CBS 2’s Tara Molina learned as the state continues to rake in millions, not one minority-owned pot business has opened up shop yet because of state delays.
This 4/20, State Delays Are Still Holding Up Minority-Owned Marijuana BusinessesCBS 2’s Tara Molina learned as the state continues to rake in millions, not one minority-owned pot business has opened up shop yet because of state delays.
Phased Reopening Of Navy Pier Starts Friday, April 30Chicago's Navy Pier will reopen on Friday April 30 after being closed months because of COVID concerns.
CTA TO Unveil 7000-Series Rail Cars On Blue Line On WednesdayIn a few hours, you could be riding on a brand-new Chicago Transit Authority train during your morning commute.
Vaccinations Lagging, COVID Cases Rising Among Black ChicagoansThere are soaring COVID cases among Black Chicagoans and there have been much lower vaccination rates in African American neighborhoods. As CBS 2's Jim Williams reported Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is trying to change those trends.
Emmett Till's Cousin Reacts To Conviction Of Derek Chauvin And Today's State Of Racial JusticeGeorge Floyd's brother said Tuesday that Emmett Till -- the Chicago teen who was beaten and lynched in Mississippi in 1955 -- was the "first George Floyd." But Till's family never got justice. CBS 2's Jermont Terry talked with Till's cousin, the Rev. Wheeler Parker, about what the verdict Tuesday means to him.
Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks After Chauvin VerdictThe Rev. Jesse Jackson was in Minneapolis late Tuesday as the guilty verdict was read for fired police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
After Derek Chauvin Verdict, Chicago Activists Say Work To Change Policing Is Far From OverFollowing the conviction of fired Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, some said they were pleased – but believe justice requires more than Chauvin’s individual accountability. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Legal Analyst Irv Miller: Derek Chauvin Likely To Get Steep Sentence, But Not MaximumCBS 2’s Irika Sargent talked to Legal Analyst Irv Miller – who said while the possible sentence is steep, he does not think Derek Chauvin will get the maximum for the death of George Floyd. Miller also said an appeal is expected.
Law Professor Sharon Fairley On Significance Of Derek Chauvin VerdictUniversity of Chicago Law School Professor in Practice Sharon Fairley says the conviction of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be a defining moment for many young people seeking change, and will serve also as a lesson in Chicago that such convictions are possible. She joins CBS 2's Brad Edwarsd and Irika Sargent.
CPD On Standby After Chauvin VerdictCBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports from CPD headquarters where officers are on stand-by following the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin.
'Justice Was Served'Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot released a statement after the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin, the man convicted of second and third degree murder as well as manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
Anxiety, Then Relief At South Side Shoeshine Shop As Guilty Verdict Is Read Against Derek ChauvinThe tension was palpable Tuesday afternoon in many places around Chicago and beyond as everyone awaited the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports from Boss Shoe Shine in Chatham.
Former Prosecutor And Judge On The Derek Chauvin VerdictCBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot spoke to Patricia Brown Holmes. She said the verdict was right on point. The reason? The way the prosecutor charged to the case.
'We Are Ready'The Illinois National Guard is on the ground in Chicago, but not yet activated because of the Derek Chauvin verdict. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports from the Loop where the city has updated its plans, including how included business owners and are preparing for a complicated few days.
'Need To Continue Holding Officers Accountable'CBS News spoke with Chicago activist Ja-mal Green, who is in Minneapolis for the Chauvin verdict, and he talked about the need to reframe conversations about public safety.
University Of Chicago Set To Resume In-Person LearningThe school was recently closed because of a COVID outbreak on campus.
Why Are Five Illinois Driver's License Facilities In The Chicago Area Closed?It’s an astounding number – more than 1 million people are driving with expired licenses or using expired IDs in Illinois right now. Making the problem worse in the Chicago area is that almost a half dozen Illinois Secretary of State’s driver’s license facilities are closed. CBS 2 Political Editor Dana Kozlov reports.
Cicero Woman Who Admitted To Trafficking Immigrants Gets 6 1/2 YearsA Cicero woman who admitted to trafficking undocumented immigrants from Guatemala, and holding them in her basement, was sentenced Monday to six and a half years in prison.
Chicago Community Bond Fund Explains Why They Posted Bond For Ruben RomanThe man who prosecutors said was with Adam Toledo the night the 13-year-old was shot and killed by police was out on bond Monday night. But that man – Ruben Roman, 21 – did not post bond himself. A local organization did. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
CBS 2 Vault: Walter Mondale Vs. Gary Hart In The 1984 Democratic Presidential PrimaryWalter Mondale, the 1984 Democratic presidential nominee, died at the age of 93 on Monday. In this CBS 2 News archive clip from March 12, 1984, Walter Jacobson has a breakdown from the CBS 2 newsroom of the heated primary race between Mondale, Gary Hart, and several other candidates.
Chicago Public Schools High School Students Return To ClassroomsIt had been more than a year since Chicago Public Schools high school students have walked the hall -- until Monday.
Kayden Swann's Condition ImprovingDoctors at Lurie Children's Hospital say the prognosis is "very good" 21-month-old Kayden Swann. The child was shot during a road rage incident on Lake Shore Driver earlier this month.
A Violent Trend: Increasing Numbers Of Children Killed By Gun Violence In ChicagoJaslyn Adams is the third child killed by gun violence in Chicago so far this year -- the same number of gun related child homicides in all of 2019.
First Lady Visits IllinoisJill Biden visited a community college while touting education and the American Rescue Plan.