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A CTA train. (CBS)

Labor Official Blamed As CTA Gets Ready To Lay Off Ex-Offenders

With tempers flaring and voices raised, the battle over 65 so-called “second chance” jobs for ex-offenders was intensified Thursday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

12/12/2013

A person dressed as the Grinch delivers a bag of coal to City Hall Monday -- a slam on the Emanuel administration. (CBS)

Teachers Union Delivers Lumps Of Coal As Mayor Touts Computer Curriculum

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on the continuing battle for the hearts and minds of parents.

12/09/2013

One of Chicago's pay-parking stations. (CBS)

Officials Drastically Reduce Number Of Free-Parking Placards For Disabled Drivers

Another financial windfall is in store for the parking meter company that’s already fleeced city taxpayers twice. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/29/2013

Fans evacuate the stadium due to weather during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. A fast-moving storm system that produced at least one tornado in Illinois has produced high winds and possible flash flooding. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Soldier Field Chief Would Do Some Things Differently With Stadium Evacuation

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with the man who made the decision.

11/18/2013

Mayor Emanuel travels to Mexico City. (CBS 2 Graphic)

Emanuel Signs Trade Agreement With Mexico City

Chicago and Mexico City have been sister cities since 1991. Mayor Emanuel’s office says more than 1.5 million people of Mexican descent live in Chicago.

11/14/2013

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Emanuel Renews High-Tech Push

The mayor will hit the road in search of the best and the brightest — as well as money to help get them started. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/04/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Fires Workers In Blue Line Crash, ‘Stolen Time’ Sting

There was more disciplinary action handed down by the CTA Friday in two cases CBS 2 has been reporting on this week.

11/01/2013

Workers assess the damage to the Blue Line cars. (Credit: Richard Wyatt/WBBM Newsradio)

CTA Suspends Switchman In Sept. 30 Blue Line Crash

Union leaders are furious, claiming the CTA is simply looking for a scapegoat. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

10/31/2013

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, left, and John McCain made a joint appearance Monday in Chicago. (CBS)

Durbin, McCain: U.S. Was Wrong To Bug German Leader’s Phone

(CBS) – U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and John McCain made a joint, harmonious appearance in Chicago on Monday and faulted U.S. intelligence for monitoring the German chancellor’s personal cell phone. Durbin, D-Illinois, and the Arizona […]

10/28/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is on hand Thursday to counter Republican spin at the party's convention in Tampa, Fla. (CBS)

White House Takes Blame For Durbin Facebook Controversy

On his Facebook page, Durbin claimed one GOP congressman flat-out insulted the President and said, “I cannot even stand to look at you.”

10/24/2013

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Lawmakers May Take Up Pension Reform, Gun Control In Veto Session

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says it’s anyone’s guess if the state’s pension crisis will finally get sorted out when lawmakers meet in Springfield for the fall veto session.

10/18/2013

The smashed CTA Blue Line train before it was removed from the tracks on Tuesday night. (Credit: Photo provided to CBS)

CTA, Feds Ready To Rule Out Sabotage In ‘Ghost Train’ Crash

A CTA bulletin posted tonight in all train yards orders employees to isolate all defective cars and put chocks on all wheels to make sure they can’t move.

10/03/2013

A city worker installs a speed camera near Gompers Park. (Credit: CBS)

Is City Hall Banking On Speed Cameras To Balance The Budget?

Newly introduced speed cameras may be the answer for Chicago city officials who struggling to plug a projected $300 million hole in the next budget. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

10/03/2013

Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

In New Interview, Pope Rejects Hard-Line Stance Against Gay Catholics

In a cover story in Jesuit publications around the world, including “America” here, the pope deals head-on with his reputation as being ultra-conservative. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

09/19/2013

Empty Classroom

CPS Loses Track Of More Than 1,000 Students In School Transition

To use an academic analogy, it’s the difference between an “A” and an “Incomplete.” CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

08/30/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, left, and Congressman Bobby Rush talk to reporters Thursday after touring Chicago's distressed Englewood neighborhood. (CBS)

Disagreements Linger After Kirk, Rush Tour Englewood

While Kirk and Rush appeared unified in their support of the South Side area, they disagreed over the fundamental way to turn things around there.

08/29/2013

State Rep. Deb Mell (Source: Facebook)

Lawmaker Deb Mell Frontrunner To Succeed Her Father As Alderman

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says it’s no surprise that Deb Mell is the frontrunner of 12 candidates.

07/12/2013

The Chicago Blackhawks parade makes its way east on Washington St. at Dearborn St. on it's way to Grant Park Friday morning. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times via CBS2 Chicago

Behind The Scenes: Security Measures Taken During Massive Parade

CBS2’s Jay Levine goes behind the scenes of the Blackhawks parade; gets unprecedented access to security.

CBS 2–06/28/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Committee Meets To Discuss Pension Reform For First Time

Eight days after being appointed to try to reach a compromise on pension reform, the House-Senate Conference committee met as a group for the first time today.

CBS 2–06/27/2013

Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Cardinals Say New Pope Remains Down-To-Earth, 2 Months In

(CBS) — He has been in office for just over 2 months, but already pope Francis has put his own personal stamp on the papacy. He has ignored many trappings and traditions while concentrating preaching […]

05/23/2013

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