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  1. South Loop security guard dies after confrontation with teens; 'It cost him his life'

    CHICAGO (CBS) -- A security guard died on Saturday blocks away, the day before a reported teen takeover in the South Loop. CBS 2's Sabrina Franza spoke exclusively to his wife, who wants to know what happened. Read the article on CBS 2 News Chicago.
  2. Thousands of mail theft reports, but few arrests, according to Postal Inspectors' own data

    CHICAGO (CBS) -- Stolen mail costs Americans a shocking amount of money, and the criminals aren't getting caught. CBS 2 has been reporting on the problem for years , and now, by following a trail of data, has learned why the process of securing the mail is failing. Read the full a
  3. A team called Chaos Divers find a man missing since 2022 at the bottom of Calumet River

    CHICAGO (CBS) -- After nearly a year of searching, a Chicago family finally has answers about their missing father, thanks to a team of civilian divers. The group discovered the 71-year-old man's body this weekend at the bottom of the Calumet River. Sabrina Franza spoke with the ma
  4. James Lewis, the prime suspect in the 1982 Tylenol murders, found dead

    CHICAGO (CBS)-- The prime suspect in the 1982 Tylenol murders has been found dead in his Massachusetts apartment. According to Cambridge police, James Lewis was found unresponsive on Sunday just after 4 p.m. He was pronounced dead shortly after. Police said his death was "determin
  5. Chicago, NASCAR to evaluate first-ever Street Race after bad weather, complaints

    CHICAGO (CBS) – It was a daring adventure with a thrilling finish, but nothing really went as planned for Chicago's first-ever NASCAR Street Race. (Credit: Getty Images) Rain delayed the race and canceled the concerts, and as CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reported, many are asking if wil
  6. The People's CDOT work on road projects they say the city won't

    CHICAGO (CBS) -- A vigilante group is taking Chicago road safety into their own hands -- doing roadwork all on their own that they claim the city won't do. The group of Chicago residents, calling themselves "The People's CDOT," said the projects they undertake are requested out of
  7. Chicago course aims to give caregivers tools to help survivors of violence and themselves

    CHICAGO (CBS) – Last year, Chicago police responded to nearly 3,000 shootings. Many of those victims did not survive, but for many of those who did, it was a life-altering experience. For every survivor, there's a caregiver, or two or three, whose lives are forever changed as well
  8. MISSING: Noah Enos, 26, last seen leaving Salt Shed concert

    CHICAGO (CBS) A Chicago family is asking for help after a 26-year-old man went to a concert with a coworker Monday – and then never came home. Noah Enos was last seen at the Salt Shed – the new concert venue in the old Morton Salt factory at 1357 N. Elston Ave. CBS 2's Sabrina Fra
  9. Squatters finally evicted from South Side home, but owner's troubles aren't over

    CHICAGO (CBS) -- A South Side homeowner has finally gotten some action – after saying she has been trying to get squatters out of her home for nearly a year. The Cook County Sheriff's Office came knocking with an eviction order on Tuesday. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar first told you abou
  10. Woman in TikTok video claims to be Diamond Bradley, one of two sisters missing since 2001

    Family hopes a new development could be a breakthrough in the missing persons case of Tionda and Diamond Bradley – who were last seen in their Bronzeville home in 2001. Tionda (left) and Diamond Bradley A woman in the Houston area claims to be Diamond – who was just 3 years old wh
  11. Former U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk speaks publicly for first time in more than five years

    FORT SHERIDAN, Ill. (CBS) -- In a country of red and blue, where Illinois is a big-B blue, Mark Kirk was a political anomaly as a Republican U.S. Senator from Illinois. After five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 10th Congressional District – which inclu
  12. Friend of WXRT DJ Terri Hemmert among victims of New Orleans shooting

    CHICAGO (CBS) -- A shooting outside a well known New Orleans restaurant left a young woman dead and wounded another woman celebrating the birthday of WXRT legend Terri Hemmert, who also was nearly hit by a bullet. The deadly shooting happened Friday night, just as the city's Jaz
  13. Witness catches catalytic converter thieves in the act in broad daylight on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO (CBS) -- A video shows thieves at work – brazenly stealing a catalytic converted from underneath a car in broad daylight on Chicago's Northwest Side. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar spoke Thursday to the brave witness who shot the video. Two friends were just getting home from their
  14. Jerry Springer, longtime TV talk show host, dead at 79

    CHICAGO (CBS) - Jerry Springer, the famed talk show host whose rowdy show filmed in Chicago for nearly two decades on weekday afternoons, and also briefly served as mayor of Cincinnati, has died at 79. His publicist confirmed Springer's death Thursday morning. He's best known for
  15. Father is on a mission of warning after his son died from a fake pill laced with fentanyl

    GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (CBS) -- If someone offered you a pill, and you weren't exactly sure what it was, would you take it? How about if you knew the person and they told you it was a prescription drug? Would you take it then? The answer in either case should be no. But it happens all th
  16. Numerous migrant families stuck camping out at police stations; volunteers are in 'crisis'

    CHICAGO (CBS) -- "We are in crisis" – that's the word from volunteer organizations who say they are handling the influx of migrants to Chicago with little help from the city. Families are still spending days with no resources at police stations – and nine months after the first re
  17. Oak Park police investigate viral video of high school wrestler sucker punching opponent

    By Suzanne LeMignot CHICAGO (CBS) -- It's a violent and unexpected end to a wrestling match, and video from it is going viral. In a clip was captured by The Wrestling Spot at a meet at Oak Park River Forest High School. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot is speaking with the wrestler who was
  18. Community demands action on problem buildings on Sheridan Road in Rogers Park

    CHICAGO (CBS) -- Drug overdoses, gang violence, a fire, and even a murder have befallen one specific apartment complex in Rogers Park – so what's next? Neighbors on Thursday night demanded a fix for the problem apartment complex that has plagued their community for decades. City l
  19. Daughter of 2001 Salvation Army crash victim fights for settlement money

    CHICAGO (CBS) -- A CBS 2 exclusive: You might remember this horrific crash from 2001, where a Salvation Army van collided with a tractor trailer killing 10 people . One of them was Schwanda Cross. Her daughter has been fighting to get millions of dollars in settlement money. She sp
  20. New Dolton restaurant was slow to attract customers, until a viral TiKTok drew them in

    DOLTON, Ill. (CBS) – A family-owned business in the south suburbs struggled for weeks to get the word out that they were open and ready to serve. Now the owners have about 3 million reasons to be thankful. Their daughter posted a TikTok about their situation. Her post went viral an

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