You've seen the images time and time again: People gathered to mourn a death let go of balloons as a cathartic release. Morning Insider Lauren Victory reports on the growing push to deflate that trend.
Someone Stole More Than $500 From Her Chime Account, But Bank Wouldn't Reimburse Her Until CBS 2 Got InvolvedThe Morning Insiders came to the aid of a viewer who turned to us for help, after she had more than $500 disappear from her bank account, and couldn't convince the bank to give her the cash back.
A Year After A Postal Worker Crashed Into Their Car, West Garfield Park Couple Still Waiting For USPS To Pay For Their DamagesIt was caught on camera: a postal worker damaged a car on the West Side, and simply drove away. One year later, the owners of the car still haven't been reimbursed, so they turned to the Morning Insiders for help.
Crash Involving 3 Semi Trucks Shuts Down Lanes On I-80 Near IndianapolisA crash involving three semi trucks has shut down the eastbound lanes on I-80 before Indianapolis.
Wind Chills Near ZeroCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
Woman Shot In Shoulder While Standing Inside Lawndale HomePolice said the 27-year-old woman was standing inside her home, around 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of South Homan Avenue, when someone fired shots from outside.
Jussie Smollett Returns To Witness Stand TuesdayHe took the stand Monday, describing his alleged attack and claiming he was the victim of an actual hate crime in January 2019.
Notre Dame Officially Introduces New Football Coach Marcus FreemanThe University of Notre Dame officially introduced Marcus Freeman as its new head football coach on Monday.
Dosunmu Just Fine With Being Introduced As Being From Chicago As He Makes First NBA StartAyo Dosunmu said he did not mind being introduced as a starter as being from Chicago rather than Illinois – as in the University of Illinois.
Chicago Weather: Coldest Night In 10 MonthsCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Monday, Dec. 6, 2021.
Federal Investigators Say No New Charges Will Be Brought In Emmett Till's MurderIt was a tough night Monday for the family of Emmett Till, after federal investigators told them there will be no new charges in the Chicago teen’s murder back in 1955.
Police Search For Possible Arsonist After Washington Park Christmas Tree BurnsPolice on Monday were searching for the Grinch who torched a Christmas tree in Washington Park.
'Unmask Our Kids' Christmas Tree Controversy Has Some Questioning St. John, Indiana Clerk's CommentsA small-town tree talker out of St. John, Indiana has grabbed nationwide attention. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
City Council Staffers Have Lowest Rate Of COVID-19 Vaccination ReportingThe deadline for Chicago employees not only to report their COVID vaccine status, but also get their shots, is less than four weeks away. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, you might be surprised to learn what group of city employees has the lowest reporting rate.
12-Year-Old Girl Was Shot And Wounded During Weekend Chaos DowntownA 12-year-old girl was shot in the back this past weekend amid a fight involving a large crowd of young people downtown, police said.
West Town Neighbors Catch Suspect In Package Thefts Going Back YearsNeighbors in a community on the cusp of Humboldt Park and Ukrainian Village banded together to stop an accused thief. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
Traffic Pole Crashes Down Outside South Loop SchoolThe windy weather Monday was partially to blame for a traffic pole coming crashing down right outside a school in the South Loop.
Jussie Smollett Testifies That He Was Really Attacked And His Story Has Never ChangedJussie Smollett took the stand in his own defense at his trial Monday and was questioned by his own defense attorneys and special prosecutors for several hours. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Bears Vs. Cardinals: The Good, The Bad, And The UglyCBS 2's Marshall Harris has the Good, the Bad, and, the Ugly from the Cardinals 33-22 bludgeoning of the Bears.
Minnie Miñoso's Family Celebrates Baseball Hall Of Fame ElectionWhite Sox icon Minnie Minoso passed away in 2016, but his family is still celebrating his being voted into Cooperstown Sunday.
Uber Eats Driver Recovering After Being Shot In The FaceCBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports has new information to the story that was breaking right on CBS 2 at 10:00 Sunday night. The shooting happened about a quarter of a mile from a gas station.
Some Woodridge Townhome Residents Must Leave And Can't Come Back Until SpringSome Woodridge townhome owners have to leave their homes by Friday, Dec. 17, and they won’t be able to go back until spring of 2022. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Jussie Smollett Offers Minute-By-Minute Breakdown Of How He Says Attack HappenedJussie Smollett took the witness stand in his own defense at his trial on Monday, saying there was "no hoax." CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Chicago Shopkeepers Deliver Toys Themselves, Skipping Mail ServicesThe most wonderful time of the year means new challenges for local businesses. The owner of a Chicago toy store tells CBS 2's Tara Molina, she's been forced to take holiday delivery into her own hands.
Chicago Weather: Short Cold SnapCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the extended forecast.