Chicago improv got a major shout-out on Sunday from Emmy Award-winner Jason Sudeikis.
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Art Institute Reframes Iconic Painting"A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, the classic work of neo-impressionism was just re-installed the Art Institute.
Chicago Matching Federal Money For Lakefront Erosion SurveyThe City of Chicago committed $1.5 to match the federal money to fund a survey on the best ways to repair and protect the eroding Lake Michigan shoreline.
Remembering Aurora Police Sgt. Ken ThurmanAn Aurora police sergeant is being taken to his final resting place after losing his battle with COVID-19.
Pair Charged With Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Due In CourtThe 16-year-old boy and 27-year-old man who have been charged with the murder of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega are due to make their first court appearance on Thursday. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Uber, Salvation Army Team Up To Collect Coats For People In NeedIt's a first of its kind coat drive for the city. Rideshare service Uber is partnering with the Salvation Army to donate gently used coats to people in need.
Three New Locations Now Open for COVID Shield TestingThe latest COVID-19 test developed in Illinois won’t require you to swab your nose.
City Council Designates Little Village Arch As LandmarkThe Chicago City Council has designated the Little Village arch as an official city landmark.
City To Conduct Annual Count Of Chicago's Homeless, And Expects To See Pandemic Spike In Their PopulationHappening tonight: the city's annual, one-night count of Chicago’s homeless population.
16-Year-Old Charged In Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Was On Probation For CarjackingThe 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. So far, the 16-year-old accused gunman has not been identified, but is due to appear in court on Thursday, to face charges as an adult.
City To Update On Shoreline Funding For Lakefront ErosionThe city will provide an update Thursday a week after announcing $1.5 million dollars will go towards the shoreline.
Temperatures Back To The 30s, Lake Effect Snow Thursday NightCBS 2 meteorologist Tammie Souza has the latest forecast.
2 Semi Truck Drivers Injured After Crash On Dan Ryan Expressway At 83rd StreetIllinois State Police said around 2:30 a.m. a semi truck rear-ended another truck that had blown a tired and was stopped at 83rd Street.
Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Evokes Outrage Over Murder Of Dantrell Davis, 7, Nearly 30 Years AgoTwo children – 8-year-old Melissa Ortega and 7-year-old Dantrell Davis – were both killed in gang crossfire in Chicago, nearly 30 years apart. Mayor Richard M. Daley promised change back in 1992 after Dantrell was killed, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot did in Melissa's case. But is it just politics? CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Chicago Weather: Not As Cold Wednesday NightCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. First Alert Weather forecast for Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022.
Disproportionate Number of Black Chicagoans Died From COVID-19 In Recent SurgeMore than half of the Chicagoans who died during the recent COVID-19 surge were Black – an alarming disparity community leaders and city officials have struggled to overcome since the beginning of the pandemic. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker reports.
Police Report Describes Disturbing Details Of Shooting That Killed 8-Year-Old Melissa OrtegaCBS 2 late Wednesday obtained the official police report filed after Melissa’s murder. It offered some disturbing details.
Little Village Community Stepped Up To Help Solve 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega's MurderOftentimes, people are afraid to speak up, offer tips, or report what they saw when it comes to a crime. In the case of the murder of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega in Little Village this past weekend, such was not the case at all. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.
Suspect Shot By Police On Lower Wacker DrivePolice shot and wounded a suspect late Wednesday on Lower Wacker Drive downtown, and two others were arrested. CBS 2's Jermont Terry 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.