Prosecutors began calling witnesses on Tuesday at the trial of actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to Chicago police when he claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in January 2019.

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One Dead, Another Critically Injured After An Explosion In Kane CountyCBS 2's Sabrina Franza reports two workers were cleaning the top of a tank with items used to make products when the explosion occurred.
Search Continues For Driver Who Struck, Killed CPD Officer In Hit-And-RunChicago Police Supt. David Brown extended condolences Friday to the family of Richard Haljean, who was killed in a hit-and-run in Edison Park the night before. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
'My Husband Had To Fix All Of The Windows'Churches on Chicago's northwest side are on alert and warnings for thieves hitting the places of worship. CBS 2's Steven Graves is tracking this with video you'll see Only on 2.
Las Vegas Police Target Chicago And Other Cities In RecruitmentPotential recruits are looking to become officers, but not with CPD. Departments from around the country are using targeted tactics in recruiting from Chicago’s police force.
Chicago Weather: Snow On The WayCBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the extended forecast.
Supply Of Pfizer, Merck COVID-19 Antiviral Pills Remains Very LimitedAntiviral pills that can significantly reduce COVID-19 hospitalizations and even deaths - but the supply of the Pfizer and Merck COVID-19 pills across the country - and here in our area - is still very limited. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
'You Hang In There For Us'A Chicago father is now out of the hospital and recovering at home after he was shot on the way to work by someone trying to take his car. CBS 2's Shardaa Gray reports.
At Least One Person Hurt In Back Of The Yards FireAt least one person was being treated late Friday after a massive fire broke out in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Thieves Targeted ATMs At Three Different Currency Exchanges In Logan Square, North Center, And AvondaleThieves target a trio of currency exchanges around Chicago overnight.
Uptown Strong Initiative Takes On Multiple Efforts To Keep Businesses Afloat And RobustMany businesses in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood have had to pivot and pivot again during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now a new campaign has now been launched in an effort to get attention for companies facing unprecedented challenges. Uptown United Executive Director Sarah Wilson joins CBS 2's Jim Williams and Marie Saavedra with more.
Lightfoot's Nomination Of New COPA Chief StallsThe nomination to have the interim chief of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) become the police watchdog agency’s permanent leader stalled on Friday, amid opposition from aldermen infuriated by a COPA disciplinary recommendation for slain Police Officer Ella Frenc
Investigation Continues Into Hit-And-Run That Left Retired Chicago Police Officer DeadChicago Police on Friday continued to investigate a deadly hit-and-run in Edison Park the night before. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Remembering The Booming Singer Meat Loaf, And Why So Many Fans Loved HimA booming rock and roll voice is now silent, as singer Meat Loaf died Thursday night at the age of 74. CBS 2's Jim Williams talked to The Drive radio’s Janda Lane about why so many fans loved him.
Metra Train Strikes Vehicle In Morgan Park Near 112th StreetAccording to Metra, inbound and outbound train movement was halted
Anjanette Young, Woman Handcuffed Naked During Botched Raid, Spoke With CBS 2 Mornings Gayle King About Her ExperienceThe CBS 2 Investigators first documented the 2019 wrong raid by Chicago Police at the home of Anjanette Young. Young spoke with Gayle King on CBS Mornings about the trauma she still experiences.
One Dead, Another Injured After An Explosion In HampshireCBS 2's Sabrina Franza reports the company has had at least two OSHA violations listed.
Many Without Access To Federally Purchased COVID Tests Due To Household Test LimitThis week Americans can order a set of four rapid COVID tests from the federal government. The tests are being distributed by the U.S. Postal Service, and getting one is supposed to be easy. While this initiative is aimed at keeping Americans healthy and safe, local health officials have found gaps that residents can easily fall through. — potentially leaving swaths of Americans without access to these federally purchased tests.
Grayslake Family Members Share January 22 Birthdate For A Combined 200 YearsWhat are the odds that one family has four members who share the exact same birthday? That's the reality for a Grayslake family and on Saturday January 22nd, they'll collectively celebrate a combined 200 years.
Chicago Weather: Continued Cold Today But Snow Moves In TomorrowCBS2 Meteorologist Laura Bannon has the latest 7-day forecast.
Anjanette Young, Woman Handcuffed Naked During Botched Raid, Speaks To Gayle King On The Trauma She Still FacesThe CBS 2 Investigators first documented the 2019 wrong raid by Chicago Police at the home of Anjanette Young. Young spoke with Gayle King on CBS mornings about the trauma she still experiences.
Public Safety Committee To Discuss Lightfoot's Proposal To Sue Street GangsThe Chicago City Council Committee on Public Safety will meet later today to discuss the so-called Victims' Justice Ordinance, a proposal from Mayor Lori Lightfoot to allow the city to sue gangs, their leadership, and members who profit from illegal and violent acts. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports the proposal has faced vocal opposition from some critics.
Retired Chicago Police Officer Killed In Hit And Run In Edison Park; Police Looking For DriverPolice are searching for a driver who struck and killed a retired Chicago Police officer with his Jeep as the man crossed Touhy Avenue in the Edison Park neighborhood.
Disney On Ice Has Multiple Levels Of Precautions In Places As They Perform Amid PandemicSkaters with Disney On Ice portray your favorite Disney characters like Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” or Miguel from “Coco.” But behind those fictional characters are very real performers, trying to stay safe and healthy.

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