Jim Williams

Chicago Urban League Job Fair at the UIC Forum. (Credit: CBS)

More Employers, Fewer Job Seekers At Urban League Job Fair

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports there’s one sector apparently booming again: manufacturing.

06/17/2015

The Blackhawks pose for a photo after winning the Stanley Cup following a 2-0 win against the Lightning in Game 6. (Getty Images)

Are Blackhawks A Dynasty?

Now with three Stanley Cup champions in recent memory, a certain word is being thrown around: dynasty.

06/16/2015

Director Spike Lee at the Chiraq block party. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Gather Outside St. Sabina For ‘Chiraq’ Block Party

Hundreds of people are at St. Sabina’s Block Party on the 7800 block of South Throop for a good time and the chance to get a photo taken with filmmaker Spike Lee, who’s underwriting the festivities.

06/13/2015

Hawks gear

Blackhawks Fans Geared Up For Game 4 Of Stanley Cup Final

CBS 2’s Jim Williams found some fans buying Blackhawks gear they didn’t even need.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2015

Michelle Obama speaking at the graduation for King College Prep. (Credit: CBS)

First Lady Michelle Obama Pays Tribute To King College Prep Grads, Hadiya Pendleton

In the section reserved for the graduates, flowers were placed on a single chair reserved for the girl who wasn’t here: Hadiya Pendleton, an innocent teenager shot to death in early 2013.

06/09/2015

Orange Students

Chicago Students Wear Orange To Honor Hadiya Pendleton, Gun Violence Victims

Orange is the color of hope today across Chicago. People are wearing the bright hue in honor of national gun violence awareness day and at the center of it all, young Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teen murdered in a South Side park.

06/02/2015

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Hastert

In Wake Of Hastert Case, SNAP Urges Creation Of Hot Line For Abuse Victims

This afternoon, advocates for children who’ve been sexually abused call the Hastert case a “watershed moment.”

06/01/2015

The Charlie Charlie Challenge. (Credit: CBS)

Mother Says Kids Playing “Charlie Charlie Challenge” At Roseland School

In this Original Report, one South Side mother told CBS 2’s Jim Williams children had no business playing it at her daughter’s grade school.

05/27/2015

Nick Sherbula and Jim Vitti, two World War II veterans, have remained close for more than 70 years. (CBS)

For Two World War II Vets, Friendship Endures More Than 70 Years

Native Chicagoans Nick Sherbula and Jim Vitti were strangers before World War II and the U.S. Army brought them together. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

05/25/2015

Hayden Smeaton says he was "very tired" after staying up to watch the Blackhawks. (Credit: CBS)

Triple Overtime Playoff Game Leaves Chicagoans With Hawks Hangover

This was the question in Chicago today: Were you awake to see the Blackhawks win?

05/20/2015

Curb-protected bike lanes in Douglas Park. (Credit: Jim Williams)

City Introduces New Curb-Protected Bike Lanes

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the curb-protected bike lane is a half-foot high, two feet wide, offering protection for bicyclists. But not everyone thinks it is a good idea.

05/19/2015

The Chicago Theatre marquee reflects the inauguration activities there Monday. (CBS)

The Latest Chicago City Council: Some Newbies, Many Incumbents

Here’s the breakdown: 37 incumbents and 13 newcomers; 38 men and 12 women. They range in age from 26 up to 71. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

05/18/2015

Matthew Boger and Tim Zaal in the documentary "Facing Fear." (Credit:  Jason Cohen Productions, LLC)

Hate Crime Victim To Screen Documentary About Befriending And Forgiving His Attacker

If you were the victim of a vicious beating prompted by bigotry, could you forgive the assailant? That is the subject of an Oscar-nominated film that will be screened in Chicago on Monday night.

05/18/2015

Jarrett Adams receives his law degree. (CBS)

From Wrongfully Convicted To Law School Grad: ‘I Couldn’t Have Imagined This Day’

Saturday morning, Jarrett Adams received his law degree from Loyola after spending 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

05/16/2015

Jarrett Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Man Exonerated After Decade In Prison Set To Graduate From Loyola Law School

He went to prison as a teenager for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, 34-year-old Jarrett Adams is set to graduate from law school.

05/13/2015

(Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

CTA Using New System To Reduce Bus Bunching

The goal is to reduce instances of multiple buses on the same route arriving at stops at the same time, by allowing drivers to communicate with the CTA control center in real time.

05/11/2015

Gene Pierson was rolling with his camera phone when he confronted the men. (Credit: Gene Pierson)

Bucktown Package Theft Caught On Camera

It’s a bold theft and a viewer caught it all on camera. Video show a man taking package off of a porch and loading them into his luxury SUV.

05/09/2015

The artwork is all done by prison inmates who spent time in solitary confinement. (Credit: CBS)

Art Exhibit Depicts Isolation Of Solitary Confinement

It is art you will not see in a museum. The artists are prison inmates who’ve spent time in solitary confinement.

05/06/2015

Adolfo Davis sits in a courtroom at the at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his resentencing hearing in April 2015. (Credit: CBS)

In Prison Since Age 14, Convict Again Sentenced To Life

A Cook County judge said courts got it right the first time when they sentenced a 14-year-old to life in prison for a double murder in 1990, and again sentenced the now-38-year-old convict to life at a re-sentencing mandated by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

05/04/2015

Mayor Emanuel tells some of the kids to stop pulling up the grass in Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago School Kids Get In On NFL Draft Fun

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports with workers adding finishing touches to the sprawling Draft Town, children from Chicago schools got some football tips from top prospects whose names will be called tomorrow night.

04/29/2015

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