Mayor Lori Lightfoot is defending her decision to remove former Police Supt. Eddie Johnson from his position as the city’s top cop before an inspector general’s investigation is completed into Johnson’s drinking and driving incident, noting she has the discretion to fire any city commissioner for any reason she sees fit.

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Lightfoot Says She Didn't Jump The Gun In Firing Of CPD Supt. Eddie JohnsonMayor Lori Lightfoot is defending her decision to remove former Police Supt. Eddie Johnson from his position as the city’s top cop before an inspector general’s investigation is completed into Johnson’s drinking and driving incident, noting she has the discretion to fire any city commissioner for any reason she sees fit.
School Community In Shock After Hit And Run At Orland Square Mall Leaves 1 Teacher Dead, Another InjuredA teacher died after she and a friend were hit by a car in a parking lot Wednesday night near Orland Square Mall after a Christmas party.
Man Slammed By Police Officer Back In CourtCook County prosecutors plan to seek a grand jury indictment against 29-year-old Bernard Kersh, the man charged with aggravated battery after police say he threatened and spit in the eye of an officer who body-slammed him on Thanksgiving. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Joycelyn Savage Denies Claims On Patreon Account Alleging AbuseJoycelyn Savage, says it was an impostor behind an Instagram account. That account promoted a Patreon page some believe belonged to her.
Woman Sent Her Partner $500 Through Zelle, But It Ended Up In LimboIs your holiday budget tight? Imagine losing $500 because of a Zelle transfer gone wrong. That’s what happened to a mother on the West Side, and like others the Morning Insiders have talked to, her bank wouldn’t refund her money at first.
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Hyde Park Addressing Lakefront Erosion TonightNeglected for decades, that's how neighbors describe the lakefront situation in Hyde Park.
Hit And Run At Orland Square Mall Leaves 1 Woman Dead, Another Seriously InjuredA woman died after she and a friend were hit by a car in a parking lot near Orland Square Mall.
COPA Recommends Officer Involved In Body Slamming Be Relieved Of Powersthe Civilian Office of Police Accountability continues its investigation into video showing an officer slamming 29-year-old Bernard Kersh to the ground on Thanksgiving, after police say he spat in the officer's face.
Firefighters Rescue Woman Trapped In Basement During Peotone House FireThick smoke filled the air at 708 Pelican Lane, just before midnight.
Canadian National Says Michigan Avenue Bridge Safe After Metal Fell From OverpassThousands of drivers pass under the railroad bridge over Michigan Avenue at 16th Street daily. People are able to walk underneath too. When a huge piece of metal fell from the bridge Monday morning, it didn’t injure anyone.
Eddie Johnson RetiresEddie Johnson has officially retired from the Chicago Police Department, the mayor's office said tonight in a statement. CBS 2's Charlie DeMar reports
Police Involved Shooting In West Garfiled ParkAn officer shot an armed suspect in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on Wednesday night.
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Orland Park Janitor David Kalas Accused Of Abusing StudentAn Orland Park school janitor is accused of sexually abusing a student. 
TV Repair Shop Owners Making A Go Of It, Even As Technology Passes Them ByIn this era of flat-screen televisions and Bluetooth audio, an old-fashioned electronics repair shop might seem out of place. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports
Rising Lake Michigan Waters Leave South Side Shoreline Paths In RuinsIn Hyde Park, rising Lake Michigan waters have left public paths in ruins. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports
COPA: Two Officers Should Be Relieved Of Their Duties Following Body Slamming IncidentThe Civilian Office of Police Accountability is recommending that not one but two officers be relieved of their powers following an incident where a man was body slammed by an officer after the man supposedly spit on the officer and proceeded to lick the officer's face. Interim police Superintendent Charlie Beck supports the decision.
CBS 2 News at 6:00 p.m.CBS 2’s Chris Tye is uncovering new documents, showing the number of foster care kids in shackles is actually 10 times what we were told by the state.
Dead Birds Provide Evidence Of Climate ChangeCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on the work of a Field Museum ornithologist who studies birds. He says based on what he's seen, the dead ones show that the winged creatures are shrinking, thanks to climate change.
The Constitutionality of Impeaching President TrumpCBS 2's Chris Tye breaks down what four legal scholars had to say about whether President Trump committed impeachable offenses.
Surveillance Video Of School Bus Crashing Into Another School BusFive children were transported to hospitals after one school bus hit the side of another school bus in west suburban Cook County.
Off-Duty Officer Followed, Shot At By Unknown AssailantCBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports on the shooting of an off-duty police officer that left his car peppered with bullet holes. The shooter is still at large.
With Work Underway To Fight Beach Erosion, Rogers Park Neighbors Hope For Permanent FixSome of Chicago's most beautiful beaches are now non-existent. Rapid erosion, brought on by record lake levels, has wiped away shores across the city. As CBS 2's Eric Cox reports, neighbors in Rogers Park want a permanent fix, and fast.

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