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Trump's guilty verdict: A stress test for democracy Being found guilty of 34 felony counts would normally mark the end of someone's political prospects. But this week's conviction is not stopping Trump (who has built his career, and brand, on grievances) from running for another term in the White House. Jun 2
Trump says "we're going to fight" in remarks a day after his conviction Former President Donald Trump was found guilty on 34 felony counts in a case stemming from a "hush money" payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels. May 31
Illinois law would limit damages companies pay for biometric privacy violations Meanwhile, Target was just hit with a class-action lawsuit from Illinois shoppers, who say the retail giant used high-tech cameras to collect face scans of its customers. May 31
Marian Robinson, mother of Michelle Obama, dies at 86 Marian Robinson, the mother of former first lady Michelle Obama, has died at the age of 86, her family announced Friday. Jun 1
Evers taps replacement for University of Wisconsin regent who refuses to step down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has appointed a replacement for a conservative-leaning Universities of Wisconsin regent who is refusing to step down, setting up another potential confirmation stalemate in the Republican-controlled state Senate. May 31
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Aldi recalls cream cheese spread sold in 28 states for possible salmonella contamination A string of recalls connected to Wisconsin-based supplier Schreiber Foods has now extended to Aldi stores after similar recalls at Hy-Vee and other grocery chains. May 15
How is Illinois protecting consumers from solar energy scammers? Questions remain With more and more such companies popping up, and salespeople showing up on doorsteps, who is making sure they're legitimate? May 14
Elk Grove Village man says he got scammed by solar panel contractor It also happens that the contractor was on a list specifically provided by the state. May 13
Chicago City Council committee discusses solutions to rogue towing company crisis Alderpeople are looking to try to stop rogue towers from making thousands off drivers who thought they were signing their car away to someone they could trust. May 7
Foxtrot Market, Dom's Kitchen employees weren't warned stores would close Employees at dozens of now-closed Foxtrot Market and Dom's Kitchen stores, now jobless, wonder what comes next for them as their paychecks will soon end. Apr 24
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Chicago public health officials declare end to measles outbreak Chicago had a total of 64 confirmed measles in April and March, but has had no new measles cases in two full incubation periods for the disease – or 42 days. May 30
UIC doctor develops app to detect mental illness just by using a smartphone "I asked myself if we can have a fitness tracker for the human body, why can't we have one for the human brain," said Dr. Alex Leow. May 29
Abortion providers in Indiana seek broader exemptions, no hospital-only requirement Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are asking for a preliminary injunction expanding the medical exemptions and blocking the hospital-only requirement. May 29
Cook County officials aim to do more to reduce opioid overdose deaths Lawmakers applauded federal efforts to crack down on one of the most common opioids, illegal fentanyl. May 28
Powerful animal sedative likely cause of overdose spike in Chicago Chicago health officials said medetomidine has not previously been detected in Chicago. May 20
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Springfield, Illinois Chuck E. Cheese location to retain animatronic band Earlier this month, Chuck E. Cheese President and Chief Executive Officer David McKillips told CBS News​ the company needed to keep up with the times and the interests of today's kids. May 31
Unions argue for overturning Wisconsin law that ended nearly all collective bargaining A law that drew massive protests and made Wisconsin the center of a national fight over union rights has returned to court, facing a new challenge from teachers and public workers brought after the state's Supreme Court flipped to liberal control. May 29
Grease fire at North Riverside mall forces closure of food court No one was hurt but the fire burned a charred area on the outside of the mall. May 23
Lagunitas Brewing Company to close Chicago brewery and taproom Lagunitas will move its Chicago brewing operation to their original brewery in California by early August, and permanently close its Chicago brewery and taproom. May 23
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Jennifer Lopez cancels summer tour to spend time with family Jennifer Lopez was set to embark on a 30+ city tour to promote her new album "This is Me…Now," which dropped in February. May 31
Comedian Eddie Pepitone taping new special in Chicago In his fourth special, Pepitone gets to a new level of honesty in confronting his own battles but not without social commentary May 28
Neil Young concert at Chicago's Northerly Island called off on short notice It was not specified whether Young or someone else involved in the concert was ill, and or what the ill person was suffering from. May 23
Roll over Beatles. Lauryn Hill tops Apple Music's list of top 100 albums. "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" topped Apple Music's list while Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life" and Nirvana's "Nevermind" finished in the top 10. May 23
