A South Side couple reached out to us for help, sending us pictures after they said they were scammed out of thousands of dollars - with only rubble to show for it. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
South Side Couple Says Contractor Took Their Money And Left Rubble BehindA South Side couple reached out to us for help, sending us pictures after they said they were scammed out of thousands of dollars - with only rubble to show for it. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Chicago Lead Water Pipe Replacement Program Hasn't StartedA total of 180,000 Chicago homes don’t have water meters – which means their bills are guesstimates. To put in a meter, homeowners cannot have lead pipes delivering the water. Last year, the city promised to begin replacing those lead service lines for free.
Business Affairs And Consumer Protection Begins Probe Into Adelove ShippingThe city’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has launched an investigation into the Adelove shipping company in Uptown – which is accused of ripping off people trying to send items overseas.
Woman Pays Plumber To Fix Sewage Backup, Only To Find Out It Was On City PropertyA CBS 2 viewer contacted us after she got fed up with raw sewage seeping into her Bronzeville home. But when she tried to fix it, she ran into costly trouble – and she now has a warning for others. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Family Says They Can't Get Deceased Husband's Stimulus Check Due To Overwhelmed IRS Call CentersIt's a tough battle, but a Carol Stream family is taking on the IRS. What's even harder is they can't even get the feds to pick up the phone. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Many Who Filed On Time Or Early Still Don't Have Tax Refunds -- What's The Hold-Up?Sixty-five days and counting – if you filed your federal taxes on the delayed deadline of May 17, that is how long you have been waiting for your refund. But many people who filed early are even still waiting. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra looks into what the holdup is.
Uptown Business Accused Of Shipping Scam Does Not Have License To OperateThe landlords of an Uptown shipping business accused of scamming customers want them out, and they have put a notice up in black and white on the door. And as CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports, Adelove Shipping does not even have a license.
Consumers Say Adelove Shipping Is Taking Their Money, But No One Knows What Happens To ShipmentsA man says he paid $1,500 to an Uptown shipping business to ship a car overseas for his mom. But as CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported Tuesday night, the man now has no idea where the car is.
Curb App Allows Taxi Customers To See Flat Rate When BookingWith taxis fighting their way back to the market as rideshare prices spike, an app has stepped in to offer flat, upfront fares for Chicago cabs.
Scammers Are Impersonating Nearly Every Illinois State Department In Phishing SchemesYou may be getting weird, irritating fake text messages on your phone – and whatever you do, don’t click on them. CBS 2’s Tara Molina did some digging and found nearly every state agency in Illinois has scammers impersonating them – using texts, emails, and even phone calls.
Northwestern Oncology Patients Learn Information Was Potentially Exposed To HackersGoing over medical bills can be complicated, but that is exactly what patients at one Chicago area hospital have been told to do. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reports, this comes after their medical information was potentially made vulnerable to hackers.
U.S. Gas Prices Highest In 7 Years, Over $3.50 In ChicagoIf you’re filling up your gas tank in the morning, get ready for a little sticker shock.
Grandmother Says Packages She Ships Overseas Are Taking A Month Just Get Out Of Chicago Area USPS FacilitiesSome local postal problems are causing international frustrations. CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas spoke with a suburban grandmother who said her overseas shipments sometimes take more than a month just to leave Cook County.
Lawmakers Push For Airlines To Offer Refunds Or Extend Flight CreditsIf you’re like a lot of people, you still have airline credits from canceled trips during the COVID-19 pandemic that may soon expire.
Minimum Wage Hike To $15 In Chicago Could Mean Higher Prices At Some RestaurantsChicago’s new minimum wage hike to $15 per hour officially goes into effect this coming Thursday, and it could mean higher prices at your favorite restaurants. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
People Affected By West Suburban Tornadoes Face High Costs For RebuildingThere is no good time for a tornado to strike, but the one in the western suburbs on Sunday night ravaged homes at a time when construction costs are already sky high due to the challenges of the pandemic. CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports.
Warning Issues About A New Scam Targeting The Unemployed In IllinoisA new scam has surfaced targeting people who are out of work. CBS 2's Tara Molina talked to an expert who has a warning about a growing number of fake emails and texts.
New Phishing Scam Involving Emails, Texts Targets People Who Are Out Of WorkA new scam has surfaced targeting people who are out of work. CBS 2's Tara Molina has investigated these issues for more than a year now, and on Thursday, she talked to an expert who has a warning about a growing number of fake emails and texts.
Major Suburban Craft Show Canceled; Artists, Nonprofit Left In The ColdTower Show Productions was the go-to group for mega-holiday craft shows in the suburbs, but now they have gone out of business. As a consequence, vendors are out thousands of dollars in fees they paid in. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
COVID-19 Surcharges Not Going Anywhere At Many Chicago BusinessesBecause the coronavirus numbers are looking so good, Chicago returns to a "full normal" this Friday. But we've learned that the COVID-19 surcharges we have been paying lately may be here to stay. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
City Now Requires Registration Before Renting Out Housing On Such Services As AirbnbUnder the new system, shared housing hosts must submit registration applications directly to the city and receive approval before listing their homes for sharing.
Suburban Man Ended Up Losing $8,000 In Online Romance Catfishing ScamA suburban man is out $8,000 – and his story is tale of loneliness, love, pain, and a popular ruse. As CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports, that man is not alone; in fact, 2020 was a record year for romance scams.
FULL INTERVIEW: Dr. Phil On Romance ScamsDr. Phil McGraw talks with CBS 2's Tim McNicholas about romance scams, including catfishing schemes in which people misrepresent themselves in online dating. Such scams have been spiking since the pandemic began.
Man Says He Almost Fell Victim To Scammer Who He Thinks Pirated A Real Apartment Rental AdA legitimate apartment listing was copied and pasted on a different website – and was apparently used in a scam to get money quick. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.