The jackpot for a Queen of Hearts raffle at the McHenry VFW post keeps building and building, and is now more than $5 million.
Small Plane Crash Lands Near Aurora AirportA small plane crash-landed Thursday morning in a field near the Aurora Municipal Airport. The pilot and passenger both walked away without injuries.
Man Charged In Series Of Burglaries; Police Say He Might Be Linked To MoreA man has been charged with a string of burglaries on the South Side last month, and police said a distinct tattoo on his arm might link him to more crimes.
Homophobic Graffiti Sprayed On Rogers Park Apartment BuildingVandals tagged a Rogers Park apartment building with homophobic graffiti twice since last week, and police are investigating the incidents as a hate crime.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, Sept. 19, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has the latest 7-day forecast.
Electric Vehicle Sales On The Rise, But More Charging Stations Needed To Keep The Trend GoingElectric vehicles have become much more popular among environmentally conscious drivers, but fast-charging stations remain too few and far between for many drivers to reliably travel long distances.
Missionary Trying To Help Refugee Musician From Venezuela Come To U.S.As the situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate amid growing political unrest due to a bitter power struggle, a Chicago native is trying to help bring a young musician and his talents to the U.S.
Update Coming On Discovery Of 2,200 Fetal Remains In WIll CountyA week after more than 2,200 fetal remains were found in a late abortion doctor’s garage, investigators plan to shed more light on the disturbing discovery. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Mayor Outlines Proposed Zoning Rules For Recreational Marijuana SalesRecreational marijuana sales would be banned in most of downtown Chicago, and the rest of the city would be split into seven "cannabis zones" where legal pot dispensaries could operate under Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposed zoning rules. CBS 2's VI Nguyen reports.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, Sept. 18, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has the latest 7-day forecast.
NorthShore University HealthSystem Offering Free DNA TestsThe price of DNA testing to see if we are genetically more likely to develop certain health complications is dropping, but the benefits are still out of reach for many who can't afford it. One area hospital is now offering the tests free of charge to help patients better prepare for the health risks ahead. CBS 2 Morning Insider Vince Gerasole took the test and shares the changes he now has to make in his life.
Mom Organizes Protest, Says School Put Her Daughter Back In Class With BulliesA mother says Frankfort School District 157-C knowingly put her daughter in class with students who had bullied her before, so she’s organizing a protest. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Logan Square Shows The Love When Ice Cream Man Falls On Hard TimesPeople love the ice cream man, but some Logan Square residents are really showing how much they love Mario, an ice cream vendor who’s had one tough year.
Celebrity Shoutout App Cameo Makes LinkedIn List Of Top StartupsA hot new tech company called Cameo is the only Chicago firm to make LinkedIn’s 2019 “Top Startups” list, and they’re hiring. Cameo allows consumers to pay celebrities to give shoutouts to friends and family. CBS 2's Erin Kennedy reports.
No Increase In R. Kelly's Bond In Cook County; Woman Who Posted His Bail Can't Get Money BackThe woman who posted R. Kelly's bail earlier this year can't get her $100,000 back, and a judge also denied Cook County prosecutors' request to increase his bond on sexual assault and sexual abuse charges.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, Sept. 17, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the latest 7-day forecast.
Clarence George, Alleged Victim, Speaks Out About Claims Of Sexual Abuse By Rev. John SmythThe victim at the center of the first lawsuit involving the Rev. John Smyth spoke out this week. Clarence E. George Jr. claimed Smyth, the revered priest in charge of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, preyed on him for years. He first reached out exclusively to CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards.
Harding Park Gets Much-Needed Cleanup After Months Of QuestionsTime and time again the Morning Insiders found filthy conditions at Harding Park on the West Side. By late summer, the park finally got a makeover. Why did it take so long to clean it up? CBS 2’s Lauren Victory took that question to someone near the top of Chicago Park District.
CPD Officer Dies In SuicideA Chicago police officer died from suicide Monday night at the Bunker Hill Forest Preserve on the Northwest Side.
Amazon Hosting Job FairAmazon is hosting a nationwide job fair, looking to hire more than 30,000 people, including 400 new jobs for its office in downtown Chicago. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Families Escape North Lawndale FireFamilies escaped huge flames overnight, as a fire jumped from home to home in the North Lawndale neighborhood. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Matteson Students Walk Out Over Hiring Of Principal Barred From CPS Over Sexual MisconductHundreds of students in south suburban Matteson walked out of school on Monday, to protest the hiring of former principal Cedric Nolen, who had been placed on the “do not hire” list at the Chicago Public Schools due to allegations of sexual misconduct.
United Auto Workers On Strike At GM Factories, PlantsTens of thousands of United Auto Workers were on strike across the country on Monday, after they couldn’t reach an agreement on a new four-year contract with General Motors. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Cintya Corral Missing From Northwest IndianaPolice in northwest Indiana are searching for a mother of two who has been missing for nearly a week.
Matteson Students Plan Walkout To Protest Hiring Of Former Principal Accused Of Sexual MisconductStudents in south suburban Matteson plan to walk out of school on Monday, to protest the hiring of former principal Cedric Nolen, who had been placed on the “do not hire” list at the Chicago Public Schools due to allegations of sexual misconduct.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, Sept. 16, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the latest 7-day forecast.
Former University Of Illinois Professor Accused Of Assaulting Two WomenTwo former students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are accusing a former professor of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. They have filed a complaint in federal court, claiming the university is protecting Gary Xu, despite numerous allegations and complaints against him.
State Rep. Searches For Funds To Clean Up Irving Park 'Pigeon Poop Station,' Gets Pooped On During InterviewTalk about dumb luck during a Morning Insiders interview – near a very busy Chicago Transit Authority stop nicknamed the “pigeon poop station.” While we were shooting a follow-up story about the problems at the station, the unthinkable happened. CBS 2’s Lauren Victory was talking with a lawmaker who was fighting to fix the problem, and he fell victim to it right when the cameras were rolling.
GM Auto Workers Go On StrikeTens of thousands of United Auto Workers were on strike across the country on Monday, after they couldn’t reach an agreement on a new four-year contract with General Motors. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Man Killed In Near North Hit-And-RunA 44-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Monday morning in the Near North neighborhood. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.