Growing Trade War Affects Local DistilleriesFor Chicago area companies selling their products abroad, retaliatory tariffs against U.S. goods can be hard to swallow. Whiskey and bourbon can now be added to the growing list of products impacted by a growing trade war.
AAA Report: Americans Spend 7% Of Income On GasolineTriple A says according to a new report, Americans are spending $69 more each month to fill up their tank.
Waymo Launches Self-Driving Taxis In CaliforniaWaymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google's parent company, is getting ready to roll out a fleet of autonomous taxis. CBS 2's Kris Van Cleave reports the cabs won't be entirely without human drivers, though they might be miles away.
Making Cold Brew With Backlot CoffeeJoining CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot and Ed Curran is the co-owner of Backlot Coffee Isaac Bloom to talk about how to make cold brew iced coffee.
Fatal Crashes Linked To Drugs On The RiseA startling new report finds a dramatic rise in the number of deadly driving accidents involving drugs, including prescription medication. CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports.
Valerie Jarrett Responds After 'Roseanne' Star's Racist TweetValerie Jarrett is responding to actress Roseanne Barr’s tweet in which Barr compares Jarrett to an ape. The tweet lead to the cancellation of Barr’s TV show “Roseanne” Tuesday.
Customers Upset After Amazon Driver Throws Their PackagesAn Amazon customer from southwest suburban Plainfield recorded a video showing an Amazon driver chucking packages through the air.
Gas Prices Increase As Summer Travel Season BeginsRising gas prices may soon be derailing summer travel plans, according to a recent survey by Gas Buddy.
A New Credit Card Could Mean A Nearly Free VacationCredit card companies want your business, and the travel bonuses they offer could have you packing your bags and jumping on a jet for next to nothing. As CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports, credit cards have sweetened their sign-up bonuses, allowing customers to take a nearly free vacation .
Restaurants Try Automated, Robotic ServersCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports restaurant servers of the future may soon look like R2D2. The restaurant world prides itself on the personal touch, but Penny, the robotic server, could be moving in.
The Drake Hotel To Host Events Leading Up To The Royal Weddinghe royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set to take place in four days. As England puts the final touches on the grand event, one of Chicago’s premier hotels is busy with wedding plans of its own.
Zelle Is A Popular New Way To Send Money, But Are There Risks?CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker has the story.
Unwanted Telemarketing Calls Could Mean $1,200 PayoutThousands of people who got a telemarketing call for Dish Network in 2010 or 2011 might be able to collect $1,200 per call. If you think that sounds too good to be true, you're not alone. Anna Werner reports.
Bill Murray Opens Caddyshack Restaurant in RosemontBill Murray is in Chicago for the grand opening of the Caddyshack Restaurant in Rosemont.
Dad Who Died Saving Girl From Pond Didn't Know Car Had Been RecalledA young father's death has automotive officials stressing the importance of recalls. Millions of vehicles on the road right now are under recalls and need to be repaired. CBS 2's Kenneth Craig reports.
Zuckerberg To Testify On Capitol Hill About Facebook Data ScandalFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be updating his status from Capitol Hill. He's expected to apologize once again for the social media site's mishandling of users' personal data when he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. CBS 2's John Schiumo reports.
EPA Rolling Back Vehicle Fuel Efficiency StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency is scrapping rules requiring vehicles to be more fuel efficient. The move comes as the head of the EPA is facing ethics questions. CBS 2's Weijia Jiang reports.
Two Communities One HistoryStudents from North Lawndale and Skokie got together to discuss their shared history.
2 Investigators Expose Ticket Sales TrapsWhen you go online to buy tickets for a play, a concert or sporting event, be sure you know who you are buying from. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports that clicking on the wrong link can cost you lots of extra money.
Millions Of Consumers Admit To Drunk ShoppingThe term "shop till you drop" is taking on a whole new meaning. A new survey finds millions of Americans are shopping while drinking, leading to some interesting decisions. CBS 2's Meg Oliver reports.
Consumer Protection Group Reminds Parents Of Tip-Over Danger From FurnitureIt's something many new parents don't think about; making sure furniture is secured to a wall so it can't be pulled down by curious toddler. Hundreds of children have been killed in tip-over accidents. CBS 2's Chris Martinez has an important reminder from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
CBS 2 Morning NewsMany newer cars feature automatic braking, rear cameras, and other sensors designed to help reduce crashes; but a new report card from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found some technology isn't making the grade. CBS 2's Kenneth Craig reports.
Facebook's New Messenger Kids App Gets Mixed Reviews From ParentsA coalition of child health advocates isn't feeling too friendly toward Facebook's new Messenger Kids app. CBS 2's Jericka Duncan explains why the group doesn't like it, but some parents do.
IRS Slow Notifying Identity Theft Victims Of FraudThe Equifax hack and others like it exposed the personal information of millions of Americans. Criminals can use stolen social security numbers to file for a tax refund in your name, but CBS 2's Ryan Kath found out the IRS can be slow in letting people know their identities have been stolen.