It’s an astounding number – more than 1 million people are driving with expired licenses or using expired IDs in Illinois right now. Making the problem worse in the Chicago area is that almost a half dozen Illinois Secretary of State’s driver’s license facilities are closed. CBS 2 Political Editor Dana Kozlov reports.
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Why Are Five Illinois Driver's License Facilities In The Chicago Area Closed?It’s an astounding number – more than 1 million people are driving with expired licenses or using expired IDs in Illinois right now. Making the problem worse in the Chicago area is that almost a half dozen Illinois Secretary of State’s driver’s license facilities are closed. CBS 2 Political Editor Dana Kozlov reports.
Speechwriter Brian Boyer On His Time Working With Mayor Harold WashingtonThe Chicago Public Library has released an archive of printouts of speeches by Mayor Harold Washington. Brian Boyer, who served as chief speechwriter for Mayor Washington, joins CBS 2's Jim Williams to talk about his role with the mayor.
Chicago Public Library Posts Archive Of Speeches By Mayor Harold WashingtonNinety-nine years ago on Thursday, Chicago's first Black mayor, Harold Washington, was born. As CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports, a big part of the birthday celebration includes a new exhibit of Washington's time in office - his speeches.
New Privacy Protections For Sexual Violence Survivors Come Closer To Becoming Illinois LawNew privacy protections for survivors of sexual violence inched a step closer to becoming law in Illinois on Tuesday. This follows a CBS 2 investigation.
Chicago Heights Parks Official Leaves Job With $212,000 Payout, To Frustration Of ManyChicago Heights parks Supt. Frank Perez wasn’t fired – he walked – and for that, taxpayers will foot a buyout of more than $200,000 for him. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Professor David Harris On Minnesota Police Shooting That Killed Daunte WrightThere was outrage in the Minneapolis area Monday following another deadly police killing -- in which officials say an officer used a gun when she thought she was using a Taser. University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor David Harris joins CBS 2's Irika Sargent to weigh in on that and other issues around use of deadly force by police.
Congress To Take Up President Biden's Infrastructure PlanCongress is back in business Monday, and President Biden's infrastructure plan will be a top focus for lawmakers. CBS News' Christina Ruffini reports.
CTU Wants To Delay Return Of CPS High School Students Amid COVID-19 SpikeA rapid rise in coronavirus cases in the Chicago area is a big concern for some Chicago teachers. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
CPS High School Students Set To Return To Class April 19, But COVID Rates Are Rising NowThe target date for Chicago Public Schools high school students to return to class is less than two weeks away. But as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, there could be a new sticking point.
Latest Court-Ordered Report On CPD Reforms Offers Mixed Report CardThe independent monitor reviewing the Chicago Police Department’s progress on court-ordered reforms offered a mixed report card on Wednesday in its latest review. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
After A Year Of Demanding Answers, CBS 2 Finally Talks About IDES' Problems With Director Kristin RichardsMore than a year into the pandemic, viewers continue to share with us how the Illinois unemployment system is still failing. Finally on Thursday, we got some answers straight from the top, as IDES Acting Director Kristin Richards sat for an exclusive interview with CBS 2's Tara Molina.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs 4 Bills Into Law Targeting Jobs, Predatory Loans, HousingGov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday signed four bills into Illinois state law with the goal of a better economy for everybody.
Building Owner Says Alderman Is Retaliating After Her Online PostsSome building owners on the Northwest Side asked Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) for an exception to permit parking restrictions so the tenants of the building could park on the block. Gardiner said no-can-do, and they believe he is doing it out of spite. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Evanston Moving Ahead With Reparations Plan, But Some Call It InsufficientOn Monday night, the City of Evanston moved forward with the plan to distribute money to Blacks in certain neighborhoods. But as CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reports, the move is divided – even amongst African-Americans.
Dr. Fauci Urges Precautions In Face Of COVID-19 Variants, But Pockets Of Resistance PersistAs more coronavirus variants spread throughout the U.S., experts say there are ways to keep new infections from surging once again. But as CBS News' Michael George reports, there are pockets of resistance -- including people burning masks.
City Council In Michigan City Approves Resolution Calling For Mayor Duane Parry To Step DownThere were new calls Tuesday night for the mayor of Michigan City, Indiana to resign.
Mayor Lightfoot Calls Out CPD After Suspects Remained Free Following Repeated Abuse Of 10-Year-Old GirlFive child sex offenders remained free until the CBS 2 Investigators got involved. Not only has the Chicago Police Department launched an internal investigation into its mishandling of a child sexual abuse case, but now Mayor Lori Lightfoot is also calling out the systematic failures that allowed these predators to remain free. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
Mayor Demands Police Reforms Following CBS 2 Investigation Exposing 10-Year-Old's Abusers Remained FreeFive child sex offenders remained free until the CBS 2 Investigators got involved. Not only has the Chicago Police Department launched an internal investigation into its mishandling of a child sexual abuse case, but now Mayor Lori Lightfoot is also calling out the systematic failures that allowed these predators to remain free. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
CPS Reports Progress With Getting Its Staff Vaccinated For COVID-19, But There Is A Long Way To GoChicago Public Schools leaders said Wednesday that the district is making progress in getting all of its employees vaccinated – or at least offering them vaccinations. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Why Did CTU Slam CPS High School Reopening Plan?A controversy over a plan to return high school students to in-person learning has left CPS leaders shaking their heads, and the Chicago Teachers Union blaming CPS for a bait-and-switch. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Gov. Pritzker Addresses IDES Callback Times, Fraud, And Other IssuesMore than 3 million people have lost their jobs since the coronavirus pandemic began - and thousands say the unemployment system is still failing them. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov had the opportunity to bring many of your concerns right to Gov. JB Pritzker.
Part Owner Of Building Where Weekend Mass Shooting Happened Has Had Properties In Trouble With City BeforeWe've reported on the building where a mass shooting happened this weekend and the tenants that held the keys. On Monday, CBS 2’s Chris Tye had a more thorough look at the man who is part owner of that address - and another troubled address.
Gov. Pritzker Addresses Problems With COVID-19 Vaccine RolloutCBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov sat down with Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday to talk about the state of the pandemic in Illinois today. Kozlov only had 10 minutes with the governor, so she wanted to be sure to address the vaccine rollout.
State Lawmaker Not Pleased With IDES' Handling Of Overpayment WaiversThousands of jobless Illinoisans are being ordered to pay up for an overpayment mistake by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.