CBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the extended forecast.
Illinois Coronavirus Cases Surpass 10,000Gov. JB Pritzker, Illinois Public Heath Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, and other state officials have an update on the Illinois coronavirus response, and how crucial state workers are being protected.
Small Businesses Try To Apply For Loan Assistance Amid Coronavirus PandemicThe United States Chamber of Commerce says a new poll shows nearly a quarter of small businesses say they can only survive two more months before they have to permanently close.
Walmart Making Changes After COVID-19 Claims Lives of 2 Evergreen Park WorkersTwo Evergreen Park Walmart employees are dead after contracting the coronavirus.
The Chicago Steel Are Champions Even Without PlayoffsThe Chicago Steel had their historic season in the United States Hockey League cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic. But they have been named regular season champs
Illinois Lags Behind In Payments To Independent ContractorsWhile most people are looking to file unemployment or just make some cash, many professionals are owed thousands of dollars for work already finished, and there is no check in the mail.
Loved Ones Worried About Shortage Of Protective Gear For First Responders Thursday the Chicago Police Department was hit with the news of an officer's death related to COVID-19, and now the wife of a sergeant says more needs to be done to protect the staff.
2 Workers From Evergreen Park Walmart Die From COVID-19Two local Walmart employees are dead after contracting the coronavirus.
Ride Share Drivers Considered Essential But Stay-At-Home Order Has Crippled Their PayRide-share drivers are still considered essential, but the stay-at-home order has crippled their take home pay.
Convention Center Converted To COVID-19 Care CenterCBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports on the transformation at McCormick Place which is now set up to hold thousands of less-serious COVID-19 patients so as to not overwhelm hospitals with more critical patients.
Chicago Weather: First, A Little Rain Then Lots Of Sunshine This WeekendCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the extended forecast.
Medical Workers In Need Of Mobile Homes To Stay Near Loved OnesCBS 2's Marissa Parra reports on how a Facebook Group, RVs 4 MDs is helping healthcare workers stay close to their loved ones as they fight COVID-19.
CBS 2 Investigators: No Protective Gear For Officers At COVID-19 Testing SitesCBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini looks into why officers who are near potential COVID-19 patients aren't wearing protective gear.
McCormick Place Turns Into COVID-19 CenterCBs 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports on the transformation at the McCormick Place convention center into a space where medical professional can attend to COVID-19 patients without overwhelming hospitals.
Chicago Weather: Rain Returns OvernightCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a 10 p.m. RealTime Weather update for Thursday, April 2, 2020.
The Second City Launches Virtual PerformancesThe stage is dark due to COVID-19, but The Second City has launched sketch comedy performances via Zoom.
Mayor Lightfoot Picks David Brown For Police SuperintendentMayor Lori Lightfoot is appointing former Dallas Police Chief David Brown as the new permanent superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. CBS 2's Irika Sargent reports.
Woman Says She's Been Trying To File For Unemployment For WeeksWith a glitching system and calls that are never answered getting in the way for those trying to file for unemployment in Illinois, one woman said she has been stuck waiting not for days, but for weeks. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Police Employees Say They Don't Feel Safe At Work Amid COVID-19A total of 76 officers and staff have been infected with coronavirus and one officer has died. And some civilian employees say social distancing guidelines are not being followed at Public Safety Headquarters. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Man Who Had COVID-19 Says He Was Denied Service At Drive-Thru PharmacyDarnell Turner is now recovering from COVID-19. He said he tried to be honest about his status, and was refused service at a pharmacy drive-through. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Anthony Rizzo Donates Hot Meals To Frontline Medical WorkersWith coronavirus having put the baseball season on hold, the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is still at bat, donating hot meals to doctors and nurses on the front line of the fight against the virus. Rizzo talked remotely with CBS 2's Brad Edwards.
Family Urges Social Distancing After Retired Vietnam Vet And Cook County Sheriff's Police Investigator Dies Of COVID-19COVID-19 has now killed a Cook County man who dedicated his life to law enforcement and the military. His family is left with heartache and a lot of questions. The biggest one is how he contracted the virus before passing last week.
Desperation As Unemployment Claims Hit RecordMany say they are not able to get through to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Illinois Does Not Have Enough Money In Unemployment Fund Amid Surging ClaimsThe federal government was already worried about Illinois’ ability to pay unemployment benefits before COVID-19. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Jazz Icon And Pianist Ellis Marsalis Dies At The Age Of 85The father of several prominent musicians including Branford, Delfeayo and Wynton Marsalis passed away in New Orleans. It's reported he was a victim of the coronavirus.