Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday has signed legislation making Illinois the most progressive state in the nation for women’s reproductive rights. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
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Governor Pritzker Signs Abortion Rights LawGov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday has signed legislation making Illinois the most progressive state in the nation for women’s reproductive rights. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Governor To Sign Illinois Reproductive Health ActGov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday will sign legislation making Illinois the most progressive state in the nation for women’s reproductive rights. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Mayor Lightfoot Pushing New Ethics Reform PackageMayor Lori Lightfoot says more reform is coming to City Hall, and she’s trying to tighten the reins on aldermen with new changes for the City Council. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
In Elon Musk's O'Hare Express Tunnel Plan, Futuristic Passenger Pods Replaced By Tesla Electric CarsCould billionaire Elon Musk’s proposed tunnel from downtown to O’Hare International Airport be nothing more than riding a Tesla underground? In recent tweets, Musk said that’s “pretty much” the idea.
Alderman Burke To Be Arraigned In Corruption CaseAld. Edward Burke (14th) is going back to court Tuesday to face a new round of federal corruption charges, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling for his resignation. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Pritzker Ready To Sign Budget, Construction Plan, Other Legislative WinsGov. JB Pritzker is ready to put his signature on a windfall of legislation approved by lawmakers over the weekend; including a $40 billion state budget, a $45 billion infrastructure construction plan, a massive expansion of gambling, legalized recreational marijuana, and protections for abortion rights.
Illinois Senate Passes Gambling BillIllinois will soon have sports betting and Chicago will have a casino, thanks to the State Senate who approved a gambling measure 46-10.
Illinois State Senate Approves Sports Betting And Casino In ChicagoGov. Prtizker says he'll the sign the legislation that was approved by the House Saturday.
Documents In Jussie Smollett Case Unsealed By JudgeCook County Judge Steven Watkins said that because Smollett voluntarily chose to speak on national television about his case, he waived his argument for privacy.
3 Hammond Schools To Close Amid $10 Million DeficitThree schools in Hammond will close for good this summer, and more than 100 staff positions will be cut, due to a budget deficit of more than $10 million. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Legislation Would Require Fingerprinting For FOID CardsGun control advocates plan a rally in Springfield on Wednesday, to urge state lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at closing perceived loopholes in the state’s gun licensing system. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Lori Lightfoot Begins First Full Day As Mayor Of ChicagoIt's Mayor Lori Lightfoot's first full day in office. She arrived at City Hall on Tuesday morning, and while she does not have any public events planned, she did talk to CBS This Morning about what she calls her biggest challenge. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
State Rep. Steve Reick Admits Drinking Too Much Night Of DUI ArrestWhen Illinois State Rep. Steve Reick (R-Woodtock) was pulled over in Springfield earlier this month, he admitted right off the bat he had one too many drinks that night.
Missouri House Set To Approve Abortion Ban At 8 WeeksThe Republican-led Missouri House is expected to pass legislation to ban abortion at eight weeks of pregnancy, when most women don’t even know yet if they’re pregnant.
Ald. Joe Moreno Charged With Filing False Police ReportA judge granted Moreno a $10,000 i-bond Wednesday, meaning he was released from custody, and would only have to pay bail if he misses a future required court date.
Illinois Aims To Crack Down On Scott's Law ViolatorsAmid a disturbing spike in the number of drivers ignoring the law requiring them to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles, Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois state lawmakers plan to unveil new legislation to strengthen the state’s move over law, also known as Scott’s Law. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Jerome Prince Defeats Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-WIlson In Democratic PrimaryLake County Assessor Jerome Prince appears to have defeated Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson in Tuesday’s Democratic primary elections.
State Representative Charged With DUI In SpringfieldIllinois State Rep. Steven Reick (R-Woodstock) was arrested for drunk driving Wednesday night in Springfield.
Judge Asked To Recuse Himself From Deciding On Appointment Of Special Prosecutor For Jussie Smollett CaseRetired appeals court judge Sheila O’Brien, who is seeking the special prosecutor, argued Presiding Criminal Court Judge LeRoy Martin should have another judge consider her request to guarantee impartiality.
Body Camera Video Shows Lawmaker's DUI ArrestNewly released police body camera video shows Illinois State Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-Chicago) undergoing field sobriety tests the night he was arrested for driving under the influence in Springfield in March.
CPD To Announce Summer Safety PlanThe Chicago Police Department is preparing its plan to fight violent crime this summer, but Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot already has some tough talk about the department’s handling of rowdy crowds of teenagers in recent weeks. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Mayor Wants To Expand Bus-Only Lanes In ChicagoDrivers say downtown is more congested than ever with Loop Link CTA bus priority lanes
Hawaii Lawmakers React To Trademark Of 'Aloha' By Chicago-Based RestaurantLawmakers want to create a task force that would define and legally protect intellectual property native to Hawaiian culture and language.
Long-Awaited Report By Special Counsel Robert Mueller ReleasedCBS 2 political reporter Derrick Blakley explains what the report says and doesn't say about the president's actions.
Developer Pleads Not Guilty In Bribery Case Linked To Alderman BurkeA real estate developer from Lake Forest pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he bribed Ald. Edward Burke (14th) in exchange for assistance getting city permits he needed.
Texts And Emails Show Foxx Involvement In Smollett Case After 'Recusal'Thousands of emails and text messages from inside the Cook County State's Attorney's office during the Jussie Smollett investigation show State's Attorney Kim Foxx continued to discuss the case with her assistants even after she said she had recused herself. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Two Extremely Close Ward Races All But OverThe results aren’t official yet, but Chicago election officials have finished counting ballots from the city’s runoff elections two weeks ago, and two aldermanic races that had been too close to call now appear to be all but over in the 33rd and 46th wards.
DCFS Opens New Simulation Center Training Site In EnglewoodThe Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has unveiled a new simulation center in Englewood, designed to provide upgraded training for case workers and investigators, who will get a chance to use the new simulation center for the first time on Tuesday. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Rising Star Pete Buttigieg Joins Presidential RaceSouth Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg officially launched his campaign for president on Sunday, joining a pool of 17 other Democrats aiming to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020.