More Local Restaurants Hope Thanksgiving Takeout Meals Will Provide Them With Boost During COVID-19 SlumpWith restaurant dining rooms shut down and families choosing safety over group gatherings, local restaurants are pivoting to takeout Thanksgiving Day meals.
People Performing Sex Acts, Saying Racial Slurs Find Way Into Plainfield Middle School Zoom ClassStudents on remote learning in Plainfield ended up seeing porn recently – and in this case, the Zoom call wasn’t hacked.
Records Show One In Three Illinois Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claimants Is Not Getting PaidFor months, we’ve uncovered issue after issue with the state’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which was set upspecifically for gig workers during the pandemic.
Amid Pandemic, Unemployment, And Trouble Getting Benefits, Calls To Crisis Centers Have Skyrocketed In ChicagoCalls to local crisis centers are skyrocketing – as the stress of the coronavirus pandemic coupled with job loss stress drives some to a breaking point.
Community Furious After 5-Year-Old Boy Is Hit In Head By Stray Bullet On Far South SideA 5-year-old boy was struck in the head by a stray bullet while playing in his house on the city’s Far South Side this week.
COVID In Illinois: How Is Dining In A Fully Enclosed Tent Different From Indoor Dining? State Officials Say It's Not At AllIt’s a dining dilemma that is on many of our minds – just how is eating in an enclosed tent different from eating inside a restaurant?
After Chance The Rapper's Aunt's Wait For Kidney Donation Was Subject Of Viral Tweet, A Donor Changed Her LifeCBS 2’s Tara Molina on Thursday night introduced us to one woman whose wait for a kidney went viral last year – and the donor who stepped in to change her life.
Workers 'Dropping Like Flies' Amid COVID-19 Outbreak At IDES North Aurora Office, Employees SayBecause of a COVID-19 outbreak at a local Illinois unemployment office, one Illinois Department of Employment Security employee said workers are dropping like flies.
Grubhub Announces $10,000 Grants To Help Restaurants Through Winter; Some Say It Won't Be Enough, But It Will HelpIn some good news for restaurants just trying to hold on during the pandemic, $10,000 grants have been announced for local businesses trying to survive a Chicago winter.
Small Business Says State Of Illinois Did Nothing To Stop Fraudsters From Taking $37,000 In Unemployment In Its Staffers' NamesOn Friday night, new accusations surfaced saying the state did nothing to stop tens of thousands of dollars in unemployment fraud targeting a single small business.
Illinoisans Are Being Ordered To Return Unemployment Overpayments Caused By State's Mistakes; State Rep. Is Seeking To Stop It From HappeningLegislation would prevent IDES from going after people when the overpayment issue is the state's fault.
Despite Being Allowed To Open, Some Northwest Indiana Restaurants, Brewpubs Have Decided To Stay Closed For COVID-19 SafetyNorthwest Indiana’s COVID-19 cases are surging, with the area reporting a record number of cases of COVID on Monday.
Documents Shed Light On Some Of The Problems With The Illinois Department Of Employment Security Callback SystemWe continue to hear from people who are desperate for help, but who are just stuck waiting for a callback from the state’s unemployment office – in one case for six weeks.
West Englewood Mother, Son Say They've Gotten No Mail In More Than A Week, Fear They Might Not Receive BallotsOn Tuesday night, CBS 2’s Tara Molina took us to West Englewood, where one woman just wants to make her vote count. But she fears her mail-in ballot will never see the light of day.
Senior Center Resident In Des Plaines Says She Hasn't Received A Ballot And Is Not Allowed To Go Out To VoteFor months, Cheryl Dirago said she has only been able to leave her room at Asbury Court Supportive and Independent Living in Des Plaines for the essentials. Now, she wants to know why voting isn’t included.