Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.
The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at what you need to know before you go.
Travel to Cuba from America has been expanded upon due to a new presidential policy. Find out how this foreign policy shift will effect future travel.
After President Obama announced a normalization of the United States’ relationship with Cuba, Cuban Americans CBS 2 spoke with are showing optimism about this historic change.
While Cuban Cigars are an icon in the smoking world, new relations with Cuba will apparently not turn that world upside down, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
The top Illinois Democrat in Congress applauded President Barack Obama’s plan to begin normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, and end 50 years of isolation. “After 55 years of embargo and exclusion to put an end to the Castros and communism, they’re still there. We should try a new approach,” said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.
It’s official – Jose Abreu is now a member of the White Sox family.
The money will likely work itself out, however, and there’s every indication that Viciedo will still be on the roster next season, not because he’s necessarily earned it, but because during a rebuild with limited options, it would be even more difficult to give up on a player with such raw talent before he’s reached his upside.
Many of us are still trying to figure out just what to get dad for Father’s day, but CBS 2’s Mai Martinez doesn’t have to worry about that. She’s already given her dad something close to his heart: a trip back to his native Cuba.
Finally, the White Sox are starting to see the production from Dayan Viciedo they hoped for when the team signed him to a four-year, $10 million deal out of Cuba in 2008.
According to a report, the Cubs may be on the verge of signing 19-year-old old Cuban prospect Jorge Soler for $27 million.
With new charter service to Havana, many Cubans here packing their bags for their first trip to the motherland in decades. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.
Here’s a Cuban center fielder MLB teams may want to keep an eye on.
Illinois State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock) believes easing of trade restrictions with Cuba could pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s economy.
Two Illinois lawmakers are heading for Cuba, in an effort to ensure Illinois is first in line when trade resumes with the island nation, which has been under a trade embargo since 1962.