Emanuel Touts Teen Mentoring, A Major Prong Of His Anti-Crime StrategyCritics have issues with the wider proposal to reverse violence in Chicago. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
City Transforms Clinic At South Side School Into Community Healthcare CenterCity government is using money from the tax on electronic cigarettes to expand the health clinic at the John Drake Elementary School into a full service primary care health center.
Rahm Runs With CPD Recruits, Calls On City To 'Strap On Your Shoes' To Fight CrimeHours after outlining his blueprint for reducing gun violence in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel went for a pre-dawn run with a group of police recruits, and reiterated his plan to get more cops on the streets, and provide mentors to youths in high-crime communities.
Emanuel To Deliver Major Speech On Chicago CrimeChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will deliver his new, more comprehensive public safety plan for the nation's third-largest city on Thursday, drawing a spotlight on his leadership amid a troubling spike in street violence and an ongoing Department of Justice investigation of his police department.
Gary Mayor: Trump Never Delivered On Promise Of New DevelopmentsRepublican Nominee Donald Trump gambled and won a coveted casino license in Gary. But as CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards asks, did he make Gary great again?
City Hiring Hundreds New Cops Signals Political ReversalHe insisted the cost of new cops will be covered in the 2017 budget, without new taxes.
Retailers Warn Against Possible Cook County Soda TaxRetailers were speaking out Wednesday amid published reports Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a new tax on sugary soft drinks, up to a penny an ounce.
Chicago Teachers Union Begins New Strike Authorization VoteAfter going more than a year without a contract, Chicago Public Schools teachers were set to vote again Wednesday on whether or not to go on strike.
Joe Walsh Claims Credit For Donald Trump Jr. Skittles Tweet Donald Trump Jr.'s tweet comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles has drawn widespread condemnation on social media.
McCarthy: Criminals Are The Problem Causing Chicago Violence, Not CopsFormer Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says police do make mistakes, but the focus on police wrongdoing is hampering their ability to fight crime.
South Side Water Filtration Plant Named After Former Mayor Eugene Sawyer“Mayor Sawyer was professionally educated as a chemist, and early in his career worked in the Water Department,” Ald. Edward Burke (14th) said.
Van Dyke "Feels Responsible" Other Cops Face Firing Over McDonald ShootingThe attorney for Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke said his client is struggling with feelings of responsibility for his colleagues’ legal troubles, with the Police Department seeking to fire four other officers for allegedly lying about the shooting of Laquan McDonald.