Charged in an alleged kidnapping plot are, from left, Lucus Prentiss; Jerry L. McCullum and Billy Nelson; and a fourth suspect not pictured. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Four Charged With Kidnapping Businessman For Ransom

The 31-year-old man was leaving his home in the 2800 block of North Austin Avenue about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday when four masked men forced him into a rental truck at gunpoint then bound him with duct tape, police said.


About 1,000 protesters marched on Western Avenue and 95th Street, along the border between Chicago and Evergreen Park, to protest the lack of black workers on local construction crews, including two recent projects near that location. (Credit: CBS)

Businessman Leads Protest To Demand Black Construction Jobs

Legendary South Side business owner Ed Gardner on Sunday was once again protesting the lack of black workers on local construction crews, leading about 1,000 demonstrators supporting his cause.

CBS 2–09/30/2012

South Side businessman Edmund Scott said water has been leaking into his basement since a neighboring building was torn down, damaging the foundation of his business. He said he believes the  city has been intentionally stalling on his complaints to try to drive him out to make way for new development. (Credit: CBS)

South Side Businessman Thinks City Trying To Flood Him Out

A South Side businessman has accused the city of playing dirty tricks to try and pressure him to sell his land to make way for new development. He says he’s got the mold, mildew and grimy mess in his basement to prove it.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Gay Rights

Renowned Businessman, Gay Activist Dies At 59

A renowned businessman and community activist in Chicago’s gay community has died at the age of 59.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

Tahawwur Rana (Credit: CBS)

Closing Arguments On Tuesday In Mumbai Terror Suspect’s Trial

The prosecution has rested in the case of a Chicago businessman accused of helping plan the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011