The Department of Public Health announced that the North Central Illinois region – which includes Kendall and LaSalle counties not far from the Chicago area – has met the metrics to move out of Tier 2, which will allow for limited indoor dining.
Q&A: Dr. Allison Arwady Addresses COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline, Brazilian Variant Identification In ChicagoCBS 2's Brad Edward talks with Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, about the COVID-19 vaccine now.
Illinois Vaccination Line: 12,000,000 Waiting For Illinois Vaccinations With 8% Of Population Fully VaccinatedWith more people getting vaccinated, many are wondering where they stand. The line in Illinois is more than 12 million people long, assuming everyone in the state is in line. Here is the breakdown.
Student 'Vaccine Hunters' Help Secure COVID-19 Shot Appointments For Those In NeedSince the COVID-19 vaccine became available, volunteers have stepped forward online to help connect people with the shot, and many are kids who felt the need to find a solution in their neighborhoods.
At First Reluctant, More Blacks Now Seeing Benefits, Safety Of COVID-19 VaccinesNikia Glenn is surrounded by women and men of science, yet even she was reluctant.
Brent Seabrook Ends Career After 15 Years With Chicago BlackhawksCBS 2's Matt Zahn reports
Community Group Focuses On COVID-19 Education In Most At-Risk NeighborhoodsCity data shows one in eight people in Zip code 60623 have had COVID-19 in the last year.
Not Gov. JB Pritzker To Extend Illinois Eviction Moratorium For Another 30 DaysCBS 2's Marissa Parra reports Gov. JB Pritzker says he will extend the statewide moratorium on evictions for another 30 days. The moratorium was set to expire on Saturday.
Chicago Weather: Sunny, But Cooler By The LakeCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the extended weekend forecast.
More Than 65,000 Counterfeit N95 Masks Seized At O'Hare International AirportCustoms officials seized more than 65,000 counterfeit N95 masks at O'Hare International Airport, after noticing the boxes contained grammatical errors and were giving off an odd chemical odor. CBS 2's Steven Graves has the story.
What People Are Saying And Doing After Getting The COVID VaccineFor the very first time today, hundreds of people in Des Plaines received the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports many patients are looking forward to "life after vaccine."
More Than One Million Fully VaccinatedThe state of Illinois has more than a million people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Customs Officers Seize More Than 65,000 Fake N95 Masks At O'Hare AirportCustoms officials seized more than 65,000 counterfeit N95 masks at O'Hare International Airport on Monday, after noticing the boxes contained grammatical errors and were giving off an odd chemical odor. Katie Johnston reports.
Illinois Surpasses 3 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations; More Than 1 Million Residents Fully VaccinatedAs the state continues to ramp up vaccination efforts, Illinois has reached two new milestones, with more than 3 million people having received at least one dose of vaccine, and more than 1 million people fully vaccinated. Katie Johnston reports.
Second Man Charged In Deaths Of Beach Park CoupleA man arrested Wednesday in connection with a Gurnee armed robbery is charged with first-degree murder in the December deaths of a Beach Park couple. Katie Johnston reports.
Coalition Wants A Voice In Sale Of Chicago's Mercy HospitalA community coalition says it's relieved that the South Side's Mercy Hospital will probably remain open, but it still has issues with the process.
Chicago Weather: Sunny Weekend AheadCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has a check on the extended forecast.
1 Dead, 2 Injured In I-57 Expressway Shooting Near 119th StreetA man died and two other people were injured during in a shooting on I-57 Friday morning.
101st Airborne Soldiers To Help Staff United Center Mass Vaccination SiteThe U.S. Army deploys the “Screaming Eagles” across the country to get some of the toughest jobs done, and that will soon include helping administer thousands of vaccines in Illinois.
PAWS Pet Of The Week: SassySassy is the PAWS Pet Of The Week. The nine-year-old Australian Blue Heeler mix is the sweetest dog you will ever meet. She's looking for that special forever home.
Lincoln Park Zoo Reopens FridayIt's a great day to get outside and enjoy a day at the zoo.
'Frosted Donuts' In Tinley Park Celebrating Sweet Success After Nearly Shutting Down A Year AgoIt's been a year since the owner of a Tinley Park donut store thought she'd have to give up her dream and close up shop. This was even before the pandemic shutdown.
Youth Shelter Harbour House In Danger Of Closing After Pandemic Slowed FundraisingThe pandemic has made it tough for some struggling teens to connect with support programs, because schools and libraries tend to be the places they find information about resources.
Women's History Month: Northwest Suburban Woman Dedicated To Connecting Kids In Foster Care With FamiliesCBS 2 is celebrating Women's History Month and we're introducing you to a northwest suburban woman who works tirelessly to get kids in foster care placed with loving families.
Organizer Planning To Go Ahead With Concert In Valparaiso, Indiana This Summer, With Some COVID PrecautionsJamming to live music may feel like ancient history, but tickets just went on sale Friday for one summer show in Northwest Indiana.