Community Groups Hold Positive Programming On Halloween Night In Hyde Park, As Community Hopes To Avoid Mayhem Of Years PastIn past years, some people have used Halloween night as an opportunity to stir up some real-life trouble, and even violence. As CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reported Sunday night, community groups this year are taking steps to prevent that - and make sure everyone is celebrating safely.
Chicago Communities Go Extra Mile To Ensure Safety For Kids, Teens, And Adults This HalloweenNeighborhoods across the city were actively working this Halloween to make sure celebrations would be safe after little kids were finished trick-or-treating.
Chicago Firefighters' Union Says City's COVID Vaccine Mandate Has 28 Firefighters, Paramedics Sitting Out, And It Could Mean Staffing Shortages And Safety ConcernsThere were worries late Thursday that the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate could be creating safety concerns with the Chicago Fire Department.
With Stacy Peterson Still Missing 14 Years Later, Her Sister-In-Law Is Standing Up For Abuse VictimsThe search is not over for missing Bolingbrook mother Stacy Peterson, nearly 14 years after her disappearance. In the years since, her husband Drew Peterson went to prison, her children grew up without their mother, and the Peterson family is fractured.
Portage Park Woman Says Her Block Has Been Left In The Dark, After Streetlights Were Taken Out For Water Main Work And Never ReplacedThe City of Chicago is spending $160 million replacing hundreds of thousands of streetlights from low-efficiency bulbs to LEDs – and that doesn’t sit well with a Portage Park woman who has been trying to get her old streetlights back up and running for months.
Indiana Attorney General Files Lawsuit To Crack Down On Harassing Robocalls, And Effort May Help In Illinois TooHow many times have you heard your phone ring or felt it vibrate, only to discover it was an annoying robocall? If the answer is too many, you’re not alone.
15 Months After Columbus Statue Removed From Grant Park, Site Still Lit Up 'Like A Landing Strip At O’Hare'What's the cost of wasting light? And why is this spot lighting nothing?
Woodlawn Sees Hope In Obama Center, But Residents Want More From Their Future NeighborWork is officially under way at the Obama Presidential Center after last Tuesday’s groundbreaking, and with the symbolic turning of the dirt, people in nearby Woodlawn hope to turn their neighborhood around.
Parents Pack School Board Meeting In Horror Over Multiple Student Brawls In Hallways Of 2 Joliet High SchoolsDistrict 204 confirmed since the beginning of this school year, around 80 students were involved in altercations.
Chicago Father Frustrated With His Child Tax Credit Payment Delayed And Missing Due To Glitches In SystemThe Child Tax Credit is meant to help families make ends meet as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on. But many payments are delayed, making it anything but helpful for parents on a budget.
Labor Shortage Blamed For Lack Of Headstone On Woman's Grave 8 Months After Her DeathA labor shortage is compounding the grief for one Chicago woman – whose mother still has no headstone on her grave eight months after her death.
Climate Change And Chicago's Lake Michigan Shoreline: What The Future May Hold And The Action Being TakenLake levels have been at record highs. Just Wednesday, waves pushed onshore and pounded at the Lake Michigan coastline – certainly not helping our erosion problems.
4-Year-Old Girl With Autism Comes Home From School With Bruises, And Fight To Move Schools Goes Horribly Until Mom Gets Results With CBS 2It is nightmare fuel for parents - your child coming home from school with mystery bruises and being unable to explain what happened. A Belmont Heights mom said she lived that nightmare, and the fight that followed to get her out of that school made things worse. So she called CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra and got quick results.
Naperville Woman Working For United Airlines Uses Farsi Language Skills To Connect With Evacuees From Afghanistan, Evoking Her Own Roots Coming From IranThis story is about fate, and a twist that brought a Naperville woman back to her roots. It happened in the skies over the Middle East and Europe, on a plane full of evacuees headed west.
After Complaints For Some Time, Playground At Marquette Park Fixed Fast After CBS 2 Calls Ald. David Moore And He Takes ActionParents say damage to a Chicago Lawn neighborhood playground is a danger to their kids – so why was it taking so long to repair? As CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reported Tuesday night, one social media post and email to an alderman later, there is now a fix.