Offers To Help End Chicago Symphony Orchestra StrikeChicago Symphony Orchestra musicians and management have accepted Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s offer to help them try to negotiate a deal to end a nearly seven-week strike.
Friends Of The Parks To Clean Up Chicago Parks For Earth Week, But Some Are Too Dirty For VolunteersLots of parks across Chicago are getting cleaned up this weekend for Earth Week, but some locations won’t be getting a spruce up, including one deemed too dangerous for volunteers. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
More Than 30 Hospitalized After Ammonia Spill In Beach ParkMore than 30 people went to the hospital, several north suburban schools were closed, and nearby residents were told to stay indoors, after an ammonia spill Thursday morning in Beach Park.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, April 25, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros has the latest 7-day forecast.
Bond Hearing Set For A.J. Freund's Parents, Charged With His MurderOne week after reporting their 5-year-old son missing, the parents of A.J. Freund are due to appear in court Thursday to face charges they killed the Crystal Lake boy and buried him in a shallow grave near Woodstock. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Patients Pay Thousands For Stem Cell Treatments, But Get No ResultsThe number of clinics offering unproven stem cell injections is growing, despite FDA warnings and a federation of medical boards challenging state regulators to crack down on them. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

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Ammonia Spill In Beach ParkAn ammonia spill in north suburban Beach Park has forced nearby residents to stay inside, and prompted the local school district to cancel all classes for the day.
Hundreds Attend Vigil For 5-Year-Old A.J. FreundMissing for nearly a week, the search for A.J. ended in a rural field, with his parents in jail and accused of dumping the 5-year-old's body in a shallow grave about eight miles from the family's Crystal Lake home. 
CBS 2 Weather Watch 10 PM 4-24-19CBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has the forecast.
After Rash Of Heroin Overdoses, 27th Ward Alderman Says He Can't Solve Drug ProblemAt least 18 people in a two-block section of East Garfield Park overdosed on heroin Tuesday. Police now say a heroin handout, a batch laced with Fentanyl and other substances, is the likely culprit. 
Who Failed A.J. Freund? The 5-Year-Old Is The Latest In A Long List Of Child Deaths In Cases Involving DCFSWho failed A.J. Freund? His parents are arrested and charged in his death and accused of hiding his body. But they weren't the only ones involved in his life. 
Chicago, Two CPD Officers To Pay $21 Million Settlement After Woman Killed As Result Of High Speed ChaseThe City of Chicago and two police officers will pay more than $21 million to the family of a woman killed during a high speed chase in Englewood. 
Four People Confirmed Dead After Rash Of Overdoses In East Garfield ParkFour people are now confirmed dead following a rash of overdoses from drugs sold on Chicago's West Side Tuesday.
R. Kelly Civil Lawsuit Ends In Default Judgement Against SingerA judge entered a default judgment in the civil case of a woman who accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse after he failed to appear in court and failed to respond to the complaint.
Body Believed To Be That Of A.J. Freund Found; Items Removed From Family HomeOn Wednesday morning, investigators at the Freund family house came out carrying large bags, a shovel and a small mattress. Then McHenry County Animal Control came to remove a dog from the house.
'Despite The Dark' Aims To Bring Safe Running Experiences To WomenFive co-workers started a group called Despite the Dark to bring a safe running experience to women.
Governor Pritzker Says He Has No Concerns Over Alleged Federal ProbeIllinois Governor JB Prtizker says he has no concerns about reports that he is under federal investigation. CBS 2 political reporter Derrick Blakley has the story.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (5 PM, April 24, 2019)CBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has the latest 7-day forecast.
Employees Pick Up Final Paycheck After Stanley's Fruit And Vegetables ClosesStanley's, a popular produce shop in the Goose Island neighborhood, abruptly closed its doors Monday after 50 years in Chicago.
A Look Into The Search, Evidence, Charges As Search For AJ Freund ConcludesBoth of 5-year-old A.J. Freund's parents, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, have been charged with murder, after a body believed to be the missing 5-year-old boy was found buried in a shallow grave near Woodstock, more than seven miles from his family's home in Crystal Lake.
Police Announce Murder Charges Against Parents Of A.J. FreundCrystal Lake Police and the FBI announce criminal charges against Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham in the death of their 5-year-old son, A.J. Freund, whose body was found Wednesday morning near Woodstock, more than seven miles from his family’s home in Crystal Lake.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (11AM, April 24, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros has the latest 7-day forecast.
The Search For A.J. Freund: Police Remove Evidence From Missing Boy's HomeAs authorities continue their investigation in the disappearance of 5-year-old A.J. Freund, Crystal Lake police removed a shovel, a child's sized mattress, and other evidence was removed from the family's home on Wednesday. CBS 2's Eric Cox and Mugo Odigwe report.
Evidence Removed From A.J. Freund's Home; Police Plan Update On Missing Boy's CaseCrystal Lake police planned to provide an update Wednesday on their investigation into the disappearance of 5-year-old Andrew "A.J." Freund, who was reported missing last week.
Nearly 20 Treated For Drug Overdoses On West SideAt least 17 people are confirmed to have overdosed on heroin in a two block area on Chicago's West Side on Tuesday afternoon, after someone was seen driving around and passing out drugs.
6 Injured In West Side Crash After Car Flees PoliceSix people were injured, including two children, after a car trying to flee a traffic stop and crashed into another vehicle in the Fifth City neighborhood. Three people in the fleeing car were arrested.

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