Mayor Lori Lightfoot is defending her decision to remove former Police Supt. Eddie Johnson from his position as the city’s top cop before an inspector general’s investigation is completed into Johnson’s drinking and driving incident, noting she has the discretion to fire any city commissioner for any reason she sees fit.
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Chicago Weather: Break From The Heat Won't LastCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has the latest 7-day forecast.
Museum Of Science And Industry To Reopen In AugustYou'll soon be able to visit one of the city's favorite museums again, for the first time in four months. The Museum of Science and Industry will open to the public on Aug. 1.
JoAnn Cunningham Faces Sentencing In Murder Of 5-Year-Old Son, AJ FreundWitness testimony is underway in a McHenry County courtroom, in the AJ Freund murder case. It's the sentencing hearing for his mother, JoAnn Cunningham, who admitted killing her 5-year-old son, after initially pleading not guilty. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
RealTime Weather: Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of Chicago AreaCBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the latest on severe storms approaching the Chicago area.
Chicago Weather: Storms On The Way For TonightCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis takes a look at the extended forecast.
Manny's Deli Pleads For Customers During The PandemicThe South Loop restaurant and deli has been around since the 1940s. But it's going through hard times because there are few people dining inside and there aren't enough carry out orders.
Mayor Warns City Will Go Back To Phase 3 If COVID Cases Keep RisingComparing herself to a mother who won't simply turn the car around if her kids are acting up, but one who will make them walk home, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday warned the city is "dangerously close" to possibly going back to Phase 3 of reopening. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
RealTime Weather: Rough Weather Ahead On WednesdayCBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the latest 7-day forecast.
RealTime Weather: Showers And Storms Coming TomorrowCBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the latest 7-day forecast.
Whihala Beach In Indiana To Close After Large Crowds Fail To Follow Social Distance GuidelinesA beach in northwest Indiana is being shut down to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Separated By Pandemic, Couple Reunites At Grace Point Place's New Backyard Beach In Oak LawnThis summer's been especially tough for our seniors, as many have been cooped up by the pandemic for months, but on Tuesday one special lady got a little taste of summer dropped off at her front door.
Chicago Weather: Mostly Sunny TuesdayCBS 2's Robb Ellis has a look at the forecast.
Preckwinkle On Opioid CrisisCook County's drug crisis is exploding. Heroin and other opioid overdoses are up 50%. And the coronavirus appears to be a major factor.
3 Arrested After Lake Shore Drive Crash, Accused Of Causing Collision To Rob VictimsPolice have arrested three people involved in a crash on Lake Shore Drive, saying they intentionally caused a collision, then robbed the people in the other car at gunpoint. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Sunny Day; Warmup AheadCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has the forecast.
Tax Day Is WednesdayIf you're filing for an extension, here's information you need to know.
Walgreens Lost $1.7B In 3Q As COVID-19 Tightened GripThe coronavirus pandemic pushed Deerfield-based Walgreens to a $1.7 billion loss it the most recent quarter with customers staying home or limiting shopping to essential supplies from grocery stores. Katie Johnston reports.
American Airlines Might Cancel Some Boeing 737 Max OrdersAmerican had 24 Max jets before they were grounded in March 2019. Katie Johnston reports.
Woman Shot While Riding In SUV On Dan Ryan Expressway; Southbound Lanes ReopenA woman was shot while riding in an SUV on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Monday morning.
After Another Bloody Weekend, Top Cop Says There Aren't Enough Opportunities To Offset CrimeAfter another weekend that saw dozens of people shot across the city, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said police can't stop the violence alone, especially when the biggest employer for many young people on the West Side is the illegal drug trade. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Widespread Damage In Elgin After StormsPowerful storms Thursday night left northwest suburban Elgin a mess, with several large trees ripped from the ground after powerful winds buffeted the area. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports
City Ordering Bars, Restaurants To Close At MidnightMayor Lori Lightfoot is ordering all bars, breweries, and restaurants that serve liquor to close at midnight, in an effort to further curb the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago.
PAWS Dog Of The Week: JustineJustine is a three-year-old terrier mix who's a little shy but lots of fun once she feels comfortable and she's looking for a loving home.
Police-Involved Shootout In Humboldt ParkThere was a shootout involving police conducting a drug investigation Friday morning in Humboldt Park.