Ex-Illinois Cop Charged In 2020 Fatal Shooting Of Black Man

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A former suburban Chicago police officer who was fired after he shot into a car two years ago, killing a Black man and seriously wounding the man’s girlfriend, has been charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, authorities announced on Thursday . In a news release, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s … Read more

Lottery officials: 2 people claimed $1.337B Mega Millions jackpot from ticket sold near Chicago

CHICAGO (AP/CBS) — Lottery officials say two people claimed a $1.337B Mega Millions jackpot after tickets were sold near Chicago in July. The winning ticket was sold at a Speedway located in Des Plaines, according to the website. A $1 million winning ticket was also sold at SRB Food Mart in Berkeley, Illinois. The odds … Read more

Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis has died, age 87

CHICAGO — Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, whose music entertained fans over a more than 60-year career that began with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and made him one of the country’s most successful jazz musicians, has died. He was 87. Lewis is revered in jazz circles for 1960s hits like “The ‘In’ Crowd,” “Hang on … Read more

Chicago Weather Alert: Flash Flood Warning in effect for Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties

CHICAGO (CBS) — Rain. A few thunderstorms are possible. A tough Soldier Field Sunday that’ll certainly test the new field. Rain begins early and lasts through the day. CBS News Chicago Flash Flood Warning in effect for Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties until 12:15 pm CBS News Chicago Some thunderstorms and heavy rain are possible. … Read more

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza tests positive for COVID-19

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, her office announced Sunday. She is vaccinated and boosted, but she’ll have to cancel a full schedule of events — including an important address about Illinois’ finances she was scheduled to deliver to the City Club of Chicago … Read more

Chicago Weather Alert: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Kane, McHenry counties

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 7 pm for parts of the area. CBS News Chicago The threat window is 3 pm to 8 pm Sunday night. Severe storm warnings are likely somewhere in the viewing area tonight. A tornado warning is certainly in the realm of possibility. The National … Read more

‘Will do whatever it takes’: Indiana OB-GYN and abortion provider moves her practice to Illinois

CHICAGO (CBS) — In a little more than three weeks, abortions in the state of Indiana will officially be illegal, with few exceptions. In a post Roe v. Wade world, women are crossing state lines to get an abortion. But now were learning doctors are too, to continue to be able to do their job … Read more