The 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.
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Chicago Weather: Dangerous Wind Chills OvernightCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. First Alert Weather forecast for Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.
Fraudsters Are Trying To Mimic Site Set Up By Federal Government To Order Free COVID-19 TestsAt-home COVID-19 tests are now available at the click of a button from the federal government. But just as the government’s site was up and running, so were the bogus ones. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Semi-Truck Drivers As Young As 18 Allowed To Drive Across State LinesConcerns are mounting over the idea of 18-year-olds getting behind the wheel and driving semi-trailer trucks across state lines – in what is all a part of a new federal program aimed at easing a national driver shortage. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Family, Friends Grieve Angel Thomas, Who Was Killed While Getting In CarHeartbroken friends and family braved the cold Wednesday to say goodbye to a mom of three.
Center For Covid Control Hit With Legal Troubles, Accusations Of DeceptionThe Illinois Attorney General’s office is among the agencies now investigating a suburban-based COVID-19 testing company. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Ezra Hendrickson Begins As Chicago Fire Begin Training CampEzra Hendrickson has had quite the week as he starts his first season as an MLS head coach. He celebrated his 50th birthday Sunday by popping the question and getting engaged.
Chicago's Lakeshore Gets $1.5 Million To Repair Damage, Protect Against ErosionLocal lawmakers said storm damage and record-high rising lake levels are battering the shoreline.
Omicron COVID-19 Surge Has Peaked In Chicago And Illinois, Officials AnnounceThe Omicron surge of the COVID-19 pandemic has peaked in Chicago, after surging to record levels in early January, the city’s top doctor announced Wednesday afternoon. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
6 Children Shot In One Day In Chicago; Mentor Of Teen Says Action Needs To Be TakenSix children were shot in Chicago in a matter of hours this week, and one high-schooler is dead. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Pat Brickhouse, Wife Of Legendary Cubs Broadcaster Jack Brickhouse, Dies At 91Pat's big personality made her a popular figure around Chicago for decades and she was always by the side of Jack, before he passed away in 1998.
Chicago Weather: Wear Some LayersCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the extended forecast.
Body Camera Footage Captures Shootout With Gunman Blocks Near University of Chicago CampusUniversity of Chicago Police have released video footage of a shootout between an officer and a gunman who had been running down the street in Hyde Park, holding a gun.
'We Formally Passed The Omicron Peak' According to Dr. Allison Arwady As New COVID-19 Infections DeclineThe Omicron surge of the COVID-19 pandemic has peaked in Chicago, after surging to record levels in early January, the city’s top doctor announced Wednesday afternoon.
Frustrated Bar And Store Owners Upset By Rash Of ATM TheftsGlass doors were no match for a burglary crew targeting businesses in the city and suburbs. Several of the crimes captured on camera. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.
Should Chicago Businesses Confiscate Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards?While checking COVID-19 vaccine cards, a restaurant employee told a CBS 2 staffer they've confiscated about 20 cards they believed to be fake while enforcing the city mandate. It got us thinking - how are they checking, and are private businesses that are charged with enforcing the city's rules allowed to take away those cards? CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Toni Preckwinkle And City Officials Join Family, Friends Of Murdered Woman In Asking For Information Of Her ShootingCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle join the family and friends of a woman lost to gun violence Friday to call for justice.
Shooting Investigation Closes Bishop Ford Freeway At 147th StreetThe southbound Bishop Ford Freeway was shut down late Wednesday because of a shooting near 159th Street.
Body Camera Video: Shootout Between University Of Chicago Police Officer And Gunman In Hyde ParkBody camera footage released by the University of Chicago shows a shootout between a U of C police officer and a gunman a few blocks from campus in the Hyde Park neighborhood.
Chicago Weather: Arctic Blast Arrives SoonCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. First Alert Weather forecast for Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.
Family Tries To Get Dad Home After Medical Emergency In Costa Rica Results In Huge BillsA Wauconda woman is fighting to get her dad home after he suffered a stroke in Costa Rica – and the family says the hospital there wants them to pay tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills before they will release him. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
5G Rollout Delayed In Areas Near O'Hare, Midway, And Other AirportsThe much-anticipated rollout of faster wireless service called 5G begins on Wednesday – but it will not be available to people around Chicago’s two major airports. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
11-Year-Old Girl, 16-Year-Old Boy Wounded In West Pullman ShootingA 16-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl were shot and wounded in West Pullman Tuesday afternoon.
Federal Help Coming For Overwhelmed Ingalls Memorial Hospital, But Nurse Says It's Not A Long-Term FixFederal help is now coming to UChicago Medicine and their Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, to assist with the COVID surge and staffing. But one nurse tells CBS 2's Charlie De Mar she fears it won't be a long-term solution.
Intense Video Appears To Show Shootout Between Suspect And University Of Chicago Police OfficerIntense video released late Tuesday appeared to show the shootout between a UCPD officer and a suspect at 53rd Street and Woodlawn Avenue earlier in the day.