Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a strike force that will go after gun trafficking in Chicago and four other cities. But as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, there are community group leaders who say the program is not the answer.

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Climate Change And Chicago's Lake Michigan Shoreline: What The Future May Hold And The Action Being TakenLake levels have been at record highs. Just Wednesday, waves pushed onshore and pounded at the Lake Michigan coastline – certainly not helping our erosion problems. CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra on Wednesday night explored some solutions.
Better Business Bureau's Steve Bernas On Employment ScamsA woman thought she had a secondary job and thought she had one, only to find herself the victim of a scam -- and an unwitting accomplice in an employment scam too. The Better Business Bureau's Steve Bernas joins CBS 2's Tim McNicholas with a warning.
Chicago Weather: Lakeshore Flood Threat ContinuesCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021.
After Losing Young Daughter To Rare Cancer, Grieving Mother Raises Money To Give BackA grieving mother is now trying to extend a helping hand to Chicagoans going through the turmoil of childhood cancer.
Youth Basketball Players Get Grim Life Lesson After Teammate Is Shot And KilledAt Garfield Boulevard and LaSalle Street in the Washington Park neighborhood, there is a basketball court that functions as a safe haven for children throughout Chicago. But on Wednesday, practice was preempted by an unfortunate tough life lesson. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Flight Of Afghan Refugee Children Lands In ChicagoA flight of Afghan children refugees landed in Chicago on Wednesday evening.
Fast Food Staffing Shortage Is Forcing Dining Rooms To CloseA Buffalo Grove McDonald’s had to close its dining room because of a staffing shortage.
IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really HappenedIDES’ offices have been closed to the public since the pandemic began. The closures came as thousands struggled to navigate a system that was understaffed, ill-equipped to deal with the scope of the problem and fraught with technical issues that prevented some from getting their benefits in a timely manner, or at all. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Oak Lawn's Chloe Mrozak Wanted For Skipping Vax Card Court Hearing In HawaiiAn arrest warrant has been issued in Hawaii for an Oak Lawn woman who is accused of having a counterfeit COVID-19 vaccine card, after authorities said she missed her virtual court hearing.
Coworkers Rally Around River North Bouncer Who Was ShotA River North bouncer is facing a long recovery after he was shot last week because he wouldn’t let a man into a bar. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
After Donald Greene Sr. Gets Prison Time For Scheme To Sell Diseased Body Parts, Families Say No Sentence Would Be EnoughPeople who lost loved ones and entrusted their bodies to science ended up learning they were dismembered and sold off for profit. The man behind the scheme, Donald Greene Sr., was sentenced to two years in prison this week to serve time for selling diseased body parts. Families have waited years for justice. CBS 2's Tara Molina got reaction from families.
Judge Won't Back Down In Effort To Get Kids In Care Of DCFS Out Of Limbo In Psych WardsHundreds of children who can’t go home to their families have instead been left in psych wards for months. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports a judge isn't backing down in fighting to get them out.
Police Search For Stolen White Van With Child Inside In West Rogers ParkA man told police Wednesday that a van was stolen in West Rogers Park with his 3-year-old daughter inside.
Chicago Weather: Lakeshore FloodingCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 5 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021.
2 Simeon High School Students Killed In Separate Shootings Hours ApartSimeon Career Academy High School is mourning the shooting deaths of two students, both 15-year-old boys, who were killed in separate attacks just four hours apart on Tuesday. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Since 73 School Bus Drivers Quit Days Before CPS School Year Began, Situation Has Gotten WorseThe fallout persists from those dozens of school bus drivers who resigned at the start of the school year for the Chicago Public Schools – and new numbers just out show the problem may be bigger than first thought. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Dolton Man Charged With Mail Theft After Mail From Park Ridge RecoveredA man was arrested in Dolton last week in connection to a series of mail thefts from blue U.S. Postal Service collection boxes. CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports.
Bears Rookie QB Justin Fields To Make First NFL Start This Sunday Against BrownsWith veteran Andy Dalton sidelined by a bone bruise to his knee, rookie Bears quarterback Justin Fields will get the start on Sunday against the Browns, for his first NFL start. CBS 2's Matt Zahn reports.
Suburban Dog Attack Victims Suing Dog Owner, Village Of PalatineA pair of dogs behind two attacks in the suburbs last spring has apparently struck again.
Brighton Park Man Was Fed Up With Speed Bump, So He Smashed It To PiecesWe've all grown frustrated with speed bumps at one time or another, but a Brighton Park man was so fed up with the one behind his house that he removed it piece by piece.
Urbanspace Finally Opens Food Hall On Washington Street DowntownAs more workers come back to the Loop, we're seeing more food options reopen.
Chicago Weather: Dangerous Waves Next 2 DaysCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.
Plainfield Mom Pulls Son From School Because Bus Ride Takes 4 Hours Each DayThe bus driver shortage has reached critical mass for one southwest suburban school district, which is now offering thousands of dollars to parents to help fill that gap. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
City Not Issuing Timely Speed Cam Warning Tickets, Costing DriversUnder the new rules, drivers get tickets if speed cameras catch them going as little as 6 miles per hour over the speed limit. Under city rules, people caught speeding for the first time should receive a warning. But CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker discovered those warnings are often too little too late.

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