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Prices Soar For Some Generic Drugs — Why?

The price increase has been described by some congressmen as staggering. They’re joining doctors, pharmacists and patients in asking why. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Natural Gas Flame

Peoples Gas To Charge Customers More Next Month, Wants Additional Increase

The Citizens Utility Board condemned the cost increase to customers.


Wrong-Way Fatal Crash

Report: Deadly Crashes Up 9 Percent In Illinois This Year

The number of deadly crashes on Illinois roads is up 9 percent from this time last year, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Illinois State Capitol

State Senate Committee Approves Minimum Wage Hike

The Illinois State Senate Executive Committee has approved a plan to increase the state’s minimum wage, and let it increase automatically in the future.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

Property Taxes

Report: Property Taxes Way Up In Many Suburbs

Some suburbanites are feeling the pain of decreasing property values and increased taxes.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Fares Rising Up To 30 Percent On Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, Metra riders will see a big increase in fares, with most riders paying 30 percent more.


The South Shore Line. (CBS)

South Shore Train Riders Facing Fare Increase

Commuters riding the South Shore between Northwest Indiana and downtown Chicago could be hit with a 5 percent fare increase as soon as next month.



New Year Means New Tolls For Illinois Drivers

Starting Sunday, it’s going to be a lot more expensive to drive on Illinois’ tollways.


Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard Defends Proposal To Raise Property Taxes For CPS

Finances are on the mind of Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard, on the first day of the new school year for some students.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Big Jump In lllinois Same-Sex Couples Reporting Status To Census

The number of Illinoisans telling the U.S. Census Bureau they’re part of a same-sex couple has jumped significantly.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Gas Pumping

Gas Prices Rise Across Chicagoland

Average gasoline prices in Chicago increased about a nickel per gallon in the past week and is $1.17 a gallon more expensive than a year ago.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Considering Property Tax Increase

Chicago Public Schools administrators, still faced with a deficit of more than $600 million after making significant cuts, are considering more job cuts and a property tax increase.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

Unemployment Line

Unemployment Rises In Illinois For First Time In 15 Months

Unemployment in Illinois was up modestly last month, breaking a 15-month trend of declining joblessness in the state.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

(Photo illustration by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

Peoples Gas Customers Could See A Spike

Peoples Gas customers may see a spike in their bills next year after the company asked the state to approve a 10% delivery charge increase for Chicago customers and a 3% hike for those in the northeastern suburbs.

WBBM Newsradio–02/15/2011

Bus Stop Sign

Bus Fares Up In Gary, Ind.

It now costs more to ride a bus in Gary, Ind.

WBBM Newsradio–02/07/2011


Bills Going Up For AT&T Landline Customers

Not only are you paying more for Chicago parking payboxes and state income taxes, but now, your phone bill is also going up if you have an AT&T landline in your home.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2011

Illinois House Floor

Senate Begins Debate On Major Tax Increase

The Illinois Senate has begun debating a major tax increase as Democratic leaders fight the clock and reluctant lawmakers.


A Chicago parking pay and display box (Credit: CBS)

Let The Sticker Shock Begin

The company that leases Chicago’s streetside parking spaces has already begun implementing a scheduled rate hike, starting with the most expensive zones.


Humboldt Park Condo

Condo Owner Shocked Over 82 Percent Tax Bill Hike

Property taxes have been going up across the Chicago area. CBS 2’s Mike Parker talked to one condo owner whose tax bill nearly doubled.

CBS 2–11/17/2010