Entrepreneur Relieves As New Licenses In Illinois Could Pave Way For More Equity In Cannabis IndustryAfter more than a year of delays, a big change came Thursday such that means a more diverse group of people can start selling pot. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Loyola Study Raises Questions About Prison Sentences For Gun ChargesFor months, we have been digging into the sources of the violence, and possible solutions. As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported Thursday, new research looks at prison sentences – and whether or not they actually keep us safer.
Navy Pier Employers Disappointed With Low Turnout For Job FairDespite unemployment claims still being filed at rates much higher than before the pandemic, many businesses say they are still struggling to hire workers, a problem evident at what was supposed to be a big job fair on Thursday at Navy Pier. CBS 2’s Meredith Barack is Working For Chicago and witnessed a disappointing turnout for the event, seeing fewer than a dozen job seekers while at the job fair.
Chicago Auto Show Kicks Off With A Different Look Than Ever BeforeIt's been an up and down ride for the auto industry as of late. Supply is way down, sending prices sky high. That's the backdrop as the Chicago Auto Show opens on Thursday. CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek reports it’s one of the first events at McCormick Place since the pandemic.
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.
Teen Brothers From Indiana Fighting 3-Month Battle Against COVID-19One is still too sick to talk, and the other is now urging everyone to keep doing whatever possible to stop the spread of the virus. He shared their story with Morning Insider Tim McNicholas.
Cook County Doubling Down On Efforts To Reach The UnvaccinatedCook County leaders on Thursday are again urging everyone who can to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as the delta variant of the virus is spreading at an alarming rate across the country.
ASI Show Chicago Returns As First Trade Show At McCormick Place Since Start Of PandemicThe Chicago Auto Show marks a return to major events at McCormick Place, but its bread and butter is smaller trade shows booked throughout the year. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra takes us inside the ASI Show Chicago, the first at McCormick Place since the pandemic began.
Family Appalled After Elderly Man Is Killed During Attempted Carjacking In Hyde ParkKeith Cooper, 74, was just running errands at Hyde Park Produce in Kimbark Plaza on East 53rd Street when he was hit in the head by two men who were trying to take his vehicle. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
New Illinois Lemonade Stand Law Named For Hayli Martenez, Who Fought To Keep Her Stand In BusinessTwo years ago, we shared the story of Hayli Martenez, who was forced to stop running her lemonade stand in Kankakee. As CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports, state legislators heard about it and went to work.
Chicago Hotels In A 'Depression' As They Struggle To Recover From PandemicDespite an increase in travelers, CBS 2’s Chris Tye found many Chicago hotels are still seriously hurting.
74-Year-Old Man Killed During Attempted Carjacking In Hyde ParkKeith Cooper was running errands at Hyde Park Produce at Kimbark Plaza when he was attacked and killed during an attempted carjacking. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Auburn Gresham Mass Shooting Leaves 5 People WoundedFive people were shot Wednesday afternoon in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Man, 74, Killed In Hyde Park Carjacking AttemptAn elderly man identified as Keith Cooper was killed in a carjacking attempt Wednesday afternoon in Hyde Park, just a few blocks from the University of Chicago campus. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Chicago Public Schools LSCs To Vote On School Resource OfficersThe argument has been going back and forth for months; should Chicago police officers be assigned to public school buildings in Chicago Chicago Public Schools currently leaves that decision up to each individual school, and voting by local school councils comes on Wednesday.
Parents Present Mask Concerns At Intense Barrington School District MeetingIt's down to the wire, with weeks left until school starts in-person across the Chicago area. Now the big question on the table is should students have to wear masks in the classroom? That's sparking a heated debated at Barrington School District 220. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe takes us inside a testy school board meeting.
Consumers Say Adelove Shipping Is Taking Their Money, But No One Knows What Happens To ShipmentsA man says he paid $1,500 to an Uptown shipping business to ship a car overseas for his mom. But as CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported Tuesday night, the man now has no idea where the car is.
Family Frustrated That Loved One In Nursing Home Has Not Been Fully VaccinatedA Chicago woman said she is hitting a wall of silence when it comes to finding out why her cousin – in a nursing home – is waiting for her second COVID-19 vaccination dose. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
2-Year-Old Boy Critically Wounded In West Humboldt Park ShootingA 32-year-old man was also injured in the shooting, and a tricycle and two motorcycles were left at the scene on Tripp Avenue alongside shell casings. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Heavy Rain Leads To Road Collapse In Seneca, IllinoisA truck was left hanging precariously after River Road collapsed under it in Seneca. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
'Dixie Pipeline' Brings Guns To Chicago From MississippiOn Tuesday, CBS 2’s Chris Tye took a close look at where the guns being trafficked from before they end up at Chicago crime scenes. Mississippi stands out among source states, and for reasons you might not expect.
Near North Side Residents Do Not Like Idea Of New High-Rise Development At AllA new high-rise could mean financial ruin to property owners on the same block – that is the fear of some people who live next to the proposed project. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.