Putting The Brakes On Illinois’ Towing Troubles?The CBS 2 Investigators have been digging into towing troubles in Chicago and its suburbs for years. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker discovered a solution that’s been a well-kept secret for more than a decade. Now, it’s piqued the interest of one state lawmaker.
Wheeling Woman Dealing With Unemployment System Is Concerned About Who Can See Her SSNOne woman has called more than 50 times in search of help with an unemployment overpayment. Now, she had told CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot she is concerned about her personal information and who has access to it.
Are Social Security Numbers In Illinois At Risk For Fraud From Other State Agencies?CBS 2 exposed how the state unemployment department mailed out full Social Security numbers to random strangers. But what about other branches of the Illinois government? CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
Crete Couple Says Home Repair Contractor Took Over $6,000 And RanA suburban family is out more than $6,000 to supposed contractors. CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas uncovered some information you should know before you think of hiring a contractor.
Medical Appointment Ride Contractors Frustrated As They Are Denied Them PaymentSome contractors in a program that administers doctor's office rides say they are owed tens of thousands of dollars in paychecks – or in some cases, outright denied. CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports.
Other States Seeing Success In Fighting Unemployment Fraud With ID.me Verification SoftwareID.me software both verifies identities and weeds out bad actors in minutes, and the states that use it say they are seeing some success with the software. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
After Already Being Subject Of CBS 2 Investigation, Inventor Returns With Another Germ-Zapping LightA Chicago inventor reached out to us, boasting about his little light gadget that will zap germs in your purse. We did a double-take, because we have heard this pitch before. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Online Puppy Scams Are On The RiseMore and more people have been adopting pets amid the pandemic – and with this demand for pets, there has also been an increase in pet scams this year. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Why Does Illinois' Unemployment System Keep Failing So Many People? A Quest For Answers ContinuesIllinois’ unemployment system continues to fail the people out of work in Illinois. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker set out to get the answers taxpayers deserve from top managers at the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Illinois Sees New Spike In Unemployment Fraud CasesScammers can get your Social Security number and use it to unlock your unemployment benefits – even if you’re still gainfully employed. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Woman Fights To Get Money Back After Flight To Germany Is Canceled Because Of PandemicThe U.S. government says passengers are owed a refund if an airline canceled their flight, so why was a South Side woman fighting to get her money back? CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports.
Help Available If You Can't Pay Utility BillsIf you're struggling to pay your utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Citizens Utility Board, or CUB, wants to remind you there is help available.
Man Has His Illinois Unemployment Account Hacked And Earnings Taken, And No Red Flags Are RaisedA man wants to know where his money is, after someone hacked into his Illinois Department of Employment Security account and took off with his earnings. 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).