American news is not a happy place these days. Unnecessary violence, death and injustice dominate the airwaves everywhere you turn. We are sad. We are outraged. We feel helpless.

Amidst all of the tragedy, news stations will occasionally break away from national stories with reports of their own to lessen the weight of it all. Local restaurants to try. Fun summer activities. Something about Donald Trump. Reminders that, though there is a lot of sadness and hate in the world right now, that is not all there is. We can never forget the tragedies that plague our nation or minimize their importance in the national spotlight, but sometimes a lighter news story is a welcome distraction to clear our minds so that we may regain focus and carry on.


And then there’s CBS Chicago, who chose to break from the national reports to bring us this piece of nightmares: