Mark Lazerus of The Athletic joins CBS 2's Megan Mawicke to talk about the playoffs that have been reshaped by the coronavirus, the Blackhawks being in them, and Chicago as a possible hub city.
Lightfoot Announces Safety Preparations For Halloween, Election DayMayor Lori Lightfoot and other city officials on Friday vowed to ensure a safe and secure voting process on Election Day, and urged people to keep any protests peaceful, no matter the outcome of the election, hoping to avoid a repeat of the widespread civil unrest that broke out across Chicago this summer.
Chicago Weather: Sunny And Windy Weekend AheadCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has a look at the extended forecast.
Illinois Judge To Rule On Kyle Rittenhouse Extradition To KenoshaThe mother of a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is among those slated to testify Friday during a hearing in Illinois to decide if her son should be extradited across the border to stand trial on homicide charges.
PAWS Dog Of The Week: BrunoThe PAWS Dog of the Week is Bruno, a smart and active one-year-old looking for a loving forever home.
Bears vs. New Orleans Saints: Three Things To WatchThe Bears are back at Soldier Field this weekend. How will the New Orleans handle the great outdoors? CBS 2's Matt Zahn has three things to watch Sunday as the Bears host the Saints.
As Businesses Struggle During Pandemic, State Program Helps Companies Vie For Government ContractsAs Illinois continues the fight against COVID-19, the battle to keep businesses up and running during the pandemic rages on. The Morning Insiders got curious about a recent state investment that comes with a fancy acronym. PTACs are billed as a saving grace for companies looking for steady work. The client? The government. CBS 2’s Lauren Victory broke down what PTACs are all about.
UPS Hiring Over 3,200 Workers For Holiday Season During Hiring Events FridayUPS is hosting hiring events around Chicago Friday. It's what the shipping company calls "Brown Friday."
Halloween Display Features Skeletons Dancing In A Conga Line In Jefferson ParkA family in Jefferson Park is celebrating Halloween this year with a skeleton conga line.
2 More Paintball Attacks Reported In The Loop, StreetervillePolice are investigating at least two more paint ball attacks, that happened overnight.
With Plummeting Ridership During Pandemic, Pace Bus Wants To Cut 73 Routes IndefinitelyPace Bus’ 2021 budget paints a dire picture of a transit service that has lost half of its riders in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunny Skies AheadCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has the forecast.
CPS Students Won't Be Playing Basketball Next MonthIn accordance with the guidance from Gov. JB Pritzker amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Public Schools' basketball season is on hold until further notice.
Chicago Weather: Lake Shore Flood AdvisoryCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.
Revolution Brewing Closing Tap Room Through WinterRevolution Brewing is closing its brewpub at 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square for the whole winter amid new restrictions forced by rising coronavirus cases. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Shedding Light On The Problems With The IDES Callback SystemAs we continue to hear from people who are desperate for help, CBS 2’s Tara Molina on Thursday night had an inside look at how well the Illinois Department of Employment Security call center is actually operating.
Tony La Russa Returning As White Sox ManagerLa Russa, 76, is back as manager of the White Sox after 34 years. CBS 2's Matt Zahn reports.
Illinois Breaks COVID RecordFor the second time in less than a week, Illinois is reporting a record number of new cases of COVID-19, with 6,363 confirmed cases on Thursday, while virus hospitalizations surpassed 3,000 for the first time in more than four months.
Elgin Fire Department Saves Grandma From 'FOMO,' Brings Family Closer During COVID-19 PandemicOne of the biggest frustrations during the COVID-19 pandemic is for families that could not say hi to grandma due to visiting restrictions, but a family in Elgin has found a creative solution.
Are Restaurants Really COVID-19 Super-Spreaders?As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports, contact tracers said that at least right now, their data are not specific enough when it comes to restaurant spread.
Illinois Restaurants Sue To Stay OpenNot every restaurant is going to shut down quietly. Some plan to defy Governor JB Pritzker's order and simply stay open. But others are heading to court, asking judges for permission to keep the stoves hot. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
United Airlines Launching Rapid COVID-19 Tests For International PassengersChicago-based United Airlines is hoping rapid COVID-19 tests could provide some peace of mind for travelers.
Restaurant, Bar Staff Prepare To File For Unemployment Again As COVID-19 Indoor Dining Bans Go Into EffectNearly 2 million people have filed for unemployment in Illinois since early March, and there is no doubt that servers and bar staff are going to add to those numbers as COVID-19 indoor dining bans take effect.
How Chicago Mail-In Ballots Are Processed, And Where You Can Drop Off Your BallotCBS 2's Jeremy Ross has more from the Loop with what workers are doing. It's where the automated and hands on mail-in voting process begins. Envelopes with ballots inside are sent though a machine taking an an image of the voters name and signature scrawled on the outside.
Lawsuit Identifies Officer Who Fired Shots That Killed Marcellis Stinnette In WaukeganCBS 2 has learned the police officer who opened fire on a young couple in Waukegan last week has been in trouble before. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.