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Chicago rule phasing out sub-minimum wage for tipped workers soon to take effect The change impacts every single restaurant in Chicago that operates with tipped workers, and critics say it could impact customers as well. 10H ago
Jabs between Trump, Pritzker heat up ahead of RNC in Milwaukee Pritzker had become perhaps the loudest and most colorful Trump critic in the Democratic party. 13H ago
GOP senator blocks Democratic bill to ban bump stocks A Republican senator blocked a Democratic-led attempt to pass legislation Tuesday that would have restored a Trump-era ban on bump stocks. 14H ago
Iowa law letting authorities charge people facing deportation blocked for now A federal judge temporarily blocked an Iowa law allowing law enforcement to file charges​ against people with outstanding deportation orders or who'd been denied entry to the U.S. Jun 18
Biden plan offers legal status to 500,000 immigrant spouses of U.S. citizens The Biden administration's program will benefit unauthorized immigrants with American citizen spouses, if they have lived in the U.S. for at least 10 years. 15H ago
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Markham auto mechanic out $1,800 after customer skips on insurance payment The Markham repair shop owner pointed to an Allstate insurance policy requiring only one signature on smaller claims checks. Jun 13
Mariano's overcharges customers for Chicago's Checkout Bag Tax A shopper discovered 10-cent bag fee instead of a 7-cent tax on a recent receipt from Mariano's. Jun 5
Aldi recalls cream cheese spread sold in 28 states for possible salmonella contamination A string of recalls connected to Wisconsin-based supplier Schreiber Foods has now extended to Aldi stores after similar recalls at Hy-Vee and other grocery chains. May 15
How is Illinois protecting consumers from solar energy scammers? Questions remain With more and more such companies popping up, and salespeople showing up on doorsteps, who is making sure they're legitimate? May 14
Elk Grove Village man says he got scammed by solar panel contractor It also happens that the contractor was on a list specifically provided by the state. May 13
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Social media apps need teen health warnings, surgeon general says Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said that teens' mental health is facing an "emergency," and that social media is part of the problem. Jun 17
Four Tops singer sues Michigan hospital for racial discrimination, says they didn't believe his identity Alexander Morris, the lead singer of the Four Tops, filed a lawsuit against a Michigan hospital, a nurse and security guard after he was treated like he was mentally ill after he told them he was in the legendary Motown group. Jun 12
New COVID variant KP.3 climbs to 25%, now largest in CDC estimates The strain is "very, very similar" to the JN.1 variant from earlier this year. Jun 7
Good Earth recalls 1.2 million lights after multiple fires and 1 death One person died and another was treated for smoke inhalation in one of seven fires caused by product overheating. Jun 7
Chicago public health officials declare end to measles outbreak Chicago had a total of 64 confirmed measles in April and March, but has had no new measles cases in two full incubation periods for the disease – or 42 days. May 30
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Chicago rule phasing out sub-minimum wage for tipped workers soon to take effect The change impacts every single restaurant in Chicago that operates with tipped workers, and critics say it could impact customers as well. 10H ago
Markham auto mechanic out $1,800 after customer skips on insurance payment The Markham repair shop owner pointed to an Allstate insurance policy requiring only one signature on smaller claims checks. Jun 13
Construction on Bally's permanent Chicago casino expected to begin in fall The company said they're moving forward with the project despite some apparent uncertainty from Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson. Jun 11
p*rn industry sues over Indiana law requiring adult entertainment sites to verify users' ages An Indiana law that requires p*rn websites to verify users' ages is being challenged by an association of the adult entertainment industry in federal court. Jun 11
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Justin Timberlake arrested for DWI on Long Island Singer Justin Timberlake was arrested early Tuesday on Long Island, Sag Harbor police said. He was charged with driving while intoxicated. 12H ago
Who won Tony Awards for 2024: full list of winners and nominees See the full list of winners and nominees from the 2024 Tony Awards. Jun 17
Sean "Diddy" Combs returns key to New York City following mayor's request Sean "Diddy" Combs was given a key to the city in a Times Square ceremony last year. This week, he honored a request from Mayor Eric Adams that he return it. Jun 15
Taylor Swift's Eras Tour causes seismic activity in Scotland Fans at her concerts last weekend danced so hard they generated seismic activity that was felt nearly four miles away from Murrayfield Stadium. Jun 13
Grant Park Music Festival kicks off 2024 season at Pritzker Pavilion CBS 2's Irika Sargent was the narrator for the first night of the season. Jun 12
