School Bus Driver Shortage Has Kids Getting To School Late, And Some Worry It Could Get WorseBus drivers are doubling and tripling their routes, and kids getting to school an hour late – that is the reality caused by a bus driver shortage that’s showing no signs of letting up. As CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas reported, companies are stretched thin – and some worry their jobs could soon get even harder.
What Is Chicago Doing About Residents' Complaints About Crumbling And Filthy Viaducts?A frustrated viewer reached out about his neighborhood viaduct. He's sent us pictures over the course of the summer showing his sidewalk blocked by garbage at different times. It's hardly the only walkway with this stinky situation. Morning Insider Lauren Victory looks how the city responds to 311 complaints of filth and more.
Female Wounded In Shooting On I-57 Near 159th StreetA person was shot early Thursday on Interstate 57 near south suburban Markham.
Hundreds Of Cars Drive Downtown To Celebrate Mexican Independence DayCar caravans celebrating Mexican Independence Day packed the streets of downtown Chicago overnight, but began winding down early Thursday morning.
City Board Of Ethics Finds Probable Cause Ald. James Gardiner Violated Ethics Ordinance TwiceThe city's ethics board has determined there is probable cause to believe Ald. James Gardiner (45th) twice violated the city's government ethics ordinance, by using his office to retaliate against constituents who criticized him or supported a political rival. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Some Illinois Schools Gave More Failing Grades After COVID BeganFor some Chicago area students, remote learning brought manifest struggles. CBS 2 investigator Megan Hickey dug into the grades for thousands of students to find out the real impact of the pandemic.
COVID Survivor Leaves Hospital After Double Lung TransplantLaura Bratlien had COVID-19 and her lungs failed, and doctors told her husband she was going to die. But she has proven to be a true survivor.
Neighbors Worry After Gang Activity And Shootings In Irving ParkA fight is under way to get a handle on an out-of-control and growing gang problem in the Northwest Side’s Irving Park neighborhood. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Kane County Man Who Killed Neighbor's Dog Will Not Be Charged With A CrimeThe Kane County State's Attorney announced Wednesday that there will be no criminal charges filed against Hal Phipps, a man who shot and killed his neighbor's dog in Wayne.
Archer Heights Charter School Switches To Remote Learning After COVID-19 CasesCOVID-19 cases have forced a Southwest Side charter school to close.
Synergy Foods Brings Vast Variety Of Fruits And Vegetables To BronzevilleExotic fruits and vegetables are easy to find in a lot of communities, but not so in Chicago’s food deserts – where any fresh produce is scarce. One entrepreneur insists her neighbors in Bronzeville deserve the best, so she set up shop there. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
San Antonio Schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez Tapped As Head Of CPSCBS 2's Steven Graves reports Mayor Lori Lightfoot has chosen Pedro Martinez as the next Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer, appointing the first Latino to run the city's school district.
Organizations Ready To Help Amid Coming Influx Of Children, Families From AfghanistanThousands of adults and kids from Afghanistan could be in Illinois soon, and U.S. immigration officials are finding some of the evacuees could be unaccompanied minors. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.
Woman Recounts Horror Of Being Targeted By Robbery Crew In BucktownAlicia Fierro had always thought of Bucktown as her sanctuary, but that was shattered when she was robbed at gunpoint on Monday night. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Chicago's Christkindlmarket Is BackSpiced wine, hot pretzels, potato pancakes and more will be returning to Daley Plaza and Wrigleyville this holiday season, as Christkindlmarket plans to return in November, after the popular Christmas-themed festival was forced to go virtual last year due to the pandemic.
Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert Reaches Tentative Settlement Over Payments To Man Who Accuses Him Of AbuseFormer U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has reached a tentative settlement over payments to a man who accused him of child sexual abuse.
Victims Of Wicker Park Paintball Attack Speak OutDiners dove for cover when they are targeted by someone with a paintball gun. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports from Wicker Park with a story you'll see only on 2.
Woman Speaks After Being Robbed At Gunpoint By Criminal Crew In BucktownA Chicago woman spoke out for the first time Wednesday after being targeted and robbed in Bucktown while in her sport-utility vehicle. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Latino Coalition Urges More Community InvestmentU.S. Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia said Latinos are the largest ethnic group in Illinois and there must be an increase in community investment and support services.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Sweeping Green Energy LegislationGov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday signed sweeping clean energy legislation that sets goals to make Illinois carbon-free by 2050, and staves off the closure of two of the state’s six nuclear plants.
Mayor Names Pedro Martinez New CEO Of Chicago Public SchoolsMayor Lori Lightfoot has chosen San Antonio schools superintendent Pedro Martinez as the next Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer, appointing the first Latino to run the city's school district. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Repairs Made To Dangerous Playground After Parents Push For A FixParents say damage to a Chicago Lawn neighborhood playground is a danger to their kids – so why was it taking so long to repair? As CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reports, one social media post and email to an alderman later, there is now a fix.
Aldermen Seek Public Hearing On Questions About Accuracy Of Police ShotSpotter TechnologyIn the wake of multiple reports questioning the accuracy of the Chicago Police Department's multimillion-dollar network of ShotSpotter gunshot detection sensors, a coalition of aldermen is seeking to hold public hearings on whether the city should continue its contract, but their effort ran into a roadblock on Tuesday. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Mayor, City Council Turn Aside Ald. Anthony Beale's Bid To Repeal Lower Threshold For Speed Camera TicketsMayor Lori Lightfoot and an overwhelming majority of aldermen on Tuesday turned aside an effort by Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) to repeal a lower threshold for speed camera tickets that went into effect earlier this year, resulting in a massive surge in tickets for drivers. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker reports.

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