Jim Williams

Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City.  Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Experts Question Donald Trump’s Claim That Chicago Crime Tied To Illegal Immigrants

Outspoken presidential candidate Donald Trump has raised some eyebrows, connecting Chicago’s crime to illegal immigrants.


A fan (black shirt, right) is hit by a foul ball during the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field on August 23, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

More Calls For Extra Netting At Ballparks After Fan Hit By Foul Ball At Wrigley

A woman who took a line drive foul ball to the head on Sunday at Wrigley Field was the latest victim in a string of fan injuries that has people calling for changes at the old ballpark.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2015

Super lice. (Credit: CBS)

New Type Of Head Lice Resistant To Common Treatments Spreads To Illinois

A new type of mutant head lice called super lice spreading across the country, including here in Illinois


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Should Kids Receive Participation Trophies?

CBS 2’s Jim Williams takes a look at the “every kid gets a trophy” culture.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2015

Bernie Sanders speaking ato supporters at Park West. (Credit: Mariam Sobh.)

Bernie Sanders Draws Big Crowd In First Chicago Stop As Presidential Candidate

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is holding his first Chicago event Monday night as the 73-year-old Democratic Socialist from Vermont raises money for his campaign.


The Slowbreakers group. is composed of educators, businessmen, coaches and other role models.  (Credit: CBS)

‘Slowbreakers’ Offer Wisdom For African-American Community

One group of older African American men with a humorous name, shared some wise words about their community.


A construction job fair at the  St. Paul Church of God and Christ. (Credit: CBS)

Church Working To Get More African-Americans Into The Construction Industry

The fair was open to a variety of construction jobs, including pipefitters, operating engineers, electricians, represented by 22 labor unions.


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15-Year-Old Girl Shot To Death In Gary

The young victim, 15-year-old Daja Brookshire, was in the wrong place at the wrong time, not far from Gary Police Headquarters.


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O’Hare Neighbors To Get Some Noise Relief, Aviation Commissioner Says

(CBS) — People living around O’Hare Airport may be close to getting relief from the ear-splitting sound of planes. But CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports not everyone in those communities has faith in the city’s […]


Video of a traffic stop conducted by a South Holland police officer. (Credit: Captured News)

South Holland Police Chief Unhappy With Officer’s Conduct During Traffic Stop

On cell phone video, a South Holland police officer is heard cursing at a young driver, Rodney Wilson, trying to get him to leave his car.


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Artist Creates Horse Sculptures To Honor Chicago Police Officers

The fiber glass horse statue features images of the ivy of Wrigley Field, the LGBT pride rainbow, Belmont Harbor and many others.


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Wreath Laying Ceremony Marks 100th Anniversary Of Eastland Disaster

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the solemn ceremony included music and stories from the descendants of those who were on the Eastland when it tipped over and capsized in the Chicago River a century ago.


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Texas Jail Forms Say Sandra Bland Had Previous Suicide Attempt

The sheriff at that Texas jail now says Sandra Bland told authorities as she was being booked into jail that she had previously tried to kill herself.


Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Expert: Gas Prices Could Fall Below $2 A Gallon Later This Year

How low could it go? CBS 2’s Jim Williams explains why pump prices have plummeted.


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Police Bust Alleged Dog Fighting Ring In Maywood

Animal control officers descend on a home in Maywood and police removed what they say was a well-organized dog fighting ring.


Dozens of women volunteer in West Pullman for a "Women Build." (Credit: CBS)

Dozens Of Women Volunteering To Build Homes In West Pullman

It’s an enormous project led by Habitat for Humanity Chicago. CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked with a family who will live in one of the houses.


Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rauner Challenging Lawmakers To Pass Reforms Or Raise Taxes

The governor issued a challenge to Democrats: support reforms or raise taxes.


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Bucktown Resident Turns Tables On Knife-Wielding Home Invader

Now the would-be thief is in custody, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

State Democrats To Propose Stop Gap Budget Covering Essential Services

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports both the governor and house speaker are trying to be reassuring, but they remain far apart.


Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City.  Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

In City Club Speech, Trump Won’t Apologize For Controversial Remarks On Immigration

The City Club of Chicago said more than 2,000 people were on the waiting list for Donald Trump’s speech at Monday’s luncheon at Maggiano’s Banquets.