News

CPD Officer Shot In Lawndale; Suspect In CustodyA Chicago police officer was shot in the Lawndale neighborhood early Wednesday morning. 
CPS Announces New School Year Will Start With All Students Learning Remotely Due To Rising COVID-19 CasesThe district originally planned a hybrid model of both remote learning and in-class instruction, but now will move to an entirely virtual plan to start the school year.
Attorneys Demand Chicago Police Stop Its ‘Abusive’ Search Warrant Tactics, Or They’ll Take CPD to Federal Court
'The Love Fridge' Helping People Find, Donate FoodRefrigerators filled with food are placed in alleys and sidewalks right out in the open.
High School Seniors Struggle With Registration Problems Trying To Sign Up For ACT ExamsRachel Johns thought she'd been able to register for an ACT testing site 70 miles away in Buckley, Illinois, but found out she was given the test site of Abilene, Kansas, more than 600 miles away.
Chicago Weather: Warming Trend BeginsTemperatures are climbing.
Chicago Weather: Warming Up For The Rest Of The WeekCool conditions on Tuesday will give way to a warm-up for the rest of the week.
Chicago Public Schools Expected To Announce Plan For Only Remote Learning; Chicago Teachers Union Had Called For Possible Strike VoteThe district originally planned a hybrid model of both remote learning and in-class instruction, but now will move to an entirely virtual plan to start the school year.
Chicago Rapper FBG Duck Killed, 2 Others Injured, In Shooting On Oak Street Near Magnificent MileUp to three people were shot in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon on Oak Street near the Magnificent Mile.

Politics

CPS Announces New School Year Will Start With All Students Learning Remotely Due To Rising COVID-19 CasesThe district originally planned a hybrid model of both remote learning and in-class instruction, but now will move to an entirely virtual plan to start the school year.
New York State Passed Legislation To Waive Penalty Weeks For Unemployment Recipients; Lawmaker There Says Illinois Should Do SamePenalty weeks are keeping thousands of laid-off workers from getting their unemployment checks. And meanwhile, as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported Tuesday, other states have found a way around the problem.
State Rep. LaShawn Ford Calls For End To History Teaching Until Marginalized Groups Are Better RepresentedAn Illinois state representative on Sunday called for the end of history classes in Illinois schools until “appropriate alternatives” are developed.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth Says She'll Serve In Any Capacity That Helps Joe Biden Win White HouseU.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) is on the list of Democrat Joe Biden’s possible running mates.
UIC Wraps Up Oral History Project On Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. DaleyUniversity of Illinois at Chicago officials have wrapped up a two-year oral history project chronicling the leadership of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Large Group Of Protesters Gathers Downtown For Police Reform, Against ICEAnother mass protest hit downtown Chicago streets Saturday night, and organizers reassured those gathering would be peaceful.

Business

FAA Spells Out Design Changes Needed In Grounded Boeing 737 Max JetsThe Federal Aviation Administration proposed software changes to a flight-control system implicated in two deadly 737 Max crashes. It also plans to require a warning light to pilots that wasn't working on the planes that crashed, changes to on-board computers, and the rerouting of some wiring.
Black-Owned Lavenderpop Greeting Cards Makes History In Striking Partnership With Jewel-OscoLavenderpop Greeting Cards will be rolled out at 10 Jewel-Osco locations in Chicago and the suburbs.
Illinois Marijuana Sales Break Another Record, With $61 Million Sold In JulyWhile many businesses have been struggling to survive during the pandemic, Illinois pot dispensaries have continued to thrive, setting another sales record in July.
2 Months After Looting And Unrest, Many Chicago Businesses Still Need Help RebuildingChicago businesses reported $66 million worth of damaged or stolen property to police during the looting and unrest after George Floyd’s death, according to public records obtained by the CBS 2 Morning Insiders.
Business Owners Talk About Triumphs, Challenges As National Black Business Month BeginsAugust is National Black Business Month – a time to choose and support Black-owned stores and other operations.
'We Know This Is A Recession, But We Don't Want This To Go Into Depression Territory,' Says Economics ProfessorWith the first round of economic stimulus running out, millions of Americans are about to take a massive hit to their household budget.