Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a strike force that will go after gun trafficking in Chicago and four other cities. But as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, there are community group leaders who say the program is not the answer.

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Attorney General Merrick Garland Announces Gun Trafficking Strike Force; Some Chicago Advocates Disagree With ApproachAttorney General Merrick Garland announced a strike force that will go after gun trafficking in Chicago and four other cities. But as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, there are community group leaders who say the program is not the answer.
Federal Strike Force Strategy Goes After Gun Trafficking In Chicago And Four Other CitiesU.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland visited Chicago on Thursday amid a troubling spike in violent crime in the city. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
City Council Approves Plan For New Civilian Panel To Oversee CPDThe Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved the creation of a new civilian panel to oversee the Chicago Police Department, a measure supporters said would be the strongest of its kind in the country.
Suburban Man Fights To Secure Potential Life-Extending Treatments For ALSBrian Wallach has a wife and kids at home – and he is fighting desperately to get potentially life-extending treatments to ALS patients like himself. And as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, time is of the essence.
City Council Could Vote Wednesday On Civilian Oversight Agency For PoliceThe City Council Public Safety Committee approved a compromise on Tuesday that now must go before the full City Council for a vote.
Gov. Pritzker Says He Did His Best When It Comes To Business Closures For PandemicAt this time a year ago, many restaurants, bars, and stores were going out of business – unable to handle the State of Illinois’ lockdown measures as the coronavirus pandemic raged.
Arson, Bomb Threats Among Crimes That Have Been Keeping Illinois Unemployment Offices ClosedArsons, bomb threats, and vandalism – we have been asking for months, and now for the first time, we are learning about the crimes keeping Illinois unemployment offices closed.
ACLU Sues CPD Demanding Information About Social Media MonitoringThe American Civil Liberties Union is suing is suing Chicago Police, demanding to know about the department’s controversial social media monitoring program.
Gov. Pritzker Signs Law Forbidding Deceptive Tactics By Police In Questioning MinorsIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a number of criminal justice reforms into law on Thursday – including a ban on deceptive tactics when police are questioning minors.
Legislation Gets Ball Rolling After Continued Delays In Licenses For Minority Marijuana EntrepreneursRecreational marijuana sales continue to break records in Illinois, but the same companies have continued to cash in – until now. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Chicago Banker Stephen Calk Convicted Of Trying To Buy Trump Administration PostA Chicago banker has been found guilty of giving risky loans to a former Trump campaign manager in exchange for a job in the White House.
After White House Meeting, Police Supt. David Brown Calls For Serious Crackdown On Gun TraffickingIllegal gun trafficking has often been touted as the link to Chicago's gun violence, and now, , the feds are stepping up to try and help stop the cycle. As CBS 2's Chris Tye reports, Chicago Police Supt. David joined President Biden at the White House Friday to rollout "Strike Force."
Police Supt. David Brown Talks With President Biden Amid Violent Crime Spike In ChicagoChicago Police Supt. David Brown was headed back to Chicago late Monday after meeting with President Joe Biden in Washington to talk about the city's crime problem. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger Slams GOP Colleagues Over Misinformation About Door-To-Door Vaccine OutreachU.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) had harsh words Sunday for his GOP colleagues who are spreading false information about President Joe Biden’s call for door-to-door vaccine outreach.
Police Supt. David Brown Spars With State's Attorney Kim Foxx Over ViolenceFollowing a July 4th holiday weekend in which 100 people were shot and 18 of them were killed, police Supt. David Brown and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx have gotten into a very public fight. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Ald. Carrie Austin Indicted On Bribery Charges 2 Years After Her Office Was RaidedAld. Carrie Austin (34th) was indicted by a federal grand jury on bribery charges Thursday, two years after federal agents raided her office and she said she did nothing wrong. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Chicago Police Tout Drop In Violent Crime Compared With Last Year, But Experts Say It's More ComplicatedOn Thursday, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown stepped up to the mic for a news conference to talk about the city’s drop in violence. But experts say some of the figures can be misleading, as CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Ald. Carrie Austin Indicted On Bribery ChargesAld. Carrie Austin (34th) was indicted by a federal grand jury on bribery charges Thursday, two years after her office was raided by federal agents. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld DiesChicago native and former Illinois congressman and U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has died.
Elk Grove Village Does Away With Antiquated Ban On 'Wearing Clothing Belonging To The Opposite Sex'Only men should wear pants and women wear skirts – that is the gist of a law still in effect in many Chicago suburbs. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported, Elk Grove Village took action against that law on Wednesday.
Lawmakers Push For Airlines To Offer Refunds Or Extend Flight CreditsIf you’re like a lot of people, you still have airline credits from canceled trips during the COVID-19 pandemic that may soon expire.
Chicago Aldermen Say Crime Is Out Of Control, Demand Answers From Police Supt. David BrownThe aldermen are ready to call for a special City Council meeting to get those answers. They believe the city is in a state of emergency, and they are ready to demand the police superintendent appear before the Council. CBS 2 Political Editor Dana Kozlov reports.
Family Says Brothers Were Wrongly Arrested And Held 33 Days In Miami Beach; Record Remains Even With No ChargesA father-son trip to Florida took a life-changing turn for two brothers from south suburban Lansing. Hours after arriving, the brothers found themselves behind bars. They sat there for more than a month, even though charges were never filed. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Mayor Lightfoot Calls Out Bears Over Bid On Arlington RacetrackMayor Lori Lightfoot is calling out the Bears, saying as part of the city’s recovery, many are doubling down on their commitments and she expects them to do the same. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.

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