City Launches New Portal For Shared Housing Hosts, Who Now Must Register With BACP To Rent Out Through Services Such As AirbnbThe Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection on Tuesday launched a new online portal to process registrations for shared housing such as Airbnb and HomeAway.
Suburban Man Thought He'd Found The Love Of His Life, But Ended Up Losing $8,000 In Online Romance Catfishing ScamA suburban man is out $8,000 – and his story is tale of loneliness, love, pain, and a popular ruse.
Man Almost Falls Victim To Scammer On Facebook Marketplace, Who He Thinks Pirated A Real Apartment Rental AdA legitimate apartment listing was copied and pasted on a different website – and was apparently used in a scam to get money quick.
FCC Program Offering $50 Off Internet Bills For Millions Of AmericansIt's aimed at helping people who are facing extreme financial hardship stay connected during the pandemic.
Gas Prices Up 6 Cents Per Gallon Since Last Week, Averaging $3.51 In ChicagoAnyone filling up right now is going to feel it - a big jump in gas prices.
Oak Lawn Woman Got Locked Out Of Her Facebook Business Account, And Even Facebook Can't Be Sure If The Email To Blame Was A ScamAn Oak Lawn woman said she was shut out of her company’s Facebook page – and even Facebook itself isn’t sure whether it’s a scam or not.
Prices Are Way Up On Almost Everything, And Experts Say It Won't Be Slowing Down Anytime SoonExperts say companies are struggling to keep up with demand, and production costs are skyrocketing. And now, we're paying for it.
After Earlier Refusal, Peloton Recalls Treadmills In Wake Of Child's Death, Dozens Of Injuries; 'Peloton Made A Mistake'"I want to be clear, Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the CPSC's request," said Peloton CEO John Foley. "We should have engaged more productively with them from the outset. For that, I apologize."
Music Manager Says Rapper Queen Key, Producer DJ Ayo Were Paid For Services During Pandemic, But Never DeliveredA music manager claims she was scammed by an up-and-coming rapper and producer.
Getting Hosed: A Look At The Universe Of Chicago Water, And Its Sometimes-Sordid History, This Earth DayIt's Earth Day. Here at CBS 2, we take water seriously: from lakes and rivers to pipes and bills.
From LOFT Plus-Size Line To McDonald's Salads, COVID-19 Pandemic Has Led Some Brands To Discontinue Some Of Their OfferingsThe coronavirus pandemic has changed every part of our lives - from the big, important things, to something as simple as the salad you order for lunch.
Scammers Target The Unemployed With Fake Job Posts: ‘That’s Just The Worst Of The Worst’Hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois and Indiana are still out of work. They spend every day looking for a job – more than a year into the pandemic. Just when they think things are looking up because they get an interview – they learn another tough lesson.
Bellwood Senior Issues Warning After Losing $6,000 In Gift Card ScamA senior in Bellwood is out $6,000 after falling for a scam.
Government Email Addresses From Cities In Other States Are Being Used By Fraudsters Claiming To Be IDESScammers are now using government email addresses from cities in other states to send fraudulent messages claiming to be from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Woman Says IDES Told Her Stimulus Meant End Of Unemployment Benefits; IDES Told Us It Was Probably A Scammer, But It Wasn'tA Chicago woman reached out to us after she said she got some bad information about her unemployment claim. Illinois Department of Employment Security representatives tried to blame it all on a possible scammer - but a scammer it was not.