The landlords of an Uptown shipping business accused of scamming customers want them out, and they have put a notice up in black and white on the door. And as CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports, Adelove Shipping does not even have a license.
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Uptown Business Accused Of Shipping Scam Does Not Have License To OperateThe landlords of an Uptown shipping business accused of scamming customers want them out, and they have put a notice up in black and white on the door. And as CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports, Adelove Shipping does not even have a license.
Employers Disappointed With Turnout At Navy Pier 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 reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Curb App Allows Taxi Customers To See Flat Rate When BookingWith taxis fighting their way back to the market as rideshare prices spike, an app has stepped in to offer flat, upfront fares for Chicago cabs.
Berghoff Restaurant Reopens After Pandemic ClosureThe historic Berghoff Restaurant downtown fully reopened Monday, and hopes to be a boost to the economy.
Activists Demand Reparations For Ex-Cons Convicted Of Marijuana Charges In IllinoisStarting Monday, an activist group plans to stage a weeklong sit-in outside a marijuana dispensary, demanding reparations for ex-convicts who were put away for a drug that has now been made legal. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Some Restaurants Still Requiring Minimum Purchases And Reservation DepositsA Chicago man was outraged when he was faced with a minimum payment to eat at a restaurant, and he thinks the rule should go away now that the city is opening back up. But as CBS 2's Steven Graves reports, many restaurants are holding onto such rules.
Chicago Ford Assembly Plant To Remain Idle This MonthA global computer chip shortage is forcing Chicago’s Ford Assembly plant to remain idle until August.
Southside Blooms Englewood Flower Shop Gives Young People A Chance To GrowA new flower shop on the city’s South Side is giving young people a chance to grow.
DuPage County Allocates $15 Million For Small Business Hit Hard By PandemicWe don’t have to tell you – hardships from the past year have been tough all over, but especially for our local small businesses. CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra has a took at the rush for help in DuPage County.
Minimum Wage Hike To $15 In Chicago Could Mean Higher Prices At Some RestaurantsChicago’s new minimum wage hike to $15 per hour officially goes into effect this coming Thursday, and it could mean higher prices at your favorite restaurants. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
WorkShare Program Allows Illinois Residents To Work While Still Collecting UnemploymentThe State of Illinois is making it possible for people to work and still collect unemployment – in an effort designed to prevent more layoffs. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
City Council Committee Advances Midnight Retail Liquor Sales CurfewWill an earlier cutoff of retail liquor sales help combat crime, as advocates for the proposal believe? CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
City Says Plan To End Alcohol Sales At Midnight Will Reduce CrimeA plan to ban retail liquor sales after midnight in Chicago got the go-ahead from a City Council committee on Thursday. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Lincolnwood Town Center Parent Company Files For BankruptcyLess than a week after we told you about the financial struggles at Lincolnwood Town Center, the suburban mall’s parent company has filed for bankruptcy.
While Lincolnwood Town Center Mall Is Struggling, Official Says Village's Fiscal Footing Is SoundFor three decades, Lincolnwood Town Center mall has been a big sales tax generator for the Village of Lincolnwood, but it's struggling now. Still, despite the mall’s slow decline, Lincolnwood is actually on sound fiscal footing. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Major Suburban Craft Show Canceled; Artists, Nonprofit Left In The ColdTower Show Productions was the go-to group for mega-holiday craft shows in the suburbs, but now they have gone out of business. As a consequence, vendors are out thousands of dollars in fees they paid in. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Foot Traffic Downtown Is Up To 45% Of Normal, Chicago Loop Alliance SaysPeople are returning to the Loop, and a new report from the Chicago Loop Alliance proves it.
Chicago Ford Plant Workers Return After 8-Week Furlough Caused By Computer Chip ShortageA computer semiconductor chip shortage is sidelining workers across the country at auto plants. As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports, the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant at 126th Street and Torrence Avenue sat idle for eight weeks.
COVID-19 Surcharges Not Going Anywhere At Many Chicago BusinessesBecause the coronavirus numbers are looking so good, Chicago returns to a "full normal" this Friday. But we've learned that the COVID-19 surcharges we have been paying lately may be here to stay. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.