Thousands of working parents have been left scrambling for childcare as Chicago Public Schools goes to all remote learning for the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Cooler-Than-Normal Pattern PersistsCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.
Monitoring The Fallout Of The First Presidential Debate On Social MediaChaos seems to be the word on social media that is the through-line. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
After Mother Is Left Homeless Because Tenant Refuses To Leave Property, A Kind Stranger Steps InA young mother and her 5-year-old daughter were stuck sleeping in their car, after the tenant in a piece of residential property the woman owns refused to move out.
What's Going On With IDES Dropped Calls?Dozens of unemployed people have told us they’ve waited weeks for a phone call back from IDES only to get disconnected. What’s going on? CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker reports.
Chicago A Hot Topic On Social Media During Presidential DebatePresident Donald Trump brought up gun violence in Chicago during his first 2020 presidential debate with Joe Biden on Tuesday, and the topic took off on social media. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
COPA Releases Video Connected To Shooting Of Latrell Allen By CPD Officers In EnglewoodThe Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Tuesday released video and other documentation of the shooting and wounding of Latrell Allen by police in Englewood – an incident that was linked to an all-night looting spree in and around the downtown area hours later. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
President Trump Brings Up Shootings In Chicago During First DebatePresident Donald Trump brought up shootings in Chicago as he attacked Democratic rival Joe Biden on the issue of law and order in the first 2020 presidential debate Tuesday night.
Cubs Work Out Ahead Of First Game Of Playoff SeriesThe Cubs are playoff vets compared to the young Marlins, but that might not matter in a short best-of-three series.
The Power Of Television In Presidential Debates, From Kennedy And Nixon In 1960 To TodaySixty years ago this past Saturday, Studio 1 at the old CBS Chicago building at 630 N. McClurg Ct. hosted the first presidential debate ever televised. It really illustrated the power of TV, and as CBS 2's Jim Williams reports, there is more history to be made.
IHSA Files Lawsuit For Kids To PlayCBS 2's Meredith Barack reports the lawsuit, filed in DuPage County, is on behalf of student-athletes whose season have been so far, ruined by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Getting Second-By-Second Debate Insights Through Social Media ToolsWe’ll be watching the presidential debate Tuesday night for cues about which messages are landing with voters. CBS 2’s’ Chris Tye is working with some unique social media tools to give us second-by-second insights.
Mail-In Ballots Could Mean Election Outcome Isn't Known In Wisconsin On Nov. 3Some are predicting that Wisconsin may not be decided until well after Election Day on Nov. 3. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Chicago Weather: Rain On The WayCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the forecast.
Celebrating The White Sox In The Playoffs During The PandemicCBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports despite a few tables filled on Tuesday, businesses around the ballpark have slumping sales thanks to COVID-19.
Experts Believe Wisconsin Could Be The Key Battleground State In 2020 Presidential RaceThe first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival former Vice President Joe Biden will be held in Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday night, but the presidential race could hinge on the swing state of Wisconsin. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Fidel Marquez Pleads Guilty To Bribery ChargesFidel Marquez, a politically connected former ComEd executive, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to federal bribery charges, admitting he helped give out jobs, contracts, and payments to allies of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan in an effort to influence legislation beneficial to the utility giant.
COVID-19 Cluster In Lake CountyCBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports the cluster is centered around an adult volleyball game.
A Big Chill Will Be Sticking AroundCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.
Bar Owner Says Eased Pandemic Rules Will Mean Everything For BusinessEased pandemic restrictions are on the way for local bars and restaurants, and one bar owner tells CBS 2's Tara Molina the new rules mean everything.
Streets And Sanitation Supervisor Under Investigation After Racist Text MessageA city employee says her heart sank when her supervisor texted a message with the N-word, while on the job. Only on CBS 2, that text is now the subject of an investigation, and the recipient of the message shared her story with CBS 2's Tim McNicholas.
Lawsuit Coming In Hopes Of Getting Illinois Student Athletes Back On FieldA lawsuit is soon expected to be filed by some parents in hopes of putting Illinois student athletes back in play. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
IDES Callback Message To Leah ChiestderLeah Chiestder contacted CBS 2 saying she was 'livid' about this callback message from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Woman 'Livid' After Receiving Troubling Callback Message, Yawn From IDES EmployeeImagine being out of work, waiting weeks to get a call back from the state’s unemployment office – and then when you do, the caller not only yawns, but says he has no idea what the problem is. That is what happened to one south suburban woman who sent the voicemail to CBS 2. Political Investigator Dana Kozlov talked with her Monday night.
Mom Warns Parents After Toddler Nearly Lost Eyesight From Playing With Squirting Bath ToysA Plainfield mom has an urgent warning for parents after her toddler was not only hospitalized but could also have permanent eye damage from a bath toy you may have in your home.