It's a sure symbol of the holidays - wreaths hung on light poles or front doors. And as CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reports, if you pass through parts of the South Side, those decorations you're seeing are helping teens in need take control of their lives.
Ed's Driveway: Toyota PriusCBS 2's Ed Curran goes behind the wheel of the Toyota Prius.
Chicago Weather: Rain Returns To Wrap Up The WeekendPatchy fog early this morning. It’ll be a mostly sunny day on Saturday for the Chicago area. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Evanston Police Host Gun Buyback EventIf you have guns at home that you no longer want the Evanston Police department will buy them.
Annual Wheaton Reindeer 5k Returns With In Person Racein just a few minutes runners in Wheaton will unleash their inner Rudolph for the annual Wheaton Lions Club Reindeer 5K.
Chicago Christmas Ship Returns To Navy PierA Chicago holiday tradition returns. There will be a public ceremony at Navy Pier welcoming the Chicago Christmas ship at 10 a.m. Saturday.
PAWS Dog Of The Week: CloverA perfect day for this 3-year-old Shepard mix is playing fetch and socializing with dogs her own size. Hearing the words “let’s go outside” makes clover very happy.
Chicago Weather: Sunny Skies SaturdayCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.
West Side Middle Schoolers Create, Sell Their Own Wrapping PaperSome West Side youngsters are putting their skills to good use this season, creating and selling their own wrapping paper. As CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek reports, it all started with a kid who was having a bad day.
Alsip Woman Still Fighting After Getting Snow Route Ticket, Despite No Sign About ItAt the end of last winter, a total of 259 people were all ticketed after parking in a snow route in Alsip. As we approach this snowy season, CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reports one of those people is still fighting to get the village's parking rules changed.
Crest Hill Couple Pleads Guilty To Role In Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol AttackA couple from southwest suburban Crest Hill pleaded guilty on Friday to misdemeanor charges for their role in the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol building.
CBS 2 Investigation: City Was Warned About Thousands of Corroding Light Poles But Failed to Fix ManyFor the last six years, CBS 2 identified frightening examples of decayed poles that fell and injured residents, or caused damage, across the city. This includes hundreds of 311 complaints. But for the first time, the public can now understand the scope of the problem. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
Neighbors Alarmed After Rash Of Robberies In LakeviewGunpoint robbers have struck multiple times in the greater Lakeview area in recent days – including three robberies on Thursday on and near Southport Avenue within a period of 25 minutes. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Woman Shot, Killed In South Shore Apartment BuildingA woman is dead after being shot in the head in the hallway of a South Shore neighborhood apartment building.
Man Shot At Huron And Wabash Near Mag MileA man was shot and critically wounded Friday evening in River North, just steps from the Magnificent Mile.
Justin Fields Making Progress, But Won't Play Vs. CardinalsJustin Fields will miss his second consecutive game as he recovers from a rib injury, and Andy Dalton will get the start again on Sunday when the Chicago Bears host the NFL-leading Arizona Cardinals. CBS 2's Matt Zahn reports.
Bears Vs. Cardinals: Three Things To WatchHere are Three Things to Watch when the Bears host the Cardinals Sunday.
Chicago Elite Classic ReturnsSome of the top talent from the city, and around the country, will be on display this weekend. CBS 2's Ryan Baker caught up with tournament organizers, Rob Smith of Simeon Fame and Whitney Young's Tyrone Slaughter. (Jayson Tatum footage by Scott Comeau)
'It's A Very Weird Time To Be Doing It'CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports one Indiana school district is about to make a surprising move by lifting its mask mandate.
Dangerous Rusted-Out Light Poles: How Widespread The Issue Really IsThousands of Chicago light poles rusting out, toppling onto cars, and even landing on some people across the city. For the first time, CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini got a hold of city data, and reveals just how widespread the danger really is.
After Thieves Take Thousands Of Toys, Organizer Vows To Get Christmas Gifts For KidsThieves got away with not only merchandise, but thousands of Christmas gifts for kids on the city's South Side. As CBS 2's Steven Graves explains, it's the way they did it that makes it hurt even more.
Obamas Make Surprise Visit To Comers Children's Hospital During Trip To ChicagoYou've likely heard Santa travels in a sleigh with reindeer. On Friday, he came with a little extra protection.
Some Parents Not Pleased As Wicker Park School Mandates Masks Outside At RecessA masking controversy is bubbling up at an elementary school in Wicker Park – with regard to whether kids need to be masked during outdoor recess as a mitigation against COVID-19. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Crown Point Parents Worry About Mask Mandate Being Lifted As COVID Case Numbers Are On The RiseOne Indiana school district is about to make a surprising move by lifting its mask mandate. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Dalton To Start At QB Again For Bears Against CardinalsJustin Fields will miss his second consecutive game as he recovers from a rib injury, and Andy Dalton will get the start again on Sunday when the Chicago Bears host the NFL-leading Arizona Cardinals.