Officer Suing Former Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Over Alleged AssaultA Chicago Police officer who was once assigned as former Supt. Eddie Johnson's driver is suing him for sexual assault and harassment, accusing him of years of "shockingly violent, abusive, and harassing conduct." CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Police Release Person Questioned In Killing Of Pregnant Woman Whose Baby Survived ShootingChicago Police have released a person who was being questioned in the slaying of 35-year-old Stacey Jones, a pregnant woman whose baby survived the fatal shooting.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb Tests Negative For COVID-19 After Health Director Tested PositiveIndiana Gov. Eric Holcomb tested negative for COVID-19. He was tested "out of an abundance of caution" after his state health director, Dr. Kristina Box, learned that she had the disease on Wednesday.
Preckwinkle's 2021 Budget Plan Doesn't Raise Taxes, Cuts Vacant JobsDespite a projected $410 million budget shortfall next year in large part due to the pandemic, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is proposing a $6.9 billion budget plan that avoids any new taxes, by counting on a mix of "modest" layoffs, eliminating vacant positions, and bringing in additional tax revenue from online shopping, sports betting, and legal marijuana. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Chicago International Film Festival Switches To Drive-In FormatThere was no walking the red carpet this year, but the Chicago International Film Festival was still a go. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Could Unemployment Fraud Affect Your Credit Score?Dealing with unemployment fraud is already a major headache, but having that fraud possibly affect your credit score? CBS 2’s Tara Molina reports we’re hearing from people who said that is what they’re dealing with.
U Of C's Booth School Of Business Going Remote After COVID-19 CasesMore than 100 students attended an off-campus party and some of them contracted COVID-19. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Homeless Landlord Gets Her Home BackA young mother and her daughter who had to sleep in their car because the eviction moratorium prevented them from sleeping in their own home. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker got results for them, and discovered what it takes actually to evict a tenant.
City Lawyers Want Michael LaPorta To Testify About ShootingHe's been in a wheelchair for nearly a decade after being shot in the head by a now suspended Chicago police officer, but the City of Chicago has spent that time and millions in taxpayer dollars fighting to disprove that. Now the city wants his help proving the officer did in fact pull the trigger and lied about it for years.
Indiana's State Health Director Dr. Kristina Box Tests Positive For COVID-19Indiana's health director, Dr. Kristina Box, says she and two of her family members have tested positive for COVID-19. Gov. Eric Holcomb will be tested this afternoon.
94-Year-Old Travels 300 Miles To VoteNothing, not even hundreds of miles could stop 94-year-old Mildred Madison from voting this year. The Michigan woman is currently living in the Chicago area to care for her sister.
A Look At A Chicago 7 Trial Juror's JournalThe unrest of 1968 and its aftermath is the subject of a new Netflix movie, “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” much of which was shot in the city. CBS 2’s Jim Williams has the story of the real-life Chicagoan who documented the courtroom drama at the heart of the film.
Voters Frustrated With Long Lines And Technical Issues On First Day Of Early Voting In ChicagoLong lines of voters formed at 50 polling sites that opened in Chicago Wednesday, but it wasn't all smooth sailing.
Fire At Ottawa Recycling Center Causes Clouds Of Black SmokeA recycling plant caught fire in southwest suburban Ottawa Wednesday, sending clouds of black smoke far above.
Federal Prosecutors Say Netflix Star Jerry Harris Is Too Dangerous For ReleaseThe mother of two alleged victims of Netflix star Jerry Harris provided emotional testimony at a hearing in federal court on Wednesday. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Illinois Announces Public Health Guidance For The Upcoming HolidaysWith the COVID-19 infection rate in Illinois climbing over the past week, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced a number of tips on how to safely celebrate the upcoming holidays.
Early Voting Underway In All 50 Wards In ChicagoWith less than three weeks until Election Day, early voting sites are now open in all 50 wards in Chicago. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Volunteers Told Boarding Up Abandoned Harvey Homes Is IllegalA group is boarding up abandoned buildings and clearing away trash in Harvey. But on Tuesday night, they told CBS 2’s Tara Molina that city officials are working against their efforts.
13-Year-Old Girl Wounded, Brother Killed In Humboldt Park ShootingA 13-year-old girl was critically wounded, and her 23-year-old brother was killed, in a shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Federal Prosecutors Say 'Cheer' Star Jerry Harris Is Dangerous, Should Remain In JailHarris is alleged to have solicited inappropriate pictures from underage boys, and also to have sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy in a restroom. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Suburban Cook County Voters Run Into Trouble Voting OnlineThousands of Cook County voters are going online to check their voter registration status, only to get an unsettling message – the system can’t verify their registration. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
US Supreme Court Considers Chicago Towing CaseThe justices are deciding whether drivers can get their cars back from the city auto pound after they file for bankruptcy. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
CPD Squad Car Plunges Off Kennedy Expressway Overpass At Foster AvenueA Chicago Police Department squad car crashed through a guard rail and went off the Kennedy Expressway overpass at Foster Avenue early Tuesday morning.
FDA Grants Emergency Authorization For Abbott Labs' New COVID Antibody TestNorth Chicago-based Abbott Labs has received emergency use authorization from the FDA for its new COVID antibody test.