Chris Tye, CBS Chicago

Chris Tye

CBS Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

Spotlight On Chicago’s Response To Widespread Unrest

The mayor wants punishment with more teeth and a signal that in Chicago, when you do this, you pay a massive price. → Read More

Postal Problems Mean No Checks, No Medications For Weeks

With a pandemic, elections, pharmaceuticals, and stimulus checks, the mail has never been more vital and is life or death for some. → Read More

Chicago Puts Wisconsin On Its Quarantine List And Violators Face Fines

"They can continue to commute in for work, but limited to work." → Read More

Investigation Continues Over Chicago River Boating Accident Leaving 7-Year-Old Dead

Beaches are closed, river use is up and so are water levels. It heightens risk on the water. Just after 6:30 Wednesday night, things got scary then deadly near Chinatown. → Read More

Indiana Beach Closing Because Of COVID-19 Concerns

"This year, with Chicago beaches being closed, we have had an abundance." → Read More

Truck Snags Overhead Wires, Knocks Out Power Amid Sweltering Heat In Belmont Cragin

A section of the Belmont Cragin community was left without power late Tuesday afternoon and well into the night, after a utility truck snagged some overhead wires and knocked down multiple power poles. → Read More

Ducks Swimming On Graves; Families Frustrated Over Cemetery Flooding

CHICAGO (CBS) — A suburban cemetery is underwater. Family members coming to pay respects to their ancestors finding a dozen of their burial plots flooded. They turned to CBS 2 for answers. CBS 2’s Chris Tye has more from the Silverman and Weiss Cemetery in Forest Park. It’s happened for years, and still no fix. For those buried along the western edge of the cemetery, resting in peace doesn’t… → Read More

Family Of Psychiatric Patient Searching For Answers Following Munster Hospital Shooting

The family of the patient prosecutors say attacked a nurse in an Indiana hospital this week is speaking out. In the end both the patient and a responding officer were shot and killed. → Read More

City Begins To Crack Down On Restaurants Flouting COVID-19 Reopening Rules

Chicago restaurants have been reopened for about two weeks under COVID-19-related restrictions, but how are the establishments handling the new rules? → Read More

Mayor Lightfoot, Rep. Rush Condemn Officers For Lounging In Rush’s Office During Unrest

"I believe we should take the strongest possible action. Particularly with supervisors." → Read More

Indiana To Roll The Dice And Reopen Casinos After COVID-19 Closures

Table games will see stricter capacity limits: blackjack will have a three-player limit. Roulette now has a four-player limit and craps will have a six-player limit. → Read More

COVID-19 Grace Periods For Chicago Services Ending Soon

"That's unreasonable. How am I going to get out to pay it." → Read More

Suburban Restaurants Prepare For Partial Reopening

Restaurants that can and have suburban city hall support are expanding their outdoor footprints, hoping to make up for lucrative lost time. → Read More

Suburban Chicago Mayors Want Their Municipalities Reopened Now

"We shouldn't be treated as if we all live and work in Cook County, because we don't." → Read More

Backyard Pools Become Hot Item While Public Pools Remain Closed

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating at least one booming business: backyard pools. → Read More

An Eerie Silence Inside The Rarely Closed Chicago Art Institute, Now Shuttered By COVID-19

In its long, storied history as one of the premier museums in the world, the Chicago Art Institute has only closed a handful of times--and never for months. → Read More

Chicago Heights Ford Plant Reopens Monday As Workers Wear COVID-19 ‘Distance’ Watches

"Everybody is also wearing watches that buzz if your get within six feet of somebody else." → Read More

Applications For Chicago Housing Assistance Grants Far Outpace Funds Available

The city has $2 million in housing assistance available. For every grant available, 40 people applied. → Read More

COVID-19 Cases At Ludeman Developmental Center In Park Forest Double In A Few Weeks

The number of positive cases at the state-run Ludeman Developmental Center in Park Forrest continues to soar, with the cases of individuals with COVID-19 doubling in just the last three weeks. → Read More

Cruise Ship Out At Sea For Almost 2 Months Because Of CDC Coronavirus Concerns

"We are being denied entry because all this paperwork that needs to be filed and approved between the CDC and the cruise line." → Read More