Store Manager: Essential Workers Are Sitting Ducks For COVID-19On Tuesday night, a Chicago area store manager said she and other essential workers are sitting ducks. She gave her warning to CBS 2’s Tara Molina.
Small Businesses Still Required To File Taxes On April 15CBS 2's Jim Williams reports despite the COVID-19 postponement of tax filings for many, those in the gig economy still have until Wednesday to file their taxes.
Man Quits Steel Mill Job After 40 Years Over Coronavirus WorriesHomero Hinojosa took his retirement and left ArcelorMittal, amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and as the company also reduces staffing. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Scammers Target Online Job Hunters During PandemicMany are sheltering in place at home - turning to the internet to find work during this pandemic. So are scammers, as CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.
Misfiring Unemployment Computer System Frustrates ManyMany of the newly unemployed in Illinois are running out of money and patience as the Illinois Department of Employment Security computer system misfires on them. CBS 2’s Chris Tye reports.
Frustration Mounts With Illinois Unemployment SystemWorkers and state lawmakers are taking issue with the Illinois Department of Employment Security computer system, which is outdated and overloaded. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
How Clean Are CTA Buses And Trains During The COVID-19 Pandemic?CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini looks into the methods and chemicals used to rigorously clean mass transit during the coronavirus crisis.
Caterer's Orders Boom For Passover, EasterFrom 10 orders to more than 100 – Passover and Easter meals for one caterer are way up this year. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Freelancer Gets Empty Unemployment Debit CardKyle Bice said he received a debit card in the mail from the state that he thought would be filled with money – but there was nothing in it. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
COVID-19 Budget Shortfalls Face MunicipalitiesCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on what local municipalities could lose if people and businesses don't get restarted after the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 And How Things Will Work Out In The Gig EconomyCBS 2's Chris Tye reports on the how the cancellation of events and venues will affect those working in the gig economy and whether they'll be able to survive.
Aramark Worker Fears She Could Lose Unemployment For Turning Down AssignmentThe woman is afraid she will get kicked off unemployment because she refused a job that she feared could put her health in danger. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
How Black-Owned Businesses Are Hit Hard By COVID-19CBS 2's Jim Williams reports on a fund set up to help those who have lost their jobs because of COVID-19.
Fit Code Gym Launches Online Challenge To Benefit Struggling BusinessesCBS 2’s Jermont Terry on Tuesday showed us how a local fitness chain is helping small business with every bead of sweat dropped.
Woman Says Social Distancing Is Not Happening At Local StoreComplaints have arisen about stores that are open for essential services, but are not enforcing social distancing and safety recommendations. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
State Makes Multimillion-Dollar Deal For PPE In McDonald's Parking LotCBS 2’s Charlie De Mar walks us through a $3.5 million deal for personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 crisis, which played out in a fast food parking lot.
As Many Struggle To File For Unemployment, CBS 2 Takes Questions To StateOn Monday night, CBS 2’s Tara Molina took some out-of-work employees’ questions to the State of Illinois.
Emergency Physicians' Wives Set Up Meal Train For COVID-19 HeroesTwo emergency physicians' wives used their personal motivation to bring happiness through food for COVID-19 heroes. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Paycheck Protection Program Could Be Life Saver For Small BusinessesBillions of dollars in small business loans have already been dished out, just three days after the federal government launched its Paycheck Protection Program. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Medline Transitions Operation To Sterilizing N95 MasksFrank Czajka, president of Medline ReNewal, joins CBS 2's Irika Sargent to talk about the program.
Desperation As Unemployment Claims Hit RecordMany say they are not able to get through to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Illinois Does Not Have Enough Money In Unemployment Fund Amid Surging ClaimsThe federal government was already worried about Illinois’ ability to pay unemployment benefits before COVID-19. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Unemployed Illinoisans Still Struggle To Reach Line For BenefitsCBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov on Thursday examined the growing frustration from some people trying to get help, as unemployment related to the coronavirus pandemic surges.
Travel Company Folds Without Refunding CustomersA slowdown in travel due to COVID-19 sent Bookit.com based in Florida out of business – without refunding customers.