Synergy Foods Brings Vast Variety Of Fruits And Vegetables To Food Desert In BronzevilleExotic fruits and vegetables are easy to find in a lot of communities, but not so in Chicago’s food deserts – where any fresh produce is scarce. One entrepreneur insists her neighbors in Bronzeville deserve the best, so she set up shop there.
Dr. Richard Lawler, Medical Pioneer Who Performed First Organ Transplant At Little Company Of Mary Hospital In 1950, Honored In New Book By Great-NephewThe year was 1950, a 44-year-old woman was gravely ill, and a Chicago doctor took an enormous risk to save her life. That groundbreaking surgery helped usher in a new era of medicine.
20 Years After Being On Scene At WTC And Being Rescued On 9/11, Carol Marin Emphasizes Need To Share HistoryCarol Marin didn't hesitate when the jets hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. The renowned Chicago reporter was in New York that morning. She jumped in cab, and then walked blocks to the cover the story.
Douglas Stockstill Lost Everything After He Was Shot While Working For AT&T, And Physical And Emotional Damage LingersSadly, we hear so much about crime in Chicago – and there is always much coverage minutes and hours after gunfire erupts. But what happens to the victims years later?
Retired Army Captain Keith Alaniz Leads Charge From Chicago To Get People Out Of AfghanistanEven though the last U.S. military planes have left Afghanistan, one Chicagoan is leading the charge to get more people out.
Rev. Courtney Caruthers Is Up To The Challenge After Moving To Chicago For A Mission In Struggling, But Proud, West PullmanThe Rev. Courtney Caruthers left a quiet life in Central Illinois to take on a big mission in Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood - an area hit hard by crime and job loss.
With Illinois' Eviction Moratorium Set To Expire, A Roseland Church Steps In With A Rental Assistance ProgramIllinois' eviction moratorium is set to expire in less than a month, which means thousands of people who are behind in their rent could be forced to leave their homes. But as CBS 2’s Jim Williams reported Tuesday, one South Side church is spreading the word - rental assistance is available for those hurt by the pandemic.
Chauncey Spencer II Takes To The Road With Stories Of African Americans In Flight, Including A Stop In ChicagoChauncey Spencer II drives the nation's highways to tell the stories of African Americans in flight – and on Wednesday, his traveling museum made a stop in Chicago.
West Side Teens Get Some Maritime Experience Out In Lake Michigan On Boats, Thanks To Community Leader Rev. Walter JonesSailing is new experience for some Chicago teenagers. As CBS 2's Jim Williams reported Tuesday, a West Side pastor and community leader is hoping the maritime life shows the kids a world of possibilities.
Many Upset That Joe DiMaggio Statue Is Gone From Plaza In Little Italy; Sports Hall Of Fame Says It's Theirs And Has Moved With ThemA statue of Joe DiMaggio vanished two years ago from Chicago’s Little Italy, and community members want to know where it went.
Women's TikTok Video From Hospital Goes Viral After They Were Hit And Injured By Car While Dining On Patio In EvanstonJust 24 hours after getting hit by a car at a sidewalk café in downtown Evanston, two young women have blown up on social media.