A boy scout troop from the northwest suburbs is headed home after their Wisconsin camp was damaged by severe storms.
City, Hospitals Report Dozens Of Heat-Related IllnessesDozens have been hospitalized due to heat-related illness. As a result, one outdoor music festival is taking plenty of precautions.
Nearly 100 Residents Relocated From Old Town Apartment Building Without Air ConditioningNearly 100 people are living in a building without air conditioning in Old Town.
Storm Watch: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In EffectCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has the latest storm updates.
Excessive Heat Warning Continues SaturdayThe Weather Watch forecast with Mary Kay Kleist. (7-19-2019, 10PM)
The Murder Of Yingying Zhang May Impact Enrollment Of Chinese Students At Illinois UniversititesThe heinous case of murdered Chinese student Yingying Zhang is grabbing headlines from Chicago to China, and community leaders say students are thinking twice about heading to universities here. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Caps On Refugees Entering U.S. Strains Agencies Seeking To Help ThemRuth Kidane fled her homeland, Eritrea, at age 15 by herself. She spent the next six years on a solo journey to safety. She fled to get medicine she needed and escape religious persecution. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Former Shedd Aquarium Worker Says He Was Fired For Breaking Up Fight At Dolphin ShowA worker at the Shedd Aquarium says he was fired, for trying to do the right thing: breaking up a fight between two women at the dolphin show exhibit. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
CTA Blue Line Service Halted After Death On Tracks On West SideBlue Line service has been halted on the West Side after a person riding a bicycle fell onto the tracks and was electrocuted on the third rail.
High School Kids Get Lessons In PerseveranceHigh school athletes at Barrington High School worked out to raise money for the Oscar Mike Foundation which helps wounded warriors.
Family Sues Chicago Police For Raiding The Wrong Home 3 TimesA federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a family who said Chicago Police officers raided the wrong home three times this year and pointed guns at children. CBS 2's Dave Savini reports.
Beaches Closed In EvanstonPeople looking to a break from the heat by taking a dip in Lake Michigan are out of luck on Friday in north suburban Evanston. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
CBS 2 Weather Watch (5PM 07-19-19)CBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist has a check on the very hot extended forecast.
Bizarre Burglaries In Gage ParkCBS 2's Tim Cox reports a family is puzzled by a break-in where the burglars didn't take expensive items like a television or sound system, but did take personal items, like documents and undergarments.
Carnival Rides Collide In MidlothianCBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports two carnival rides collided in Midlothian where a child was injured. CBS 2 learned the state never inspected the way the rides were set up.
Fire Department Not Notified Of Dangerous Chemicals Inside Vacant BuildingCBS 2's Megan Hickey reports the fire department wasn't notified about dangerous chemicals stored in a vacant building that caught fire earlier this week.
Evanston Beaches Closed After Bacteria FoundE. coli was found in the waters off several Evanston beaches, which is why they were closed on Friday.
Child Accidentally Trapped In CarCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis reports a woman accidentally locked her car with her baby inside. The extreme heat made it a crisis situation, but the baby was rescued and will be OK.
CBS 2 Top Headlines PM 07-19-19CBS 2's Irika Sargent has the headlines and meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the forecast.
Baby Rescued From Hot CarA mom accidentally locked child inside vehicle, but immediately called 911 for help.
Excessive Heat Warning For FridayCBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist has the forecast.
Brendt Christensen Sentenced To Life In PrisonBrendt Christensen, the former University of Illinois student who confessed to killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang, 26, was sentenced to life in prison for her murder. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Boy, 9, Injured After Carnival Ride Accident In MidlothianA nine-year-old boy standing next to a carnival ride was injured at a festival in Midlothian on Thursday.
Chicago Police Raid Another Wrong HomeFor nearly a year, CBS 2 Investigators have uncovered a disturbing pattern of Chicago Police officers executing search warrants at the wrong homes based on incorrect or bad information. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
Four Cops Fired For Role In Van Dyke ShootingThree Chicago police officers and a police sergeant have been fired for covering up for Jason Van Dyke after he fatally shot Laquan McDonald, the Police Board said Thursday night. CBS 2's Charlie DeMar reports.
"Figueroa Boy" Bill Sent To Ochoa FamilyCBS 2's Megan Hickey reports the family of Marlen Ochoa, the 19-year-old who was killed and had her baby cut from her womb, was billed by the hospital caring for the baby with the name of the woman who allegedly killed Ochoa. The baby died weeks later.
911 Operator Hangs Up On CallerThe victim of a dangerous road rage incident in the South Loop says she called 911 during the chaos, only to be told by the operator "stop yelling at me." The same operator then hung up on her during a second call.
Avoiding Costly Air Conditioner RepairsWith temperatures soaring into the upper 90s, homeowners need to be wary of getting ripped off by huge air conditioning repair bills. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
Heat Building Across ChicagoCBS 2 Weather Watch forecast with Mary Kay Kleist (7-18-19)
Afternoon Chaos As A Downtown Shooter Drill Goes WrongPeople were panicked as reports of an active shooter were false. An active shooter drill was taking place, but CPD didn't know anything about it.