As COVID-19 cases are rising again in Illinois, while the more contagious Delta variant might not yet be the most common strain of the virus, it’s spreading quickly, and officials believe it’s responsible for the latest uptick. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Gamma Variant Cases Still Exceed Delta In Illinois, But Delta Surging As COVID-19 Cases Climb AgainAs COVID-19 cases are rising again in Illinois, while the more contagious Delta variant might not yet be the most common strain of the virus, it’s spreading quickly, and officials believe it’s responsible for the latest uptick. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
PAWS Pet Of The Week: ReidReid is the PAWS Pet of the Week. He is a cute five-year-old dachshund mix looking for that special and loving forever home.
Pierogi Fest Returns To Whiting, IndianaPierogi Fest is on. The festival was canceled last year because of the pandemic, what’s known as the wackiest fest in the Midwest is back in Whiting, Indiana, starting today. CBS 2’s Mugo Odigwe reports the festival celebrating Eastern Europe kicks off at 11 a.m. with pierogis along with other Polish treats and music all day.
Gov. Pritzker Plans To Attend LollapaloozaIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker will be among the throngs of concert fans at Lollapalooza when it kicks off in Grant Park next week. But he urged people to stay safe with COVID-19 still an issue.
Family Says They Can't Get Deceased Husband's Stimulus Check Due To Overwhelmed IRS Call CentersIt's a tough battle, but a Carol Stream family is taking on the IRS. What's even harder is they can't even get the feds to pick up the phone. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Protesters Demand Dolton Gas Station Shut Down Following Attack On WomanProtesters lined up Thursday evening outside a Shell gas station in Dolton, demanding that it be shut down for good after a woman was beaten by an attendant there.
CPS Students Will Be Required To Wear Masks When School ResumesThe Chicago Public Schools announced Thursday that it will be requiring masks indoors for everyone when the 2021-22 school year begins on Aug. 30.
Attorney General Merrick Garland Announces Gun Trafficking Strike Force; Some Chicago Advocates Disagree With ApproachAttorney General Merrick Garland announced a strike force that will go after gun trafficking in Chicago and four other cities. But as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, there are community group leaders who say the program is not the answer.
Mother Grieves For 15-Year-Old Boy Killed In One Of Two Mass ShootingsDamarion Benson was killed in one of two back-to-back mass shootings in North Lawndale Wednesday night. CBS 2's Jermont Terry talked to his mother, who says she sacrificed everything for him.
Attorney General Merrick Garland Meets With Anti-Violence Groups Searching For Solutions In The Wake Of Mass ShootingsAttorney General Merrick Garland met with READI Chicago in North Lawndale as part of a strike force launch against gun violence on the federal level.
Pierogi Fest Is Back!In less than 24 hours, the wackiest fest in the Midwest is back. Whiting, Indiana is ready to roll for the return of Pierogi Fest.
Face Masks Will Be Mandatory In Chicago Public Schools For New School YearThe Chicago Public Schools announced Thursday that it will be requiring masks indoors for everyone when the 2021-22 school year begins on Aug. 30.
Truck Spills Gravel On Bishop Ford Freeway Near 159th StreetThe northbound side of the expressway was closed for hours except for the shoulder.
'They Are Scared'Some of the victims went to Stroger Hospital where family members waited in agony for updates on loved ones. Teenagers were among several hurt. The youngest: An-innocent 14 year-old victim.
Federal Strike Force Strategy Goes After Gun Trafficking In Chicago And Four Other CitiesU.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland visited Chicago on Thursday amid a troubling spike in violent crime in the city. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
Crowd Protests After Prairie Grove Restaurant Is Fined For Flying American Flags Out FrontA restaurant in McHenry County faces fines for flying several American flags over its business around the Fourth of July. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
Chicago Weather: Rain, Then Lots Of Sun On The WayCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has the 5 p.m. forecast for Thursday, July 22, 2021.
Relatives Of Mass Shooting Victims Said There's No Protection For People Who Speak UpWe're getting a look at one of the youngest victims killed in Wednesday night's mass shootings. It's 15-year-old Damarion Benson. The child's family spoke with CBS 2's Steven Graves.
AG Merrick Garland Visits Chicago As Feds Announce Strike Force Amid Violent Crime SpikeViolence in Chicago has risen to the point where the feds are stepping in, with U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland paying a visit on Thursday. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
Group Suing To Get Columbus Statue Returned To Arrigo ParkAn Italian-American group is suing the Chicago Park District for breach of contract in an effort to get a statue of Christopher Columbus returned to Arrigo Park in the Little Italy neighborhood.
Parents Sound Off Over School Mask Rules In BarringtonIt is a debate happening at almost every school district in the state and around the country - what to do when it comes to masking this fall. On Wednesday night, there was no shortage of fireworks in Barrington when the issue came up. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Fr. Michael Pfleger Renews Call For State Of Emergency Amid Gun ViolenceThe Rev. Michael Pfleger renewed his calls Wednesday night for Gov. JB Pritzker to declare a state of emergency surrounding Chicago’s gun violence epidemic.
Many Who Filed On Time Or Early Still Don't Have Tax Refunds -- What's The Hold-Up?Sixty-five days and counting – if you filed your federal taxes on the delayed deadline of May 17, that is how long you have been waiting for your refund. But many people who filed early are even still waiting. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra looks into what the holdup is.
5 People Hurt In Richton Park Apartment Building FireFive people were rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after fire and smoke swept through an apartment building in south suburban Richton Park.