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171 Chicago Area Expressway Shootings So Far This YearWe hear time and again from people in the suburbs, afraid to drive into the city because of the shootings on Chicago area expressways. That fear is justified.
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Lake Zurich Priest's Return Delayed After New Information SurfacesThe Rev. David Ryan was set to be reinstated as pastor of St Francis de Sales Parish in Lake Zurich, but questions have now arisen about his fate.
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Pedestrian Killed, 3 Men Injured In Humboldt Park CrashA woman trying to cross the street was killed Thursday night when two cars slammed into each other in Humboldt Park.
River North Hotel Worker Arrested After Man Is StabbedVideo Thursday night showed a River North hotel worker getting aggressive and throwing luggage around – and moments later, a man was stabbed. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Car Caravans Take Over Downtown Streets To Celebrate Mexican Independence DayLate Thursday night, car caravans took over the streets all around the downtown area for a wild scene. The rolling parade set off fireworks, honked horns, revved engines, and waved flags.
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Pilsen Nonprofit Tackles Food Insecurity: 'Who Better To Understand Our Challenges Than Ourselves?'It's the first week of Hispanic Heritage Month. CBS 2 will be bringing you stories about the community. CBS 2's Marissa Parra introduces us to a Mexican American woman in Pilsen aiming to make Chicago Latinos healthier.
Riot Fest Going Ahead With COVID-19 Testing, VaccinationThose who come to Riot Fest in Douglass Park must either present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of entering. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
Chicago Woman Accused Of Using Homicide Victim's ID's For Fraudulent Tax ReturnsFederal authorities on Thursday charged a woman with filing false tax returns and obtaining fraudulent COVID-19 stimulus payments using the identities of homicide victims in Chicago and beyond – some of them children. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Chicago's Lyric Opera Ready To Reopen On FridayThe Lyric Opera of Chicago will open its doors Friday to a live audience. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports on what to expect.
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Illinois Unemployment Numbers Indicate 'Very Positive' SignCBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports on what it could mean. Economists said it could be a sign of good things to come.
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Reeling Illinois Bracing For Conference Foe MarylandMaryland opens Big Ten play at Illinois on Friday night. The Terrapins have won their first two games. Illinois has dropped two straight after opening the season with a win over Nebraska. Katie Johnston reports.
860 Afghan Refugees Coming To IllinoisIllinois is expecting to welcome more than 800 Afghan refugees, as the Biden administration has begun informing governors how many evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals will be resettled in each state, following the end of the nation's 20-year war in Afghanistan. Katie Johnston reports.
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