Most Drivers Don't Stop For Pedestrians Waiting At Marked CrosswalksSigns are everywhere on Illinois streets, reminding drivers to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk, even if there’s no stop sign, but does anyone really yield for pedestrians?
Pace's Pulse Service Aims To Change Public TransitYou'll soon see big purple buses along Milwaukee Avenue on the northwest side of Chicago and neighboring suburbs.
Race To Mackinac Institutes New Safety Measures After Drowning Of Sailor Jon Santarelli Last YearThe 111th annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac begins on Friday, with new safety measures in place after the death of sailor Jon Santarelli in last year’s race.
Smoking Ban At Chicago Parks Not Stopping Many Smokers From Lighting UpSmoking in Chicago parks is illegal, but that’s not stopping some regulars from blowing smoke in the face of the opposition.
Rosemont Mayor And State Rep. Bradley Stephens Defends Dual Taxpayer-Funded Salaries; ‘I Don’t Think … What I’ll Be Getting Is Beyond Fair’Bradley Stephens is one of the highest-paid mayors in the country, earning a $260,000 salary as the mayor of Rosemont, a village with a population of 4,200. Now he stands to earn another $69,000 a year as a state representative.
Beach Conditions Disconnect: State Website Shows Some Beaches Closed, But They're Clearly OpenA state website designed to track beach closings in Illinois shows some popular beaches are closed, even though they appear to be open. So the CBS 2 Morning Insiders wanted to know if swimmers are at risk, or if the information is wrong.
Chicago Museums Helping To Save Endangered Monarch ButterfliesThe decline in the monarch butterfly population is linked, in part, to the disappearance of once plentiful milkweed plants, which are crucial to their life cycle.
Barber Karol Arkalyus, An Immigrant From Iraq, Always Displays The American Flag To Celebrate Her CitizenshipAcross the nation, many proudly fly their American flags this July 4th. One suburban barber always has the stars and stripes on display.
Caught On Video: Package Thief Steals Medicine For Dogs From Front PorchA Ring camera recently caught a young woman creeping up Jorge Ciseneros' stairs, and scurrying away with a package left on the bench outside his front door.
Spring Rewards Program Shuts Down With Little Notice, Leaving Businesses And Customers FrustratedA Chicago tech company that promised consumers cash back for frequenting approximately 200 restaurants and other businesses suddenly shut down operations in late June, with little warning to anyone.
Ald. Byron Sigcho Lopez To Slow Down Approval Process For Pilsen Landmark DistrictThe new alderman of the 25th Ward is vowing to slow down plans for a proposed landmark district in the rapidly gentrifying Pilsen neighborhood, amid concerns among homeowners and business owners who feel the effort is happening behind their backs.
After 15 Years, Pritzker Pavilion Trellis In Need Of A Facelift; 'There Are Huge Rust Spots ... You Don't Want To Have It Look Ugly'From afar the iconic amphitheater and greenery of the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park perfectly blend in with the neighboring high rises, but a closer look shows the beauty is beginning to show its age.
Chicago Virtual Charter School CEO On Paid Leave As CPS Watchdog Investigates Questionable SpendingThe CEO of Chicago Virtual Charter School is in deep trouble, and others could be too, amid investigation into questionable spending.
Forest Playschool Loses Permit To Operate In Walking Stick Woods, Must Shut Down In AugustForest Playschool, an outdoor preschool in the North Park neighborhood, must shut down by August because it cannot obtain the state license it needs to keep operating after losing its permit from the Chicago Park District.
Delivery Crew Dumps Woman's New Sofa On Her Lawn After They Can't Get It Through Her DoorNearly six months after Roslyn Drew ordered a new sofa, delivery crews abandoned the couch on her front lawn, leaving it to sit there for two weeks.