17-Year-Old Denied Bond In Fatal Attempted Carjacking Of Vietnam Veteran Keith CooperA 17-year-old accused in the murder of a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran killed during a carjacking in Hyde Park was denied bail in court Satruday.
New Loyola Study Concludes Prison Sentences For Gun Charges Often Don't Target Violent Offenders And Don't Improve SafetyFor months, we have been digging into the sources of the violence, and possible solutions. As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported Thursday, new research looks at prison sentences – and whether or not they actually keep us safer.
Chicago Blood Banks Face Critically Low Supply, Particularly After High Demand During Violent WeekendBlood banks across the city are feeling the impact of the nation's dangerously low blood supply – and after a violent holiday weekend, Chicago's demand for blood donations swelled even higher.
Multiple Women Who Own Pet-Related Businesses Share Similar Stories About Groping, Sexual Harassment By Illinois Agriculture Inspector Jose GuillenIllinois state inspector Jose Guillen was caught on camera groping a female doggy daycare owner in Bucktown, and he was fired after our report on the incidents ran last month. Since we broke the story, several other female business owners have come forward with similar complaints of sexual abuse during their inspections.
After 100 People Were Shot In Chicago Over Holiday Weekend, Including 11 Children, Police Supt. David Brown Focuses On Illegal GunsAt least 100 people were shot in Chicago this past July 4th weekend, while we were supposed to be celebrating America’s independence.
Chicago Police Tout Drop In Violent Crime Compared With Last Year, But Experts Say Figures Can Be MisleadingCoincidentally just minutes after a 9-year-old girl was shot and critically wounded at 79th Street and Maryland Avenue Thursday afternoon, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown stepped up to the mic for a news conference to talk about the city’s drop in violence.
No Plans To End COVID Contact Tracing Program On Which State Of Illinois Has Been Spending MillionsContact tracing was touted as one of the most important tools to stop the spread of the pandemic. The State of Illinois spent, and continues to spend, millions on it. But we wanted to know - how long will that continue?
Naperville Residents Survey Devastation, Help Each Other After TornadoMany families’ lives were changed drastically overnight, following a tornado that left some homes virtually destroyed in Naperville.
City Council Committee Advances Plan To Cut Off Retail Liquor Sales At Midnight -- Will It Make A Difference For Crime?A plan to ban retail liquor sales after midnight in Chicago got the go-ahead from a City Council committee on Thursday.
Despite Months Of Promises, No Legal Resolution In Sight For Anjanette Young, City Of ChicagoAs of Wednesday, it had been two years, three months, and 26 days since Anjanette Young was handcuffed naked while her home was wrongly raided by Chicago Police. Despite months of public promises from Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the city and Young are no closer to resolving the case in court.
Uber, Lyft Are Rolling Out Security Improvements Amid Carjackings And Attacks, But Is That Enough For Rideshare Drivers To Feel Safe?We are digging deeper into a growing problem in the city – rideshare drivers violently attacked by their own passengers. Uber and Lyft said they are rolling out new security improvements. But CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey asked – is it enough to get drivers back behind the wheel?
Jamari Dent, Who Tried To Commit Suicide After Merciless Bullying At School, Dies At Age 13Jamari Dent, a 13-year-old special needs student who tried to hang himself he was mercilessly bullied at school, has died of the brain injury he suffered as a result of his failed suicide attempt.
Illinois State Inspector Fired After Groping, Sexually Harassing Doggy Daycare OwnerIllinois Department of Agriculture inspector Jose Guillen, accused of groping Aeslin Pup Hub owner Leah Bindig during an inspection, has been fired.
Computer Chip Shortage Has Been Sidelining Auto Workers In Chicago Area, But Expert Says Worst May Soon Be OverA computer semiconductor chip shortage is sidelining workers across the country at auto plants. As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported, the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant at 126th Street and Torrence Avenue sat idle for eight weeks.
Doggy Daycare Owner Says She Was Groped, Sexually Harassed By Illinois State Inspector Who Still Has A JobPass or fail – Leah Bindig’s doggy daycare business, her livelihood, depended on it. It was all in the hands of a State of Illinois inspector – and a man was caught on camera inspecting more than just the facility.