Follow us

And stay informed in real time of the latest News!

149,382 followers   •   2,341 following   •   Chicago   •

CBS Chicago: The latest news, weather & sports for all of Chicagoland. Email tips to or call 312.899.2200.

Latest Scoops

Neighbors of shooter Gary Martin describe him as a "loner" and "creepy."
Gary Martin, the man who killed five people at an Aurora workplace Friday, has a criminal past. He was sentenced in an assault case in Mississippi in 1995.
Gary Martin, man who killed five people at Harry Pratt Co in Aurora worked there for 15 years and was being terminated today, Aurora Police chief Kristen Ziman said.
BREAKING Brothers Questioned In Jussie Smollett Case Released By Police
Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year.
The Aurora gunman was identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin. Police said he worked for the company where he killed five people Friday afternoon.
“When I heard and saw that there were gunshots… It’s terrible. It’s like my heart just raced and my stomach just got upset,” says a woman following a shooting in Aurora, IL that killed five civilians on Friday.
Video player
“The shooter is identified as Gary Martin. He is a 45-year-old man and we believe he was an employee of the company. At this time we aren’t sure of the motive of this act of violence.” Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman.
Video player
“There are no words for the kind of evil that robs our neighbors of their hopes, their dreams and their futures,” says Governor JP Pritzker after five people died in a workplace shooting in Aurora Friday afternoon.
Video player
BREAKING: 5 people are dead in the Aurora mass shooting. The gunman was killed by police.

The Most Relevant

R. Kelly's lawyers deny his Near West Side recording studio is used as a residence; but city inspectors say they found bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, a full bar, clothes, and shoes inside. A judge ordered the second floor closed, due to faulty stairwells.
'Empire' actor Jussie Smollet says he was assaulted in a homophobic and racially fueled attack overnight in Chicago. Police say there is surveillance video placing Smollett near the scene of the alleged crime but they have not found video of the attackers.
A new study by BirdLife International reveals that in recent years several bird species have lost their fight for survival. One of those species is the beautiful Spix's Macaw.
MISSING: Please help find 9-year-old Michael Campbell. He didn't come home from school in Englewood yesterday.
While celebrating Black History Month at the Thompson Center, Hyatt Hotels executive Tyronne Stoudemire asked for Governor Rauner's help while he used a glass of chocolate milk to demonstrate a lesson on corporate diversity.
Video player
BREAKING: An organizer of this year's #WomensMarch in Chicago says the crowd has matched last year's -- 250,000. Here is a screen grab from #Chopper2 over #GrantPark ....
Candice Payne's selfless act spurred a group to rent 60 hotel rooms to keep homeless people off the streets of Chicago during the historic cold. “Maybe they didn’t know how to or where to start to help, so I’m glad that I was able to be that vehicle.”
Video player
JUST IN: Former President Barack Obama has just left his home in Kenwood to report for jury duty at the Daley Center.
Thousands pack Chicago's Daley Plaza to participate in the Families Belong Together rally. Chicago was one of several cities around the United States participating in the national day of action.
Video player
Chicago police officer led away outside #UICpavilion where Donald #Trump postponed his appearance tonight. #CPD
Total(1) => 0.15544605255127 f_f_QM(2) => 0.15211796760559 indS(2) => 0.11479091644287 indM(2) => 0.035623073577881 indM_1(2) => 0.0025398731231689 indM_2(2) => 0.0015997886657715 indM_4(2) => 0.0032339096069336 indM_5(2) => 0.0055787563323975 indM_6(2) => 0.0014259815216064 indM_7(2) => 0.0031671524047852 indM_8(2) => 0.0012638568878174 indM_9(2) => 0.0085971355438232 indM_10(2) => 0.0078330039978027 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.0023529529571533 f_f_dT(20) => 0.0022091865539551