About two weeks before charges were dropped against Jussie Smollett, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx texted her staff dismissing Smollett as a "washed up celeb who lied to cops" who was being charged too harshly.
Possible Sites For New Chicago CasinoChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said her office is commissioning a feasibility study to find the best place to put a casino in Chicago.
Sterigenics Reaches Deal That May Allow Company To ReopenWillowbrook-based Sterigenics has reached an agreement that may allow the medical sterilization company to fully reopen. CBS 2's Dave Savini reports.
Protesters Gather After Naperville Bucky's Employee Says ‘Go Back To Their Country’ In Viral VideoPolice are investigating after a Bucky's employee in Naperville was caught on camera questioning customers' citizenship status.
Darvish Finally Wins At WrigleyYu Darvish tossed six innings of two-hit, shutout ball to finally earn his first win at Wrigley Field as a Cub and lead Chicago past the Cincinnati Reds 5-2.
CBS 2 Top Headlines PM 07-17-19CBS 2's Irika Sargent has a look at the headlines and meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has the extended forecast.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (5 P.M. July 17, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has the latest 7-day forecast.
Man Charged In Fatal Red Line Train Stabbing Has Violent PastThe man charged with stabbing a man to death on the Red Line, over the weekend, has threatened a stranger in the past.
Portage Park Resident Upset About Garbage That Seems To Be EverywhereA resident of Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood got upset with the city's failed response to pick up garbage that was attracting rats. Cleanup efforts began after CBS 2's Tim McNicholas called the city about the problem.
Fire Destroys Condo Building In Crystal LakeFast-moving flames sent tenants running from their homes, after a fire broke out in a Crystal Lake condominium building. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
WATCH: Viral Video Shows Naperville Bucky's Employee Saying "They Should Go Back To Their Country"A Bucky's employee in Naperville was caught on camera questioning customers' citizenship status.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (11AM, July 17, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the latest 7-day forecast.
Man Who Lost Loved Ones In Ethiopian Crash Testifies At HearingPaul Njoroge lost his wife, three children and his mother-in-law in the March Ethiopian AIr crash.The 737 Max Jet they were flying in was made by Chicago-based Boeing.
Gator Captor Frank Robb Turns On Buckingham FountainFlorida wildlife expert Frank Robb turned on Buckingham Fountain on Wednesday, a day after catching the alligator that had been on the loose for a week in the Humboldt Park lagoon.
Heat Wave Headed To ChicagoChicago is preparing for what could be a dangerous few days from Thursday through Saturday, with extreme heat moving in. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Man Killed In West Side Hit-And-RunA man was found dead in the street in the Austin neighborhood early Wednesday morning, and police believe he was the victim of a hit-and-run crash.
Developer Hasn't Lived Up To 2016 Promise To Quickly Rehab Vacant Pullman HomesThe historic Pullman community, home to the nation’s first industrial planned community, is undergoing a massive renovation, but promises of a quick turnaround have yet to materialize. That’s causing some frustrated homeowners to turn to CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker to find out what the holdup is all about.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (6AM, July 17, 2019)CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the latest 7-day forecast.
School Bus Driver Details Frustrations Over Drivers Ignoring Stop ArmsA driver blowing past a school bus in Indiana killed three siblings crossing the street last October. Bus stops might be empty for several more weeks, but the Morning Insiders are already looking ahead to back to school. CBS 2’s Lauren Victory takes us inside the strategy of one Chicago suburb working to combat dangerous driving.
Museum Of Science And Industry Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11's First Moon LandingSaturday marks the 50th anniversary of the first man walking on the moon, as Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface, and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took those momentous first steps.
Gator Captor Frank Robb To Turn On Buckingham FountainFrank Robb, the man who captured the Humboldt Park alligator, is getting the royal treatment in Chicago. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Fire Destroys Crystal Lake ApartmentsFast-moving flames sent tenants running from their homes, after a fire broke out in a Crystal Lake apartment building. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
CBS 2 News Weather Watch (07-16-19 10 PM)Mary Kay Kleist has the forecast, which calls for dangerously warm temperatures.
Animal Dumping In Chicago Becomes 'An Epidemic,' Experts SayThe case of the Humboldt Park alligator is shedding light on illegal animal dumping, which rescue groups call a major issue in Chicago. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports
Woman Snaps Photo Of Man Masturbating On CTAA woman, standing alone on a CTA platform, was victimized by a man who masturbated in front of her, and she has photographic evidence of the indecent act.
Justice John Paul Stevens Has DiedThe Supreme Court says former Justice John Paul Stevens, a leading liberal, has died at age 99. The cause of his death was complications from a stroke he suffered on Monday, the court said in a statement.
Cubs Add Veteran Catcher MaldonadoWith their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate.
Roberto Clemente Little League Team Looking For A Little HelpJust steps from the Humboldt Park lagoon where that famous alligator was finally reeled in, another big story is unfolding, without much limelight. Jim Williams reports.
R. Kelly To Remain In Federal Custody Amid Sex Crime ChargesCBS 2's Megan Hickey reports on the motion to deny singer R. Kelly bail as he is indicted on at least 18 charges in two different juristrictions on everything from child pornography to racketeering.
Chicago Cop Tabitha Tabb 'Double-Dipped,' Probe FindsA Chicago Police officer remains employed, at least for now, despite an Chicago Office Of Inspector General investigation that found she was “double-dipping” and lying on timesheets. CBS 2's Suzanne LeMignot reports