Currently, Illinois doesn't allow parole for inmates who were sentenced after 1978, regardless of how young they were when they committed a crime.
Jussie Smollett Takes The Witness Stand At His TrialJussie Smollett took the witness stand on Monday to tell jurors his side of the story about the 2019 attack that police and prosecutors have said was a hoax. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Salvation Army Volunteers Box Up Meals For The Holiday SeasonThis week, they'll be packing up 16,000 boxes of food. Turkeys, chickens, stuffing and gravy. Everything for a holiday feast. Those boxes will be shipped to all 28 Salvation Army centers across the Chicago area.
Wind Advisory In Effect; Temperature Drop MondayCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
Chicago Teachers Union Demanding Action After Over 100 People In Woodlawn In QuarantineIn the past two weeks, 20 cases of COVID were reported. There were seven cases on Friday, causing 113 people into quarantine.
Jussie Smollett Trial Resumes; Will He Take The Stand?We're still waiting to see if Jussie Smollett will take the stand and testify in his trial before the defense rests its case. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
Chicago Firefighters Help Deliver Letters To Santa At Macy's On State StreetThey rushed to the Macy's on State Street to deliver 2,500 letters to Santa. The jolly old elf himself led the firefighters to the mailbox, as the reindeer helpers cheered.
Chicago Weather: Mostly Sunny SundayCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has a check on the extended forecast.
2's Got Your Ticket: Melissa Gilbert Stars In "When Harry Met Rehab'The nation watched Melissa Gilbert grow up for almost a decade on one of the most enduring shows of the 1970s on "Little House on the Prairie." She's now center stage in a new comedy, "When Harry Met Rehab." CBS 2 entertainment reporter Vince Gerasole sat down with the actress, who's kept the prairie close to her heart.
Mother Of Jelani Day Demands Federal Hate Crime Investigation Of Illinois State Grad Student Found DeadHis mother, Carmen Bolden Day, joined Reverend Jesse Jackson at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters with her attorney, Ben Crump. They want a federal hate crime investigation into what led up to Jelani's death.
Wolfpack Junior Football Team Heading To Florida For National ChampionshipsA super-sized send-off is underway in Jackson Park for the undefeated Wolfpack junior football team, as they head to Florida to compete for a national championship.
Police Search For Three Men In Smash And Grab At Clothing Store In South LoopPolice are investigating after three men broke into a clothing store in the South Loop near Roosevelt and Wells.
Officers Involved In Botch Raid Of Anjanette Young Attend HearingAt least one of the officers facing suspension or possible termination after the botched raid at Anjanette Young's apartment will plead not guilty to all charges. there was a police board hearing Friday.
New State Grants To Help Daycare CentersOn Thursday morning, Governor JB Pritzker announced a new round of financial relief for licensed daycares in the state. This latest round will give out $300 million in grants.
New Children And Family Center Opens In Little Village, Supporting Mental Health InitiativesThe Center for Children and Families Clinic is reopening in Little Village. The 2,000-square-foot facility near 26th and Harding includes therapy rooms for kids.
Chicago Weather: Unseasonably Warm TempsCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has a look at the forecast.
Gold Coin Worth $1,800 Dropped Into The Salvation Army Red Kettle In St. CharlesA gold coin worth approximately $1,800 was dropped into one of The Salvation Army red kettles in St. Charles.
Obama's Return To Chicago To Celebrate The Holiday SeasonFormer President Barack and Michelle Obama are back in Chicago Thursday and Friday to celebrate the holiday season with the city's South Side and their foundation.
Wisconsin Democratic Lawmakers Want To Change Gun Laws For MinorsDemocratic state lawmakers in Wisconsin want to change the state's gun laws for minors following the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
Mother Of Darrell Brooks Wants 'Broken System' To Be Fix In A Released LetterThe man accused of plowing his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin a week and a half ago says he feels like he's being demonized.
Buffalo Grove Police Shoot & Kill Man Who Fired Shots From Two GunsPolice in Buffalo Grove shot and killed a man who approached them with a gun in each hand and started shooting early Thursday morning.
Chicago Weather: A Few CloudsCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has a look at the forecast.
Truck Stolen From Portage Park Car DealershipA truck was stolen from a car dealership in Portage Park during a break in early Wednesday morning.
Rotating Christmas Tree Goes Through The Roof Jefferson Park HomeThis isn't your average Christmas tree - it goes through the roof of this Jefferson Park home.
Chicago Commemorates World AIDS Day With Garden DedicationThe two acre garden is at Lake Shore Drive and Belmont at an area nicknamed the Belmont Rocks. It's a special place for the LGBT community.