Business is bouncing back, with some optimistic updates from the city after a rough 18 months, especially for the bars and restaurants forced to close then try to stay open through months of COVID-19 restrictions. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Chicago Weather: A Few Flurries ThursdayCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.
Top Of Target Truck Sheared Off When It Hits Metra Viaduct In DeerfieldA Target truck driver may have taken a bad shortcut in Deerfield and ended up smashing into a Metra train underpass.
Family In Fight With School District After Boy With Autism Was Humiliated At SchoolA teenager with autism was humiliated to the point where he did not want to return to school – and his parents say it is for a good reason. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
DHS Says COVID Relief Loan Fraud Is Widespread, With Huge Case In Chicago AreaThe feds let us in Wednesday on how they are cracking down on those who stole from the government, and also giving us insight on one of the largest COVID fraud schemes in the country – operating in Chicago. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Authorities Reveal Top Cars Being Stolen In Chicago CarjackingsChicago prosecutors and members of the area’s Carjacking Task Force held a webinar Wednesday night, revealing the top cars people are stealing.
2 Seniors Hit, Killed By Senior Driver In MidlothianAn elderly brother and sister were killed Wednesday afternoon when a driver who was also elderly struck two pedestrians in a parking lot in south suburban Midlothian, and then crashed into an Illinois Secretary of State's Office driver's service facility. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.
Alphonso Joyner Charged With Shooting, Killing Woom Sing Tse, 71, In ChinatownA man has been charged with opening fire and taking the life of 71-year-old Woom Sing Tse in Chinatown this week.
New Casino ProposalsIllinois is closer to getting two new casinos.
Chicago Doctors Concerned As COVID Case Numbers Spike Throughout The StateDoctors at one hospital warn, it's those who are not vaccinated flooding emergency rooms and stressing the system. CBS 2's Jim Williams has the story.
Mother On A Mission For A Special Christmas For Son Following Deadly FireAfter a deadly fire on Chicago's Southwest Side, a mother is on a mission to make this Christmas special for her son.
Friends, Family Horrified By Murder Of Woom Sing Tse In ChinatownTse, 71, was shot and killed while walking to get a newspaper in broad daylight Tuesday. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
Driver Hits 2 Pedestrians Outside Midlothian Secretary Of State's OfficePolice said an elderly driver suffered a medical problem, causing him to crash into several parked cars, and hit two pedestrians, before hitting a driver's service facility at 144th and Pulaski in Midlothian.
Prosecutors, Defense Make Final Cases In Jussie Smollett TrialThe jury began deliberating mid-afternoon on Wednesday, after both sides presented their closing arguments in the case, with prosecutors telling jurors they presented a clear-cut case that the former "Empire" actor orchestrated a fake hate crime against himself as a publicity stunt, and the defense calling the prosecution's case a "house of cards." CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Serial Stowaway Marilyn Hartman Fit To Stand TrialSerial stowaway Marilyn Hartman has been deemed fit to stand trial.
A Perspective To Latest Illinois Spike In COVID CasesIllinois has seen a recent spike of COVID cases during the week -- here's a closer look into the numbers to provide a little perspective.
Bears QB Justin Fields Says He's 'In Pain' But Ready For Sunday's GameCBS 2's Matt Zahn has an update on the Bears quarterback and how he's getting ready for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.
Bronzeville Small Business Owner Has Major Shipping Struggles With Local Post OfficeA woman- and minority-owned business in Bronzeville is booming, but issues and delays with the Post Office are so bad that the owner says their bottom line is actually suffering. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Jury Begins Deliberations In Jussie Smollett TrialA Cook County jury has begun deliberations in the Jussie Smollett trial, deciding whether or not they believe he orchestrated a phony hate crime against himself nearly three years ago, or was really attacked by two brothers in Streeterville. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Police Dog Sniffs Out $100,000 In A Chicago Woman's Suitcase In Dallas AirportA police dog at a Dallas airport sniffed out a big stash of money in the baggage of a Chicago woman.
Video Shows Shooting That Killed Woom Sing Tse In ChinatownDisturbing new video shows a killer opening fire and taking the life of 71-year-old Woom Sing Tse in Chinatown this week. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
Chicago Artists Remember Fashion Icon Virgil AblohHis impact was infinite. From renovating basketball facilities in Garfield park, building a state park in Ghana to what he's known for best: bridging the gap between streetwear and luxury brands.
Chicago Weather: Sunshine Returns WedensdayCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.
Sweeping New Illinois Laws Will Give Privacy Protections To Sexual Assault VictimsWith a pair of new laws that strengthen privacy protections for sex crime survivors set to take effect in January, Cook County court officials face a daunting task: removing personal information from tens of thousands of files. CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards reports.
Supply Chain Issues Are Holding Up Repairs For Marquette Park PlaygroundThe supply chain delays continue, and that is impacting Chicago communities in ways you might not expect. CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra found one example Tuesday on the city’s Southwest Side.