Transactions With Stores During Pandemic Often Mean No Cash AllowedIf you’ve walked into a store and they didn’t want your cash, you’re not alone. And it is expected to become the norm, as CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Microsoft, LinkedIn Launch Job Training Initiative To Help People Acquire Skills During PandemicMicrosoft has launched a new program to help people get back to work.
United Airlines Announces Furloughs To Affect Tens Of Thousands Of EmployeesCBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports on the local and national impact those job losses will have.
Revival And Challenges On Main Street In Evanston Amid Coronavirus Pandemic ReopeningBusinesses across the Chicago area and the country are doing what needs to be done to keep operating.The goal is to survive the lean times, and if all goes well, to thrive again in the not-too-distant future. CBS News’ Adriana Diaz visited Main Street in Evanston to check it out.
Facebook Video Catches Wrigleyville Bar Violating Reopening RulesA Wrigleyville bar was caught on camera breaking the state and city’s reopening guidelines, and other bar owners and bartenders said they're worried the bar's bad behavior will end up costing everyone. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Kanye West's Yeezy Company Received Multimillion-Dollar PPP LoanCBS 2 has learned West’s fashion company, Yeezy, received millions from the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, according to data from the U.S. Treasury’s Business Administration.
Delay In Marijuana Licenses Has Social Equity Applicants WorriedMore than 80 new marijuana licenses would have been announced Wednesday, but an executive order delayed them. Now, those licenses meant to expand and diversify the industry could actually be forcing social equity applicants out. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Doctor On A Mission To Bring Temperature Scanners To Public Places In ChicagoDr. William Yates is leading the push to get temperature scanners in public places, and one of his first clients is the City of Chicago. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
New Marijuana Dispensary Opening On Weed Street, But Other Licenses On HoldThe second recreational-only marijuana dispensary in Chicago opens Wednesday, on – believe it or not - Weed Street. But as CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported, the opening comes after more licensing delays from the state for other planned dispensaries.
Blackbird Restaurant Closing PermanentlyThe Michelin-rated restaurant on Randolph Street is going out of business due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Amazon Hiring For South Suburban Distribution CentersAmazon is now taking applications for two new distribution centers that will be opening in the south suburbs.
Co-Owner Of Alinea Group Wants Better Government Health Guidance For COVID-19 PrecautionsThe man behind one of the most successful restaurant groups in Chicago has a request businesses rarely make – for more government regulation. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Suspected Ponzi Scheme Operator Robert Walberg Dies SuddenlyA suburban money manager died mysteriously, leaving behind a trail of questions – since he was recently charged with fraud. His clients fear they'll never get their cash back, or get answers. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Chicago Executives Discuss ReopeningIllinois Governor JB Pritzker and Chicago CEOs discussed what changes will be made to address COVID-19 concerns for workers.
Navy Pier Will Be Fireworks Free For 4th Of JulyCBS 2's Chris Tye reports there will be no fireworks display, but Navy Pier merchants hope people will still come by to make purchases.
Outdoor Dining ExpansionFive more corridors will close to cars in Chicago to allow for expanded outdoor dining.
Small Music Venues Say They Might Not Make It Through Pandemic Without HelpAs Chicago gears up for Phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan this Friday, the owners of the city’s storied performance and music venues say they still can’t make it with those restrictions. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Metro Concert Venue Dispels Rumors It's Closing For GoodThe Wrigleyville concert venue says it looks forward to opening when it's safe to do so.
What To Expect During The COVID-19 Phase 4 ReopeningCBS 2's Jim Williams reports on what venues are doing to safely welcome back visitors.
Rush For Backyard Pools Means Big BusinessSome states are allowing public pools to reopen, but not everyone is comfortable with the idea during the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, as CBS News’ Laura Podesta reports, there is a rush for backyard pools.
Chicago Entrepreneurs Urge Consumers To Open Accounts At Black-Owned BanksAs part of Juneteenth, there is a push to support Black-owned businesses around the country, including banks. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Lake County Approves Outdoor Spaces For Restaurants, Bars With Just A Photo And An EmailCBS 2’s Tara Molina found one suburb giving instant approval for outdoor bar and restaurant space - just snap a picture and send it in.
African-American Nightclubs Have Been Shut Out Of Downtown Area, Promoters And Business Owners SayPromoters and business owners note that there are no African-American nightclubs, and there haven’t been any for years. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports on plans for a march to put an “end to Chicago nightlife racism.”
Some Bars, Breweries Not Ready To Open WednesdayMayor Lori Lightfoot gave the green light for bars and breweries to reopen for restricted outdoor service on Wednesday, but many are not ready to go through with it. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.