Millions of people behind on rent because of the pandemic may soon be evicted as a federal ban expires, and members of Congress are demanding action that likely won’t happen. CBS News’ Christina Ruffini reports.
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Members Of Congress Protest As Federal Eviction Ban Is Set To ExpireMillions of people behind on rent because of the pandemic may soon be evicted as a federal ban expires, and members of Congress are demanding action that likely won’t happen. CBS News’ Christina Ruffini reports.
Gov. Pritzker Has 30 Days To Sign Bills Strengthening Privacy Protections For Sex Assault SurvivorsIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker has 30 days left to take action on two bills that strengthen privacy protections for sex assault victims.
City Council Holds Hearing On Proposed Anjanette Young OrdinanceFive months after a group of five Black alderwomen introduced a proposal for sweeping search warrant reforms for the Chicago Police Department, the measure got its first public hearing on Tuesday.
New Tentative Contract For Chicago Fraternal Order Of PoliceMayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police have reached a tentative eight-year contract agreement that, if ratified by the union and approved the City Council, would provide officers with a 20% pay raise over the life of the deal, while also requiring a number of police accountability reforms.
Aldermen Set To Discuss Anjanette Young Ordinance On Police RaidsChicago aldermen on Tuesday will discuss a proposed city ordinance that is aimed at making sure what happened to Anjanette Young doesn’t happen to you.
Could A Vaccine Requirement Be Coming For Chicago City Workers?New York City on Monday announced that all municipal workers must either get a COVID-19 vaccine or a weekly test. Could the same rule be coming to Chicago? CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Could Vaccines Or COVID Tests Become Mandatory For Chicago City Employees?Get vaccinated or get tested every week – it is the new mandate in New York City, where city workers have until September to get on board. The State of California has announced the same thing. So with cases on the rise in Chicago, could we see such a rule as well? CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Tensions High With Hearings Set To Begin For House Committee On Capitol InsurrectionHearings begin this week for the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. As CBS News’ Christina Ruffini reports, partisan tensions are already red hot.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger Named To House Select Committee Investigating Capitol InsurrectionU.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) is joining the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
Attorney General Merrick Garland Announces Gun Trafficking Strike Force; Some Chicago Advocates Disagree With ApproachAttorney General Merrick Garland announced a strike force that will go after gun trafficking in Chicago and four other cities. But as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, there are community group leaders who say the program is not the answer.
Federal Strike Force Strategy Goes After Gun Trafficking In Chicago And Four Other CitiesU.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland visited Chicago on Thursday amid a troubling spike in violent crime in the city. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
AG Merrick Garland Visits Chicago As Feds Announce Strike Force Amid Violent Crime SpikeViolence in Chicago has risen to the point where the feds are stepping in, with U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland paying a visit on Thursday. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
City Council Approves Plan For New Civilian Panel To Oversee CPDThe Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved the creation of a new civilian panel to oversee the Chicago Police Department, a measure supporters said would be the strongest of its kind in the country.
Suburban Man Fights To Secure Potential Life-Extending Treatments For ALSBrian Wallach has a wife and kids at home – and he is fighting desperately to get potentially life-extending treatments to ALS patients like himself. And as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, time is of the essence.
City Council Could Vote Wednesday On Civilian Oversight Agency For PoliceThe City Council Public Safety Committee approved a compromise on Tuesday that now must go before the full City Council for a vote.
Gov. Pritzker Says He Did His Best When It Comes To Business Closures For PandemicAt this time a year ago, many restaurants, bars, and stores were going out of business – unable to handle the State of Illinois’ lockdown measures as the coronavirus pandemic raged.
Arson, Bomb Threats Among Crimes That Have Been Keeping Illinois Unemployment Offices ClosedArsons, bomb threats, and vandalism – we have been asking for months, and now for the first time, we are learning about the crimes keeping Illinois unemployment offices closed.
Rep. Sean Casten Holds First In-Person Town Hall Meeting Since Pandemic BeganAs more people are gathering in groups, more elected officials are also now holding in-person town hall meetings.
ACLU Sues CPD Demanding Information About Social Media MonitoringThe American Civil Liberties Union is suing is suing Chicago Police, demanding to know about the department’s controversial social media monitoring program.
Gov. Pritzker Signs Law Forbidding Deceptive Tactics By Police In Questioning MinorsIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a number of criminal justice reforms into law on Thursday – including a ban on deceptive tactics when police are questioning minors.
Legislation Gets Ball Rolling After Continued Delays In Licenses For Minority Marijuana EntrepreneursRecreational marijuana sales continue to break records in Illinois, but the same companies have continued to cash in – until now. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Chicago Banker Stephen Calk Convicted Of Trying To Buy Trump Administration PostA Chicago banker has been found guilty of giving risky loans to a former Trump campaign manager in exchange for a job in the White House.
After White House Meeting, Police Supt. David Brown Calls For Serious Crackdown On Gun TraffickingIllegal gun trafficking has often been touted as the link to Chicago's gun violence, and now, , the feds are stepping up to try and help stop the cycle. As CBS 2's Chris Tye reports, Chicago Police Supt. David joined President Biden at the White House Friday to rollout "Strike Force."
Police Supt. David Brown Talks With President Biden Amid Violent Crime Spike In ChicagoChicago Police Supt. David Brown was headed back to Chicago late Monday after meeting with President Joe Biden in Washington to talk about the city's crime problem. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.