Ex-Assessor's Error Saves Chicago Business $10K In Property TaxesIn a just released report, the Cook County Inspector General "..determined that by erroneously exempting the property and assigning zero assessment value for the tax year 2017, the CCAO effectively granted the taxpayer a tax savings of $10,558."
Starbucks Expands Presence In Low-Income CommunitiesThe Seattle-based company plans to open or remodel 85 stores by 2025 in rural and urban communities across the U.S. That will bring to 100 the total number of community stores Starbucks has opened since it announced the program in 2015.
Man Furious After Being Assigned Vulgar Comcast Username He Never Asked ForThe CBS 2 Morning Insiders answered the call about a viewer’s internet account – but this one’s a doozy.
Target, Like Other Retailers, Did Not Have A Merry ChristmasTarget and other discounters like Walmart have been among the strongest performers in retail even as Amazon continues to make inroads. They have reconfigured product lineups and improved delivery services with some success.
Chicago Charade: Homeowners Say They Lost Tens Of Thousands When Candace Clark Leased Luxury Properties, Never Paid RentMore people are telling us their tales of losing thousands of dollars in an elaborate Chicago Charade.
ADT Buying Home Security Company DEFENDERS Despite Continued Questions About How Company OperatesDEFENDERS was a home security company with such questionable practices that a CBS 2 investigation got the Better Business Bureau to pull its rating – while it investigated their procedures.
Pharmacies: Prescribers Bear Responsibility In Opioid CrisisThe judge has scheduled an October trial for claims against CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, HBC and Discount Drug Mart.
Problems With Direct Express Debit Cards For Social Security Recipients Are WidespreadAn 80-year-old Chicago woman is still fighting to access her Social Security money days after CBS 2 first got involved.
No More Weed; Local Dispensaries Suffer From Shortages"It's not what happens on day one, or day two or day three. It's what happens at month six. It's what happens at month 12, at month 18, at month 24. That's the roll out of this program. It's intended to be rolled out over years, not days."
The Darlene Simmons Story: Woman Says 'Friend' Candace Clark Scammed Her Out Of Over $73,000A few years ago, then-60-year-old Darlene Simmons met a woman named Candace Clark who would change her life forever.
Illinois Secretary Of State: Don't Drive While HighIf a person is pulled over for driving high, they will receive a DUI.
Problem With Direct Express Debit Card Leaves Woman Cut Off From Social Security MoneyA debit card nightmare has left an 80-year-old Chicago woman with no way to access her Social Security money.
Social Equity Applicant Optimistic About Getting Dispensary LicenseThere was a noticeable minority presence in the crowd Thursday. This is the first opportunity many had to take advantage of the state's Social Equity program. Applicants from distressed communities with 51% minority ownership in their businesses can earn more extra points leading to licences approval.
From Paychecks To Pot Sales, Illinois Rings 2020 With New RulesA new congestion tax aimed at reducing downtown traffic will more than quadruple the tax on solo rides to and from downtown Chicago, from 72 cents to $3.00. The fee increase will take place between 6:00 in the morning and 10:00 at night, when the traffic is the worst downtown.
Big Rush For Medical Marijuana Users To Stock Up Ahead Of Recreational LegalizationThere is a rush for medical marijuana users to stock up before the crush expected Wednesday, when recreational cannabis becomes legal.