One person is dead after an early morning rollover crash on the Stevenson Expressway near Weber Road, in southwest suburban Bolingbrook.
See You Later, Alligator! Humboldt Park Gator Caught At LastA five-foot alligator eluded capture for several days last week in the lagoon at Humboldt Park, but after a gator expert from Florida was brought in with a new strategy for luring the critter out of hiding, the elusive gator was finally caught early Tuesday morning. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Lockport Standoff Ends PeacefullyA standoff with a gunman in southwest suburban Lockport came to a peaceful end after nearly six hours Monday night, when a man with an assault rifle surrendered to police.
Police Donate $170 To Naperville Sisters' Lemonade Stand After Charity Money StolenIt was the ultimate case of turning lemons into lemonade. Naperville police showed up in force at a charity lemonade stand to make a generous donation, after someone stole the money two sisters were raising for Feeding America.
Elusive Alligator Captured In Humboldt Park LagoonA four-foot alligator has been caught in Humboldt Park, a week after it was first spotted in the lagoon.
How To Guard Against Excessive Damage Fees When Renting A CarDamage to a rental car turned into a $7,600 bill for a Chicago couple. They said they didn't even cause the small dent that turned into a huge bill. What can you do to avoid that situation? CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory has some advice.
$60 Rental Car Turns Into $7,600 Bill For DamagesA dream trip to Florida turned into a nightmare for a Logan Square couple, when a $60 rental car reservation turned into a $7,600 bill. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, July 16, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros has the latest 7-day forecast.
Boy Rescued From Lake Michigan After Drifting Away On Inflatable DuckBystanders rushed into Lake Michigan to save a toddler Monday afternoon, after the boy started drifting away on an inflatable yellow duck.
Kierra Coles' Family Holds Out Hope Missing Pregnant Woman Will Be FoundFamily and friends of missing Chicago postal worker Kierra Coles on Monday urged police to step up their investigation into the pregnant woman’s mysterious disappearance.
No Sign Of Expected Immigrant Deportation CrackdownThere have been no reports of undocumented immigrants being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents as had been expected this weekend, but people living in the Latino community on the city’s Southeast Side say they’re still on edge. CBS 2's Cesar Rodriguez reports.
Divvy Bike Rider Critically Injured In Hit-And-RunA 25 year-old woman was critically injured late Sunday night when she was struck by a car while riding a Divvy bike. CBS 2's Cesar Rodriguez reports.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, July 15, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros has the latest 7-day forecast.
New Strategy For Trying To Catch Gator At Humboldt Park LagoonThe city announced new plans Sunday night to try and trap an alligator in the Humboldt Park lagoon, after the reptile has so far eluded Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police, Chicago Animal Care and Control teams, and a man who calls himself Alligator Bob.
How Many Drivers Stop For Pedestrians At Crosswalks?Signs are everywhere on Illinois streets, reminding drivers to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk, even if there’s no stop sign, but does anyone really yield for pedestrians? CBS 2's Erin Kennedy reports.
Pace Launching New Pulse Line Rapid Transit In AugustYou'll soon see big purple buses along Milwaukee Avenue on the Northwest Side of Chicago and neighboring suburbs. Pace's new Pulse Line service is aiming to change public transit. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Durbin Says Feds Not Prepared To House Immigrants Caught Up In ICE RaidsIn two days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents could begin conducting raids to arrest and deport thousands of undocumented immigrants across the nation, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he’s concerned about where people who are detained in the Chicago area will be housed.
R. Kelly Charged By Feds In Chicago And New YorkR. Kelly is back behind bars, facing new sex crime charges, this time at the federal level, in both Chicago and New York. He faces charges of child pornography, sex trafficking, obstruction of justice, and more. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Illinois' Unemployment Claims Website Up And Running Again After Database ErrorA sigh of relief for people waiting for their unemployment checks in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Employment Security has fixed a database error that delayed nearly 30,000 unemployment checks this week.
Former Jail Guard Pleads Guilty To Beating InmateA former Cook County correctional officer caught on video repeatedly punching an inmate has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, July 12, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros has the latest 7-day forecast.
Lemonbrat Costumes Making A Name For Itself In The Furry CommunityA Chicago company is making a name for itself in the furry community for the wild and colorful costumes it makes by hand.
Professor Speaks Well Of Brendt Christensen Before Slaying Of Yingying ZhangA Wisconsin physics professor contends a former University of Illinois doctoral student convicted in the death of a Chinese scholar was a good student before the crime.
New Charges Filed Against R. KellyR. Kelly is facing new criminal charges, after he was indicted in federal court. He was arrested Thursday night on 13 federal charges and will be in court on Friday. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
R. Kelly Arrested On Federal ChargesR. Kelly was arrested in Chicago Thursday night on 13 new federal charges including child pornography and obstruction of justice. CBS News reports he's also facing a separate federal indictment in New York.
New Safety Measures For Race To MackinacThe 111th annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac begins on Friday, with new safety measures in place after the death of sailor Jon Santarelli in last year’s race. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Man Dangles From Back Of Semi-Trailer On Dan Ryan ExpresswayA man hitched a ride on a semi-trailer truck in the most dangerous way possible, by clinging to the back of the trailer.
Man Dies In Car Wash AccidentA 45-year-old man died after he was crushed in machinery at a Jefferson Park car wash overnight.
Police Investigation Finds No Misconduct In Arrest Of Black Patient On IVAn independent investigator has found no evidence of police misconduct or racial bias in the arrest of a black patient who was accused by a white security officer of stealing equipment when he stepped outside a northern Illinois hospital last month while still attached to an IV stand.
Escaped Inmate Captured In IndianaAn inmate who escaped from the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City on Wednesday has been captured.