The long-stalled Navy Pier Flyover, often maligned for having taken longer to build than the Golden Gate Bridge, finally has been completed -- three years later than originally expected. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Why Did Construction Of Navy Pier Flyover Take So Long?The long-stalled Navy Pier Flyover, often maligned for having taken longer to build than the Golden Gate Bridge, finally has been completed -- three years later than originally expected. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Congressional Republicans To Vote On Whether To Kick Rep. Liz Cheney Out Of LeadershipCongressional Republicans are set to vote on whether to oust Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position. As CBS News’ Christina Ruffini reports, the move has bigger implications.
Illinois Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger Dishes On Party Rifts, Leadership ChangesOn ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday morning, Kinzinger spoke to John Dickerson about the upcoming vote to oust Liz Cheney.
Legal Battle Keeps Markham Mayor Roger Agpawa From Being Sworn In For Another TermRoger Agpawa, the mayor of south suburban Markham, was supposed to be sworn in for a second term on Thursday – but he was not. A legal battle stopped it from happening. So who is running the city?
Illinois Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Calling For Reopening Of Unemployment OfficesIllinois Secretary of State’s office facilities, courts, and utility offices are all open now – but our unemployment offices that many still desperately need remain closed. As CBS 2's Tara Molina reports, some state lawmakers are looking to change that.
City Leaders To Hold Town Hall To Discuss Police Raid PracticesSeveral Chicago aldermen are hosting a virtual town hall on Tuesday to discuss changes to the Chicago Police Department’s search warrant policies in the wake of the botched raid on Anjanette Young.
Is ShotSpotter Technology Worth The $33 Million The City Is Paying?CBS 2 has dug into Chicago's contract with ShotSpotter - a high-tech gunshot detection system that can alert police of potential gunfire in seconds. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Dr. Janice Jackson Leaving At End Of School YearMayor Lori Lightfoot said a search for a replacement is already under way. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson Stepping Down At End Of JuneAfter more than three years at the helm of the nation's third-largest school district, Dr. Janice Jackson is leaving as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
President Biden Headed Back Out To Tout Infrastructure PlanInfrastructure has traditionally been one of the few remaining bipartisan issues in Congress, and there is some Republican support for portions of President Joe Biden’s plan. But as CBS News’ Christina Ruffini reports, the $2 trillion price tag is drawing strong opposition.
Local Pastor Calls On President Biden To Declare Violence A Public Mental Health CrisisJust days ago, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a new law declaring violence a public mental health crisis in the state. On Sunday, a Chicago pastor who lost a son to gun violence called on President Joe Biden to follow that lead nationally.
Thaddeus Jones Sworn In As First Black Mayor Of Calumet CityHistory was made on Saturday in the south suburbs, as Illinois state Rep. Thaddeus Jones was sworn is as the first Black mayor of Calumet City.
Former Ald. Ricardo Munoz Indicted On Wire Fraud, Money Laundering ChargesA federal grand jury on Thursday indicted former Chicago Ald. Ricardo Munoz, accusing him of using money from a political fund on personal expenses.
Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson Indicted On Federal Charges Tied To Collapse Of Bridgeport BankAld. Patrick Daley Thompson (11th) has been indicted on federal charges tied to the collapse of a Bridgeport bank, accusing him of lying about loans he received from a failed bank in his ward. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson Indicted, Accused Of Lying To FedsAld. Patrick Daley Thompson (11th) has been indicted on federal charges tied to the collapse of a Bridgeport bank, accusing him of lying about loans he received from a failed bank in his ward.
Elmhurst Neighbors Fight Zoning Change That Would Allow 7 People To Stay At Sober HouseThis is not your typical not-in-my-backyard story. The people living in the area are not opposed to a recovery home. What they don’t like is the way the City of Elmhurst, or the property owner, are going about it. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
New Chicago Heights Park District Board Refusing To Pay $212,000 Buyout To Departing SuperintendentThe fight over a hefty payout for the outgoing Chicago Heights parks superintendent is a story we have been following for weeks, and now it has taken a new turn. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Neighbors Divided Over Plan For Cul-De-Sac On Street Used As Shortcut To Dan Ryan In University VillageSpeed bumps and cul-de-sacs usually add up to one thing in Chicago – controversy. A case in point right now is a proposed cul-de-sac in University Village, as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Illinois To Lose Congressional Seat Following 2020 CensusIllinois is losing a seat in Congress, after the U.S. Census Bureau released population data for determining how many seats each state gets on Monday.
President Biden To Address Congress To Mark First 100 Days In OfficeFor the first time in history, there will be two women behind the president in his speech, and the usually-packed chamber will be sparse and socially distant. But as CBS News’ Christina Ruffini reports, COVID protocols will not stop President Biden from trying to lay out his vision for America’s future.
Markham Mayor Roger Agpawa Says He'll Fight On After Court Ruled He Was IneligibleEmbattled Markham Mayor Roger Agpawa said Sunday that he is prepared to go to the Illinois Supreme Court to stay in office after winning reelection.
Advocates Advance Call For Civilian Oversight Group Over PoliceJust one day after jurors in Minneapolis found Derek Chauvin guilty of the death of George Floyd, there is now a push to create tougher oversight over the Chicago Police Department. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
New Document Details Secret Recordings, Offers New Insight Into Corruption Case Against Ald. Ed BurkeSecret recordings have been revealed in the case against Ald. Ed Burke (14th). CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov 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.