It's a new twist on an American musical classic, and it's about to open in Chicago. CBS 2 entertainment reporter Vince Gerasole takes a look at a contemporary and intimate take on "Oklahoma!" at CIBC Theatre.
11-Year-Old Charged In Carjacking In Mount GreenwoodAn 11-year-old boy has been charged with carjacking two women at gunpoint in November in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek talked to the victim.
No Bond For Teen, Cab Driver Charge In Murder Of Melissa Ortega, 8"Pure callousness" -- that is how prosecutors described the actions of the 16-year-old boy, and the 27-year-old man, charged with killing 8-year-old Melissa Ortega. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
'Showing Black Life': Stony Island Arts Bank Showcases Artist Adeshola MakindeA popular bank built in 1923. But for years, it was vacant and scheduled for the wrecking ball. CBS 2's Jim Williams has more on the building's new purpose: investing in the artistic community.
Nicor Gas Reducing Monthly Cost For The Second Consecutive MonthCold weather and dangerous temperatures are putting furnaces into overdrive, but Nicor Gas has some good news.
Three New Shield COVID Testing Sites Now Available In The CityThree new community-based testing sites are now open using the SHIELD saliva test developed at the University of Illinois.
Jussie Smollett To Be Sentenced In March For Hate Crime HoaxActor Jussie Smollett is scheduled to be sentenced in March on five counts of disorderly conduct, after he was convicted last year of orchestrating a fake hate crime against himself in January 2019.
Prosecutors Offering Plea Deal To Accused Serial Scammer Candace ClarkCook County prosecutors are negotiating a possible plea agreement with accused serial scammer Candace Clark, whose story CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker has been following for more than two years.
Bond Denied For Cab Driver, Teenager Charged In 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega's MurderBond was denied Thursday for the 16-year-old boy and the 27-year-old man charged in connection with the shooting death of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega over the weekend. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports on what prosecutors say is overwhelming evidence against them.
Chicago Weather: A Warmer WeekendCBS 2 meteorologist Tammie Souza has a look at the extended forecast.
Art Institute Reframes Iconic Painting"A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, the classic work of neo-impressionism was just re-installed the Art Institute.
Chicago Matching Federal Money For Lakefront Erosion SurveyThe City of Chicago committed $1.5 to match the federal money to fund a survey on the best ways to repair and protect the eroding Lake Michigan shoreline.
Remembering Aurora Police Sgt. Ken ThurmanAn Aurora police sergeant is being taken to his final resting place after losing his battle with COVID-19.
Pair Charged With Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Due In CourtThe 16-year-old boy and 27-year-old man who have been charged with the murder of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega are due to make their first court appearance on Thursday. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Uber, Salvation Army Team Up To Collect Coats For People In NeedIt's a first of its kind coat drive for the city. Rideshare service Uber is partnering with the Salvation Army to donate gently used coats to people in need.
Three New Locations Now Open for COVID Shield TestingThe latest COVID-19 test developed in Illinois won’t require you to swab your nose.
City Council Designates Little Village Arch As LandmarkThe Chicago City Council has designated the Little Village arch as an official city landmark.
City To Conduct Annual Count Of Chicago's Homeless, And Expects To See Pandemic Spike In Their PopulationHappening tonight: the city's annual, one-night count of Chicago’s homeless population.
Inside New Lifestyle Hub - One Solution To Ending Disproportionate Impact Of COVID-19 On Black ChicagoansTwo years into the pandemic and the virus continues taking a toll on Black communities more than any other. More than half of COVID-19 deaths in January 2022 (52%) so far have been Black Chicagoans. That’s the same percentage as at the very beginning back in April 2020. Community and faith leaders say the disparity seen in their communities reflect decades of disinvestment. One organization, the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) is trying to change that.
16-Year-Old Charged In Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Was On Probation For CarjackingThe teenager charged with the murder of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega has been in trouble with the law before, having faced previous carjacking and gun charges. So far, the 16-year-old accused gunman has not been identified, but is due to appear in court on Thursday, to face charges as an adult.
City To Update On Shoreline Funding For Lakefront ErosionThe city will provide an update Thursday a week after announcing $1.5 million dollars will go towards the shoreline.
Temperatures Back To The 30s, Lake Effect Snow Thursday NightCBS 2 meteorologist Tammie Souza has the latest forecast.
2 Semi Truck Drivers Injured After Crash On Dan Ryan Expressway At 83rd StreetIllinois State Police said around 2:30 a.m. a semi truck rear-ended another truck that had blown a tired and was stopped at 83rd Street.
Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Evokes Outrage Over Murder Of Dantrell Davis, 7, Nearly 30 Years AgoTwo children – 8-year-old Melissa Ortega and 7-year-old Dantrell Davis – were both killed in gang crossfire in Chicago, nearly 30 years apart. Mayor Richard M. Daley promised change back in 1992 after Dantrell was killed, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot did in Melissa's case. But is it just politics? CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Chicago Weather: Not As Cold Wednesday NightCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. First Alert Weather forecast for Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022.