Dorothy Tucker

A Chicagoan prepares to move from the city to Northwest Indiana. (CBS)

Why Are People Fleeing Illinois? Three Personal Stories

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on why the Land of Lincoln isn’t as appealing as it once was.

03/12/2015

Solar panels (CBS)

State Reneges On Solar-Panel Reimbursements

Hundreds of conservation-minded home owners who are waiting on thousands of dollars from the state of Illinois may end up empty-handed. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/12/2015

Smart phone user (CBS)

School Employee Leaves Racially Charged Comments On Parent’s Voicemail

The phone call originated from Central High School and started off innocently enough. But it turns ugly when the school employee apparently forgot to hang up. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/06/2015

A gun silencer. (Credit: CBS)

Gun Advocates Call For Lifting Ban On Silencers In Illinois

un enthusiasts are hoping law makers will pull the trigger and lift the ban on silencers. Our neighbors to the east and west allow silencers. In this Original Report, Dorothy Tucker went to Northwest Indiana to find out why.

03/03/2015

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Chicago Already Has Medical Marijuana ‘Deserts’

Some African-American neighborhoods have a dearth of grocery stores. They also won’t have any marijuana dispensaries, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/26/2015

Graham Moore (left); Common (Getty Images)

Two Oscar Winners Do Chicago Proud

A University of Chicago Lab School alum and a rapper-actor from the South Side received the ultimate film-achievement award over the weekend. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/23/2015

One of the nuns at Fraternite Notre Dame in Chicago prepares au gratin potatoes for the homeless while wearing a fleece coat, because the sisters' home is without heat, and temperatures inside are freezing. (Credit: CBS)

Offers Of Help Rolling In For Nuns Without Heat

After having gone more than two days without heat, and seeing temperatures in their church drop below freezing, a group of French nuns ministering to residents in the Austin neighborhood is asking for help raising the $200,000 they need to buy new boilers.

02/20/2015

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Some Predict Recreational Marijuana Is Just Around The Corner For Illinois

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with advocates and opponents of legalizing the recreational use of cannabis.

02/19/2015

The Hotel Florence, part of George Pullman's company town, is currently overseen by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which bought the building to avoid demolition. (Credit: CBS)

Pullman: From Labor Strife To Historic Monument

President Obama reflected on the importance of the site, saying it holds a special place in his memory of his time in Chicago. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/19/2015

Jeffrey Wright, a senior banker at Urban Partnership. (Credit: CBS)

Organizations Promoting Entrepreneurship Among African American Community

For Tuesday night’s Chicago mayoral debate, CBS 2 is partnering with the Chicago Urban League and the Business Leadership Council. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports both are committed to creating jobs, opportunities and leaders in the Black Community.

02/10/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Chatham Residents Want To Hear Details From Mayoral Candidates

The final debate before Chicago’s mayoral election on Feb. 24 takes place Tuesday on CBS 2 and Dorothy Tucker reports people want to hear details.

02/09/2015

Some sidewalks remain unshoveled in Bronzeville. (CBS)

Days After Blizzard, Absentee Owners Still Neglecting Sidewalks

Some Bronzeville residents complain that the city hasn’t cracked down on absentee owners. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/06/2015

Pilgrim Baptist Church in Bronzeville. (Credit: CBS)

Slow Rebuild Of Historic Bronzeville Church Has Donors Frustrated

The slow-going process to rebuild has some asking for donation refunds.

02/03/2015

Snow blankets Chicago on Sunday, amid a blizzard that dropped more than 19 inches on the city by early Monday morning. (Credit: CBS)

“Historic” Blizzard Buries Chicago Area In More Than 19 Inches Of Snow

Updated 02/02/15 – 10:47 a.m. CHICAGO (CBS) — After nearly 36 straight hours of snowfall, the Chicago area was digging out from more than 19 inches of snow across the region, making it the 5th […]

02/02/2015

Hundreds of parents and daycare providers rallied outside the Thompson Center to call on lawmakers to restore child care funding. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Daycare Providers Rally To Get State Funding Restored

Hundreds of parents and daycare providers gathered at the Thompson Center on Friday to call on state lawmakers to restore funding to the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program.

01/30/2015

Dwain Kyles (CBS)

Years Later, Father Takes Up Organ-Donor Cause Of ‘Baby Quinn’

An infant whose name was synonymous with the importance of organ donations grew up to be an adult. Though he died tragically in a recent car accident, his father wants the cause to continue. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/29/2015

Business owners on the block say the street lights have been out for three weeks. (Credit: George Stanton)

Street Lights Back On After Weeks-Long Outage On South Side Block

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports the street lights on Halsted between 127th and 128th had been out for the last three weeks before coming back on Tuesday evening.

01/27/2015

A baseball signed by Ernie Banks owned by collector Michael Osacky. (Credit: CBS)

Expert Says Many Owners Of Ernie Banks Memorabilia Unlikely To Sell

The passing of Cubs great Ernie Banks is prompting some fans to seek out his baseball memorabilia. There’s plenty of stuff on eBay, but experts say the not as much as you might think because as CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports people with the good stuff are hoarding it.

01/26/2015

Pilgrim Baptist Church burned to the ground on Jan. 6, 2006, after workers performing repairs accidentally sparked a fire. (Credit: CBS)

Community Asks: Why Hasn’t Historic South Side Church Been Rebuilt?

Pilgrim Baptist Church was destroyed by a fire nine years ago and has never been rebuilt, despite promises and financial pledges. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/22/2015

Taxes

Big Changes Make Filing Taxes More Complicated

The IRS is open for business as tax season officially began Tuesday. That means you can begin filing your electronic or paper returns.

01/20/2015

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