After Brendt Christensen was convicted in the death of Yingying Zhang, her mother was overcome with grief.
Driving School Shuts Down; Students Left In LimboFor many teenagers, there’s nothing more exciting than getting their driver's license, but almost 200 people are now in a tailspin after a northwest suburban driving school suddenly shut its doors. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
1 Killed, 2 Wounded In Pair Of Roseland ShootingsA 15-year-old boy was killed and two young men were wounded in a pair of shootings in less than an hour Monday night in the Roseland neighborhood.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, July 23, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros has the latest 7-day forecast.
Immigrant Rights Groups To Protest Customs And Border Protection Conference In ChicagoWith the blessing of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, several groups plan to rally outside the Marriott Marquis Chicago on Tuesday after the hotel decided to host a two-day U.S. Customs and Border Protection conference.
How Can You Lower Your Cook County Property Tax Bill?Some Cook County taxpayers are suffering sticker shock. We've been warning you about property tax bills that are soaring, in some cases as much as 45 percent. Before you cut that fat check for the government next week, the Morning Insiders are searching for solutions. CBS 2's Lauren Victory shows you how to lower your tax bill.
Finding Solutions To EpiPen ShortageFor over a year, families have been struggling to overcome a shortage of EpiPens--a life-saving shot for those with severe allergies.There are now alternatives, such as a product called Auvi-Q, a recently available substitute for the hard to locate EpiPen. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Best Ways To Appeal Your Property TaxesWhen it comes to easing the pain of property taxes, residents have three options. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory covers them all Tuesday morning, 4:30 AM-7AM.
Buyer Beware: More Hotels Charging Hidden FeesFrom high-end resorts to budget hotels, you could face hidden extra fees when you book a room while traveling. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory shares some of the hidden fees she found to help you avoid getting taken.
Hidden Fees At Hotels Draw Travelers' Ire; 'It’s Sticker Shock When You Check Out'New hidden fees charged by hundreds of hotels are stirring outrage for travelers, and the nation’s capital is even suing the world’s largest hotel chain for what it calls “straight-forward price deception.” CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, July 22, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros has the latest 7-day forecast.
Extended Netting Ready For First White Sox Game Since All-Star BreakWhite Sox fans headed to the game Monday night against the Miami Marlins will notice a big change at Guaranteed Rate Field, as the protective netting now stretches from foul pole to foul pole. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Warnings For Boaters And Swimmers On Lake MichiganHigh waves will make being on Lake Michigan dangerous for swimmers and boaters alike on Monday. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Pitchfork Planning Ahead For Extreme HeatPitchfork Music Festival kicks off Friday afternoon in Union Park on the Near West Side, and organizers are taking extra precautions to prepare for the intense heat in Chicago on Friday and Saturday.
Garfield Park Conservatory's 60-Year-Old Agave Is Blooming, For The First And Last TimeA 60-year-old agave plant is finally blooming at the Garfield Park Conservatory. What makes this so special is it only happens once, and then it dies.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, July 19, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros has the latest 7-day forecast.
Cal Side Marina Accused Of Holding Another Boat HostageCandace Burns tried to sell her boat at Cal Side Marina last year, but she said the marina is now holding it hostage, after claiming she owes more than she agreed to pay to fix its engine. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker digs deeper into problems with the marina.
Some Airlines Betting On 737 Max Flying Again By Fall, But Travel Expert Thinks That's UnlikelyIt might be July, but it’s not too early to think about planning for holiday travel, and if you’re flying, you could get booked on a Boeing 737 Max, even though the jets remain grounded due to safety concerns after two fatal crashes. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
2 People Injured In Carnival Ride Accidents In Plainfield And MidlothianTwo people were injured Thursday night when two carnival rides broke down at separate carnivals in south suburban Midlothian and southwest suburban Plainfield.
Hot Weather Hacks: Tips To Stay Cool During Excessive Heat In ChicagoWith temperatures expected to feel well above 100 degrees, CBS 2 has some tips to stay cool.
Apollo 11 Anniversary Inspiring Future Scientists At Museum Of Science And Industry Fab LabAs the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaches, the historic flight is still dazzling and inspiring future scientists. CBS 2’s Derrick Young talked to some young women creating their dreams at a camp at the Museum of Science and Industry.
5 Hurt In Lake Michigan Boat CrashFive people were injured, two of them critically, when a boat crashed into a breakwall Thursday night in Lake Michigan near Buckingham Fountain.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, July 18, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologists Robb Ellis and Megan Glaros have the latest 7-day forecast.
DePaul Student's Face And Neck Slashed In Lincoln ParkA DePaul University student was in critical condition Thursday morning, after she was found with her face and neck slashed near campus in Lincoln Park.
Woman's Boat Being Held Hostage At Cal Side MarinaThe scorching temperatures over the next few days just beg for a boat ride with a nice lake breeze; but one Chicago woman is docked, with the boat she recently bought stuck on dry land. CBS 2 Investigator found several things about the sale just don’t add up.
Wrong Police Raids: Inspector General Launches Investigation, Mayor Lori Lightfoot Calls For ReformWrong raids. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini's work dates back almost a year, showing you case after case of police raiding the wrong homes and traumatizing children. Now this morning, a promise of action and change.
Where Can You Beat The Heat The Next Few Days?The extreme heat is something to keep in mind as you start your day, because it will build throughout the day. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Man Killed In West Side Hit-And-RunA man was found dead in the street in the Austin neighborhood early Wednesday morning, and police believe he was the victim of a hit-and-run crash.
Developer Hasn't Lived Up To 2016 Promise To Quickly Rehab Vacant Pullman HomesThe historic Pullman community, home to the nation’s first industrial planned community, is undergoing a massive renovation, but promises of a quick turnaround have yet to materialize. That’s causing some frustrated homeowners to turn to CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker to find out what the holdup is all about.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, July 17, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the latest 7-day forecast.