CBS 2 Names Lionel Moise As Weekday Morning News Co-AnchorLionel Moise has been named co-anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago weekday morning news. He will join Erin Kennedy behind the anchor desk, beginning Monday, September 21. Moise comes to CBS 2 Chicago from WLTX – News 19 in Columbia, South Carolina, where he has co-anchored weekday morning newscasts since August 2012.
Clerk Orr Urges Cook County Residents To Register To VoteTuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and officials in Cook County are joining the effort to get everyone onboard.
City Reveals New And Upgraded 311 AppIf you’re a Chicago resident, you can track your city service requests by a simple click of your smartphone touch screen.
School Board President: 'We Want Our Kids Back In School'Chicago School Board President David Vitale says the board has issued more than 20 proposals in an effort to end the teachers’ strike, and he wants to see children back in school by Wednesday.
Vallas: 'We Really Never Came Close To Ever Having A Strike'Former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Paul Vallas says teachers never came close to a strike during his tenure in the 1990s and early 2000s, but times – and the national debate about education reform – have changed.
McCarthy: Denying Recognizance Bonds Prevents Gang RetaliationIn the latest effort to curb a murder rate that has propelled Chicago into the national spotlight this summer, police Supt. Garry McCarthy says gang members can no longer expect to be released on recognizance bonds.
Emanuel, Brizard Tout Longer School Day As Year Begins For Some SchoolsA teacher strike is still a possibility next month, but on Monday morning, classes began as scheduled at about a third of the schools in the Chicago Public Schools system.
Axelrod: Paul Ryan Is A 'Hard-Right Ideologue,' 'Concerning Pick'Chief Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday called U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) a “far-right ideologue,” and said his selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate will be a “concerning pick” for voters who do not share his values.
New Deputy Mayor To Work On Improving Economy -- For Just $1 Per YearChicago’s incoming deputy mayor is on a mission to improve the city’s financial situation and draw businesses large and small – for a salary of only $1 per year.
Brizard: Many Parents Pleased With Longer School DayAs he prepared to welcome students back to classes on Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard said many parents had told him they were pleased with the longer school day.
'Call Me Maybe:' The CBS 2 EditionThey’re calling “Call Me Maybe” the song of summer 2012, and Carly Rae Jepsen, the 26-year-old Canadian recording artist behind the song, has become an international superstar. She joined Vince Gerasole this morning to talk, and sing, about it.
Brizard Remains Confident That Contract Will Be Settled With TeachersThe Chicago Public Schools and their teachers are back to square one in their efforts to agree to a contract and avert a strike, but schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard remains optimistic.
McCarthy: There Are 'Just Way Too Many Guns In This City'Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Thursday that there are “just way too many guns in this city,” and the gun turn-in event that police are sponsoring this weekend can have an effect in reducing violence.
Rush: Reach Out To Children To End The 'Culture Of Violence' In ChicagoIn the wake of a headline-grabbing rash of violence in Chicago, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) says people need to invest time with children and provide guidance to combat a perpetual “culture of violence.”
Both Sides Say They Want Resolution Before Teacher Strike Could HappenMore than 90 percent of teachers in the Chicago Public Schools voted to authorize a strike this week, in a move that the Chicago Teachers Union believes will provide a leg up in negotiations starting next month.