Mayor Lightfoot and police Supt. Johnson say there will be accountability for failure to comply with the rules for police body cameras. CBS 2's Megan Hickey reports.
Lakefront Life Ring Plan Advances In State HousePeople trying to stop drownings in Lake Michigan scored a partial victory in Springfield on Wednesday.
Xavier Guzman Charged In Connection With Murder Of Melissa OrtegaCBS 2's Tara Molina reports CPD Superintendent David Brown said 27-year-old Xavier Guzman was the getaway driver and he was also arrested and charged facing one felony count of first degree murder and one felony count of attempted first degree murder.
Mayor Lightfoot, Supt. Brown, State's Attorney Foxx Present United Front After Melissa Ortega MurderA news conference on charges in the shooting death of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega was also a rare appearance in the same room for Mayor Lightfoot, police Supt. David Brown, and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Researchers Looking Into Mental Health And Its Affects In Black CommunitiesThere’s a lot of discussion over mental health these days, but African Americans of all ages are really struggling.
UIC Joins Missouri Valley Conference Beginning Next YearIt’s official – the UIC Flames are stepping up conferences this summer. They are joining what will be a 12-team Missouri Valley Conference after spending the last 28 years in the Horizon League.
'It's Scary And Daunting And Exciting All At The Same Time'The New York cast is adding its first Black actress in the lead role of "Christine" and she's from the Chicago area. Emilie Kouatchou grew up in Palatine.
Teen Charged With Killing 8-Year-Old In Little Village Faced Previous Carjacking ChargeThe teenager charged with the murder of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega has been in trouble with the law before, having faced previous carjacking and gun charges. The CBS 2 Investigators have learned from law enforcement sources – at the time the 16-year-old was arrested for killing Melissa Ortega, he was on probation for a 2021 aggravated carjacking. And we’re told this juvenile has also been arrested on a gun charge.
Chicago Weather: Brief Warm Up, Possible Snow Showers Heading Into The WeekendNot as cold tonight with lows in the teens at midnight, but near 20 degrees by daybreak Thursday. Mostly cloudy, breezy, and milder for Thursday afternoon with highs in the low 30s.
Two Years In, COVID-19 Deaths Among Black Chicagoans Remain DisproportionateThe CBS 2 Investigators have been digging deeper into COVID numbers for the past two years. While fewer people are dying now than at the beginning, the number of Black Chicagoans who are dying remains disproportionate. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker reports on the findings.
'That Loss Of Life Is So Tremendous'With the arrest of a teen in connection with the shooting death of eight-year-old Melissa Ortega in Little Village, the community continues to mourn the death of the child. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
Northshore Clinical Labs Facing Several Investigations For Misconduct At Pop-Up SitesOne of the Chicago area's largest COVID testing labs Is currently under investigation as people who took their test at one of the sites never received their results.
Samantha Oliva: Just Grow With It'"Just Grow with It," by Expressions Challenge Winner Samantha Oliva.
Kenneth Howard: Follow Your Heart"Follow Your Heart," by Expressions Challenge Winner Kenneth Howard.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Planning To Retire; President Biden To Name New JusticeAfter 28 years on the bench, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is planning to retire.
Ivie Aiwuyo: A World Outside Your Electronic Box"A World Outside Your Electronic Box," by Expressions Challenge Winner Ivie Aiwuyo.
Walgreens Expressions Challenge Provides Creative Outlet For Teens Coping With PandemicThe Expressions Challenge aims to use creativity and art to help teens cope. The nationwide competition put on by Walgreens features art of all kinds by teens struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
A 16-Year-Old Faces Charges In The Shooting Death Of Melissa GuzmanCBS 2's Tara Molina reports the teen had a 27-year-old accomplice police say was the driver.
Despite Vaccines, Treatments African Americans Still Make Up More Than Half Of COVID DeathsAfrican Americans still make up more than half of deaths caused by COVID-19. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker Looks into the data and which areas continue to see the issue.
Mayor Lightfoot, Supt. Brown, State's Attorney Foxx Come Together Over 8-Year-Old Girl's MurderA news conference on charges in the shooting death of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega was also a rare appearance in the same room for Mayor Lightfoot, police Supt. David Brown, and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Chicago Police Officer Facing Federal Charges For Involvement In Capital Hill RiotsA Chicago police officer is facing federal charges for his involvement in the Capitol Hill riots. He appeared in court Wednesday.
Statement From Melissa Ortega's MotherMelissa, the eight-year-old who was shot to death in Little Village over the weekend, was killed in Little Village. Community pastor Matt DeMateo read the statement from her mother.
A 16-Year-Old Is Charged In The Murder Of Melissa OrtegaCBS 2's Tara Molina reports a 27-year-old was also charged in connection with the fatal shooting of the eight-year-old in Little Village over the weekend.