Jim Williams

Archbishop Cupich hands out turkeys at St. Columbanus. (Credit: CBS)

Archbishop Cupich Hands Out Holiday Meals At South Side Parish

CBS 2’s Jim Williams tells us Archbishop Blase Cupich passed out a lot more than holiday meals to those in need..

11/26/2014

Security guard the main door of the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, on November 24, 2014 where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict a white Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old black teenager, Michael Brown. (Credit:  JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Legal Expert: Based On Testimony, Ferguson Grand Jury Made Right Call

Many law experts have a different take on the grand jury’s decision. CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked to our legal analyst Irv Miller, who says based on the testimony that was presented, the grand jury made the right call.

11/25/2014

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Too Early For A Christmas Tree? Not To Sellers

CBS 2’s Jim Williams has tree-buying tips for people who are getting a jump on the holiday tradition.

11/24/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House on August 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced he has authorized military strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and a humanitarian aid drop. ISIS has been advancing on the important city of Erbil, Iraq and a civilian humanitarian crisis has developed. (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)

Emanuel, Rep. Gutierrez Applaud Obama’s Action On Immigration

Tomorrow night, President Barack Obama will give a primetime address on immigration.

11/19/2014

Chick-Fil-A's only Chicago store on Chicago Avenue in the Near North neighborhood. The store wants to build a second store in Logan Square, but the local alderman plans to block that store, over the company president's anti-gay comments. (Credit: CBS)

Animal Rights Group Claims Abuse By Koch Foods, Chick-Fil-A

Backed by undercover video recorded at chicken processing facilities owned by Chicago-based Koch Foods, an animal rights group was calling out the company and Chick-Fil-A to adopt more humane practices.

11/19/2014

Harpist Lillian Lau (CBS)

Local Harpist Plays Role In Archbishop’s Installation

Raised in Hong Kong, Lillian Lau started playing the harp at nine years old. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

11/17/2014

Veteran Richard Rivera works as part of the YMCA's urban warrior program. (Credit: CBS)

Marine Veteran Uses Lessons From Military To Help Young People

One Chicago veteran is taking the lessons he learned in the military and serving young people in tough neighborhoods.

11/11/2014

United Airlines CEO Jess Smisek signs a pledge to help support veteran employees. (CBS)

United CEO Pledges Support To Employees Who Have Served In The Military

United Airlines calls the pledge a thank you to its veterans. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

11/10/2014

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

U Of C Campus On Alert After Armed Robberies

In the last week alone, there have been four armed robberies near the University of Chicago campus. People tell us they find the timing of the crimes especially alarming.

11/09/2014

Produce grows at an inner-city garden. (Mason Johnson)

Urban Farms Expanding In Chicago

Soon, yet another inner-city garden will offer healthy, fresh food. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

10/29/2014

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Window For Early Voting Closes This Weekend

There are dozens of early voting polling places in the city and suburbs. Election officials are encouraged by what they’ve seen so far. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

10/27/2014

Oliver McCracken Middle School. (Credit: CBS)

Class Canceled For Second Day At Skokie School Over Instagram Posts

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports while we don’t know the nature of those Instagram posts, Skokie Police are taking then so seriously they’re asking federal agents to join the investigation.

10/22/2014

President Barack Obama greets voters before casting  his ballot while participating in early voting on Monday in Chicago. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Voter Teases Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the president had quite an encounter with a couple of voters this morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.

10/20/2014

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Talks Break Down Between Waukegan School District, Teachers

The Waukegan teachers strike drags on and is now approaching the two week mark.

10/15/2014

Governor Pat Quinn (Left) and Bruce Rauner (Right) (Credit: CBS)

After Debate, Reporters Take Another Crack At Gubernatorial Hopefuls

It’s a hallmark of political debates: the news conferences afterward. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports on what Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner had to say.

10/14/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn, Rauner Square Off Over Minimum Wage

Tuesday night’s debate was held at the DuSable Museum of African American History on Chicago’s South Side.

10/14/2014

This is some of the wreckage vandals left behind at the New Lenox veterans memorial. (CBS/Jim Williams)

Police Make Arrest In Veterans Memorial Vandalism

Brian Sundstrom, 26, was arrested Thursday as he was heading into the police station to talk with authorities about the incident, WBBM’s Mariam Sobh reports.

10/09/2014

This is some of the wreckage vandals left behind at the New Lenox veterans memorial. (CBS/Jim Williams)

Veterans Memorial Vandalized In New Lenox

Residents of southwest suburban New Lenox cannot believe it. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

09/29/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars at the Little League World Series (CBS)

JRW Hopes For Payback Against Las Vegas At U.S. Title Game

In the Aug. 17 meeting with Chicago, Las Vegas outhit Jackie Robinson West 13-2 behind Brennan Holligan’s sterling pitching. He struck out six and walked two, making short work of the game thanks to the offensive onslaught backing him.

08/22/2014

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

Jackie Robinson West Stays Alive In Little League World Series

Chicago will play Pearland, Texas, on Tuesday night.

08/18/2014

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