The Dugout Bar In Wrigleyville Caught On Camera Violating State And City Reopening Guidelines; Owner Says He's Not Breaking Any RulesA Wrigleyville bar was caught on camera breaking the state and city’s reopening guidelines, and other bar owners and bartenders said they're worried the bar's bad behavior will end up costing everyone.
My Block, My Hood, My City Giving Out Micro-Grants To Encourage Community, Prevent ViolenceA brand new initiative is in place to curb the violence heading into the holiday weekend.
Executive Order Delaying Marijuana Licenses Has Social Equity Applicants Worried About Being Shut OutMore than 80 new marijuana licenses would have been announced Wednesday, but an executive order issued by Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday delayed them.
New Marijuana Dispensary Opening On Weed Street, But Other Dispensary Licenses Are Stuck On Indefinite PauseThe second recreational-only marijuana dispensary in Chicago opens Wednesday, on – believe it or not - Weed Street.
Pothole Beneath Railroad Viaduct On 59th Street Has Been Shredding Tires, And Drivers Want AnswersCBS 2’s Tara Molina looked into a pothole under a railroad viaduct at the edge of West Englewood that is so bad, at one point there were damaged cars lined up and down the street after driving over it.
With Restaurants Reopening, Co-Owner Of Alinea Group Wants Better Government Health Guidance For COVID-19 PrecautionsThe man behind one of the most successful restaurant groups in Chicago has a request businesses rarely make – for more government regulation.
Uptown Restaurant To Require Customers To Fill Out Forms For Potential COVID-19 Contact TracingYou’ll have to fill out some paperwork before you sit down to eat at an acclaimed Chicago restaurant.
Small Concert Hall Owner Says Music Venues Like His Can't Make It Under Phase 4 Reopening Restrictions, Are In Danger Of ClosingAs Chicago gears up for Phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan this Friday, the owners of the city’s storied performance and music venues say they still can’t make it with those restrictions.
Gary Cemetery Where Graves Were Left Underwater Is Now Dry, But What Is Being Done To Stop It From Recurring?Loved ones were fit to be tied as graves were left underwater for weeks – you saw the story about a Gary cemetery dealing with some extreme flooding first on 2.
Unemployed Illinoisans Say State's Phone Lines Are Mismanaged And Further Delaying Their BenefitsHundreds of phone calls, but no solution – we continue to hear from people who can't get through for help with unemployment claims or the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.
Lake County Approves Outdoor Spaces For Restaurants, Bars In Unincorporated Areas With Just A Photo And An EmailCBS 2’s Tara Molina found one suburb giving instant approval for outdoor bar and restaurant space - just snap a picture and send it in.
Chicago Bars And Breweries Have Green Light To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, But Many Aren't Going To Right AwayAfter weeks of back and forth, Mayor Lori Lightfoot cleared Chicago's bars and breweries to open on Wednesday for outdoor service.
Gig Workers Say Their Unemployment Benefits Are Being Held Up By Audits And They Can't Wait AnymoreAudits are holding up the federal money they're desperate for - that's what some gig workers tell CBS 2.
Some Illinoisans Are Now Back At Work, But Still Can't Get Through To Secure Unemployment They've Been Trying To Get Since MarchJust in the past week, we’ve heard from dozens of people who are still waiting on unemployment benefits – some since March.
Gravesites Left Flooded At Ridgelawn Cemetery In Gary, And Not Because Of StormsGraves were left desecrated and a Gary cemetery was left underwater – and we’re told the storms Tuesday night are not to blame.