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.
No Mask, Vaccine, Or COVID-19 Test Requirement For Kanye West's 'Donda' Listening Party At Soldier Field: Expert Says That's Not SafeAn estimated crowd of nearly 40,000 people are expected to file into Soldier Field on Thursday – with no mask mandate, and no COVID-19 vaccine or testing requirement either.
Illinois State Task Force Meets For First Time, Seeking To Crack Down On Brokering Of Body PartsAs CBS 2’s Tara Molina has reported, families unknowingly thought they were donating their loved ones' bodies for medical research – only to find out they were dissected and sold off. Now, as a result of our reporting - a new Illinois state task force met for the first time today.
19 Carjackings, Including 5 Bump-And-Run Incidents, Reported In Chicago In Recent Days; Police Urge CautionAs the city's carjacking crisis continues, now there is a crew rear-ending Chicago drivers with stolen cars just to carjack them – in what are known as bump-and-run carjackings.
'Oh My God, I Almost Died:' Portage Park Resident Alarmed After He Narrowly Escapes Gunfire During Attempted Robbery In Portage ParkA man narrowly escaped gunfire in Portage Park in an incident that was caught on camera.
Chicago Police To Expand Carjacking Task Force, Expecting Possible Spike In Attacks This Fall"Last fall we had a spike in vehicle hijackings that carried over into the next year, into this year. So we want to try to anticipate some of that maybe happening again this year," Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said.
As Chicago's Carjacking Crisis Continues, CPD Task Force Fighting To Reverse The Trend; 'These Offenders, They Don’t Stop'Chicago has surpassed 1,000 carjackings so far this year, on the heels of more than 1,400 carjackings in 2020, which had been the highest yearly total in nearly two decades.
Woman Was Approved For PUA Benefits, But Later Ruled Ineligible, And Now State Of Illinois Is Garnishing Her Wages And Charging Fee For ItThe State of Illinois is taking money out of one woman's paycheck for every cent she got in unemployment – saying she never should have received the benefits they approved.
Retired Evergreen Park Special Education Teacher Killed, Another Person Wounded In Dan Ryan Expressway Shooting; 2 In Custody After ChaseThe Evergreen Park community is mourning the loss of a beloved former teacher, wife, mother, and grandmother; after an expressway shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway overnight.
Chicago Reports 52 Carjackings In First 8 Days Of August, Multiple Incidents Around City In Just Past Few DaysA total of 967 carjackings have been reported this year through early August.
Unemployment Claims Are Up This Week, And So Is Number Of People Waiting For Help From Illinois Department Of Employment SecurityThere was another uptick in unemployment claims in Illinois this week, and in the number of people waiting for answers about benefits.
Bucktown Carjacking Victim Can't Believe 2 People Police Found With Her Car Are Now FreeA woman spoke only to CBS 2 earlier this week after she was carjacked in broad daylight outside her home in Bucktown. As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported, police tracked down the woman’s car with two people inside. But both were back on the street hours later – and we asked why.
Chicago Woman Lost Thousands To Unemployment Scammer, And She Wants To Know Why More Isn't Being Done To Get Money BackThousands of dollars in unemployment benefits were stolen by a local scammer, and nothing was done to stop them. CBS 2’s Tara Molina is Working for Chicago to follow up on this fraud case, and asked why more is not being done to get that state money back – with fraud an issue not only plaguing the state’s system, but costing big money.
Moderna Says Third COVID-19 Shot Will Likely Be Necessary This Fall, But Some Chicago Doctors Don't Agree It's Needed YetA third shot in the arm of COVID-19 vaccine? That is what Moderna suggested Thursday for this fall as cases rise, but some doctors are not on board with the idea at this time.
Woman Says She Lost More Than $2,000 In Niles House Rental Scam, And Now She Has Nowhere To GoA warning has been issued in Niles, where a woman is out thousands of dollars and a place to live.