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.
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.
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.
Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict Spurs Outpouring Of Emotion, Action In MinnesotaCheers and shouts filled the streets in Minneapolis after fired police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all counts in the death of George Floyd. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rakayo Alandis Vinson Charged In Kenosha County Bar Shooting That Killed 3The 24-year-old defendant is being held on homicide charges in the shooting over the weekend at the Somers House in Somers, Wisconsin. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
125 National Guard Members Deploy To Chicago Tuesday Ahead Of Verdict In Derek Chauvin TrialGov. JB Pritzker has activated 125 personnel from the Illinois National Guard to support Chicago Police, with a verdict soon expected in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
Ruben Roman, Man Who Was With Adam Toledo When He Was Shot By Police, Released After Posting Bond For Felony Gun ChargesRuben Roman, the man who was with 13-year-old Adam Toledo the night the boy was shot and killed by police and is accused of firing the shots that brought police to the scene in the first place, has posted bond and has been released from custody.
Eurostars Magnificent Mile Hotel Has Been Deemed A 'Hotspot' For CrimeOffenses involving illegal weapons, drugs, and COVID violations have all occurred under the roof of the same River North hotel – and now the city is demanding answers. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
CPS High School Students Head Back To Classrooms For First Time In More Than A YearThousands of Chicago Public Schools high school students are back in the classroom for the first time since the pandemic began, a day after the Chicago Teachers Union ratified a reopening agreement with the district. CBS 2’s Mugo Odigwe spoke with students and parents about the long-awaited return to in-person learning.
Family Identifies One Of Three Victims In Kenosha County Bar Shooting; Suspect Faces ChargesThree people were killed and at least three others were injured in the shooting at the Somers House bar in Somers, Wisconsin. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Family Crestfallen After 7-Year-Old Girl Is Shot Dead On West SideJaslyn Adams was shot and killed, and her father was shot and wounded, in a McDonald's drive-thru in the Homan Square neighborhood Sunday afternoon. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Crowd Gathers In Little Village To Remember Adam Toledo, Demand ChangeA large crowd gathered late Sunday in the area where Chicago Police shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo 20 days ago. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Person Of Interest Identified In Kenosha County Bar Shooting That Killed ThreeAt least three others were wounded in the shooting at the Somers House. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Woman In Critical Condition After Being Shot In Car In Park ManorA woman is in critical condition after she was shot in her car on Chicago's South Side.
Chicago Weather: Warmer Sunday, But April Snow Possible TuesdayCBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the 7 a.m. forecast for Sunday, April 18, 2021.
3 Killed, 2 Wounded In Kenosha Bar Shooting; Shooter At LargeMultiple people were shot and killed and at a shooting early Sunday morning at a bar popular with college students in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the shooter is still at large.