News

More Local Restaurants Hope Thanksgiving Takeout Meals Will Provide Them With Boost During COVID-19 SlumpWith restaurant dining rooms shut down and families choosing safety over group gatherings, local restaurants are pivoting to takeout Thanksgiving Day meals.
Getting Hosed: After Vietnam Vet Rodney Andrews Got Hit With $10,700 Water Bill At House Where He'd Never Lived, He Gets A Surprise Of New Appliances To Make It A Home
Calls Indicate Officers Responding To Domestic Call At Former Police Supt. Eddie Johnson's House Knew What They Were Going IntoOfficers responding to former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson’s house recently seemed to know exactly what they were walking into that night.
Could Recent Carjackings In Lakeview, Bucktown Be Connected?A possible link has been discovered to a string of carjackings from Lakeview to Bucktown.
ONLY ON 2: Sources Say CFD Official Was Kept Off Plane At Midway Twice While Intoxicated, Had Put On Uniform Second TimeSources tell CBS 2 a high-ranking Chicago Fire Department official was denied boarding not one, but two flights at Midway International Airport.
Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Canceled Over COVID-19 Concerns, But Demand For Toys RemainsThe coronavirus pandemic has brought a decades-long tradition to a screeching halt.
$10,000 Reward Offered In Search For Shooter Who Critically Wounded 5-Year-Old BoyA 5-year-old boy was struck in the head by a stray bullet while playing on his iPad in his living room on Nov. 16.
Chicago Area Day Care Owner Accused Of Money Laundering, Stealing $6 Million In 8-Year SchemeA Chicago area day care owner is now accused of pocketing millions of dollars meant for children and using it to buy a luxury car and a fancy home. 
Masks Are Crucial In Fight Against COVID-19, But Police Say They May Also Be Enabling CarjackersMasks are essential for mitigating the spread of COVID-19, but they may also be emboldening multiple carjacking crews in Chicago.

Politics

Cook County Judicial Candidate Says Vote Totals Changed After Deadline To Make Him Lose, Claims FraudOne man who ran for judge in Cook County claims thousands of ballots mysteriously materialized after the Nov. 17 deadline to count them, and it cost him the race.
City Council Approves Lightfoot's $12.8 Billion Budget, $94 Million Property Tax Hike, But Critics Say 'Don’t Give Me Crumbs And Tell Me It’s Cake'Aldermen voted 29-21 to approve the mayor’s spending plan, and 28-22 to back the property tax hike. It was the tightest margin of approval for any city budget since the infamous City Council Wars under Mayor Harold Washington, when a coalition of 29 mostly white men routinely voted against Washington's agenda.
GSA Tells Biden Team They Can Begin Formal Transition ProcessThe General Services Administration has told President-elect Joe Biden they're ready to start the formal transition process, allowing Mr. Biden access to key funding, office space, classified intelligence briefings and agency access, according to a letter obtained by CBS News.
City Council Advances Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $12.8 Billion Budget Plan; Final Vote Set For TuesdayThe mayor needs at least 26 votes to pass her budget plan on Tuesday, and while it appears she has the votes, it could be the closest budget vote in decades.
Defiant Madigan Plans To Run For Speaker Again, Claiming 'Significant' Support, Despite Increasing Calls To ResignAt least 18 House Democrats have said they won't back another term for Madigan when the new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in after the new year.
Ald. Lopez On Vandalism At Ward Office He Says Comes From Gang Members 'This Is A War, A Battle We're In'"What this tells me is that the gangs are struggling to maintain their grip on this neighborhood."

Business

More Local Restaurants Hope Thanksgiving Takeout Meals Will Provide Them With Boost During COVID-19 SlumpWith restaurant dining rooms shut down and families choosing safety over group gatherings, local restaurants are pivoting to takeout Thanksgiving Day meals.
Dow Jones Tops 30,000 For First Time Ever As Biden Transition Points To More Stable FutureThe Dow Jones crossed the 30,000 threshold for the first time ever Tuesday, fueled by news that suggests a more stable economy in the near future.
How Will COVID Affect Black Friday Sales? Stores 'Significantly Scaling Back,' Says ExpertBlack Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, will look a little different in 2020, as COVID cases spike across the country.
City Council Approves 15% Cap On Service Fees Charged By Food Delivery Apps“Hopefully this will really be an effort that helps a lot of our restaurants and keeps a lot of them in business,” Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said.
Some Restaurants Hope Thanksgiving Takeout Helps Make Up For Financial Woes Brought On By COVID-19 PandemicCoronavirus restrictions have put many restaurants in crisis across the state, but this week, many restaurants are trying to make up for the financial carnage with Thanksgiving carry-out.
Lyft Partners With ADT To Develop Emergency Help System, Offering Discreet Help That Can Include A Silent 911 CallThe rideshare company Lyft announced Wednesday that it is partnering with the ADT security firm for an Emergency Help system for both riders and drivers.