A small-town tree talker out of St. John, Indiana has grabbed nationwide attention. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Chicago Weather: Light Snow Continues OvernightCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.
Violent Crime On CTA Buses, Trains Is At A Six-Year HighThree people were stabbed on a Red Line platform downtown this week. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reports, the attack highlights a growing problem with crime on the Chicago Transit Authority.
Trucks Keep Getting Stuck Under Lake Street Green Line Tracks On West SideFor some truck drivers, all they can do is guess and hope they are able to make it under the Chicago Transit Authority Green Line viaduct over Lake Street on the city’s West Side. But some drivers end up getting stuck, and blocking traffic for hours. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
Attorneys On R. Kelly's Team File To Withdraw From Chicago Federal CaseAttorneys Steve Greenberg and Michael Leonard want out of R. Kelly’s federal criminal case in Chicago.
Acting Chicago Postmaster Eddie Morgan Jr. Out After Just 7 MonthsActing Chicago Postmaster Eddie Morgan Jr. has left his post after only seven months, the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday.
Women From Wisconsin And Illinois Still Missing Over A Week After Panama Plane CrashA plane carrying five people – including a retired Illinois schoolteacher – went down in Panama earlier this month. Amazingly, three people were found alive afterward. But the teacher and another educator were still missing more than a week later Friday. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Chicago Police Officers Connect With Community During Coffee With A Cop Event In GreshamChicago Police officers across the city Friday are connecting with the community and helping those who inspire to become one.
Hundreds Of Students Walk Out, Protest Return To In Person Classes In The LoopStudents organizing the walkout said they were not asked to contribute to discussions about their academic and personal needs in order to feel safe going back to in-person classes during the Omicron surge of the pandemic.
Chicago IG: City Failed To Follow Its Own Regulations In 2020 Little Village Smokestack ImplosionThe Inspector General also recommended discipline for a a Chicago Department of Public Health official.
Chicago Inspector General Issues Scathing Report On City's Handling Of Anjanette Young RaidThe city's top watchdog has released a blistering report about how the city handled the aftermath of the botched police raid on Anjanette Young's home, detailing the extent of misconduct carried out by multiple city agencies, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office, Chicago Police Department, and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
A Sliver Of Hope Has Some Health Care Workers Optimistic When It Comes To COVID-19 SurgeWhile we still see a stunning number of new COVID cases every day in Illinois, some on the front line are seeing a trend they call "very encouraging." CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Chicago Weather: Light Snow For SaturdayCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the extended forecast.
With Conflicting COVID Test Results, Chicago Man Wants Answers About Express Medical Labs ProceduresCBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports from a collection site in the Loop with yet another patient's testing troubles. Donald Reynolds got one PCR test at a COVID-19 testing site but two different results.
Family Of Derricka Patrick Pleads For Help In Finding Her KillersFriends and family released balloons Friday morning at the crime scene in her honor. They called for anyone who saw something to get in touch with police to help end this cycle of violence.
Parents Concerned About Upcoming Mask Exemption At St. Lutheran School; Fear It Will Be MisusedMasking in schools continues to be a polarizing issue, and in Lombard, some parents fear a change in policy may create a loophole that threatens the health of their kids.
Chicago Inspector General’s Office Releases Troubling Findings On City’s Handling Of Anjanette Young RaidThe city's top watchdog is out with some troubling findings about what police, City Hall, and the Mayor's office did after the botched raid on Anjanette Young. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, the findings also conflict to some degree with the findings of another report commissioned by the mayor.
Students Crowd Streets In The Loop Protesting CPS, CTU Decision To Return To In-Person LearningHundreds of Chicago Public Schools students walked out of classes on Friday, and a group of students later blocked traffic in the Loop near State and Madison, protesting the decision to resume in-person learning after the district reached a COVID-19 safety agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union
Center For COVID Control Temporarily Shuts Down After Numerous ComplaintsOne of the nation's largest COVID-19 testing companies, with nearly 50 locations in the Chicago area, announced it's closing down all its sites for a week. The Center for COVID Control said it's retraining management and staff after a flood of complaints. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey has been digging into those complaints and spoke with an employee who said he's been speaking out for months about unsafe working conditions.
Chicago Weather: Light Snow Chances FridayCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine-Or-Test Rule For Businesses -- What Does This Mean For You?The U.S. Supreme Court has had its say on the reach of two COVID-19 vaccine mandates from the Biden administration. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
City Offers Free Christmas Tree Pickup, Recycling Until FridayNo judgment intended here, but if your Christmas tree is still up, Friday is the last day to get it picked up for free recycling in Aurora.
More Than 400,000 Student Loan Borrowers To Get Some Debt Relief From Navient SettlementMore than 400,000 student loan borrowers will get some debt relief from servicing company Navient, according to a $1.7 billion settlement.
Dog Recovering After Paws Are Shocked At Diversey And Orchard In LakeviewA yellow Labrador retriever was recovering Thursday after his paws were shocked while he was simply walk in down the street. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Search On For Suspects After Pregnant Mother Is Shot, Killed In Parked Car In EnglewoodA pregnant woman was shot and killed in a parked car in Englewood Wednesday evening, and police continued to search for a night later.