Derrick Rose Is Optimistic But Still Unsure Of Return Date

Friday marks five weeks since right knee surgery for Rose. The playoffs begin April 18.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 12:20 pm

Emission Cuts Ordered By Obama May Not Survive Beyond End Of His Presidency

The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 12:03 pm

Give Trevor Noah a Chance

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — Like many others, I jumped on the anti-Trevor Noah bandwagon yesterday after reading that some of his past tweets were tinged with anti-Jewish sentiment and poked fun at obese women. […]

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:58 am

Bernstein: A Final Four With NBA Appeal

This weekend features college basketball at its best.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:48 am

The Drinkies: Dierks Bentley ‘Drunk on a Plane’ Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards with a fool-proof way of getting drunk on a plane, inspired by Dierk Bentley's No. 1 hit from his album 'Riser.'

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:27 am

The Drinkies: Lee Brice ‘I Don’t Dance’ Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards with a beer cocktail that will have you dancing like no one's watching, inspired by Lee Brice's "I Don't Dance."

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:25 am

The Drinkies: Miranda Lambert ‘Automatic’ Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards with this pretty-in-pink cocktail with a surprising kick that honors Miranda Lambert's 'Platinum' track.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:23 am

The Drinkies: Kenny Chesney ‘American Kids’ Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACMs with a truly American concoction that tastes a bit like suntan lotion—in a good way, of course. The drink honors Kenny Chesney's No. 1 song from 'The Big Revival.'

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:22 am

The Drinkies: Florida Georgia Line ‘Dirt’ Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards with a bro-tastic punch inspired by Florida Georgia Line's 'Anything Goes' hit song 'Dirt.'

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:19 am

White Sox Send Carlos Rodon To Minor Leagues

Rodon is expected to be called up later this season.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:12 am

McDonald’s Revamps Grilled Chicken To Cut Ingredients

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company says it expects the new "Artisan Grilled Chicken" to be in its more than 14,300 U.S. stores by the end of next week, in products including a new sandwich, as well as existing sandwiches, wraps and salads.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 10:51 am

Gabriel: Bears In Position To Draft Best Available Player

Trading back continues to be an option after a couple top prospects' stocks cooled a bit.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 10:48 am

Illinois Has Approved 2,000 Medical Marijuana Patients

The health department says about 19,500 people have started the patient registration process. Of those, about 2,700 have submitted at least part of the application. The tally is still far short of the number of patients the program's coordinator hoped would enroll in the first year.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 10:20 am

Preview: Bulls-Bucks

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Bradley Center.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 9:59 am

Munster Schools Moving To Four-Day Week Over Summer To Save Cash

Faced with finding ways to erase millions in debt, one Northwest Indiana school district will transition to a four-day week over the summer.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 9:55 am

Report: Marcus Mariota Won’t Attend Draft In Chicago

Mariota will be in Hawaii with his family.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 9:49 am

Overall Crime Down Through March; But Shootings And Murders Up

Through the end of March, murders and shootings were up in Chicago, compared to the same time last year, but police said overall crime is down in the city.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 9:22 am

Durkin’s Prospect Watch: WR Breshad Perriman

Perriman's pro day results have sent his draft stock soaring.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 9:19 am

Robert Blagojevich ‘Was Angry’ At Rod During Trial, But Blames Feds For ‘Very Stressful’ Ordeal

Robert Blagojevich said he has written to his brother in prison, and even tried to visit the former governor as he serves his 14-year sentence in Colorado, but Rod Blagojevich has refused to see his older brother, or respond to written letters. Though the two remain estranged, Robert said he hopes to reconnect with his brother.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 8:18 am

Police Find Stolen SUV After Convicted Killer Escapes Kankakee Jail

A manhunt was underway in Kankakee County on Wednesday, after a convicted killer escaped from the county jail.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 7:40 am

No April Fooling; Temperatures Likely To Hit The 70s Wednesday

CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros reports it should be a very sunny and beautiful first day of April, with a high temperature of about 71 degrees.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 7:27 am

Man Tries To Lure Boys Into Van With Candy

Police said a white van pulled up next to two 9-year-old boys as they were walking home from Howe Elementary School on Monday afternoon, walking south on Lorel Avenue toward Huron Street. A man got out of the van, and said, “Come here, I got some candy for you,” while holding candy.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:53 am

Boy, 16, Killed In West Englewood Shooting

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was found lying on the ground in the 1200 block of West 57th Street at 10:10 a.m., police said. He had been shot several times and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:13 am

Man Shot, Critically Wounded In Brighton Park Shooting

About 7:15 p.m., the 20-year-old was arguing with another male about “an old conflict” when the other male pulled out a gun and shot the man in the wrist and chest in the 3800 block of South Kedzie Avenue, police said.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:11 am

Man Critically Wounded In West Garfield Park Shooting

About 5:15 p.m., the 48-year-old was on the sidewalk in the 800 block of South Pulaski Road when another male walked up and shot him several times, police said.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:09 am