A crane operator sits high above downtown Chicago. (CBS)

WATCH: View Of A Crane Operator, High Above The City

Operating engineer Michael Femali has a view of the city few ever get. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports.


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Funding Infrastructure Isn’t ‘Sexy’: Illinois And Chicago Infrastructure Is Underfunded, Neglected

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave didn’t give Illinois the greatest grade when it comes to infrastructure, which isn’t surprising, considering the federal and state governments struggle to maintain America’s roads, bridges and dams.


Zekman Valet Drivers

2 Investigators: City Cracks Down On Valet Parking Violations

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman went along recently as city investigators made surprise inspections of valet operations at restaurants and other venues.


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6 Tips For Owning A Dog In Urban Areas

These 6 tips will benefit any dog owner living in the big city! These do’s and don’ts are important to consider for any dog lover.



Millennial Musings: Should I Live in a City or the Suburbs?

By Heather Sadusky CHICAGO (CBS) — For many Millennials, suburbia is overrated. The picturesque neighborhood, cul-de-sacs, quaint mailboxes and lush front lawns do not depict reality. It’s a set we put ourselves into with the hopes […]


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Lawsuit: City Is Harassing African-American Nightclub

Nouveau Tavern has filed a lawsuit against the city for, among several allegations, pulling the club’s liquor license for a weekend; “conducting unfounded over-crowding investigations”; and using tactics “clearly meant to harass, intimidate.”


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City Officials Waiting As Hundreds Show Up To Job-Fair Hoax

The hoax that claimed the city of Chicago would take applications for 10,000 summer jobs drew hundreds of job seekers to the Thompson Center downtown.


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Chicago Library Janitors Laid Off

The city told them in May it was privatizing their jobs, but the workers say they were hoping to keep working.


911 Center

City Trying To Fix Alarm System 4 Days After Meltdown

Four days after the city’s internal alarm system went out, officials continue to work and try and fix the problem.

WBBM Newsradio–06/21/2011

Unemployment Line

Study: Unemployment Won’t Get Much Better Anytime Soon

An economic forecast, released Monday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, projects a very slow recovery for Chicago and other metropolitan areas.

WBBM Newsradio–06/20/2011

The Chicago skyline featuring Willis Tower. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Lot Has Changed Since Chicago’s Founding

Chicago is celebrating its 174th birthday today. Needless to say, the city looked a little different when it was first incorporated in 1837.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2011