Holiday crowds flooded downtown Chicago all day and into the night this Black Friday – in a way we haven’t seen in two years. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
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Crowds Of Shoppers Downtown Are Thrilled To Be Out Again This Black FridayHoliday crowds flooded downtown Chicago all day and into the night this Black Friday – in a way we haven’t seen in two years. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Shoppers Look For Black Friday Deals Despite Supply Chain ChallengesThis Black Friday, bargain hunters did something we haven’t seen in over a year – they showed up in person. CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports.
Parlor Pizza Accused Of Discrimination And Labor ViolationsCity officials are investigating complaints of wage theft, discrimination, and sexual harassment against Parlor Pizza, weeks after police raided the chain's three Chicago restaurants as part of an unspecified criminal investigation. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Business Owners Want Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx To Get Tougher On Chicago's CriminalsFed-up Chicago business owners are going directly to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx – demanding answers about violent crime. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
City Of Markham Taking Action After CBS 2 Exposes 1,400+ Questionable Businesses Got PPP LoansAn investigation has now been launched less than 24 hours after CBS 2’s Jermont Terry exposed ghost businesses taking Paycheck Protection Program loans in south suburban Markham. He has an update tonight.
City Of Markham Takes Action After CBS 2 Exposes More Than 1,400 Unlicensed Businesses Got PPP LoansLast night on the CBS 2 News at 10, we exposed that eight out of 10 businesses in south suburban Markham that were given federal Paycheck Protection Program loans are not licensed – and some of them don’t even exist. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported Wednesday evening, the City of Markham is now taking action.
More Than 1,400 Unlicensed And Dubious Businesses Got Taxpayer-Funded PPP Loans In MarkhamA lot of questionable small businesses that got government PPP loans in Markham, and it's you, the taxpayer that are on the hook. CBS 2's Jermont Terry dug into what is going on.
McCormick Place Expects To Generate $1.2 Billion For City And State This Coming YearMcCormick Place is expecting to generate $1.2 billion for the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois this coming year – not too shabby at all considering the COVID-19 pandemic. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
West Town Pizzeria Owner Couldn't Open This Past Weekend Due To Labor ShortageMany business owners say finding new employees is harder than it has ever been, and economists say there is no sign of that changing anytime soon. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
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. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports that retail leaders say the problem is so bad, that new business is hesitant to move in.
Fans Jubilant, Business Booms As Chicago Sky Win WNBA TitleThe mood was electric near the Wintrust Arena Sunday afternoon, as anticipation turned to jubilation for the WNBA Champion Chicago Sky. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Amid CPS School Bus Driver Shortage, One Company Uses Halloween Event As Recruiting ToolThere was relief this week from Chicago Public Schools’ busing vendors, as the district relaxed a vaccine mandate that many feared would worsen a driver shortage that is already causing major problems. But as CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports, vendors are still just as desperate for drivers.
Pandemic Fallout Leads To Higher Prices On Nearly EverythingAmerica’s bumpy pandemic recovery has people grappling with higher prices on just about everything, amid labor shortages and supply chain problems. As CBS News’ Lilia Luciano explains, experts warn things will get worse.
The Great Resignation: Record Number Of People Are Quitting JobsAcross the country, employers are suffering through a worker shortage – in part because a record number of people are quitting their jobs. CBS News’ Michael George reports on what is being called the Great Resignation.
Businesses Near Guaranteed Rate Field Hope For Boost From White Sox Being In PlayoffsThe playoff-bound White Sox arrived in Houston on Wednesday, ready to take on the Astros. But back on their home turf in the Bridgeport community, businesses are hoping the postseason hits a home run for their bottom lines. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Chicago Magnesium Casting Company Bringing Dozens Of Jobs To DixmoorDozens of new jobs are coming to south suburban Dixmoor.
Facebook Outage Has Serious Consequences For Small BusinessesFacebook and its platforms Instagram and What's App were down for some five hours Monday. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports on the damaging effect it had on small businesses that depend on them.
Argyle Street In Uptown Joins City's Efforts To Revive Business With Street Dining And FestivityStrategies have been renewed in Chicago to revive restaurants and bring back businesses that were hit by the pandemic – but is it going to work? CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Prospect Of A Bears Move To Arlington Heights Has Some Worried, Some Hoping To Cash InThe idea of a move to Arlington Heights by the Bears is getting mixed reviews in the northwest suburbs. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
A Bears Move To Arlington Heights Would Be A Revenue Hit For ChicagoWhile the team will still be called the Chicago Bears if they move to Arlington Heights, the city itself will take a financial hit – as hotels and restaurants near Soldier Field see fewer customers. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
No Specifics From Mayor Lightfoot On Plans To Keep Bears From Moving To Arlington HeightsThe Chicago Bears have talked about moving to Arlington Heights numerous times going back decades, but this time, it’s different. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
United Airlines Plans To Fire 593 Unvaccinated WorkersChicago-based United Airlines plans to fire nearly 600 workers who didn't get their COVID-19 vaccination shots by the deadline Tuesday.
Workers At El Milagro Tortilla Factory Walk OutWorkers held a walkout Thursday at the popular El Milagro tortilla factory in Chicago.
Staffing Shortages Force Some Businesses To Limit Hours And CapacityOur 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. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.