Nearly a week after widespread flooding damaged thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area, the exhausting and costly cleanup process continued for many flood victims on Wednesday.
Aldermen grilled Chicago Public Schools officials and Chicago Teachers Union members Wednesday, over the plan to close 53 schools at the end of the school year, while the head of the school district answered critics at a Board of Education meeting.
Sports physician Jeff Mjaanes of Rush University Medical Center, who watched Sunday’s game and saw the leg-break occur, agrees there is reason to be optimistic.
An attorney for Olga Vanis says her bank bears blame for not detecting obvious forged checks. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports.
Bond has been denied for the two purported gang members allegedly responsible for gunning down a 15-year-old honor student two weeks ago.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said incidents in two neighborhoods on the same night this week showed police have the right strategy in reducing the number of 911 calls that officers respond to in person.
Starting this week, Chicago police are changing their responses to 911 calls. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, and the victim isn’t in immediate danger.
CBS 2′s Jim Williams takes a look at how the new policy could be life-changing for one Chicago area man who has been living in fear.
Tactical officer James Whigham Jr. was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 21, then had two relapses.
Though it was Obama’s second inauguration, there was no less enthusiasm from the crowd, which stood and cheered as they watched a live telecast of the inaugural proceedings.
The U.S. Veterans Administration had been helping the Chicago man, but much of that support has stopped, and now he’s in the fight of his life.
Some people in Chicago started the New Year with a lavish dinner at a famous Chicago steakhouse, but they weren’t ordinary diners. Many are homeless, some battling drug addiction or mental illness.
It’s a staggering number to consider: 6,500 people in Chicago are homeless, despite an advocacy group’s 10-year effort to end homelessness by the end of this year. But thousands of others have received help to get off the streets.
Supporters of mental health funding have said the mass shooting last week in Newtown, Conn., should prompt a discussion not just of gun control laws, but the need for more attention to mental illness.
On this lucky date, 12-12-12, a Chicago area couple was celebrating a remarkable anniversary. But, as CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports, much more than good luck has kept them together for 70 years.
In Illinois, Democrats – long supported by labor unions – have majorities in the House and Senate – and will have veto-proof majorities starting in January — and Gov. Pat Quinn also is a Democrat.
The South Side neighborhood has seen some changes — some good, some bad. But those that live there now are proud of where they call home, CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.
It’s a hot button issue: should undocumented immigrants be allowed to get driver’s licenses? Even leaders in Chicago’s Latino community are divided on a measure that would grant undocumented immigrants temporary licenses.
CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports the group behind the campaign is supported by businesses that stand to benefit from the installation of sprinklers.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley sat down recently with CBS 2′s Jim Williams, who is also his former press secretary, and talked about his return to private life. He said he doesn’t miss being the boss, and won’t second-guess the decisions of his successor, Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
- The List: Chicago Schools To Be ClosedThe Chicago School Board voted to close 49 underutilized or underperforming elementary schools on Wednesday as part of a plan to close a $1 billion budget deficit.492
- Board Votes To Close 49 Chicago Elementary SchoolsThe Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.4834
- Lockdown Lifted At Morton West High SchoolMorton West High School has been placed on lock down for precautionary reasons after an unknown individual entered the building.558
- Former Glenbard East Student Accused Of Planning Columbine-Type AttackA 19-year-old former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard was in custody on Wednesday, accused of planning a "Columbine-style" attack on the school, with a list of people he wanted to target.561
- Woman Robs North Side BankA woman robbed a Lakeview bank Tuesday afternoon on the city’s North Side.262
- Four Schools To Be Spared From Closing; Another To Be DelayedHours before a final vote by the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to back off of plans to close four of the 53 elementary schools targeted for closing at the end of the school year, Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz confirmed Wednesday morning.415
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