Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Signs Order To Boost Minimum Wage For City Contractors

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has signed an executive order requiring city contractors and their subcontractors to pay a minimum wage of at least $13 an hour.


Volunteers and staff at Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington, Ill., have served more than 20,000 meals to victims of a tornado that ripped through the town on Nov. 17, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Volunteers Busy Preparing Thanksgiving Meals For Tornado Victims

In the last nine days, residents of downstate Washington have faced challenges they never imagined, in the wake of a devastating tornado.


Firefighters search a heavily damaged home after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

State Warns Of Disaster Relief Scams

The state is trying to prevent Illinois tornado victims from becoming victims of scam artist contractors.


(John Moore/ Getty Images)

Mayor Seeks To Require City Contractors To Hire Neighborhood Workers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed an ordinance to require contractors hire neighborhood residents for many construction projects funded by the city.


Chicago Bulls championship rings from the years 1991, 1993, 1997 and 1998 were stolen from a Bulls employee in the Bronzeville neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Bulls Championship Rings Stolen From Team Employee

Four Chicago Bulls championship rings were stolen from a Bronzeville home last week, according to an alert issued by police on Saturday.


Joe Ferguson

Inspector General: City Board Of Ethics Is Falling Short

The agency that oversees ethics issues for City Hall is reportedly falling down on the job.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

Storm Damage In Downers Grove

Shady Contractors A Worry As Storm Cleanup Continues

As if the storm a week ago hadn’t been bad enough in itself, hard-hit Lake County is now bracing for the damage that unscrupulous contractors could do when they charge an arm and a leg to clear away the debris.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Ill. Lawmakers Want Contractors To Pledge To Stay Here

With many states trying to lure away Illinois businesses in the wake of a state income tax hike, Illinois lawmakers are moving to force companies that work for Illinois government to promise not to move out of the state.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

Police Generic

Armed Robbers Striking Rehab Contractors

Police are warning about a string of robberies on the city’s Southwest Side, which are occurring at buildings under rehab.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2010