Magnificent Mile: More Trouble For Area That Was Once A Crown Jewel Of American RetailChicago Police have issued a formal warning after continued robberies on and around the city’s Magnificent Mile, at a time when stores continue to leave while others fight to stay in business after big pandemic hits.
Illinois State Police To Saturate Patrols In Wake Of Chicago Area Expressway Shootings; Data Show Very Few Arrests Are Made In Such CasesWe have tracked spiking violence on our roadways for months at CBS 2, but on we have now obtained new information on how many of those behind that violence are getting away with it. As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported, it is not often that the shooters are caught.
Bucktown Carjacking Victim Shocked And Infuriated That Teen Suspect Is Now Off Electronic MonitoringFrom the beginning, CBS 2’s Tara Molina has tracked the case of a woman who was carjacked in Bucktown. She has been monitoring how the cases proceed, following a meeting in the neighborhood Tuesday night.
Fraternity Chapter At Northwestern University Under Cease-And-Desist Order Amid Drugging Claims; Student Who Claims She Was Drugged Comes Forward In Op-EdAll fraternity events at Northwestern University have been suspended after numerous drugging allegations, and one fraternity at the center of the claims has now placed its Northwestern chapter under a cease-and-desist order.
CDC Approves Pfizer Booster Shots For Seniors, Others At Increased Risk From COVID-19Many people who have received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible for booster shots, after the CDC gave final approval to third doses for three groups.
From Hotels To Retailers, Staffing Shortage Crisis Persists In Chicago -- And It's Affecting CustomersOur bars and restaurants aren’t the only ones impacted by a continued worker shortage - other businesses across Chicago are taking a hit that is already affecting customers.
IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really HappenedIDES’ offices have been closed to the public since the pandemic began. The closures came as thousands struggled to navigate a system that was understaffed, ill-equipped to deal with the scope of the problem and fraught with technical issues that prevented some from getting their benefits in a timely manner, or at all.
After Donald Greene Sr. Gets Prison Time For Scheme To Sell Diseased Body Parts, Families Say No Sentence Would Be EnoughPeople who lost loved ones and entrusted their bodies to science ended up learning they were dismembered and sold off for profit. The man behind the scheme, Donald Greene Sr., was sentenced to two years in prison this week to serve time for selling diseased body parts. Families have waited years for justice.
Donald Greene Sr. Gets 2 Years In Prison For Scheme To Sell Diseased Body Parts In Brokering SchemeThe mastermind behind a scheme to sell dead bodies for cash is heading to prison. It's a case CBS 2 has been investigating for years.
Neighbors Say Racial And Gang Tensions Are Fueling Violence In West Pullman, And Ald. Anthony Beale Has A Plan For Police To Step InFor the past few months, we've tracked and investigated violence in the West Pullman neighborhood, and people living and working in the area say gangs and racial tension are fueling the trouble.
Family Loses $2,500 In Rental Scam In Glendale Heights, 'We Just Wanted A Home For Our Kids, And They Just Took It Away From Us’
After Overnight Spate Of Robberies, Shooting In River North, A Community That Was Already Grappling With Crime Demands ActionA series of rapid-fire crimes early Thursday struck a community already grappling with a spike in crime as it is.
Back To Business Grants Program Set To Provide Funds For Minority-Owned Businesses Hit Hard By PandemicA new pot of money has been made available for minority-owned businesses that took a major hit throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Restaurant Owners Hopeful, But Don't Expect Quick End To Worker Shortages With Federal Unemployment Benefit Programs OverThis Labor Day, many industries are hoping people come back to work - with extra federal unemployment benefits officially having expired Saturday. CBS 2’s Tara Molina was told Monday that while business owners in particular are hopeful, those still facing worker shortages may not see the impact of the expiration right away - especially restaurants.
Gov. JB Pritzker Announces New Indoor Mask Mandate; Orders Vaccine Requirement For Educators, College Students, And Healthcare WorkersGovernor JB Pritzker on Thursday announced a new statewide indoor mask mandate, and ordered all Illinois education workers, college students, and healthcare workers to get vaccinated.