What To Expect During The COVID-19 Phase 4 ReopeningCBS 2's Jim Williams reports on what venues are doing to safely welcome back visitors.
Mercury Theater On Southport Avenue Closing For GoodThe stage theater on Southport Avenue is going out of business due to lack of revenue during the coronavirus pandemic.
Shedd Aquarium Cuts More Than 30 StaffersThe Chicago Institution also furloughed more than 140 employees.
Michael Jordan's Big CatchApparently, Michael Jordan is pretty good at fishing, too.
Local High Schools Featured In Virtual PromThe Prom-a-thon will be hosted by former First Lady Michelle Obama and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is one of the honorary chaperones.
Houston Is The PAWS Dog Of The WeekThis happy dog is a five-ear-old shepherd mix.
Oprah's Big Donation To Battle COVID-19 in ChicagoCBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot spoke with media mogul Oprah Winfrey about her plans to donate five million dollars to Chicago charities to help communities fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oprah Donates To 'Live Healthy Chicago' For COVID-19 HelpMedia giant Oprah Winfrey is donating 12 million dollars to organizations helping under-served communities during COVID-19.
Robert King, American Red Cross Good Samaritan HeroIt was precious cargo and the timing was critical. A Chicago man, out for a drive, was asked to perform a lifesaving task. And now, he's being honored by the Red Cross as a hero. Meet Robert King
Art Institute's Eerie Existence As COVID-19 Closes Its DoorsIn 141 years, the Art Institute has closed on seven occasions, including for royal visits, the death of a president and the polar vortex. But never for a public health emergency like the one caused by the coronavirus. CBS 2's Chris Tye took a tour of the now-empty galleries. CBS 2's Chris Tye took an eerie tour of the galleries
Live From The Library With The ObamasThe former President and First Lady are reading for the Chicago Public Library and their stories can be seen on the library's Facebook and Instagram sites. Different readers pick books every week.
CSO Violinist Records All 4 Parts Of Vivaldi Concerto With Infant DaughterSo-Young Bae is a violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She recorded four parts of the Spring Concerto (“La Primavera”) from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” (“Le quattro stagioni”) for all the mothers out there.
Elton John Tour Postponed, No Online Seller Refund OfferedThe Elton John farewell tour turned out to be a double disappointment for a suburban mom. First, the coronavirus put the kibosh on the concerts. Then, Laura Parise couldn’t get $850 back for tickets she purchased thru Vivid Seats. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.
Highland Park Cancels 4th Of July FestivitiesIt was recently announced that Ravinia concerts in Highland Park would also be cancelled this year, because of COVID-19 concerns.
Art Institute Lions, Picasso Don Masks To Promote COVID-19 Safetyit's meant to encourage everyone to be safe to protect themselves and others. It's also a reminder we're all in this together.
Odd Obsession Movies Closes Amid Pandemic, Other IssuesThe film buff favorite in Bucktown is one of Chicago's last remaining video stores.
'A Song Of Hope' For A Time Of CrisisCBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot has the story of a suburban teen who wrote a song about positivity during the pandemic crisis. He invited people on Facebook and got responses from all over the world.
Strolling With A Shedd Aquarium PenguinAs Chicago's Shedd Aquarium stays closed because of COVID-19, Wellington the penguin has been able to roam the grounds and check out his surroundings. He recently visited the aquarium's movie theater but didn't stay to watch a show.
Hyde Park Musician Raises Funds For Roseland HospitalAs a performer, she's struggling to make ends meet because all her gigs are canceled. So she's using her talent to help healthcare workers, but needs others to chip in.
COVID-19-Related Summer Cancellations Mean Big Losses For Seasonal JobsThe Blues and Gospel festivals have been city favorites for well over 30 years, and their cancellation is an unbelievable reality. But the people who typically work them won’t be the only ones affected. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Comedians Take To Zoom For Show To Raise Funds For Boy With NeuroblastomaThe coronavirus crisis did not stop a benefit performance by a roster of comedians for Owen Buell, a small boy suffering from neuroblastoma.
Oldest Shedd Sea Otter Celebrates Another BirthdayYaku was treated to a violin serenade by his keeper at the Shedd. His birthday cake was made of fish, oysters, gelatin and clam paste.
Miguel Cervantes Makes Appearance At Virtual Chicago ConcertThe Chicago 'Hamilton' star was a very special guest at the concert, which benefited Chicago's theatre community.
Lyric Opera Musicians Perform Wagner VirtuallyThe Lyric Opera's production of the 'Ring' cycle had to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that did not stop them from performing 'Ride of the Valkyries' virtually.

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