Prosecutors in New York came forward Friday with new charges in the case against R&B singer R. Kelly.
New Allegations Of Abuse Against R. Kelly Ahead Of New York TrialProsecutors in New York came forward Friday with new charges in the case against R&B singer R. Kelly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video Shows Dolton Gas Station Worker Beating Woman Who Says She Just Wanted To Use BathroomExclusive video shows an attendant at a Dolton gas station beating a woman who said she only wanted to use a bathroom. CBS 2's Jermont talked with the woman, Nakeyah Smith, about her experience.
Number Of Chicago Area Expressway Shootings This Year Tops Total In 2020CBS 2's Tara Molina reports on information on expressway shootings from Illinois State Police, detailing every one of the shootings on the area's expressways this year.
Some Homeowners Have Long Wait For Repairs After West Suburban Tornado Last MonthOne month later, hotels were still home for some who lost everything in the tornadoes that struck the western suburbs -- and even with insurance, homeowners have a long waiting game ahead. CBS 2’s Steven Graves spoke with a local contractor even feeling the effects.
Two Women Go Viral On TikTok From Hospital Room After Being Hit By Car In EvanstonJust 24 hours after getting hit by a car at a sidewalk café in downtown Evanston, two young women have blown up on social media. And CBS 2's Jim Williams' story on the accident has a starring role in their TikTok video. Williams has the latest.
Firefighters Rescue At Least One Person From Apartment Building Fire In Richton ParkA woman was rescued from the top floor Wednesday afternoon when fire and smoke swept through an apartment building in Richton Park. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports from the scene.
Suburban Man Fights To Secure Potential Life-Extending Treatments For ALSBrian Wallach has a wife and kids at home – and he is fighting desperately to get potentially life-extending treatments to ALS patients like himself. And as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, time is of the essence.
SBA Loans Open Up For West Suburban Tornado VictimsOne month ago Tuesday, people in Woodridge and Naperville ran for cover as an EF-3 tornado tore a path through communities -- and for many, the pain doubled when they learned some of the damage was not covered by insurance. But as CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reports, some of those tornado victims are getting a second chance.
Skeletal Remains Found In Berkeley Are Believed To Belong To Man Who Fled Police Months AgoA 9-month-old mystery was apparently put to rest Tuesday as the search for a burglary suspect came to an end in a marsh in west suburban Berkeley. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Chicago Weather: Cool Front Creating Drop In TemperaturesCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has the 6 p.m. forecast for Tuesday, July 20, 2021.