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.
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.
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.
Thousands March Nationwide For Abortion RightsHundreds of reproductive rights rallies were held this weekend. The biggest march was in Washington, D.C., where demonstrators headed straight to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. CBS News’ Nikole Killion reports.
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.
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.
President Biden Cancels Chicago Trip, Will Stay In Washington To Advance LegislationPresident Joe Biden’s trip to Chicago Wednesday has been called off.
After 22 Years Of Solitary Confinement, Anthony Gay Fights For State Law Restricting Its UseAn Illinois man is fighting against so-called psychological torture – after a minor probation violation first sent him to prison for seven years, and then a fight behind bars led to a 22-year nightmare in solitary confinement. Now out, Anthony Gay told CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov why he is fighting for a law to keep others from enduring the same fate.
City Leaders Hope New Campaign Will Boost Vaccination Rate, But Health Professionals Say It Will Take TimeCBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports on the city's new Protect Chicago 77 plan to encourage COVID-19 vaccination, and hears from community health leaders on how best to make it work.
Some Aldermen Concerned About Reliance On One-Off Federal Dollars In 2022 Chicago BudgetFederal funding factored into the city budget is a one-time boost, and some aldermen are worried that given the enormous budget gap, pitching so many new programs could be a problem down the line because of that. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Unveils $16.7 Billion Spending PlanMayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday laid out her $16.7 billion budget proposal in front of the City Council. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov has reaction.
On Anniversary Of Justice Ginsburg's Death, Activists Say Fight To Protect Reproductive Rights Is Ever More UrgentSaturday marked one year since U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. Activists came together for the occasion to speak to issues about which Ginsburg was passionate – including reproductive rights.
City Board Of Ethics Finds Probable Cause Ald. James Gardiner Violated Ethics Ordinance TwiceThe city's ethics board has determined there is probable cause to believe Ald. James Gardiner (45th) twice violated the city's government ethics ordinance, by using his office to retaliate against constituents who criticized him or supported a political rival. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Aldermen Seek Public Hearing On Questions About Accuracy Of Police ShotSpotter TechnologyIn the wake of multiple reports questioning the accuracy of the Chicago Police Department's multimillion-dollar network of ShotSpotter gunshot detection sensors, a coalition of aldermen is seeking to hold public hearings on whether the city should continue its contract, but their effort ran into a roadblock on Tuesday. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.