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Simeon Career Academy (CBS)

Simeon Cuts Electricity-Training Program Amid Objections

The neighborhood around the school has high unemployment and high crime. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

07/21/2014

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

Police: Be On The Lookout For Cross-Dressing Cab Thief

07/14/2014

Sheryl Hutchinson took this photo of a bear on her property in Rockford on Monday. (Sheryl Hutchinson)

More Black Bears Could Be Headed To Illinois, Even Chicago: Experts

The recent sightings of a young black bear in northern Illinois could be a signal more of the animals will make their way here. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

06/19/2014

Closed Sign

HomeMade Pizza Chain Closes

An analyst says the so-called “fast-casual” restaurant market is increasingly competitive today. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

06/02/2014

A Bronze Star military medal (Getty Images)

WWII Veteran Awarded Medal Posthumously

John Bock survived the Battle of the Bulge and went on to have a distinguished career as an aeronautical engineer, never discussing his bravery on the battlefield. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

05/26/2014

Andrew Holmes (CBS)

Activist: Gage Park Property Was Used For Human Trafficking

A community activist says teenage girls — runaways — were held captive and forced by pimps to have sex.

05/12/2014

Andrew Holmes (CBS)

Community Activist Andrew Holmes: ‘It’s About Helping People’

The well-known community activist is recognized with a day in his honor. CBS 2’s Jim Williams sat down with him.

02/26/2014

A lit furnace. (CBS)

Natural Gas Usage, Bills Spike During Cold Snap

Many of us are paying the price for trying to stay warm in this prolonged cold spell. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

01/27/2014

Christine. (Credit: CBS)

Homeless Woman In Hyde Park Refuses Offers To Move Inside To Shelter

CBS 2’s Jim Williams found one woman on Chicago’s streets who rejects even the best intentions.

01/07/2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, right, talks with CBS 2's Jim Williams. (CBS)

Quinn Anticipates Campaign Jabs In 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, gearing up for what could be a tough general election next year, says he ends 2013 with at least two major accomplishments: state pension reform and same-sex marriage. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

12/30/2013

Members of Apostolic Faith Church in Chicago opened their doors to celebrate Christmas with the less fortunate. (CBS)

South Side Church Provides Merry Christmas To Less Fortunate

Apostolic Faith Church provided food, coats and toys. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

12/25/2013

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Chicago Man Blew Whistle On Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2 billion to settle some serious criminal and civil charges with the federal government. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

11/04/2013

Thousands waited in line to get an application for a few hundred subsidized apartments. (Credit: CBS)

Thousands Wait In Line For Subsidized Housing Applications

We’ve seen signs the economy is improving, but in the Edgewater neighborhood today, we saw how many Chicagoans are struggling. CBS’s 2 Jim Williams has the story in this original report.

08/14/2013

Empty Classroom

Some Schools Breaking Medical Law Protecting Young Diabetics

Three years ago, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation requiring schools to always have someone in the buildings trained to care for a child with diabetes. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

05/27/2013

A worker removes damaged drywall from a flood-damaged home in Lombard on April 24, 2013, nearly a week after widespread flooding in the Chicago area from heavy rains. (Credit: CBS)

Cleanup Costs Can Pile Up For Flood Victims With Worst Damage

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.

CBS 2–04/24/2013

Opponents of plans to close 53 public schools at the end of the school year protest outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters on April 3, 2013, during a Board of Education meeting to discuss the plans. (Credit: CBS)

School Closings Plan Prompts Rancor At City Council, Board Of Ed Hearings

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.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2013

Kevin Ware. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Chicago Sports Doctor Optimistic Louisville’s Ware Will Bounce Back

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.

04/01/2013

Olga Vanis is out $44,000 -- money stolen by a former caregiver. (CBS)

Caregiver Steals $44,000 From Elderly Woman

An attorney for Olga Vanis says her bank bears blame for not detecting obvious forged checks. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

03/04/2013

Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams, suspects in murder of Hadiya Pendleton

No Bond For Suspects In Hadiya Pendleton’s Murder

Bond has been denied for the two purported gang members allegedly responsible for gunning down a 15-year-old honor student two weeks ago.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2013

Inside The 911 Call Center (City Of Chicago Photo)

McCarthy: Change In 911 Response Strategy Working

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.

CBS 2–02/07/2013

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