Woman Charged After Getting Too Close To Bears At Yellowstone National ParkA woman from west suburban Carol Stream is facing criminal charges for a dangerous photo op at Yellowstone National Park.
South Side Couple Says Contractor Took Their Money And Left Rubble BehindA South Side couple reached out to us for help, sending us pictures after they said they were scammed out of thousands of dollars - with only rubble to show for it. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Remains Of Sgt. Arthur Countryman, Suburban Soldier Who Died In World War II, Return Home At LastAn American flag flew over the Stevenson Expressway Thursday for a suburban soldier who fought for his country - and died for his country. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Gunmen Shoot, Kill Barber, Customer In Front Of Multiple People At Lawndale BarbershopChildren and seniors were inside a West Side barbershop this week when two men walked in, found their target, and opened fire. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
CBS 2 Investigators Discover Speed Camera Sign Mistakes, And Get ResultsIf you recently got a speeding ticket in Chicago, you might not deserve it. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker discovered a big problem that may mean the city owes thousands of drivers a whole lot of money. And this report got results.
Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park Amid Growing COVID ConcernsAll attendees are required to have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or else a negative test. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Benefit Backlog Persists At IDESIt turns out that people filing for unemployment In Illinois still are not getting calls from the state. After waiting months, we are still hearing from people waiting and waiting on help from the state, with nowhere else to turn. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Illinois Unemployment Claims Remain At A High, Numbers Waiting For Callbacks Still RisingWith unemployment claims still at a high and calls for help still on the rise, we are not out of the woods in Illinois. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Chicago Weather: Breezy, Clear Night; Dangerous Beach ConditionsCBS 2 Meteorologist Tammie Souza has the 5 p.m. forecast for Thursday, July 29, 2021.
Crowds Turn Out For Lollapalooza With Negative COVID Tests, Vaccination Cards In HandThe show is going on for Lollapalooza in Grant Park beginning Thursday, despite concerns about rising COVID numbers. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Lightfoot Could Announce Vaccine Mandate For City Workers 'Soon'; Talks With Labor Unions UnderwayMayor Lori Lightfoot said she expects to announce soon whether city workers will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face regular testing for the virus, as her administration negotiates with various labor unions on what those rules could look like.
Cook County, Most Of Illinois Now Seeing 'Substantial' COVID Spread; CDC Urges Masks IndoorsCook County and several other counties in the Chicago area are now seeing “substantial” spread of COVID-19, according to data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meaning fully vaccinated people are asked to resume wearing masks indoors.
Cleanup Underway After Widespread Damage From Storms OvernightCrews are busy Thursday morning cleaning up damage from nasty overnight storms that quickly and powerfully swept through the Chicago area.
Some Bars Are Willing To Require Proof Of Vaccinations To Avoid Another ShutdownWith COVID-19 cases on the rise again – topping more than 2,000 cases for the first time Wednesday since early May – some Chicago area bar and restaurant owners say they are willing to do anything to avoid another shutdown. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Mayor, Fire Commissioner Infuriated By Revelation That Firefighter-EMT Charged With Rape Remains On JobThere was major fallout from city officials Wednesday, amid revelations that a firefighter-EMT is still on the job after being charged with raping a woman he knew. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Loop Stores Hope Turn Profit As Lollapalooza Crowds ReturnStarting Thursday, the masses return to Grant Park for the first Lollapalooza in two years, and there are, of course, a lot of people hoping to cash in on those crowds. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Kankakee County At Bottom For COVID-19 Vaccination Rates In Northern IllinoisNowhere in northern Illinois has a lower COVID-19 vaccination rate than Kankakee County, where not even four of every 10 people have gotten vaccinated. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Chicago Board Of Education, Teachers At Odds Over CPS Budget PlanThe Chicago Board of Education will be talking about the Chicago Public Schools' budget proposal in its meeting on Wednesday, but the Chicago Teachers Union wants the district to overhaul its spending plan to provide more support for students dealing with trauma. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Woman Pays Plumber To Fix Sewage Backup, Only To Find Out It Was On City PropertyA CBS 2 viewer contacted us after she got fed up with raw sewage seeping into her Bronzeville home. But when she tried to fix it, she ran into costly trouble – and she now has a warning for others. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Cook County Jail Inmates Pledge To Change Ways And Help Fight Violence In ChicagoIn an unorthodox approach to fighting violence in Chicago, a motivational speaker is taking a message directly to the maximum-security inmates at the Cook County Jail. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reports, the approach involves people accused of committing crimes being motivated to try to stop them.
Some Fans Are Unloading Lollapalooza Tickets Due To Worries About COVID-19Fans scooped up tickets for Lollapalooza as soon as they went on sale – but on Tuesday night, 48 hours away from the opening act – some have chosen not to go. And as CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports, concerns over the coronavirus and specifically the Delta variant may be to blame.
Chicago Firefighter-EMT Charged With Raping Someone Is Still On The JobA Chicago firefighter-EMT stands charged with raping someone he knows – but call 911 for help, and he may still be the one who responds. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
West Side Teens Get Some Maritime Experience Out In Lake Michigan On BoatsSailing is new experience for some Chicago teenagers. As CBS 2's Jim Williams reports, a West Side pastor and community leader is hoping the maritime life shows the kids a world of possibilities.
Woman Dead After Police Shooting; She Dragged Dolton Officer With Her Car And Crashed Into BuildingA woman is dead and two police officers are in serious condition after a confrontation at a drive-thru restaurant that ended with shots fired by police and a crash in Dolton early Tuesday morning. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.