It might be July, but it’s not too early to think about planning for holiday travel, and if you’re flying, you could get booked on a Boeing 737 Max, even though the jets remain grounded due to safety concerns after two fatal crashes. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
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Some Airlines Betting On 737 Max Flying Again By Fall, But Travel Expert Thinks That's UnlikelyIt might be July, but it’s not too early to think about planning for holiday travel, and if you’re flying, you could get booked on a Boeing 737 Max, even though the jets remain grounded due to safety concerns after two fatal crashes. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
Man Who Lost Loved Ones In Ethiopian Crash Testifies At HearingPaul Njoroge lost his wife, three children and his mother-in-law in the March Ethiopian AIr crash.The 737 Max Jet they were flying in was made by Chicago-based Boeing.
What's Behind Abrupt Shutdown Of Spring Rewards Program?A Chicago tech company that promised consumers cash back for frequenting approximately 200 restaurants and other businesses suddenly shut down operations in late June, with little warning to anyone. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Popular Shopper Loyalty Program Shuts Down With Little NoticeA Chicago tech company that promised consumers cash back for frequenting approximately 200 restaurants and other businesses suddenly shut down operations in late June, with little warning to anyone. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Boeing Makes First 737 Sales In MonthsBoeing has made its first sale of 737 Max planes since the aircraft were grounded after two fatal crashes linked to software problems.
Boeing Admits 'Mistake' In Handling 737 Max Warning SystemBoeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg acknowledged the company made a “mistake” when it came to handling the cockpit warning system in its 737 Max planes before two fatal crashes killed 346 people, and prompted regulators around the world to ground the jets.
New Strategies To Curb An Old ProblemCBS 2's Jim Williams reports an uptick in crime targeting area businesses has fostered new ways to keep an eye out for the businesses and how police are helping.
Recreational Marijuana To Be Legal Starting In 2020CBS 2's Dana Kozlov has the details on the passage of the recreational marijuana bill and the rules behind the new legislation, set to go into effect in January of 2020.
Legislation To Block Robocalls May Not Be CompleteCBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker reports legislation to silence the robocalls may not completely do the job.
Boeing Knew About 737 Max Problems Before Deadly CrashesBoeing said Sunday that it discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 Max plane for several months that a safety alert in the cockpit was not working as intended, yet it didn't disclose that fact to airlines or federal regulators until after one of the planes crashed.
Boeing CEO Says Software Fix Nearly Ready For Grounded 737 Max JetsResisting calls from some shareholders to resign over the 737 Max scandal, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said he’s focused on safety as the company continues working on a software fix for the grounded planes, after two fatal crashes resulted in more than 300 deaths. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Boeing CEO To Face Shareholders After Deadly CrashesBoeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will come face-to-face with shareholders on Monday, for the first time since two fatal crashes led to hundreds of deaths. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Local Grocery Store Closes Without NoticeCBS 2's Jim Williams reports, employees and customers of Stanley's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables were stunned to find out the popular grocery store was closed for good. Workers showed up to locked doors and the store is giving away its merchandise.
American And United Extend Cancellations Of Boeing PlanesAmerican Airlines has cancelled all of its Boeing 737 Max flights until the middle of August. United has grounded its 737 Max flights through July.
American Airlines Cancels Max Flights Through Mid-AugustAmerican Airlines is canceling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
Boeing Conducts Software Update Test On 96 FlightsBoeing has begun software testing on dozens of 737 Max jets to make sure the planes are safe to fly, after the entire fleet was grounded because of two fatal crashes in five months. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Boeing 737 Max Planes Could Be Grounded Several More WeeksBoeing’s 737 Max jets won’t be in the air for several more weeks, after the aircraft manufacturer told the FAA it needs more time to work on a software fix, following two deadly airliner crashes in less than five months.
Airline Cancels $4.9 Billion Boeing 737 Deal; Feds Ramp Up ProbeIndonesia’s national airline is canceling a $4.9 billion order for Boeing 737 Max aircraft, after two deadly crashes involving the planes in five months; and Boeing is promising changes as investigations into the company ramp up.
Something Doesn't Add UpCBS 2's Mai Martinez looks into a Chicago restaurant that's rounding up the bills of some of their customers by a penny. The owner's wife says they round down too, so they don't think they're stealing from anyone.
Congress Plans Probe Of FAA Approval Of 737 Max JetsCongress plans to investigate the FAA’s approval process of Boeing’s 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft, amid reports agency managers pushed FAA safety engineers to delegate safety evaluations to Boeing and to speedily approve federal analysis of a new flight control system. CBS 2's Mola Lenghi reports.
'It Was A Whirlwind'; Opening A Business In Chicago Is A Costly AdventureIt’s the American dream to open your own business, but it can be an expensive bureaucratic headache. CBS 2 Morning Insider walks us through the costly steps in Chicago.
Purdue, Papa John's Offer Free Tuition To Pizza Chain EmployeesPapa John’s is offering employees free college tuition through Purdue University’s online degree program.
Emanuel, Pritzker Write Joint Letter To Amazon After Company Scraps NY Headquarters PlanAmazon stressed they're not planning on building another headquarters, but the mayor and governor said they'd still welcome a move from the company to Chicago.
Amazon Reconsidering Second Headquarters In New YorkAmazon is reconsidering its plan to open its second headquarters in Long Island City, according to a report in the Washington Post.
Ford Spending $1 Billion To Expand Chicago PlantsFord is investing $1 billion in its two Chicago area plants, adding 500 new jobs to expand production of three SUVs built in Chicago. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
New Hangar Opens At O'HareThe first new aircraft hangar in 30 years at O’Hare International Airport opens on Friday, when American Airlines will show off its $215 million facility.
Architects Unveil 5 Possible Designs For O'Hare ExpansionCity officials will unveil five proposed architectural designs for a new Global Terminal at O’Hare International Airport, and are asking the public for feedback on the plans.
Sears To Stay Open; Chairman's $5.2 Billion Bid Wins AuctionA last-minute reprieve for Sears, after the retailer’s former CEO made the winning takeover bid in a bankruptcy auction.
Not Everyone Supports A Minimum Wage HikeCBS 2 political reporter Derrick Blakley reports while Chicago mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle wants to increase the city's minimum wage to $15.00 an hour, many in the business community are opposed to the move because they say it's a job killer.