Paid leave, immigration, tax changes added to Biden bill

WASHINGTON — House Democrats added a new paid family leave program, immigrant work permits and a state-and-local tax break to President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion social services and environmental bill Wednesday, reviving key priorities in the rush to finish up and start voting after dismal overnight election results. The House Rules Committee convened late Wednesday … Read more

City Of Markham Takes Action, Investigation Launched Against Police Officer After CBS 2 Exposes Over 1,400 Unlicensed Businesses Got PPP Loans

MARKHAM, Ill. (CBS) — Tuesday night on the CBS 2 News at 10, we exposed that eight out of 10 businesses in south suburban Markham that were given federal Paycheck Protection Program loans are not licensed – and some of them don’t even exist. An investigation has now been launched less than 24 hours after … Read more

Chicago Weather: Thursday To Start In The 20s For Most

CHICAGO (CBS) — Most locations will start Thursday in the 20s under a partly cloudy sky. Highs on Thursday afternoon will remain below average in the mid to upper 40s. READ MORE: City Of Markham Takes Action, Investigation Launched Against Police Officer After CBS 2 Exposes Over 1,400 Unlicensed Businesses Got PPP Loans (Credit: CBS … Read more

Hoosiers rush to Central Indiana vaccine sites to get their kids vaccinated against COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS — Less than 24 hours after getting the green light approval, parents raced to get their younger children between the ages of five and 11 vaccinated against COVID-19. And while some families are opposed to or hesitant about getting the vaccine, medical experts say this could be a major step in ending the pandemic. … Read more

Space technology aimed at reducing harmful carbon emissions at airports in Chicago, across US

CHICAGO (WLS) — Airlines emit about a billion tons of carbon dioxide every year. That alone makes aviation a substantial contributor to global warming, according to environmental engineers. That’s why the Federal Aviation Administration is installing NASA software at airports in Chicago, and across the country, aimed at cutting down the time planes spend taxiing … Read more

Breaking: Stolen Big Rig Continues To Drive After Tires Popped By Spike Strips

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — California Highway Patrol is in pursuit of a big rig that was stolen off a company yard in the city of Bell off I-5 and Indiana Street. The chase began at about 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday night. The driver led authorities through several cities in the San Fernando Valley, including Burbank, Woodland … Read more

Nixon Elementary playground fire investigated as arson; video shows possible suspect, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a playground on the city’s Northwest Side Tuesday. Video showed the playground on fire at Nixon Elementary School in Hermosa around 6 p.m. in the 2100 block of N. Keeler. Now, 7-year-old Celeste Zarzoza and other kids will need to play somewhere else … Read more