An investigation that uncovered credit card abuses, which led to the ouster of the heads of the Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Park District, has prompted Mayor Rahm Emanuel to cancel most city credit cards and all petty cash.
Metra officials say some customers were overcharged when they used their credit cards to buy train tickets last week.
Metra is alerting customers that some of them may have had their credit cards charged twice at ticket windows last Monday.
Chicago Housing Authority chief executive officer Lewis Jordan has submitted his resignation, in the wake of questions about his use of a government credit card.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his administration is reviewing the way city departments and their sister agencies have been using city credit cards.
The Chicago Park District, the Chicago Housing Authority and other city agencies have been stripped of credit-card privileges after some employees were caught using them to buy gifts, expensive dinners and to even pay off red-light camera tickets.
Beware of the midnight caller warning you of trouble with your bank. It may very well be a call from thieves, targeting your credit cards and cash. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports on a vicious scam targeting Chicago seniors.
Should you pay cash for your gifts or pay with a card? More shoppers are opting for cash to avoid the bills coming due in January. And, as CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, the new financial reform law will help make that decision even easier in the future.
A new study by a Chicago-based credit reporting agency projects that fewer Americans will fall behind on their mortgage and credit card payments next year.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information on three people — including a man dressed in women’s clothing — who stole a purse from a west suburban restaurant and went on a $10,000 shopping spree.