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Latest Videos More heat Wednesday in Chicago, a few storms expected CBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. First Alert Weather forecast for Tuesday, June 18, 2024. 7H ago 02:39
Chicago pallet business fire snags Metra trains during evening commute At Union Station Tuesday night, about two dozen people were stuck desperately trying to figure out how to get their destinations. CBS 2's Marybel Gonzalez reports. 8H ago 02:44
Jet ski crashes into boat near Antioch, Illinois Two people were in critical condition following the crash. 8H ago 00:15
Neighbors, mayor appalled after 7-year-old boy is shot, killed outside Chicago building Residents of the complex at Jackson and Oakley boulevards on the Near West Side say they don't even let their children play outside due to fear of stray bullets. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports. 8H ago 02:33
Wind, heat fuel massive fire at Chicago pallet company The extra-alarm fire raged for hours at a pallet company in West Town. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports. 8H ago 02:43
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Massive pallet fire destroys West Side business The company had about 20,000 pallets on site, all of which were stacked 6 to 10 feet high, and all of which burned. 7H ago
Boy, 7, dies after being shot on Near West Side The boy was shot in the chest around 3 p.m., while exiting the building at 2325 W. Jackson Blvd. in the Oakley Square Apartments complex, police said. 8H ago
Family wonders how woman died after boat capsized in Lake Michigan Cristen Bolan, 53, was brought to shore at Montrose Harbor and was pronounced dead. Her friend on the boat was able to swim 2 miles to shore. 13H ago
How to request free tickets for Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show" during DNC Stephen Colbert's show will be broadcast from Chicago's Auditorium Theater on the CBS Television Network 16H ago
Steamy heat continues in Chicago, relief for some tomorrow Widely scattered storms are possible once again while most stay dry. updated 2M ago
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Mount Prospect building deemed a total loss after fire A day after the fire, residents still could not get back into the building at 1852 W. Palm Dr., near Golf Road in the Orion ParkView Apartments complex. 9H ago
Family wants more information from Carol Stream police in shooting that killed Isaac Goodlow The Village of Carol Stream still has not disclosed which officer pulled the trigger — and the family said they want more than edited body camera footage. Jun 14
Black women account for 65% of all female domestic violence victims in Chicago An average of 24 people every minute become victims of domestic violence at the hands of an intimate partner in the U.S. Precious Wright, of Chicago's Austin neighborhood, has lived through it. Jun 13
Chicago residents testify at hearing on traffic stops, in wake of death of Dexter Reed U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer listened to hours of community input on what specific traffic stop-related requirements should be added to a CPD consent decree. Jun 11
United Nations calls for action on behalf of alleged police torture victims in Chicago The alert came from the UN's Special Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination, who said local efforts to address Chicago Police torture have been "piecemeal and far too slow in implementation." Jun 10
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Jonathan Cannon gets his 1st major league win as White Sox shut out Astros Cannon, a third-round pick in the 2022 amateur draft, struck out four and walked one. 8H ago
Cubs score 3 runs in 8th, top Giants Cody Bellinger, Ian Happ and Christopher Morel each had RBI singles in the eighth. 9H ago
Willie Mays, one of baseball's all-time greats, dies at age 93 Mays was a 24-time All-Star and his iconic over-the-shoulder catch is still considered one of the greatest in the history of the game. 10H ago
White Sox GM says prices for Luis Robert, Garrett Crochet will be steep Luis Robert and Garrett Crochet are the biggest tradable assets, but Sox General Manager Chris Getz said the price is still steep for either of them. 11H ago
Cubs have dropped 4 of 5 after loss to Giants Ian Happ and Michael Busch had home runs for the Cubs. Jun 17
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Severed arm found in Waukegan confirmed to be murdered Milwaukee woman's DNA testing concluded that as suspected, the arm belonged to 19-year-old Sade Robinson, who was killed and dismembered in April. 13H ago
Boy, 7, dies after being shot on Near West Side The boy was shot in the chest around 3 p.m., while exiting the building at 2325 W. Jackson Blvd. in the Oakley Square Apartments complex, police said. 8H ago
Teen sentenced to 46 years in murders of two students outside Benito Juarez Community Academy Christian Acevedo was 16 years old when he was arrested and charged in the shooting deaths of 15-year-old Brandon Perez and 14-year-old Nathan Billegas.​ 14H ago
Gary police dog injured after being hit by driver charged with DUI K9 Rush was treated with several staples to his lacerated leg and got bandaged for road rash. 16H ago
Justin Timberlake arrested for DWI on Long Island Singer Justin Timberlake was arrested early Tuesday on Long Island, Sag Harbor police said. He was charged with driving while intoxicated. 12H ago
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