Illinois Joins Multi-State Lawsuit over new food stamp rulesIllinois could be among the hardest-hit states. State officials say there are over 140,000 people statewide in the affected category.
Pregnant Woman Gets Runaround After Applying For SNAP Benefits To Make Ends Meet27-year-old Rebecca Komperda just finished nursing school. She's six months pregnant and works as a part-time caregiver. Her pay is not enough to make ends meet.
Illinois SNAP Benefits Continue Through February During Government ShutdownSNAP benefits will be funded through the end of February but will be issued on or before Jan. 20.
Indiana Issuing Food Stamps Early Due To Government ShutdownIndiana plans to issue February's food stamp benefits next week for hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers due to the partial federal government shutdown.
Catholic Bishops From Across U.S. Gather In Mundelein To Pray About Sex Abuse CrisisCatholic bishops from across the United States have gathered in Munelein for a weeklong retreat on the clergy sex abuse crisis, but the bishops won't actually be talking about it.
Latest Soda Tax Headache: Feds Say It Violates Food Stamp RulesAt risk is $86.8 million in federal funding for SNAP clients across Illinois – not just Cook County.
Testimony From Alleged Hastert Victim Sends Powerful MessageCBS 2's Sandra Torres reports on how Scott Cross' words in court made an impact.
SNAP President Says 'Lofty Words' From Pope Francis On Priest Sex Abuse Not Enough
Archbishop Cupich Welcomes Move By Pope Francis To Hold Bishops Accountable In Abuse ScandalPope Francis ordered a Vatican tribunal to deal with bishops who failed to protect children in a move to fill what some have called a gap in the church’s fight against sex abuse by priests.
In Wake Of Hastert Case, SNAP Urges Creation Of Hot Line For Abuse VictimsThis afternoon, advocates for children who've been sexually abused call the Hastert case a "watershed moment."
SNAP Speaks Out On Dennis Hastert CasePriest sex abuse activists are speaking out on the Hastert case, reports WBBM's Bob Roberts.
Don't Forget Abuse Victims, Cardinal George Critic SaysGrief at the passing of Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George should not completely overshadow sex abuse that occurred on his watch as archbishop, a frequent adversary said Friday.
Watchdog: 2 Million Illinois Residents On Food Stamps Is "Extremely Embarrassing"The Illinois Policy Institute, which bills itself as an independent government watchdog, has said the state of Illinois should be ashamed by the latest figures regarding how many people rely on food stamps.
Retail 'Snap Apps' Offering Consumers Instant Buying PowerHave you ever seen something in a magazine you just have to have, right now? CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy shows you a few apps that promise to make shopping a whole lot easier.