Blair Holt, 16, lost his life in 2007 while shielding a female classmate from gunfire when a gunman boarded a Chicago Transit Authority bus and began shooting. A year later, Blair posthumously received a Red Cross Heroes award for his selfless and heroic actions. His mother, Chicago Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt, talked with CBS 2’s Chris Tye about what that award meant as a mom.
Chicago Weather: Light Snow OvernightCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your First Alert Weather forecast for Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.
Cook County Treasurer Says Vacant And Abandoned Properties Are Sucking Up Tax RevenueThousands of abandoned and vacant properties are costing Cook County taxpayers billions in lost property tax revenue. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, efforts are under way to help get that money back.
Friend Calls On Driver Who Hit, Killed Retire CPD Officer Richard Haljean To SurrenderAs police continued their search Friday night for the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a retired Chicago Police officer in Edison Park, a friend remembered the officer’s passion for the job. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Caught On Video: Man Steals Car, Goes On To Crash It In Back Of The YardsVideo shows a silver car get plowed into by a red sport-utility vehicle and then go crashing into someone’s yard in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Behind the wheel of that silver car was a thief trying to steal it. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Multiple Vehicles Hit In Chain-Reaction Crash In East PilsenAn apparent chase ended with a chain-reaction crash in East Pilsen Friday night.
One NYPD Officer Killed, Another Gravely Wounded During Domestic Call In HarlemAn New York City Police officer was fatally shot in Harlem on Friday evening. A second officer, who is 27 years old, was shot and is fighting for his life.
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.