Member Of Toni Preckwinkle's Security Team Fires Gun At Would-Be CarjackerCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is facing calls to come clean about a carjacking targeting a member of her security detail – a Forest Preserve police officer – who opened fire at the suspect outside her Hyde Park home last month. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Grundy County Sheriff's Officer Shot In MazonA Grundy County Sheriff's officer was shot Thursday evening in the village of Mazon.
President Biden Touts Business Vaccine Mandates During Visit To Elk Grove VillagePresident Joe Biden visited northwest suburban Elk Grove Village on Thursday, touring a local company to highlight the importance of COVID vaccine requirements. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Former NBA Players Indicted For Healthcare FraudEighteen former NBA players who made big bucks are now accused of submitting fake doctor bills to rip off the league's insurance plan. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports several players have Chicago area ties.
Residents Forced Out Of Their Homes After Edgewater Crane CollapseThe drill rig collapsed next to the Bryn Mawr Red Line station, and also halted trains and affected power lines. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Businesses Near Guaranteed Rate Field Hope For Boost From White Sox Being In PlayoffsThe playoff-bound White Sox arrived in Houston on Wednesday, ready to take on the Astros. But back on their home turf in the Bridgeport community, businesses are hoping the postseason hits a home run for their bottom lines. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Drill Rig Collapses, Knocks Out Power Near Bryn Mawr Red Line StationThe operator of the drill rig was able to escape safely, but a nearby building had to be evacuated. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Series Of Shootings Raises Concerns In Chicago's North Center NeighborhoodA virtual meeting will be held next week to address three different rolling shootout incidents that have happened in the North Center and West Lakeview areas over just the past few days. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Construction Rig Collapses In Edgewater Next To Bryn Mawr Red Line StopThe operator was drilling in the rig when it toppled over. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Man Accused Of Robbing Lombard Bank With Fireworks Taped To His WaistA Villa Park man was charged Tuesday with robbing a bank in Lombard with fireworks duct-taped to his waist that were made up to look like a bomb, and then texted his wife a photo of a wad of cash. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Fallout Over Lack Of Charges In Shoot-Out Leads To Shout-At Between Mayor Lightfoot, State's Attorney FoxxWhile Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanded answers about the lack of charges in a shootout on the West Side last week, State's Attorney Kim Foxx did not give specifics. In addition to insinuating that the mayor was lying, Foxx also criticized the mayor’s grounds as being politically motivated. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Angry Parents Pack School Board Meeting Over Fighting At Joliet High SchoolsThere weren’t even enough chairs inside the school board meeting to accommodate everyone who wanted to attend. As CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports, the majority of parents and faculty voiced frustration about what they described as a lack of consequences for fighting.
Women Coming To Chicago Abortion Clinics All The Way From Texas, Where Near-Total Ban Is In EffectIt has been more than a month since Texas' near-total ban on abortions went into effect - leading many women to cross state lines to neighboring states to the point where those states can barely keep up with demand. As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports, some are also now coming all the way to Chicago.
State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Says Police Brass Agree With Decision Not To File Charges In ShootoutMayor Lori Lightfoot called it “mind-boggling” that a gang shootout was caught on camera on the West Side, and still, there are no charges. But Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says that is not how it works – and the mayor knows it. CBS 2’s Chris Tye reports.
Mayor Lightfoot Not Backing Down After State's Attorney Foxx Accuses Her Of Lying About Decision Not To File ChargesCook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx took issue Tuesday with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s claim that prosecutors are not doing enough to fight crime, and now the mayor also has questions for Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
CPS To Announce New Quarantine Procedures From Public Health Dept.Chicago Public Schools officials will announce new quarantine procedures on Tuesday, after Mayor Lori Lightfoot earlier said the district has an issue with over-quarantining. CBS 2’s Mugo Odigwe details why CPS is taking this step.
Foxx Upset With Mayor After Calling For Charges In North Austin ShootoutA war of words between Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and Mayor Lori Lightfoot escalated on Tuesday, a day after the mayor called for charges in a shootout in the North Austin neighborhood, saying there is video evidence and officers who witnessed the crime.
Facebook Outage Has Serious Consequences For Small BusinessesFacebook and its platforms Instagram and What's App were down for some five hours Monday. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports on the damaging effect it had on small businesses that depend on them.
Officers Find Man Bleeding In Alley, But Then Rush To Save Residents From Lincoln Park FirePolice on Monday were first called to a Lincoln Park apartment building for a gunshot victim nearby, and then a fire broke out in the same building. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Cook County Prosecutors Have Declined Felony Charges In Schaumburg Stabbing, West Side ShootoutTwo recent Cook County criminal cases – one involving a shootout, the other a fatal stabbing – ended with a similar result of no felony charges at all. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Myths Debunked, History Examined, And Lessons Learned Upon The 150th Anniversary Of The Great Chicago FireThis week marks the 150th anniversary of the city’s signature disaster. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
City Defends Quiet Extension Of Contract For ShotSpotter Gunfire Detection TechnologyChicago Police took heat Monday for a controversial contract extension for the gunfire detection system known as ShotSpotter – an issue we have been uncovering at CBS 2 for months. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Man With Gunshot Wound Found In Lincoln Park Apartment Building, Fire Then Breaks OutThe Chicago police and fire departments were first called to a Lincoln Park apartment building for a gunshot victim, and then a fire broke out in the same building. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Many Questions After Auburn Gresham Building Custodian Is Shot, Killed By PoliceA well-liked custodian in an Auburn Gresham apartment building is dead after being shot by police Monday morning. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.