The jury began deliberating mid-afternoon on Wednesday, after both sides presented their closing arguments in the case, 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, and the defense calling the prosecution's case a "house of cards." CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
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Chicago Weather: Cloudy For A Few DaysCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has a look at the First Alert forecast.
Chicago Civil Rights Groups Call On U.S. Senate To Pass Voting Rights LegislationThe groups gathered at 51st and King Drive with flags on cars and signs that read "Voting Rights - The Heart of Our Democracy."
Family Of Edwardsville Tornado Victim To Sue Amazon Over His DeathThe family of an Amazon delivery driver who was killed when a tornado hit a warehouse in downstate Edwardsville last month plans to file a lawsuit against the online retail giant.
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy Through A Day Of ServiceAcross the nation, we are honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In Chicago, volunteers are gathering for donation drives and virtual celebrations. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Cradles to Crayons Collecting Donations Of Children's Items MondayFrom 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cradles to Crayons is collecting donations of children's items to help those in need. You can donate winter clothes like coats, boots and scarves along with other needed items.
Chicago Radio Sportscaster Les Grobstein Dead At 69Chicago radio sportscaster Les Grobstein died at the age of 69.
After 20 Years An Oak Park-River Forest Poetry Teacher Retires, But Not Without A Grand FinaleCBS 2 Morning Insider Marissa Parra shows us the big finale and a parallel to a big Hollywood movie.
Cook County Opening 3 New Mass Vaccination Sites This WeekA site in Forest Park opens Tuesday. The Matteson site opens on Thursday and a site in Des Plaines open on Saturday.
Money Stolen From Cash Registers During Break-In At Liquor Store In East Ukrainian VillagePolice said three people entered the business, in the 1000 block of West Division Street using a brick to break the glass. Once inside, the offenders took money from cash registers.
Chilly Monday MorningCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
Donation Drives, Community Gatherings Underway Across Chicago In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.From donation drives and community gatherings to family classes, there are many local events taking place Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Chicago Weather: Cold To ReturnCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has the 10 p.m. forecast for Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.
Relatives Of Gun Violence Victims Rally To Say Enough Is Enough"Gun violence is not normal, and we should not take it as being normal. It's preventable."
Chicago Weather: Slightly Warmer Temperatures Before Cold ReturnsCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has the 5:30 p.m. forecast for Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.
St. Sabina Church Honors Memory Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Sunday morning St. Sabina Church in Auburn Gresham paid tribute to Dr. King at a special service.
Families Hold Unity Rally To Remember Loved Ones Lost To Gun Violence"Gun violence is not normal, and we should not take it as being normal. It's preventable."
Woman, Two Children Hospitalized After West Side FireA woman was injured and two children were taken to the hospital after a building fire in the Homan Square neighborhood Sunday morning.
Woman Questions COVID-19 Clinic After Receiving Results Before TestingAs the Omicron variant spreads in Illinois, demand for testing is soaring, too. But with greater testing come test results that are sometimes delayed and even inaccurate.
Chicago Weather: Slight Warm Up During The Week Before Colder Temps ReturnCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis with Chicago's forecast.
What Caught My Eye: Jan. 16, 2022Here's what caught Suzanne Le Mignot and Robb Ellis' Eye This Week
Chicago Weather: Warmup On The WayConditions will be clearing and colder Saturday evening before becoming slightly warmer over the next few days.
Chicago Weather: Warm Up On The WayCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has the 10 p.m. forecast for Jan. 16, 2022.
Crime Stoppers Offers $1,000 Reward For Information In Hit And Run In AustinThe Cook County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for a hit and run involving an elderly man in the Austin neighborhood.
Police Seize Counterfeit Money, Drugs, Guns In Chicago Lawn RaidCounterfeit money, drugs, guns and more were all seized by the Chicago Police Department in a raid near 67th and Mozart in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Police say one suspect was taken into custody.