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.
Singer-Songwriter John Prine Dies Of CoronavirusPrine is a native of Maywood. He was 73.
John Krasinski Suprises 9-Year-Old "Hamilton" FanActor John Krasinski has promised to fly a "Hamilton" fan and her mom to see the Broadway show in New York after the coronavirus pandemic. Nine-year-old Aubrey was supposed to go see "Hamilton" for her birthday, but can't because of COVID-19.
The Second City Launches Virtual PerformancesThe stage is dark due to COVID-19, but The Second City has launched sketch comedy performances via Zoom.
Jazz Icon And Pianist Ellis Marsalis Dies At The Age Of 85The father of several prominent musicians including Branford, Delfeayo and Wynton Marsalis passed away in New Orleans. It's reported he was a victim of the coronavirus.
Accordion Class Presses On VirtuallyThe stay-at-home order did not stop Mary Ann Covone from getting her Old Town School of Folk Music accordion class to connect -- this time in a virtual setting. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
PAWS Dog Of The Week: DuncanDuncan is an adorable six-year-old shepherd mix and is ready to be adopted by a loving family.
Closing Of Bars And Restaurants Leaves Musicians Without WorkKice Akkawi, owner and operator at Treblemonsters and Treble Recordings, talks about the problems entertainers are facing during the coronavirus crisis.
PAWS Dog Of The Week: MooThe PAWS Dog of the Week is Moo, a one-year-old playful shepherd mix.
Coronavirus-Related Event Cancellations Leave Workers WorriedNew rules about crowd sizes have shut down everything from sports stadiums to stage theaters amid the coronavirus pandemic. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Performers Practices Despite Event CancellationsCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports the postponement of St. Patrick's Day events throughout Chicago means performers who've practiced for months to perform during the holiday will have to wait a little longer.
On Stage With Chris JonesCBS 2 theater critic Chris Jones reviews "Middletown" at the Apollo Theater Chicago and "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter" now playing at the Steppenwolf Theatre.
On Stage With Chris JonesCBS 2 theater critic Chris Jones reviews "Bug" now at Steppenwolf Theatre and "Graveyard Shift" at the Goodman Theatre.
Barbie Introduces Line Of Inspiring Women DollsThere's legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, tennis champion Billie Jean King and nurse Florence Nightingale.
Delicious Valentine's Day Treats For The Critters At The Shedd AquariumPenguins and otters got a special kind of gift for Valentine's Day. The cute critters feasted on fish, flavorless gelatin served on heart-shaped ice blocks.
On Stage With Chris JonesCBS 2 theater critic Chris Jones reviews "Summer" about the life of legendary singer Donna Summer, now playing at the Nederlander Theatre and the classic "American in Paris" on stage at the Drury Lane Theatre.
'Hair Love' Embraces Loving One's Own Hair5From Chicago, director Matthew Cherry was in Los Angeles to receive his first Academy Award for his animated short film 'Hair Love." CBS 2's Jim Williams reports on how it's more than just a funny animated film. It has a serious message.
On Stage With Chris JonesCBS 2 theater critic Chris Jones reviews "The Adult in the Room" at the Victory Garden Theatre and "Grease" at the Marriott Theatre.
New Path Awaits Meghan And HarryCBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports Northwestern grad Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Duke and Duchess of Sussex) will be able to live in Canada and the UK, per Queen Elizabeth II. The controversial monarchical move comes after Meghan and Harry announced they would be stepping back from their royal duties.
On Stage With Chris JonesCBS 2 theater critic Chris Jones reviews "Trent James: Pure Lies" at the Chicago Magic Lounge and "Do You Believe In Madness" at Second City.
A Fond Farewell To 'Hamilton'Sunday marked the final curtain call for the wildly successful Chicago production of 'Hamilton.' CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Final Curtain Call For 'Hamilton' In Chicago'Hamilton' fans likely pumped $100 million a year into the local economy. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports, with some observations from CBS 2 Theatre Critic Chris Jones.