Closing arguments began Wednesday at the Jussie Smollett trial, with prosecutors telling jurors they presented a clear-cut case that the former "Empire" actor orchestrated a fake hate crime against himself as a publicity stunt. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
Free At-Home COVID Testing Kits Now Available, 'We Need To Take Advantage Of It'CBS 2's Marie Saavedra has more on the new steps to make COVID testing easier.
Teens Shot In Chicago's West Englewood NeighborhoodThe Chicago Fire Department said the two were taken to the University of Chicago Hospital and are in good condition.
University Of Chicago Police Officer Shoots Man In Hyde ParkA man was seriously wounded in a shootout with a University of Chicago Police officer late Tuesday morning in Hyde Park, a few blocks north of campus. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.
Garfield Park Conservatory Agave Reaches New HeightsThe plant at the Garfield Park Observatory is now 15 feet tall and still growing. It was only expected to be just four to six feet.
Temperatures In The 40sCBS 2 meteorologist has the latest weather update.
2 Dead, 5 Injured After Fire At Senior Community Apartments In Kenosha"It was burning and burning," a resident told CBS 2. "It was horrible...It's hard when you lose people."
Cook County Begins Reopening Mass Vaccination SitesCook County has reopened its COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic in Forest Park, the first of three such sites slated to reopen this week as the fight against the Omicron surge continues. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Chicago's Single-Use Utensils Ordinance Now In EffectRestaurants will not automatically include items like plastic utensils and disposable napkins with take-out or delivery orders, unless a customers specifically requests them.
State Farm Hiring 3,400 Employees, Including Some Fully Remote WorkersThe morning commute, that finicky keyboard, your nosy desk neighbor. If you’re ready to leave that all in the past, then State Farm talent acquisition specialist Myron Kyser wants to hear from you.
Angel Thomas, 35, Struck and Killed While Entering Vehicle In West Garfield ParkThe victim, identified as 35-year-old Angel Thomas, was entering a vehicle in the 4300 block of West Jackson around 8:30 p.m. when someone driving by in an unidentified vehicle hit her.
Funeral For Aurora Police Officer Brian Shields, Who Died Of COVID-19, Being Held Tuesday In OswegoThe funeral for Officer Brian Shields will be held at Harvest New Beginnings Church in Oswego at 10:30 a.m.
Cook County Opening 3 Mass Vaccination Sites This WeekA site in Forest Park opens Tuesday. The Matteson site opens on Thursday and a site in Des Plaines opens on Saturday.
Brief Warmup TuesdayCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the latest forecast.
2 Dead, 5 Injured After Fire At Senior Community Apartments In KenoshaTwo people are dead after a fire broke out at an apartment building in a senior community in Kenosha Monday night.
Chicago Weather: Breezy And Milder TuesdayCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. First Alert Weather forecast for Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.
Author Emphasizes Enduring Importance Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Courage When He Was Thrown In PrisonSix decades later, some lessons learned from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are just as relevant today – that is the view of a local author who wrote a book about a pivotal incident in Dr. King’s life. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Urgent Aid At UChicago Ingalls-Flossmoor Reopening After Temporary ClosureUniversity of Chicago Medicine will reopen its Ingalls-Flossmoor 24-hour urgent aid location on Tuesday.
Chicago Rapper Vic Mensa Facing Felony Drug Charges After Airport ArrestChicago rapper Vic Mensa was arrested at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C. over the weekend after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents said they found illegal drugs in his luggage.
Family Of Downstate Illinois Tornado Victim Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against AmazonThe family of an Amazon delivery driver who was killed when a tornado hit a warehouse in downstate Edwardsville last month has filed a lawsuit against the online retail giant.
Oak Park Condo Owners Say Repair Work Has Gone Nowhere After More Than A Year And A HalfSome condo owners in Oak Park knew a repair project would take some time – but after nearly two years and $100,000, they say they have absolutely nothing. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
CBS 2 Vault: Chicago's Push To Make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day A National HolidayIn this 1982 clip, CBS 2's Harry Porterfield reports on an effort by then-U.S. Rep. Harold Washington and other local leaders to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national holiday.
Newborn Was Left Alone Outside Firehouse And Died; Could A Baby Box Have Helped?Chicago Police on Monday were still looking for the person who abandoned a baby in a duffel bag outside a Near North Side fire station over the weekend. With so many unanswered questions two days later as police continued to investigate, CBS 2’s Tara Molina talked to an organization that’s been working to prevent this for years.
Chicagoans Among Those Who Had Crucial Role In Making Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day A National HolidayMonday marks the 36th annual national celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and many may not know there are Chicagoans who helped make the holiday happen. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Patients Left With A Lot Of Questions Amid Controversy Surrounding Center For Covid Control Testing SitesDozens of COVID-19 testing sites in the Chicago area are closed this week, as state investigators look into complaints about the conditions inside and confusion over results. As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports, patients who frequented such sites are now left with lots of questions.