Lightfoot Unveils $16.7 Billion Spending Plan For 2022, Using Federal Funds And Modest Property Tax Hike To Balance BudgetIt's the second year in a row the mayor is asking aldermen to back a property tax hike in Chicago, although it's a smaller one than the $94 million property tax increase the City Council approved for 2021.
City Council Approves Plan To Ease Zoning Rules For Marijuana Businesses, Open Up Sales In Most Of DowntownThe changes in the ordinance are aimed at making it easier for firms owned by minorities to get in on the legal marijuana business in Illinois
Metallica Performing Surprise Show Monday Night At The MetroWristbands for the concert are being sold for $20 only at the Metro box office, with a limit of one per person.
Chicago Weather: 2 Waves Of Rain ComingTwo waves of rain are coming.
75-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed By CTA Train In Albany ParkArea 5 Detectives are investigating.
Cats In Action Works To Feed, Neuter Feral Cats In WrightwoodIt's estimated there are upwards of 500,000 feral cats in Chicago. With this type of support, the hope is to tame the population and keep those on the street healthy.
Cook County Unveils New Ad To Get More People VaccinatedThe 30-second spot urges people to listen to their doctors and get vaccinated against COVID.
Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works In Kids Ages 5 To 11; Will Seek U.S. AuthorizationPfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon.
Carmel And Brownsburg, Indiana Listed Among 50 Best Places To Live In The U.S.If you are looking for the best places to live in the U.S., you may want to check out these Indiana areas.
Some Illinois Schools Gave More Failing Grades After COVID BeganCBS 2 sent Freedom of Information Act requests for student grade data to more than 30 school districts in Illinois. From 13 of those schools, we received grade data, showing eight of those school districts handed out far more failing grades in English, social studies, math and science courses last year than before the pandemic.
Aldermen Seek Public Hearing On Questions About Accuracy Of Police ShotSpotter TechnologyA group of 16 aldermen, most of them members of the City Council's Progressive Caucus, are seeking a public hearing to "assess the reliability of ShotSpotter" technology.
Lightfoot, City Council Turn Aside Ald. Anthony Beale's Bid To Repeal Lower Threshold For Speed Camera Tickets“This has nothing to do with safety. This has everything to do with revenue, revenue, and revenue," Ald. Anthony Beale said of the city's lowering the threshold for speed camera tickets from 10 mph to 6 mph.
Mayor Lightfoot Presents Plan Under Which City Would Sue Street Gangs, But Will It Work?Mayor Lori Lightfoot is eMore controversy was stirring late Tuesday about a Chicago city ordinance that would allow the city to file lawsuits against street gangs – seeking money and other assets.
Lightfoot: I'll Recommend City Inspector General Investigate Allegations Against Ald. Gardiner"A consistent pattern of using what I would say is misogynistic language, about women, unacceptable. Totally, utterly unacceptable."
Ald. James Gardiner Accused Of Using Staffer To Get Private Court Records On Resident Of His Ward For RevengeThe heat turned up another notch Thursday on the hot seat for Northwest Side Ald. James Gardiner (45th).
Illinois AG Launches Investigation Into Joliet Police Department; Sergeant Who Exposed Circumstances Of Eric Lurry's Death In Custody Has High HopesEric Lurry died in Joliet police custody in January 2020, and CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini went on to expose accusations of a cover-up. On Wednesday, there was a major new development – as the Illinois Attorney General stepped in with his own investigation.
911 Dispatcher Keith Thornton Jr., On Duty When Officer Ella French Was Killed, Shares The Many Lessons He's Learned And The Powerful Connections He's MadeKeith Thornton Jr. was the guiding voice during our city's most recent line-of-duty tragedy - the murder of Chicago Police Officer Ella French.
Logan Square Woman Fights To Save 100-Year-Old Catalpa Tree Set To Be Cut Down For Water Pipe Replacement, And Other Trees Like ItA Logan Square resident is fighting to save a catalpa tree on her street, even though the city says workers need to replace water pipes and thus, the tree has to go.
Fields Takes Over For Injured Dalton, Bears Beat Bengals In Home OpenerJustin Fields played the second half after Andy Dalton exited with a knee injury against his former team, and the rookie quarterback used Chicago's stellar defensive performance to direct the Bears to a victory over Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
DeShields Scores 30 As Sky Pull Away, Beat Indiana FeverDiamond DeShields scored a season-high 30 points and Chicago used a 14-4 run to pull away as the Sky beat the Indiana Fever on Sunday night in the regular-season finale.
Wisdom Sets Cubs Rookie Record With 27th HR As Cubs Beat BrewersPatrick Wisdom set a Cubs rookie record with his 27th homer, hitting a three-run drive that capped a five-run comeback in the eighth inning and sent Chicago over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
Mayor Lightfoot Presents 2022 City Budget PlanMayor Lori Lightfoot is delivering her 2022 budget address to the City Council, including her plan for spending $1.9 billion in federal stimulus money. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
Cats In Action Works To Feed, Neuter Feral Cats In WrightwoodThe organization's goal is to feed and trap feral cats. The Wrightwood neighborhood on the northside of the city is where volunteers will be working.
Cook County Unveils New Ad To Get More People VaccinatedThey said they understand people had questions and concerns when the vaccines were first approved.
Scattered Showers, ThunderstormsCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works In Kids Ages 5 To 11; Will Seek U.S. AuthorizationPfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon -- a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.
Some Haunted Houses Are Set To Open This Week In Chicago Area, But They Take All Year To PrepareYes, spooky season is upon us. But as CBS 2’s Lauren Victory shared from Oak Lawn, those frightening attractions take year-round preparation.
Rain ReturnsCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
Soldier Field RediscoveredIt never hurts to get a little more acquainted with Solider Field before heading out to a Bears game or other event.
PAWS Pet Of The Week: TankTank loves going on walks, playing fetch and playing tug with his toys.
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