Jim Williams

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

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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

Mayor Rahm Emanuel chats with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in Grant Park, where the league will hold the "Draft Town" fan festival during the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Basks In National Spotlight As NFL Draft Ramps Up

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was enjoying his role playing host to the 2015 NFL Draft on Wednesday, hoping to convince NFL officials to bring the draft back to Chicago for years to come.

04/29/2015

Maryland state troopers stand guard near a CVS pharmacy that was destroyed yesterday during rioting after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Could Unrest In Baltimore Happen Here In Chicago?

Could what we’re seeing in Baltimore happen in Chicago? CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked to two different groups of young African American men.

04/28/2015

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Chicago Businesses Gear Up For NFL Draft

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports this is going to be a post card for the city with all the media coverage from here and will have a ripple effect for Chicago businesses.

04/27/2015

Construction in the Loop. (Credit: CBS)

Construction Causing Headaches For Loop Drivers

CBS 2’s Jim Williams explain why so much work is being done right now.

04/22/2015

Tyler Allen was reported missing last week  in Colorado. (Family photo)

University Of Colorado Student From Western Springs Missing

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports Berry “Tyler” Allen’s parents, who live in Western Springs, dropped everything here and headed to Boulder, where Tyler attends the University of Colorado. His roommate reported him missing last week.

04/21/2015

Spike Lee

Mayor Emanuel Meets With Spike Lee, Voices Displeasure With Film Title “Chiraq”

It was in the mayor’s City Hall office Wednesday morning that he met with Spike Lee and delivered a blunt message.

04/15/2015

Grant Park from Columbus to the Auditorium Theatre. (Credit: NFL)

NFL Releases Details On What ‘Draft Town’ In Grant Park Will Look Like

Draft Town will be taking over Grant Park in a couple of weeks for the 2015 NFL Draft, and we’re getting our first look at what it will look like.

04/14/2015

The girl was found in a forest preserve in Prospect Heights Tuesday. (Source: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Father In Custody After Girl Found Alone In Forest Preserve

The girl, whose name is Aliya, was found around 6:30 p.m. walking along Palatine Road, on the western edge of the Allison Woods Forest Preserve.

04/08/2015

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Exit Poll: Economy, Crime Were Big Concerns For Chicago Voters

A majority of those voters were pessimistic about the city’s economy as they hit their polling places.

04/07/2015

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