Filthy Overflowing Solar-Powered Trash Bins Making A Mess Of Loop Sidewalks; 'This Is What Everybody Sees'On many streets downtown, the city has installed $6,000 solar-powered self-compacting garbage bins. However, many are broken, leaking and overflowing with trash.
A Community Garden With Principle Is In Bloom In EnglewoodThere are hundreds of gardens in our urban environment, and Morning Insider Vince Gerasole found a solutions to doing neighborhood gardening right.
'It's Very Detrimental': McHenry Township Votes To Discontinue Bus Service For SeniorsMcHenry Township has voted to discontinue a bus service for seniors and people with disabilities that many say is vital.
Innovative New School Building Promises New Learning Experiences For Cicero KidsCBS 2 was there as construction crews scrambled to get a brand new school ready for students in Cicero.
Using High-Tech Sensors To Count Pedestrians Walking Down State StreetA news release earlier this month intrigued the CBS 2 Morning Insiders – it announced that Lollapalooza foot traffic on State Street set a record. But really – how in the world do they know that?
A Rare Sister Act: Separated At Birth, Four Sisters Brought Together By DNA TestAfter taking a DNA test, a group of sisters born in northwest Indiana found themselves staring into new faces they somehow recognized.
Six Aldermen Pledged In 2015 To Work To Abolish Red Light Cameras, So What Have They Done? 'We Did All We Could'An activist got hundreds of candidates to sign a pledge four years ago to fight the city’s red light cameras if elected. Six of those candidates are now aldermen, so what have they done to keep their promise?
West Loop Community Garden Shut Down Due To Rats And WeedsCell phone video posted on social media shows rats clinging to the leaves of the sunflower stalks in the middle of the day at the garden at 37 S. Sangamon St.
Illinois State Parks Face $1 Billion In Delayed Maintenance; 'You Have To Prioritize'“There is a billion dollars worth of delayed maintenance for our parks and facilities,” Illinois Department of Natural Resources director Colleen Callahan said.
Urban Farms Helping Chicago Neighborhoods Grow More Than Vegetables; 'We Can Really Impact The Community'Thousands of acres in Chicago are little more than empty fields. But CBS 2 Morning Insider Vince Gerasole learned they could sprout jobs and economic opportunity by converting them into farms.
Robots Moving Into Torrence Avenue Ford Plant In Sign Of Changing Nature Of WorkHundreds of robots are moving into the Ford Motor Co. Chicago Assembly Plant on Torrence Avenue.
A Look Inside The Ford Torrence Plant's 'Command Center'CBS 2 Morning Insider Vince Gerasole got an inside look at a critical spot in Chicago's Ford plan following a billion dollar investment -- the command center.
Lake Michigan Waves A Challenge Worth Conquering For Sailors With DisabilitiesThe waves of Lake Michigan can be an obstacle for some, but for others, they can be a challenge worth conquering.
‘It Looks Like A Slum Lord Owns It’; After Years Of Neglect, Illinois Beach State Park Getting $45 Million From Capital Budget To Make RepairsA crown jewel in the northern suburbs is crumbling after repeated state budget battles, but funding from the recent capital construction program will help Illinois Beach State Park begin repairing the damage from years of neglect.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Calls FOP Vice President Pat Murray A 'Clown' At City Council Meeting; 'I’m Sorry That I Said It Out Loud'“Oh, back again,” Lightfoot whispered from her seat on the dais in the City Council chamber. “This is this FOP clown.”