Hundreds line up in hopes of making Broadway or touring cast of "Wicked" Those auditioning were asked to sing 16 bars a cappella from a contemporary musical theatre song to show their range. May 20
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Latest Videos Man shot trying to stop carjacking on Chicago's West Side During the carjacking, police said a 20-year-old man was shot in the chest trying to intervene. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. A source familiar with the investigation said the victim is the brother of the woman who was carjacked. 38M ago 01:37
Scheduling some “me” time Take a mental health minute with Marie Saavedra and schedule some "me" time. 1H ago 01:18
Mexico getting its first female president, Claudia Sheinbaum Mexico's projected presidential winner, Claudia Sheinbaum, will become the first woman president in the country's 200-year history. 2H ago 00:32
South suburban Chicago carnival shut down due to large fight, police say A carnival in south suburban Posen was cut short Sunday evening due to a large fight, according to the Posen Police Department. 3H ago 01:27
Man shot trying to stop carjacking on Chicago's West Side Just after 2 a.m., police said a woman was approached by four men who battered her and took off in her 2011 silver Volkswagen sedan from the 1500 block of North Linder Avenue. 4H ago 01:35
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Severe storms Monday afternoon, night in Chicago Monday's highs will be in the mid-80s, nearly 10 degrees above average. 4H ago
Man shot trying to stop carjacking on Chicago's West Side A source familiar with the investigation said the victim is the brother of the woman who was carjacked. updated 32M ago
Posen carnival shut down due to large fight, police say Police said it was a "difficult decision to shut it down for the safety of all attendees." updated 41M ago
Warmer, humid conditions and storm threat build Monday in Chicago A light lake breeze will keep temperatures in the 60s lakeside and 70s inland. 8H ago
Thousands in Chicago line up to vote in historic Mexican election Hundreds were left outside after the doors closed. 9H ago
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CBS 2 Investigators

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Illinois law would limit damages companies pay for biometric privacy violations Meanwhile, Target was just hit with a class-action lawsuit from Illinois shoppers, who say the retail giant used high-tech cameras to collect face scans of its customers. May 31
Video shows Chicago Police officer shooting, killing man's dog; COPA has questions The owner of the dog has already filed a lawsuit against the City of Chicago, the CPD and the officer in this case. May 28
Chicago Public Schools settle sex abuse lawsuit for $800k, while lawmakers demand change After learning of the woman's troubled history and other aspects of the case, lawmakers in Springfield spoke out passionately on the Illinois House floor. May 23
Former Chicago Police superintendent joins alders in fight to save ShotSpotter Former Supt. Eddie Johnson was adamant that he is not being paid by the company to promote it. He said he just thinks it works. May 21
Illinois bill would allow teachers who abuse students over 18 to be criminally charged Plenty of high school seniors are 18 years old, and some are even older. May 20
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Carter's foul on Clark upgraded by WNBA; Reese fined for no postgame interview Chennedy Carter gave a shoulder shot to Clark that knocked her to the floor before an inbound pass during the third quarter of Saturday's 71-70 win by the Fever. 23H ago
Angel Reese, Sky fall 71-70 against Caitlin Clark, Fever Clark turned the tables on two of her college rivals — former LSU star Angel Reese and former South Carolina star Kamilla Cardoso, each of whom beat Clark's Iowa Hawkeyes in the last two Division I national championship games. Jun 1
White Sox fall to Brewers, have now lost season-high 9 straight games The Sox have also lost 13 out of 14, falling to 15-43. May 31
Jack Crowder strikes out 5 as Illinois men's baseball beats Indiana State The Illini won 4-1, and will face No. 1 seed Kentucky Saturday. May 31
Bears say Caleb Williams showing improvement in OTA practices Williams had a much better week of practice after a rough start against the defense last week. May 31
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Private security patrols come to Fulton Market District Neighborhood groups have been pushing for such a measure—but they say they did not hire the private security. May 31
Man shot multiple times, killed on residential block in Auburn Gresham More than a dozen shell casing markers were visible in the street, and over a dozen more on the sidewalk nearby. May 31
Chicago Lawn shooting leaves 2 men wounded No one was in custody late Friday. Wentworth Area detectives were investigating. May 31
Mourners take to streets for 5-year-old girl shot dead on West Side The rally supported neighbors and families advocating against gun violence, and called for guns to be turned in – either publicly or anonymously. May 31
4 Chicago men charged in shooting that killed man in Milwaukee after SUV thefts Stanley Smith Jr., 41, was shot and killed around 6:20 p.m. Sunday, May 5, outside the Taco Bell at 5630 W. North Ave. in Milwaukee's Uptown neighborhood. May 31
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