COMING UP @12:30: Authorities To Provide Update In Fox Lake Officer Shooting Investigation


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)

Marijuana Cash Is Problem For Illinois Tax Collection

The state of Illinois is having trouble finding a bank or financial company to process the large amounts of cash it anticipates receiving for taxes and fees from its new medical marijuana industry.


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)

Illinois Medical Marijuana Rules Drop Gun Language

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state’s new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners.


Video Poker machine. (CBS)

East Dundee Considers New Fees For Video Gambling Machines

The Village Board’s decision to overturn the ban on video gambling in 2012 is proving to be a boon for both the businesses that carry the machines and northwest suburban East Dundee itself.


A Ventra machine at a CTA station. (CBS)

CTA Rolls Back Some Controversial Ventra Fare Card Fees

CTA Ventra payment card holders who use the card’s controversial debit features won’t be charged for talking to public transit customer service operators or using the cards for cash ATM withdrawals under new fee rollbacks revealed Thursday.


A tow truck in action. (CBS)

Feds: Drivers Faked Bankruptcy To Avoid Auto Impound Fees

In a city well-practiced in the way of scams, this is a new one.


A Ventra machine at a CTA station. (CBS)

Fees Could Pile Up For CTA Riders Who Use Ventra Card’s Debit Option

CTA and Pace customers who sign up for a prepaid debit card account under the agencies’ new Ventra fare card system later this year would face a bevy of fees and other charges tied to their accounts.


Stack of cash (CBS)

New Year Brings New Fees In Chicago

The city’s parking meters, Chicago area water rates, cigarettes, license plates — all are getting more expensive this year.


Environmentally friendly toilet paper is used in the toilets before the Live Earth concert at the Coca-Cola Dome on July 7, 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Nadine Hutton /Getty Images)

Report: No, Pay Toilets Are Not Coming To High School In Naperville

Indian Prairie School District 204 says despite rumors, students will not really have to pay to go to the bathroom at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

(credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

High Fees For Restaurants Despite Shorter Taste Of Chicago

Restaurants at this year’s Taste of Chicago will have half the time to sell food, but must pay even more to the City of Chicago for the privilege.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Money (CBS)

New Fees, Taxes Sure To Affect Your Life This New Year

You might say that the New Year starts in earnest today, as just about everyone gets back to work. And it’s almost a sure thing that if you live in Chicago or suburban Cook County, your day-to-dat life will be more expensive.

WBBM Newsradio–01/03/2012

Cook County government seal (CBS)

Cook County Board OK’s Budget With Tax And Fee Hikes

Hang onto to your wallets: The Cook County Board has passed a new budget, and, it’s going to cost you.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Set To Begin Implementing Budget

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2012 budget was approved unanimously on Wednesday, and now, he is wasting no time in executing the budget and collecting new fees.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: City Can’t Afford Old Ways Of Doing Business

“We can start shaping our city’s future or let it shape us,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said as he unveiled a budget that will close three police stations, double water rates, and raise several other fees.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Bank of America debit card (CBS)

Smaller Banks Cashing In On Consumer Anger At Big Financial Institutions

Community banks are trying to lure customers over, now that some big institutions are imposing unpopular new fees on customers.


Montage Of Credit Cards. (AP Graphic)

New Law Reduces Merchants’ Fees For Accepting Credit Cards

Merchants, and possibly consumers, are going to be getting a break when they break out the plastic where they shop.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2011

Prepaid Debit Cards (Credit: CBS)

Prepaid Debit Cards Becoming A Hot Item For College Kids

They look like credit cards and act like debit cards, but they’re something else – prepaid debit cards – and they’re a big hit with college-bound teens.

CBS 2–08/23/2011

Ald. Tom Tunney On Pedicabs

Tunney Seeks Regulations For Pedicabs

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) is seeking regulations for pedicabs, including a fee, an inspection requirement and certain restrictions.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

Chicago City Sticker (CBS)

Residents Vow To Fight Plan To Raise City Sticker Fees

Some community activists are organizing to fight a proposal to raise the price of a city sticker in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2011

Checking Fees

Beware Of Checking Account Fees

Many banking services once offered for free, now come at a price.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2011

Chase Bank

Fees Going Up For Chase Bank ATMs

Chase has more ATMs in Chicago than any other bank, and if you don’t have an account with Chase, using them will cost you more.

WBBM Newsradio–03/17/2011