Jim Williams, a native Chicagoan, co-anchors the CBS 2 Chicago Weekend Evening News. He is also a general assignment reporter for the station’s other newscasts.
Williams has more than 30 years of journalism experience. Before joining CBS 2 Chicago in December 2002, he worked for ABC News and WGN-TV. He also served several years with Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration.
He was a correspondent for ABC News, based at the network’s Chicago bureau from 1997-2001. Williams reported from around the world for “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” and “Nightline.”
From 1992-1997, Williams was Mayor Daley’s press secretary. In this capacity, he supervised media relations throughout city government and worked with news organizations from around the world on such significant stories as the 1996 Democratic National Convention, the Mayor’s takeover of the Board of Education, his 1995 re-election campaign and the 1994 World Cup soccer tournament. Williams also created the city government’s first television magazine show, “Chicago Works!”
Williams began his broadcasting career as a writer, producer and reporter at WGN-TV. He primarily covered the government beat, winning several awards, including an Emmy for investigative reporting. He also received an award for “Best Light Feature” by the Associated Press of Illinois in 2006.
He graduated from Columbia College with a B.A. in Media Management.
Jim and his wife, Joyce, have four adult children.
The third day of the Hadiya Pendleton murder trial was marked by tearful testimony.
A brawl involving multiple people broke out near Chicago’s Water Tower Place Tuesday night, prompting police to direct the crowd to the CTA Red Line.
“For all of this skill and all of his fame, he really was a wonderful human being.”
“I was approached with the opportunity to not go to prison, provided I gave information on everybody in the neighborhood. I decided against it.”
After 8-8-88, the quaint, intimate ballpark and neighborhood would never be the same.
Supt. Eddie Johnson stated 430 more officers will be on patrol during the week and 600 more on weekends on Chicago’s South and West sides.
Young entrepreneurs are learning how to create opportunities, not just for themselves, but for their communities.
Illinois Rep. Nick Sauer resigned after being accused of sending nude photos of his ex-girlfriend, Kate Kelly, to other men on Instagram.
The Chatham community is mourning the death of a popular 82-year-old neighbor who was gunned down while walking his dog two weeks ago.
PAWS, which created the national model for no-kill shelters, is at capacity right now and desperately needs the room to save more animals.
This Saturday and Sunday, if you take in an older cat or dog, PAWS Chicago will wave the fees.
A Wheeling man driving more than 100 MPH through a quiet suburban intersection Saturday afternoon caused a fatal crash that killed a teenager.
“They weren’t a part of the community back then like they are today.”
One south side church is trying to change the statistics, pointing to one young man who has drastically changed his life, from a drug dealer and prison inmate to becoming a construction worker.
Chicago was once the publishing capital of the world for books, magazines, and catalogs. From the late 19th century through much of the 20th century, most of the work was done in one city neighborhood. As CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports, Printers Row is losing the last link to its past.
Chicago Public Schools is checking the background of thousands of CPS employees following reports students were sexually abused by teachers and other adults.
“She died with this mission to seek justice for her son.”
A veteran Cook County Judge has been stripped from the bench and placed on administrative duty pending further notice from an executive committee.
For the second time this week, a Chicago police officer from the same district has died
President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court.
CHICAGO (CBS)—It was a bizarre 15 minutes at the Daley Center Wednesday evening when a judge delivered an unexpected twist favoring cop Robert Rialmo by trumping a jury’s decision to give a million dollars to the family the man Rialmo shot and killed. The ruling triggered the end of the wrongful death civil lawsuit involving […]
What he offered touched thousands over several years in Chicago’s Loop.
Officer Robert Rialmo shot and killed Quintonio LeGrier while responding to a domestic disturbance call on the day after Christmas in 2015.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams shows how the Muslim travel ban ruling affects families in Chicago with loved ones overseas.
The civil trial of police officer Robert Rialmo continued Monday, when his partner told jurors he feared for his own life moments before Rialmo shot and killed Quintonio LeGrier and neighbor Bettie Jones.
Officer Rialmo Testifies In Wrongful Death Lawsuit: “No Choice But To Meet Deadly Force With Deadly Force”
The Chicago police officer at the center of a high-profile shooting says he had little choice but to meet “deadly force with deadly force.”
The Chicago officer involved in a deadly police shooting in 2015 is speaking out for the first time since the incident.
The Boring equipment Elon Musk will use is far more sophisticated than the excavation methods that made way for Chicago’s subway systems.
Chicago Police are addressing a growing concern that predators may be targeting young African American women.
Chicago street gangs are put under a magnifying glass in a new book revealed by the Chicago Crime Commission this week.