The state of Illinois reported an increase in the number of unemployment claims filed.
Overnight Police Chase From Hammond To South Side Ends In GunfireAn early morning police chase ended in gunshots on a dead end road in Chicago's Jeffery Manor neighborhood Saturday.
Retired Chicago Firefighter Wrongly Accused Of Attack During Capitol RiotDavid Quintavalle has received all sorts of threats this week after he was wrongly identified online and accused of throwing a fire extinguisher at police during the assault on the United States Capitol.
Chicago Weather: Weekend Snow ShowersCBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the 5 a.m. forecast for Saturday, Jan. 15, 2021.
Chicago Weather: Light Snow Throughout The WeekendCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has the 10 p.m. forecast for Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.
Lightfoot Asks Judge Not To Sanction Anjanette Young's Attorney Over Raid VideoChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot asked a judge Friday not to sanction the attorney for Anjanette Young, the victim of a botched police raid first exposed by the CBS 2 Investigators.
Restaurants Continue Dine-In As Governor Says Indoor Dining Ban Will ContinueChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is open to indoor dining, but Gov. JB Pritzker says not yet. While we wait and see, some restaurants say they have no choice but to break the rules.
Illinois Renewing Car Registrations Even Without A Required Emissions Test--Until March 1Illinois drivers can still get their vehicle registrations renewed online, even without a required emissions test.
Markham Mayor Roger Agpawa Could Be Booted From Ballot Due To Felony ConvictionA new lawsuit means the mayor of Markham could get booted from the ballot in April due to a felony conviction.
Former Chicago Firefighter Fights To Clear Name After Being Falsely Blamed For Death Of Capitol Police OfficerIn his 32 years as a Chicago firefighter, David Quintavalle has put out a few fires, but he could not put out the fire lit by internet trolls this week. The retired firefighter tells CBS 2's Charlie De Mar it's been hell.
State COVID-19 Mitigations Leave Restaurant Owners Confused And DisappointedThree regions of Illinois can begin rolling back COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place statewide since just before Thanksgiving, and while indoor dining and bar service won't be allowed just yet, Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday said that will be allowed to happen sooner than expected.
Feds Charge Hammond, Indiana, Man With Entering U.S. Capitol During RiotsThe FBI says pictures show Kash Lee Kelly, of Hammond, waving a flag on the wall of the Capitol building and posing with a statue inside.
Semi Struck By Freight Train In PlainfieldA freight train hit the back of a semi truck near Main Street and Bartlett Avenue in Plainfield Friday night.
More COVID Vaccine Getting To Other Groups SoonCBS 2's Chris Tye reports on Governor Pritzker's plans to rollout more COVID vaccine, this time for the elderly.
Disabled North Chicago Police Officers Ordered To Work As Dispatchers Or Lose PensionsSome North Chicago police officers on disability and receiving pensions who are being threatened to either go back to work or lose their pensions have been waiting since 2019 to resolve the issue.
Chicago Weather: Snow Showers This WeekendCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has a look at the extended forecast.
Surprise Check Gives Chicago Restaurant A Second ChanceCBS 2's Meredith Barack reports a surprise check from the state is giving a Chicago restaurant a second chance. The far northwest side cafe reopened their doors after being closed for nearly two months.
Pritzker Activates National Guard Troops In Springfield Ahead Of Potential Armed ProtestsWith the FBI warning of threats to state capital cities leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard to provide security at state buildings in downtown Springfield.
Vaccine Rollout Continues In Illinois With Phase 1BCBS 2's Chris Tye reports Gov. Pritzker announced Illinois will begin Phase 1B of its vaccination plan on Jan. 25, when the vaccine will be made available to people age 65 and older and workers in essential non-healthcare industries like teachers, grocery store workers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and more.
UK Strain Of COVID-19 Now In Chicago AreaCBS 2's Marissa Para reports the case was identified by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. This new strain does not cause more severe symptoms, but it is more easily spread, officials say.
More Contagious Version Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Illinois For First TimeHealth officials today announced the first case in Illinois of the more contagious COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom. Katie Johnston reports
Chicago Weather: Light Snow For The WeekendCBS 2 meteorologist Tammie Souza has a check on the extended forecast.
Positive COVID-19 Test At Illinois State Capitol ComplexIf you've been to the Illinois State Capitol complex recently, you might need to get a COVID-19 test.
Faith Leaders In Chicago Support CPS Teachers Not Wanting To ReturnChicago faith leaders are showing support for teachers and staff fighting the Chicago Public Schools re-opening plan.
Chicago Leaders Virtually Commemorate Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Chicago leaders virtually commemorated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday Friday.