Handicapped Parking

Disabled Parking Crackdown At Soldier Field

Illinois Secretary of State Police say they gave out tickets at last night’s Bears game – as they cracked down on people who parked illegally in spaces for the disabled.


Garbage Can

Woman Says She Was Cited For Others’ Dumping, Fines Doubled In Court

A South Side woman was left scratching her head when she got $600 in tickets for garbage left behind her home.

WBBM Newsradio–09/14/2012

Festival atmosphere during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 3, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Lolla Day 1: 13 Arrests, 38 Tickets

Aside from a stabbing nearby, the first day of Lollapolooza Friday was relatively uneventful in terms of tickets and arrests.


Parking Ticket

Crackdown Begins For Chicago Motorists Without City Stickers

CBS 2’s Jim Williams rode along Monday as authorities went on the hunt for scofflaws.



Deadline Comes Monday For Reserved Seats At Taste Of Chicago Concerts

The deadline is fast approaching for people who want a reserved seat for concerts at the Taste of Chicago, less than a week away.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Herbie Zucker (Credit: CBS)

Sports Agent Accused Of Ticket Scam

A sports agent from a prominent family is accused of selling seats to some of the hottest games in town, but never turning over the tickets.

CBS 2–06/27/2012

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

City Council Approves Plan To Issue Tickets For Small Amounts Of Pot

The City Council has passed an ordinance that will make the possession of small amounts of marijuana punishable only by a ticket in most cases.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

City Adopts Strategies To Weed Out Dangerous Cab Drivers

A city commissioner is crediting CBS 2 for helping set up new screening methods to keep dangerous cab drivers off the road. Pam Zekman reports.


Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Burke Concerned About Mayor’s Marijuana Ticketing Plan

The city’s most influential alderman on Monday said he had serious concerns about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

U.S. Cellular Field

White Sox Offer $5 Tickets For Upcoming Toronto Series

The Chicago White Sox are offering fans special $5 tickets for the upcoming series vs. Toronto, the team announced Saturday morning.


Cubs and White Sox fans sit together at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Broker: Crosstown Classic Tickets Just Aren’t Selling

A Chicago ticket broker says he’s taking a bath in Crosstown Classic tickets, both because of the because of NATO Summit and a lackluster season by both the Cubs and the White Sox.

WBBM Newsradio–05/17/2012

Parking Ticket

Police Board To Decide Whether To Fire Officers Over Bogus Tickets

A Police Board hearing into the alleged harassment of a man by two Chicago police officers has ended, and the officers will soon learn whether they will be fired.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Leandria Williams (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Woman Faces Charges For Trying To Scam Mega Millions Lottery

An Elgin woman faces more charges for allegedly trying to cash an altered lottery ticket worth hundreds of millions of dollars.


Behold, the Dark Lord imperial stout, which trickled out Saturday during the brewery's once-a-year release day. (CBS)

Munster, Ind. Buzzing Over Once-A-Year Brew

It’s called Dark Lord, and it dominated on Saturday as Three Floyds Brewery released its once-a-year batch of imperial stout. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wrigley Field Rooftop Guide

If you’re planning a North side baseball outing with modern amenities in mind, or with a group to accommodate, the Wrigley rooftops are an ideal alternative. The rooftop experience is something like watching a game in a nice bar with an actual view of the game, cleaner restrooms, and (usually) shorter food/beer lines. Gather some friends and pick a date, or start nudging the boss to get the summer office party plans rolling. Anyway, there are 16 rooftops to choose from, so here’s the breakdown.


The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

2 Investigators: The Red-Light Cameras That Generate The Most Tickets

Do red-light cameras prevent accidents or just generate money for city governments? 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.


Andrew Miller shows off some of the 13 tickets he received for not displaying a new license plate sticker, after he'd sent in a check for the sticker but it was weeks late in arriving. (Credit: CBS)

Lakeview Man Says City Giving Him Runaround On Tickets

A young musician from Lakeview who has lived in the city only a few months has already racked up an avalanche of tickets and he says he has the city is being unfair and has led him astray. The city says the man is “brazenly” disregarding Chicago’s parking regulations and deserves the tickets he’s received.

CBS 2–01/24/2012

The dolphin calf born June 3, 2011 at Shedd Aquarium, pictured atop its mother Tique, died on Thursday. (Shedd Aquarium)

Illinois Residents Offered Free Days At Shedd

Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is kicking off the new year with 11 days of free admission in January for Illinois residents.


Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Evanston Goes Easier On Minor Pot Possession

Evanston is the latest to go easier on people caught with small amounts of marijuana.


Draft Beer

Cook County Finance Committee Backs Alcohol Tax Hike

A key Cook County committee has endorsed County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s plan to raise alcohol taxes as part of next year’s budget plan.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011