911 Dispatcher Keith Thornton Jr., On Duty When Officer Ella French Was Killed, Shares The Many Lessons He's Learned And The Powerful Connections He's MadeKeith Thornton Jr. was the guiding voice during our city's most recent line-of-duty tragedy - the murder of Chicago Police Officer Ella French.
Chicago Dispatches Nearly 300 Snow Plows For Tuesday Evening SnowfallThe city urges those who must travel to take precautions during inclement weather.
Chicago Crossing Guards Get Mixed Signals About Their Employment Status; 'They Use Us As Pawns'It's been almost a month since CBS 2 reported on the uncertain job status of the city of Chicago's roughly 850 crossing guards. And they're still in limbo.
COPA Defends Itself After Report Saying It's Not Living Up To Police Use-Of-Force Incident Transparency Release Rules
Inspector General: COPA Is Not Living Up To Policies On Release Of Video, Reports On Police Use-Of-Force IncidentsThe Chicago Office of the Inspector General on Tuesday released a report concluding that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability is not following policies requiring the release of video and documents to the public within 60 days in police use-of-force incidents.
Chicago Opens 6 Cooling CentersBecause of COVID-19, officials said the cooling centers used deep cleaning and disinfecting protocols. Cooling centers have been reconfigured, so people can maintain proper social distancing measures.
Rogers Park Residents Come Together After Tornado; 'People Just Want To Help'"When we saw the destruction from the storm, we said this is our opportunity to make a difference. We had people come from the South Side, West side, all over just to help."
Parts Of Lakefront Trail Closed Due To High Wave ActivityOEMC is advising the public to seek an alternate route.
Second Chicago Office Of Emergency Management And Communications Employee Tests Positive For CoronavirusA second Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications employee has tested positive for coronavirus, the office confirmed Tuesday.
Chicago Office Of Emergency Management And Communications Staffer Tests Positive For CoronavirusA staff member at the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications has tested positive for coronavirus, the office announced Monday.
High Waves Disrupt Travel On Lake Shore, South Shore DrivesSouth Shore Drive from 67th to 71st is closed to due flooding, according to Chicago OEMC.
More Chicago Police Officers Headed To Streets As Part Of Multi-Department Consolidation MoveMore Chicago Police officers are out on the street – in what might sound like a move to cut crime. But it is actually all about saving money.
Chicago's 911 Operators Still Face Grueling Hours, Making Life And Death DecisionsChicago's 911 operators, who make split-second, life-saving decisions all day long, are putting in work shifts as long as 17 hours, a grueling day due, in part, to mandatory overtime.
Chicago OEMC Prepares Safety Plans For Busy WeekendChicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications is preparing for a busy weekend including large events such as the Bud Billiken Parade, Northalsted Market Days and the Backstreet Boys concert at the United Center.
Chicago Officials: 'Police Activity' Emergency Alert Was Sent In ErrorChicago officials apologized Monday afternoon after some residents received an emergency alert on their phones about police activity.