CBS 2's Walter Jacobson interviewed serial killer John Wayne Gacy exclusively in 1992. Confronted by Jacobson about the murders of dozens of young men and boys, Gacy claimed that he had accomplices and that there was another explanation for all the evidence against him -- though he had already admitted to the murders years earlier. This is the last in a five-part series, original airdate May 15, 1992.
Suburban Family Believes They Got False COVID Test Result from U Of I SHIELD ProgramOne northwest suburban family said a recent COVID-19 test done in their son's school turned their life upside down. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Chicago Gold Star Families Memorial Tree Lighting Remembers Fallen Military And Their FamiliesJust moments ago, this tree lit up at Chicago’s Gold Star Families Memorial.
Jussie Smollett's Defense Calls For Mistrial, Accuses Judge Of LungingA defense attorney called for a mistrial in the Jussie Smollett trial Thursday, after a wild few moments in which she accused the judge of lunging at her. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Officer Carlos Yanez Attends Hearing of Men Who Shot Him and Killed Partner Ella FrenchEmotions running high in court today for a wounded Chicago police officer facing the two men accused of shooting him and killing his partner.
Robert Quinn Name NFC Defensive Player Of The Month For NovemberRobert Quinn was named NFC defensive player of the month for November, the first Bears defender to get the honor since Eddie Jackson in 2018. But if you know Quinn’s personality, you know he wasn’t exactly jumping for joy celebrating.
Chicago Weather: Wintery Mix On The WayCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a check on the forecast.
Search On For Shooter Who Killed Man In Lincoln Square RobberyPolice said they are asking for help identifying the gunman who shot and killed Rae Park in the alley behind the 2600 block of West Catalpa Avenue. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
What Doctors Say About Staying Safe From COVID As The Pandemic Continues Into The Holiday SeasonAs folks ramp up social calendars with festivals like the Wrigleyville Christkindlmarket, experts say your antenna for risk should be up too. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial In Jussie Smollett CaseDefense attorney Tamara Walker accused Judge James Linn of lunging at her. Linn denied the motion and the claim. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
New State Grants To Help Daycare CentersOn Thursday morning, Governor JB Pritzker announced a new round of financial relief for licensed daycares in the state. This latest round will give out $300 million in grants.
New Children And Family Center Opens In Little Village, Supporting Mental Health InitiativesThe Center for Children and Families Clinic is reopening in Little Village. The 2,000-square-foot facility near 26th and Harding includes therapy rooms for kids.
Chicago Weather: Unseasonably Warm TempsCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has a look at the forecast.
Gold Coin Worth $1,800 Dropped Into The Salvation Army Red Kettle In St. CharlesA gold coin worth approximately $1,800 was dropped into one of The Salvation Army red kettles in St. Charles.
Obama's Return To Chicago To Celebrate The Holiday SeasonFormer President Barack and Michelle Obama are back in Chicago Thursday and Friday to celebrate the holiday season with the city's South Side and their foundation.
United Airlines Flight From Chicago Marks 1st With Sustainable Fuel In 1 EngineA United Airlines flight from Chicago to Washington was the first commercial flight carrying passengers to fly on 100% sustainable fuel in one of its engines.
Wisconsin Democratic Lawmakers Want To Change Gun Laws For MinorsDemocratic state lawmakers in Wisconsin want to change the state's gun laws for minors following the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
Mother Of Darrell Brooks Wants 'Broken System' To Be Fix In A Released LetterThe man accused of plowing his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin a week and a half ago says he feels like he's being demonized.
Buffalo Grove Police Shoot & Kill Man Who Fired Shots From Two GunsPolice in Buffalo Grove shot and killed a man who approached them with a gun in each hand and started shooting early Thursday morning.
Mail Stolen From Blue Boxes In Four Suburbs Within Days In Early NovemberPark Ridge was not the only suburb where a thief broke open blue mailboxes a few weeks ago. Morning Insider Tim McNicholas shows us how it starts as theft and turns into fraud.
Lakeview Designer And Seamstress Teaching Volunteers How To Sew Mittens And Hats For CharityYou donate what you make. Morning Insider Jim Williams tells us it's the creation of a talented designer who's teaching the class herself.
Mild Temperatures Linger ThursdayCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
SUV Driver Crashes Into South Chicago Currency Exchange During Attempted RobberyPolice said the vehicle drove directly into the building, in the 8700 block of South Commercial just after 4 a.m. A passenger then tried to go inside the building an take an item.
Buffalo Grove Police Shot And Kill Man Who Fired Shots While Armed With 2 GunsWhen officers arrived on the scene, they were approached by a man with two handguns. Police said the offender fired several shots in the air when the officers approached.
Chicago Weather: Breezy Overnight, Unseasonably Warm ThursdayCBS 2 Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.