Since 73 School Bus Drivers Quit Days Before CPS School Year Began, Student Transportation Access Problem Has Gotten WorseThe fallout persists from those dozens of school bus drivers who resigned at the start of the school year for the Chicago Public Schools – and new numbers just out show the problem may be bigger than first thought.
State Data Show One Chicago Nursing Home Has Fewer Than 1 Percent Of Staff Vaccinated Against COVID-19Some local nursing homes have an alarmingly low level of workers who are vaccinated against COVID-19. As CBS 2’s Chris Tye reported Tuesday, the clock is ticking for health care workers to get vaccinated in Illinois by next month.
Some Improvement Seen After CPD 'Flooded' Violent Beats With Officers As Summer Safety Strategy, Overall Crime Figures Remain Grim In Affected CommunitiesChicago's violent streak is sparking outrage in the city’s neighborhoods and drawing attention around the country. But what about the efforts city leaders said out at the start of summer to "flood the zone" of violent neighborhoods with police presence and using parts of government in new ways to curb crime?
48 States Now On Chicago's COVID-19 Travel AdvisoryThose who are fully vaccinated are exempt from the advisory to quarantine or test negative for the virus.
Bus Driver Shortage Throws Wrench Into Start Of School Year For CPS After 73 Drivers QuitThis first day of school for the Chicago Public Schools, school bus drivers who are upset with COVID-19 vaccination requirements have thrown a wrench into things.
A Crisis Of Violence In Chicago: Looking At Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Record On CrimeIn Chicago in 2020, 4,135 people were shot -- nearly 1,500 more victims than the year prior and a jump of 36%.
Feds Easily Tracked Alleged Straw Purchase Of Gun Used To Kill Chicago Police Officer Ella French, But Stopping Such Purchases Isn't So EasyThe gun pipeline to Chicago has been a focus of attention from the White House to City Hall lately. In the shooting this past weekend that killed Chicago Police Officer Ella French and critically wounded her partner in West Englewood, Jamel Danzy of Hammond, Indiana was hit with federal charges on Monday, accused of buying the gun that was used in the shooting.
RSV, Respiratory Virus That Usually Affects Babies, Taking Off After Flatlining Last YearHospitals are seeing a doubling of kids with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.
Kankakee County At Bottom For COVID-19 Vaccination Rates In Northern Illinois, With Just 36% Fully VaccinatedNowhere in northern Illinois has a lower COVID-19 vaccination rate than Kankakee County, where not even four of every 10 people have gotten vaccinated.
Chicago Hotels Have Been Deemed To Be In A 'Depression' And Desperately Need Staff Back, Experts SayFrom O’Hare International Airport to DuSable Lake Shore Drive, more and more people are hitting the roads and taking to the skies lately as the city reopens. But despite an increase in travelers, CBS 2’s Chris Tye found many Chicago hotels are still seriously hurting.
'Dixie Pipeline' Is Sending A Lot Of Guns To Chicago From Mississippi; What Is Behind It?On Tuesday, CBS 2’s Chris Tye took a close look at where the guns being trafficked from before they end up at Chicago crime scenes.
Police Supt. David Brown Meets With President Biden At White House Amid Spike In Chicago Violence; New Plan Will Focus On Gun TraffickingChicago Police Supt. David Brown was headed back to Chicago late Monday after meeting with President Joe Biden in Washington to talk about the city's crime problem.
Despite Full Reopening Coming Up, COVID-19 Surcharges Not Going Anywhere At Many Chicago BusinessesBecause the coronavirus numbers are looking so good, Chicago returns to a "full normal" this Friday. But we've learned that the COVID-19 surcharges we have been paying lately may be here to stay.
Barry Lee Whelpley, 76, Charged In 1972 Murder Of 15-Year-Old Julie Ann Hanson In NapervilleAn elderly man from Minnesota has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 15-year-old girl nearly 50 years ago in Naperville.
James Hill's Conviction Was Tossed In 1980 Off-Duty Hammond Officer's Murder And In An Earlier Rape Case, But He Doesn't Feel Lucky At AllWhen James Hill was tried for the murder of an off-duty Hammond, Indiana police officer, investigators withheld crucial evidence from public view and from his defense team. As a result, the charges stuck and a conviction held – until now.