The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday.
Cook County Hospital Transformed Into Hyatt HotelThe ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday.
Bar Owner Says Eased Pandemic Rules Will Mean Everything For BusinessEased pandemic restrictions are on the way for local bars and restaurants, and one bar owner tells CBS 2's Tara Molina the new rules mean everything.
Some Social Equity Applicants Say Their Own Money Is On The Line As Marijuana Licenses Are DelayedSome social equity applicants did everything right – secured a space, put the money up, and now they’re waiting for a marijuana license. But six months later, they have heard nothing from the state.
Pritzker: Illinois Poised To Have Most Diverse Cannabis Industry In U.S.JB Pritzker said his administration is committed to addressing "the past wrongs in discriminatory drug laws" by making sure more people of color are able to get marijuana licenses to legally sell pot.
Complying With City's COVID-19 Winter Dining Guidelines Won't Come CheapThe city just released guidelines for fall and winter dining, but they won’t come cheap. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Lawry's The Prime Rib Closing Ontario Street LocationLawry’s The Prime Rib will be closing its location on Ontario Street just off the Magnificent Mile at the end of the year. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Historic Southport Lanes Bowling Alley Going Out Of BusinessThe Southport Lanes bowling alley and its predecessor, the Nook, survived the Great Depression, the Spanish Flu, and some of Chicago’s worst weather – but not COVID-19. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Some Bars Say City Is Keeping Them Waiting In Issuing Permits To Serve OutsideWith the list of Chicago bars and restaurants permanently closing growing, a few that are still open are also hanging by a thread. The reason is how long it’s taking the city to process their permit to serve customers outside, as CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
United Sprays Antimicrobial Solutions In Its PlanesOnce it dries, it forms little *needles that puncture microbes.
Illinois Recreational Marijuana Sales Hit Record High In AugustRecreational marijuana sales just set a new record high – nearly $64 million worth of cannabis was sold last month. And as CBS 2’s Meredith Barack reports, those numbers are expected to keep growing.
Owners Warn Of Restaurant Collapse In ChicagoA restaurant collapse is on the horizon in Chicago, according to owners who just can’t scrape by any longer with no full-capacity future in sight. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
City Of Harvey Demands Back Taxes From Establishments That Sell LiquorDozens of businesses with liquor licenses in Harvey have been put on notice about back taxes, told they need to pay up or shut down. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reports, the owners of the businesses said the timing is suspect.
Disabled Veteran, Proud Steelworker Devastated After ArcelorMittal Cuts His JobDisabled Iraq War veteran Christian Peters of Hebron, Indiana is one of the 29 million Americans who are now unemployed. The proud steelworker was cut by ArcelorMittal. CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards reports.
Navy Pier Closing Until 2021This Labor Day Monday marked the last day for visitors until 2021, because of a multimillion-dollar dip in business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CBS 2’s Tara Molina examines what the closure will mean going forward, and what it will mean for the rest of the city.
Surviving Chicago Restaurants Face Changing With The SeasonsRestaurants that have made it through the pandemic so far are bracing themselves for winter. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
COVID-19 Takes Toll On Seasonal Businesses Such As Apple OrchardsLeaman’s Green Applebarn in Michigan is taking extra precautions to keep visitors safe as they enjoy the pumpkins and sunflowers.
Minority Groups Call For Social Equity In Pot Business LicensingThe lottery for licenses to run cannabis dispensaries in Illinois is set to happen in the next few weeks. Gov. JB Pritzker vows there will be social equity as far as who gets those licenses. But several minority leaders call that an empty promise, and say Black and Brown Chicagoans are being ignored.
Navy Pier To Close Temporarily Due To Financial LossNavy Pier, a number-one tourism destination in the Midwest, is the latest victim of COVID-19. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey asked Tuesday if enough was done to stop this from happening.
Business Owners Talk About Triumphs, Challenges As National Black Business Month BeginsAugust is National Black Business Month – a time to choose and support Black-owned stores and other operations.
Business Owners Concerned Over Rising COVID-19 NumbersCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports area restaurant owners say the uptick in coronavirus cases could lead to more dining restrictions, hurting an industry devastated by COVID-19.
Boeing's Losses In The BillionsBoeing said COVID-19 has hurt demand for new planes.
Some Neighbors Object To Planned Greektown Marijuana DispensaryA marijuana dispensary in Greektown is not even open, yet it’s already getting hit with fines from the city. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Trade Show Losses At McCormick Place Amid Pandemic Has Cost Nearly $1.7 BillionMore than $1.5 billion – that is the impact the coronavirus has had just at McCormick Place this year. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Cork & Kerry Pushes Back After Being Shut Down By CityOne of the latest Chicago bars to be closed by city inspectors is Cork & Kerry, a South Side staple on Western Avenue. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.