There are only a few people left in the U.S. who know the Native American skill of building birch bark canoes. One of them is currently an artist in residence at Northwestern University—teaching students his skills and reviving a tradition that’s spanned three millennia.
Chicago Weather: Sunshine Returns WedensdayCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.
Sweeping New Illinois Laws Will Give Privacy Protections To Sexual Assault VictimsWith a pair of new laws that strengthen privacy protections for sex crime survivors set to take effect in January, Cook County court officials face a daunting task: removing personal information from tens of thousands of files. CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards reports.
Supply Chain Issues Are Holding Up Repairs For Marquette Park PlaygroundThe supply chain delays continue, and that is impacting Chicago communities in ways you might not expect. CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra found one example Tuesday on the city’s Southwest Side.
Prosecutors Take Aggressive Approach As They Cross-Examine Jussie SmollettClosing arguments in Smollett's trial are set for Wednesday, and then the case goes to the jury. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Rush University Medical Center Confirms Illinois' First Case Of Omicron COVID VariantA Chicago resident has been confirmed as the first positive case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Prayer Vigil Held In Chinatown After 71-Year-Old Man Was Shot, Killed In Broad DaylightMembers of a local church led a prayer walk Tuesday night in the wake of a shooting that killed a 71-year-old man during the day. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
Car Crashes, Burns On DuSable Lake Shore Drive After Police PursuitA stolen car crashed and went up in flames Tuesday night after a brief chase on DuSable Lake Shore Drive involving Illinois State Police and Chicago Police.
Omicron COVID Variant: What Chicago Health Officials Are Telling People What To ExpectThe Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported the first case of the COVID-19 variant Omicron was detected in a Chicago resident.
Alderman Wants License Pulled After Shots Are Fired At Eurostars Magnificent Mile HotelA Chicago alderman says a hotel in River North is a crime magnet – and he wants the license for the hotel pulled after a shooting over the weekend. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Jussie Smollett Testifies Osundairo Brothers Asked For Money To Say They Weren't Involved In Any HoaxJussie Smollett's defense team rested their case on Tuesday, after the actor claimed the Osundairo brothers -- the key prosecution witnesses in the case -- asked him for $2 million to "go away" and say there were not involved in any hoax. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Semi Driver Caught On Video Plowing Into Cars On Southwest SideA semi-trailer truck driver plowed into dozens of cars while traveling several miles across the city's Southwest Side this week, before police eventually stopped him in suburban Bedford Park. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Chicago Resident Tests Positive For Omicron COVID-19 VariantA Chicago resident has been confirmed as the first positive case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Chicago Weather: Clear And Cold On WednesdayCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the forecast.
Information On Suspect Of Murdered Delphi, Indiana Girls Doesn't Pan OutState police said they found fake social media accounts using pictures of a male model under the name "Anthony Shots."
Jussie Smollett Grilled By Prosecutors In Cross-Examination At TrialJussie Smollett spent a few hours on the stand Tuesday, and appeared agitated at times amid a much more aggressive approach by prosecutors. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Man, 71, Shot Dead In Chinatown; Suspected Gunman ArrestedA man is dead after being shot multiple times in broad daylight on a sidewalk in Chinatown. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Plane Slides Off Runway At MidwayNo one was hurt and the plane was towed off the airfield.
Evanescence Touring For New Album; 'Working On This Music ... Really Got Us Through The Pandemic'Amy Lee and Evanescence are making a comeback to the music scene. With a new album out and a major area tour ahead of them, CBSN’s Jamaica Ponder sits down with the band’s lead singer, Amy Lee, to talk about their new album, touring, and the returning to music after a nearly decade long break. Evanescence will be playing on Dec. 9th at the Aragon Ballroom.
DePaul Business Law Clinic Matches Law Students With Women EntrepreneursThe DePaul business law clinic is working towards building our local economies one female entrepreneur at a time. CBSN Chicago's Jamaica Ponder has an inside look.
Bookings For Airbnb 'Home Alone' House Opens TuesdayBookings for this Winnetka home open at 1 p.m.
Chicago Weather: Look For A Few FlurriesCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has a look at the forecast.
Give Holiday Greeting Cards To Residents At An Aurora Homeless ShelterYou can drop off the cards until December 15 at Illinois State Representative Barbara Hernandez's district office in Aurora from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No envelope or postage is needed.
Smollett Back On The Witness Stand Being Questioned By ProsecutorOn day 6 of his trial, Jussie Smollett is back on the witness stand, as prosecutors continue their cross-examination of the actor regarding the January 2019 attack he says was real but prosecutors contend was a hoax. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.