Chicago firefighters help deliver letters to Santa at Macy’s on State StreetThey rushed to Macy’s on State Street to deliver 2,500 letters to Santa. The cheerful old elf himself led the firefighters to the letterbox, to the applause of the reindeer helpers.
Weather in Chicago: mostly sunny SundayCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has control over the extended forecast.
2’s Got Your Ticket: Melissa Gilbert stars in “When Harry Met Rehab”The nation watched Melissa Gilbert grow up for nearly a decade on one of the 1970s most enduring shows on “Little House on the Prairie.” She is now center stage in a new comedy, “When Harry Met Rehab”. CBS 2 entertainment reporter Vince Gerasole sat down with the actress, who kept the meadow close to her heart.
Jelani’s Mother’s Day demands federal hate crimes investigation of Illinois state graduate student found deadHer mother, Carmen Bolden Day, joined Reverend Jesse Jackson at Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters with her lawyer, Ben Crump. They want a federal hate crimes investigation into what led to Jelani’s death.
Wolfpack junior football team heads to Florida for national championshipsA big-ticket start is underway at Jackson Park for the unbeaten junior football team Wolfpack, as they head to Florida to compete for a national championship.
Police search a clothing store in South Loop for three menPolice are investigating after three men broke into a clothing store in the South Loop, near Roosevelt and Wells.
Officers involved in Anjanette Young’s Botch raid attend hearingAt least one of the officers threatened with suspension or possible dismissal after the botched raid on Anjanette Young’s apartment will plead not guilty to all counts. there was a police commission hearing on Friday.
The owner of Jefferson Park creates visual magic, with a huge rotating Christmas tree passing through the roof; “Go big or go home”A Facebook video of a Christmas tree piercing the roof of a house in Jefferson Park hit a nerve with viewers, quickly becoming the most viewed story on our website on Wednesday, so we wanted to see the tree magic in person, and the boy did it we have a surprise.
2 men barge into GameStop in Logan SquareOn Friday morning, two men smashed the windows of a GameStop in Logan Square.
Showers early in the morningCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
Dozens of signs collapse in Wrigleyville due to typo“Wrigleyville” was misspelled on dozens of signs around the neighborhood. The “E” and the “L” have been returned.
Winter market opens in Andersonville on FridayYou can do some holiday shopping, find crafts, vintage items, and enjoy a few goodies.
Local public health officials are on high alert with identification of Omicron COVID-19 variant cases in the United StatesNeither Governor JB Pritzker nor Mayor Lori Lightfoot have indicated that they are considering closures either.
Weather in Chicago: Rain / snow overnightCBS 2 chief meteorologist Albert Ramon has your real-time weather forecast at 10 p.m. for Thursday, December 2, 2021.
Former President Obama surprises kids at South Side YMCAFormer President Barack Obama surprised 30 Chicago teens on Thursday at a youth sports worship service at the YMCA on the South Side.
Tree with “Unmask the Children” Message Appears in St. John, Indiana’s Christmas In The ParkEven the holidays are not immune to the debate over masking in schools as a COVID-19 mitigation tool. As CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reports, a back-and-forth in St. John, Indiana has spread to a Christmas icon.
Darrell Brooks’ mom posts letter to victims of Waukesha Christmas parade tragedyDarrell Brooks’ mother Dawn Woods has issued a letter to the media offering condolences to the victims. She says Brooks has had mental health issues since he was young, but doesn’t have the money or insurance to get his medication.
Armed thieves target people on the sidewalks of Lakeview 6 times in the past 2 weeksPolice issued a community alert on Thursday about six recent armed robberies on residential streets in Lakeview.
Prosecution rests, defense calls witnesses amid tumultuous day at Jussie Smollett trialAbel and Ola Osundairo both testified as star prosecution witnesses, and a defense lawyer called for the trial to be quashed and accused the judge of pouncing on her. Charlie De Mar reports on CBS 2.
Omicron COVID-19 variant found in the United States; Local health officials on alertMore and more cases of the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States – and travel restrictions are starting to take effect as the variant spreads. CBS 2 political investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Robert Quinn is the first Bears player named NFC Defensive Player of the Month since 2018Robert Quinn was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for November, the first Bears defenseman to earn the honor since Eddie Jackson in 2018. CBS 2’s Matt Zahn reports.
MLB lockdown officially beginsA Major League Baseball lockout officially began after the players’ union collective agreement expired on Wednesday night.
Suburban family thinks they got fake COVID test result from U Of I SHIELD programA family from the northwest suburbs said a recent COVID-19 test at their son’s school turned their lives upside down. CBS 2 investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Chicago Gold Star Family Memorial Tree Lighting Remembers Fallen Servicemen and Their FamiliesMoments ago, this tree lit up at the Chicago Gold Star Family Memorial.