From stepping up investment on the South and West sides and improving access to mental health resources to expanding the city’s transportation and logistics sector and luring more corporate development, the mayor’s COVID-19 Recovery Task Force has issued a sweeping report for how Chicago can bounce back from the pandemic.
COVID-19 Recovery Task Force Outlines Plan For Chicago To Bounce Back From PandemicFrom stepping up investment on the South and West sides and improving access to mental health resources to expanding the city’s transportation and logistics sector and luring more corporate development, the mayor’s COVID-19 Recovery Task Force has issued a sweeping report for how Chicago can bounce back from the pandemic.
Ald. Raymond Lopez's Home Vandalized, Neighbor's Garage Set On FireAld. Raymond Lopez (15th) blamed "gang bangers" after a brick was thrown through the window of his home, and a neighbor's garage was set on fire overnight. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Alderman Raymond Lopez's Home Vandalized; Garage Next Door Set On FireBricks were thrown through the window of 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez's home overnight.
After CBS 2 Report, More Chicagoans Say They Haven't Been Getting MailNo mail for weeks – we’ve learned it’s not just one Chicago neighborhood waiting. CBS 2’s Tara Molina has learned Chicago’s Association of Letter Carriers confirms what USPS denies - there are problems.
Woman Still Waiting For Full Unemployment Payout After 4 MonthsAngel Brewer Bass has been holding a one-woman protest outside state offices and has been brought to tears. She has been out of work for four months and has not gotten a single unemployment check in that time. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Ending The Frustration Amid Unemployment ComplaintsCBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker exposes unemployment fraud and talks with more victims fighting to reclaim their identities.
There Could Be More Video Connected To Eric Lurry's Death That Joliet Police Haven't ReleasedDave Savini and the CBS 2 Investigators have uncovered what appears to be a 10-minute gap in the video showing Eric Lurry in custody before he died, which no one from the Joliet Police Department will explain.
Kyle Schwarber Expected To Be Cubs' Designated Hitter Often This SeasonAt Cubs camp, there is a lot of newness for Kyle Schwarber to get used to, which likely includes a lot of time at designated hitter with it being added to the National League this season.
Fans Can Buy Cardboard Cutouts Of Themselves In Stands At Sox Games; No Decision Yet On Opening Day Starting PitcherYou may not be able to attend the White Sox opening homestand, but a reasonable facsimile of you can! Fans can submit a photo and have their cardboard cutout sit in the stands for the first three home games against the Minnesota Twins.
Oak Park Black Lives Matter Mural DefacedA Black Lives Matter mural in Oak Park was defaced overnight – painted over to read, “all lives matter.” CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Long Lines Await Customers At Secretary Of State Driver FacilitiesThe COVID-19 pandemic forced drivers facilities across the state to shut down for months. Now they are back open with massive lines in the brutal heat.
Police Announce Plans For Citywide Unit To Deploy To High-Crime AreasMore resources to fight violent crime – Chicago Police say that is the goal of their latest initiative. But have we seen this before, and has it worked? CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot has been looking at past efforts.
Lightfoot Pushes Back On Trump's Demand For All Schools To Reopen In FallDespite President Donald Trump threatening to "cut off funding" for schools that don't fully reopen in the fall, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says reopening decisions must be up to local school districts.
Some Marijuana Products Have Been In Short Supply, And Medical Users Say They're Feeling ItIt has been six months since Illinois began selling marijuana for adult use, and though sales have been rising, some products can be in short supply. As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, medical marijuana patients are among those feeling it most.
Some Hyde Park Residents Say They've Gotten No Mail For WeeksNo mail for weeks – it’s an issue in Hyde Park, where CBS 2 heard from a few people who are missing shipments they need. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Truck Snags Power Lines, Causes Major Outage In Belmont CraginA section of the Belmont Cragin community was left without power late Tuesday afternoon and well into the night, after a utility truck snagged some overhead wires and knocked down multiple power poles. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Girl, 10, Shot By Man Who Was Reportedly Aiming For Dog Near GaryEmily Sotelo was still standing after the shooting, but her father says she has a bullet lodged in her leg.
Gio Gonzalez Eager To Pitch For White Sox 16 Years After Drafting HimCOVID-19 is causing more testing problems in baseball as more teams cancel practice, but the White Sox worked out on the South Side at Guaranteed Rate Field Tuesday.
Suburban Schools Prepare To Hold Classes During The PandemicTeachers with face shields, mandatory hand washing for students every hour, temperature checks when they enter classrooms, and one-way hallways for social distancing are all going to be the new reality for Pleasantdale School District 107 students this fall.
Dangerous Amounts Of Lead, Arsenic Found At Hegewisch Little League FieldIt has been a summertime gathering spot in Hegewisch for more than half a century, but beginning Tuesday, the Little League field in the neighborhood became an active Environmental Protection Agency cleanup site. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Joliet Police Sgt. Stripped Of Powers After Blowing Whistle On Video Of Man Who Died In CustodyJoliet police Sgt. Javier Esqueda blew the whistle on the death of Eric Lurry in police custody, and now he has been stripped of his police powers and placed on administrative leave. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
Three Lake Zurich High School Sports Camps Close After Some Athletes Test Positive For COVID-19Several student athletes tested positive for COVID-19, shutting down three sports camps at Lake Zurich High School.
OSHA Fines Ferrara Candy Company More Than $485,000Ferrara Candy Company – makers of Keebler cookies, Lemonheads candies, and more – is facing nearly half a million dollars in fines over two incidents that left employees severely injured at its plant in west suburban Bellwood.
6 People Shot In Gresham; 2 In Critical ConditionSix people were shot in the Gresham neighborhood early Tuesday morning.