Embattled Northwest Side Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) is not only refusing to answer tough questions from constituents about his conduct – he is once again kicking them out of public meetings. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
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Constituent Says She And Others Were Kicked Out Virtual Meeting With Embattled Ald. Jim GardinerEmbattled Northwest Side Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) is not only refusing to answer tough questions from constituents about his conduct – he is once again kicking them out of public meetings. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Protesters Want President Biden To Withdraw Rahm Emanuel's Nomination For AmbassadorEmanuel's hearing to become Ambassador to Japan comes on the 7th anniversary of the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
City Hall, Police Union Not Backing Down In Fight Over COVID-19 Vaccine MandateThe vaccine mandate showdown continues between City Hall and the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
If CPD Officers Are Stripped Of Powers For Not Reporting Vaccination, What Could Be Impact On Public Safety?The Chicago Police Department late Monday was still tabulating how many officers have been stripped of their police powers because they did not report their COVID-19 vaccination status to the city. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
More Than A Third Of Chicago Police Staff Missed COVID-19 Vaccine Reporting DeadlineFriday night was the deadline for all city workers to inform the city of their vaccination status, or face the prospect of being placed on “no pay” status. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Days Off Restricted For Chicago Police Officers; Unclear If It Is Related To Vaccine Mandate BattleA memo issued Saturday said elective time off for officers will be restricted, and will require the approval of a supervisor with a rank of deputy chief of higher within the officer’s chain of command.
Chicago Police Restrict Days Off For OfficersA statement to be read at officer roll calls did not specify the reason for the restriction. But it comes amid a standoff between City Hall and the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police over the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Fallout Over Lack Of Charges In Shoot-Out Leads To Shout-At Between Mayor Lightfoot, State's Attorney FoxxWhile Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanded answers about the lack of charges in a shootout on the West Side last week, State's Attorney Kim Foxx did not give specifics. In addition to insinuating that the mayor was lying, Foxx also criticized the mayor’s grounds as being politically motivated. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Says Police Brass Agree With Decision Not To File Charges In ShootoutMayor Lori Lightfoot called it “mind-boggling” that a gang shootout was caught on camera on the West Side, and still, there are no charges. But Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says that is not how it works – and the mayor knows it. CBS 2’s Chris Tye reports.
Mayor Lightfoot Not Backing Down After State's Attorney Foxx Accuses Her Of Lying About Decision Not To File ChargesCook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx took issue Tuesday with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s claim that prosecutors are not doing enough to fight crime, and now the mayor also has questions for Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Cook County Prosecutors Have Declined Felony Charges In Schaumburg Stabbing, West Side ShootoutTwo recent Cook County criminal cases – one involving a shootout, the other a fatal stabbing – ended with a similar result of no felony charges at all. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Mayor Lightfoot Asks State's Attorney's Office To Reconsider Charges In North Austin ShootoutThe Cook County State’s Attorney’s office decided not to file any charges this after five people were arrested following a shootout that left one person dead in the North Austin neighborhood.
City Defends Quiet Extension Of Contract For ShotSpotter Gunfire Detection TechnologyChicago Police took heat Monday for a controversial contract extension for the gunfire detection system known as ShotSpotter – an issue we have been uncovering at CBS 2 for months. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
President Biden Frustrated By Rift Within Own Party Stalling Domestic AgendaDivisions among moderate and progressive Democrats have stalled President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill and broader domestic agenda. As CBS News' Tom Hanson explains, the president says he is ready for battle to make sure it gets back on track.
With Illinois Eviction Moratorium Over, Expert Says To Watch How Emergency Assistance Is Being AllocatedThe Illinois moratorium on evictions officially ended Sunday, after COVID-19 halted tenants from being kicked out for several months. As CBS 2’s Steven Graves reports, this means authorities may now move ahead with physical evictions.
Illinois Eviction Moratorium Officially EndsThe Illinois moratorium on evictions officially ended Sunday, after COVID-19 halted tenants from being kicked out for several months.
U.S. Senate Extends Surface Transportation Act For Another MonthPresident Joe Biden left Washington for the weekend with congressional votes on his infrastructure package and spending bill hanging in the balance. CBS News’ Michael George reports.
Abortion Rights Rally Held At Daley Plaza Part Of Nationwide ProtestA few thousand abortion rights demonstrators gathered for a rally at Daley Plaza on Saturday, demanding the continued right of women to have access to safe, legal abortion.
Robbins Police Officers Call For Higher Pay, More ResourcesPolice officers in south suburban Robbins said Saturday that they are “taking a stand” in what some call a blue flu. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Speed Camera Ticketing Change: Is It About Safety Or Money?New numbers show how many tickets speed cameras are now churning out. Meanwhile, CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker discovered the deadly crash numbers used for justifying the new rule are not what they appear.
Illinois Supreme Court To Decide If Chicago Police Misconduct Files Should Be ReleasedA significant step has been made in a man’s fight to get decades of Chicago Police misconduct records released. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
A Bears Move To Arlington Heights Would Be A Revenue Hit For ChicagoWhile the team will still be called the Chicago Bears if they move to Arlington Heights, the city itself will take a financial hit – as hotels and restaurants near Soldier Field see fewer customers. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
No Specifics From Mayor Lightfoot On Plans To Keep Bears From Moving To Arlington HeightsThe Chicago Bears have talked about moving to Arlington Heights numerous times going back decades, but this time, it’s different. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Schools Deal With Fallout From Destructive And Dangerous TikTok ChallengesYou've probably seen some of the TikTok challenges people have been undertaking on video this year – and some of them have been downright dangerous. CBS 2' Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.