Fraudsters are taking hundreds of dollars from an Itasca woman’s state pension. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Unemployment Fraudsters Were Taking Money From Woman's State PensionFraudsters are taking hundreds of dollars from an Itasca woman’s state pension. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Trying To Get Answers From IDESCBS 2's Tara Molina reports CBS 2 has requested interviews with the former acting director of IDES and now the current acting director and those requests have all been denied or ignored.
Chicago Students Turn Blight Into A Beacon Of Hope For The FutureAfter unrest in Chicago that left several buildings destroyed, a group of teens used the space of a liquor store for a food market.
Man Says He Was Victim Of Unemployment Benefit Fraud, Then Had His Benefits Cut OffA suburban man who has been out of work since June thought he had successfully navigated the Illinois unemployment system. But then, his benefits seemed to disappear into thin air. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Pandemic Weight Gain Has People Looking For New ClothesMany have been gaining weight during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has a lot of people looking for new clothes. CBS News’ Naomi Ruchim reports.
Getting Hosed: Camella Batten Got Stuck Paying Water Bill For Demolished HouseCamella Batten is winning her battle against cancer, but she can’t beat the City of Chicago. Our investigation the city broken water billing system was put on hold by COVID-19, but the problems persist. As CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards reports, Batten got hosed and also bulldozed.
Woman Gets Hosed And Bulldozed By The CityThe pandemic disrupted our investigation into Camella Batten's water bill, but CBS 2 Investigators are back on the case. We’ve found that not only did she get hosed by the City – the house where she had lived also got bulldozed. CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards reports.
A New Twist On A Common Phone ScamA phone scam in which people claim to be government officials is now taking advantage of fears of the coronavirus pandemic.
Agriculture Officials Issue Warning About Mystery SeedsThe phone has been ringing off the hook at the Illinois Department of Agriculture about suspicious seeds popping up in the mail from China.
Hand Sanitizer RecallAt least 75 hand sanitizers have been recalled for being potentially toxic.
State Rep. Jonathan 'Yoni' Pizer Says He Got Unemployment Debit Card He Never RequestedWe reported on Wednesday that the Illinois unemployment system was one of many hit by a nationwide fraud scheme - potentially exposing people's private information even if they never applied for unemployment. Among the victims was state Rep. Jonathan “Yoni” Pizer (D-Chicago).
With Federal Stimulus Ending, Some More Worried Than Ever About Getting Illinois Unemployment BenefitsAnalysts expect more than $1 million new claims when the report is released Thursday morning, and that could only make it worse for people still struggling to get benefits they are owed. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Fraudsters May Be Targeting Seniors By Applying For Illinois Unemployment Debit CardsAs many wait for unemployment benefits or the debits cards they need to access that money, it turns out some people are getting those cards in the mail when they never even applied for unemployment. As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reports. it is a new form of identity theft.
Woman Still Waiting For Full Unemployment Payout After 4 MonthsAngel Brewer Bass has been holding a one-woman protest outside state offices and has been brought to tears. She has been out of work for four months and has not gotten a single unemployment check in that time. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Ending The Frustration Amid Unemployment ComplaintsCBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker exposes unemployment fraud and talks with more victims fighting to reclaim their identities.
Spacing Out For Summertime EventsCBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports on what suburbs are doing to keep residents entertained and safe with COVID-19 precautions.
Family Thinks Twice About Depositing Check From Scammers Claiming To Represent PurellMonalisa Franklin says she and her husband were targeted by a scammer that claimed to represent Purell, but did not deposit a check claiming to be ade out to their order and avoided losing a lot of money. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
The Promise Of A Paycheck Is Sometimes A ScamScammers are trying to cash in with promises of a paycheck, using legitimate job search sites. But CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker discovered that many times, those job offers are nothing more than attempts to steal your money or your identity.
FDA Issues Warning About Hand Sanitizers Containing MethanolThe Food and Drug Administration advised avoiding nine products made by a company in Mexico called Eskbiochem.
Despite Reopening, Unemployment Claims Higher Than ExpectedCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports first-time jobless claims totaled 1.5 million last week. National surveys expected that number to be closer to 1.3 million.
Lightfoot Reacts To SCOTUS DACA DecisionU.S. Supreme Court ruling that said President Donald Trump didn't properly end the program, which then-President Barack Obama created in 2012.
Facebook Message Scam Cost Mother Of Two $1,000CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports a suburban mother thought she was going to get a grant worth $100,000. Instead, she lost $1,000 through a scam on Facebook.
Dozens Say They Are Still Waiting On Unemployment Benefits, Some Since MarchJust in the past week, we’ve heard from dozens of people who are still waiting on unemployment benefits – some since March.
Restaurant Owners Get Ready For Phase 3CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on what restrictions restaurants face as they they prepare to reopen with new COVID-19 guidelines.