Pritzker Activates 250 National Guard Troops In Springfield Ahead Of Potential Armed ProtestsWith the FBI warning of threats to state capital cities leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard to provide security at state buildings in downtown Springfield.
Chief Of Staff For Illinois House Speaker Welch Tests Positive For COVID-19; Lawmakers And Staff Urged To Self-IsolateThe chief of staff to newly-elected Illinois House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch tested positive for COVID-19 while lawmakers were in Springfield this week for the lame duck session and the inauguration of the new Illinois General Assembly.
Parents, Teachers In Pilsen Slam CPS Return To In-Person Classes; 'This Plan Is Disrespectful And We Cannot Trust It'Parents and teachers in the 25th Ward are calling the CPS reopening plan poorly conceived. One parent said it’s even affecting her son’s remote learning.
President-Elect Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion Economic Relief Plan As President Trump's Senate Trial LoomsPresident-elect Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled his $1.9 trillion coronavirus economic relief package, an ambitious plan that includes a drive to vaccinate 100 million people in his first 100 days in office.
Illinois Residents Now Receiving Fraudulent Change-Of-Address Letters Thanks To Unemployment Scammers; Anti-Fraud Task Force LaunchedOne of the biggest problems faced by the Illinois Department of Employment Security continues to be skyrocketing fraud claims.
At Least 12 CPD Officers And Supervisors Suspended After Lounging In Congressman's Office Amid Looting, Sources SayTwo police sources tell CBS2 Investigator Brad Edwards at least a dozen officers and command staff will face multi-week suspensions.
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Facing Neglect Charges Over Flint Water CrisisFormer Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is being charged with two counts of willful neglect of duty stemming from the Flint water crisis, according to online court documents.
Northwest Side Man, Kevin Lyons, Accused Of Taking Part In Assault On U.S. CapitolA man was arrested on the Northwest Side Wednesday in connection with the assault on the U.S. Capitol last week.
Rep. Emanuel 'Chris' Welch Elected Illinois House Speaker, Taking Gavel From Embattled Michael MadiganSources told CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov that Welch has secured the necessary votes from House Democrats to win the speakership when the new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in Wednesday afternoon.
Republican Illinois U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger Says He'll Vote To Impeach President TrumpU.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) announced Tuesday that he will be voting to impeach President Donald Trump following the assault on the U.S. Capitol last week.
Chicago Firefighters Who Got COVID-19 Say They Were Told It Is Not Considered An On-The-Job IllnessHundreds of Chicago firefighters who got COVID-19 said they were stunned when they were told it is not considered an on-the-job illness.