In the dark of night in July 2020, the city of Chicago took down a statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park, after multiple clashes between protesters and police. The site looks very different now, but one thing has not changed. The site where the statue once stood is still lit up every night, and one of our viewers wanted to know why.
Chicago Weather: Slight Warmup ComingCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Friday, Nov. 26, 2021.
Oak Street Illuminated With New Holiday Light DisplayHoliday shopping was as festive as could be this Black Friday night on Oak Street right off the Mag Mile.
Thieves Fill Garbage Bags With Loot At Southwest Side Foot LockerA Foot Locker in the West Elsdon neighborhood was hit by a group of grab-and-run thieves early Friday evening.
Police Need Help Identifying West Side Murder SuspectPolice are looking to identify a man involved in a shooting in the North Lawndale area this past Saturday.
U.S., Multiple Other Countries Sound Alarm On Omicron COVID-19 VariantThe world is watching as a potentially dangerous new variant of COVID-19 has prompted the U.S. to lock down travel from South Africa and seven other African countries. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.
Longtime Head Of Brazilian Olympic Committee Sentenced For Corruption In Vote That Won Rio 2016 OlympicsCarlos Arthur Nuzman, the longtime head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee who helped Rio de Janeiro beat out Chicago for the 2016 Summer Olympics, has been sentenced to 30 years and 11 months in jail for corruption.
Crowds Of Shoppers Downtown Are Thrilled To Be Out Again This Black FridayHoliday crowds flooded downtown Chicago all day and into the night this Black Friday – in a way we haven’t seen in two years. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Bears Legend Dan Hampton Faces Drunken Driving ChargeFormer Chicago Bears defensive lineman Dan Hampton was recently arrested charged with driving while intoxicated in Northwest Indiana, officials said Friday.
Employees Out Of Work After Fire At Golden Dagger In Lincoln ParkThe Golden Dagger bar and live music venue in Lincoln Park was damaged by a fire early Friday morning.
Former Chicago Bear Dan Hampton Was Recently Arrested On Driving While Intoxicated ChargesFormer Chicago Bears defensive lineman Dan Hampton was recently arrested charged with driving while intoxicated in Northwest Indiana, officials said Friday.
Shoppers Look For Black Friday Deals Despite Supply Chain ChallengesThis Black Friday, bargain hunters did something we haven’t seen in over a year – they showed up in person. CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports.
Chicago Weather: Warmer Temps Over The WeekendCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis with Chicago's forecast.
3 Stores In And Around Wicker Park Hit By Thieves OvernightShoppers returned to stores this Black Friday, but criminals did too. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
President Biden Restricts Air Travel From South Africa Due To New COVID VariantStarting Monday, the U.S. will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other African countries. Officials say it's a decision made out of an abundance of caution, but the concern is real.
Salvation Army Gives Out Thousands Of Meals To Chicagoans In Need This ThanksgivingThe Salvation Army took on a mission to help those in need this Thanksgiving – with an effort to serve thousands of meals. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Chicago Weather: Clear And Cold OvernightCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.
Runners Gather For Edison Park Turkey Trot, Raising Funds For CharityRunners gathered on the city’s Far Northwest Side this Thanksgiving for the annual Edison Park Turkey Trot.
Chicago Reaches Goal Of 77% First-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage EarlyThe city of Chicago reached a milestone this week of getting 77 percent of all residents having at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
University Of Chicago Surgeons Perform Two Heart Transplants On Thanksgiving DayThe University of Chicago Medicine performed two heart transplants this Thanksgiving Day – bringing the total for the year to a record 55, and bringing an immeasurable amount of gratitude to two families.
Cardinal Cupich Helps Serve Thanksgiving Meal To Those In NeedSome folks who might otherwise not have had a hot meal found their plates and hearts full this Thanksgiving Day.
Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade Returns After Pandemic CancellationThe Chicago Thanksgiving Parade returned Thursday and featured the traditional, large high-flying balloons.
Brazen Armed Thieves Steal Cars In Half-Hour Multi-Town Crime SpreeA brazen suburban crime spree was caught on camera this week, as armed thieves roamed from town to town stealing or trying to steal cars. CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports.
Search On For 2 Suspects In Shooting That Killed Kevin Tinker Jr., 14, In RoselandPolice on Thursday were asking for help from the public in identifying two suspects in a shooting that killed a 14-year-old boy in Roseland this past weekend. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Woman Is Target Of Carjacking In Parking Lot Of Mercy HospitalA woman was carjacked Thursday in the parking lot of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Bronzeville. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.