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Former St. Charles North Employee Gets 4 Years For Sexual AbuseA former St. Charles North High School employee been sentenced to four years in prison for having sexual contact with an underage student.
Man Charged With Shooting At Logan Square House PartyA man has been charged with shooting another man during an argument at a house party in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Shooting Shuts Down Inbound Eisenhower ExpresswayA shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway has shut down all inbound lanes on the West Side.
Boxer Ed ‘Bad Boy’ Brown Dies After Shooting25-year-old Ed “Bad Boy” Brown is the latest victim of Chicago’s violence.
Gas Prices Expected To Rise After OPEC Cuts ProductionOil prices have surged because traders believe OPEC is finally addressing an oil glut that has depressed prices for the past two years.
Trustees Want To Close Oak Lawn Chuck E. Cheese After ShootingOak Lawn Trustee Alex Olejniczak said enough is enough.

Politics

Another Year Of Financial Uncertainty Looms For IllinoisPeople and organizations relying on state funds are facing another year of financial uncertainty.
Illinois Leaders Differ On Progress In Meeting With GovernorIllinois legislative leaders differed on the outcome of their latest meeting with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Rauner Likes Jobs Saved In Nuke Deal, Dislikes 'Corporate Welfare' ComponentThe measure saves an estimated 1,500 jobs in central and western Illinois by keeping two nuclear power plants open.
Democratic Lawmakers Sue To Get Paid, Despite State Budget MessThe Democratic lawmakers filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday demanding that Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Gov. Bruce Rauner "end unwarranted political pressure."
State's Attorney Foxx Pledges Greater Transparency As She Takes OfficeCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has sworn to promote openness and equal justice more than her predecessor, Anita Alvarez.
DePaul President Asks Trump To Leave Undocumented Students AlonePresident Obama granted temporary relief to children brought here illegally and allowed them to continue their studies. CBS 2's Sandra Torres reports.

Business

Gas Prices Expected To Rise After OPEC Cuts ProductionOil prices have surged because traders believe OPEC is finally addressing an oil glut that has depressed prices for the past two years.
'Tis The Season To Protect Your Holiday PackagesCBS 2's Dorothy Tucker has some tips on preventing your merchandise from being swiped or damaged.
Expert: Manufacturing May Return To U.S., But With Fewer JobsA DePaul expert says rising labor costs overseas might also help persuade some companies to bring manufacturing back to the U.S., especially with modern, high-tech plants.
Trump To Deliver Good News To Indianapolis: Nearly 1,000 Industrial Jobs Won't LeaveCBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley sets the stage for the president-elect's Thursday visit in Indiana with his vice president-elect.
After The Bell: Stocks Close Higher As Oil DeclinesThe S&P 500 finished up 3, the NASDAQ added 11, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 23 points, settling to 19,121.
The Airbnb Of Cars Is Here, Allowing Owners To Rent Out Their VehiclesThe new app used in Chicago and Evanston is called Getaround. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.

Entertainment

Apparently Not Fake News: A 'Hipster Nativity Set' For $130Modern Nativity has recast the classic tableau of Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Three Wise Men et al as as "Hipster Nativity Scene."
Attorney For Chicago 'Hamilton' Heckler: Audience At Fault For DisruptionAn audience member at a Chicago performance of "Hamilton" was arrested after he allegedly caused a politically charged disturbance. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Chicago Performance Of "Hamilton" Disrupted, Man ArrestedA 56-year-old man was arrested Saturday night, after disrupting a Chicago performance of “Hamilton,” and refusing to leave the theater.
Steve Goodman's 'Go Cubs Go' Song Explodes -- After Family Sells The RightsRosanna Goodman tells the Chicago Sun-Times the song's surging popularity is a fitting memorial to her folk musician father, who died in 1984.
Oprah Selling Last Chicago Area Property In Elmwood ParkThe last trace of talk show queen Oprah Winfrey’s roots in the Chicago area is up for sale.
After Rally, Chance The Rapper Leads Hundreds To Early Voting SiteThings got interesting in Chicago's Loop, the night before Election Day. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.

Health

Planned Parenthood Sees Surge In Visits Following Trump's ElectionUnder the provisions of Obamacare, health insurers must cover birth control for women. Trump has said he will repeal and replace the program.
Cigarette Maker Moving Toward End Of Smokes As We Know Them: ReportPhilip Morris International has signaled it may one day phase out traditional cigarettes as it develops an alternative that heats tobacco but doesn’t burn it.
Flu Season Ramping Up, Doctors WarnChristmas carols and jingling bells aren't the only sounds filling the air this time of year. Symphonies of sneezes and choirs of coughs mean the holiday season has brought cold and flu season along with it.
After Tragedy, NW Indiana Mom On Mission: Raise Awareness Of CO PoisoningCBS 2’s Audrina Bigos found out more about her fight for new laws in this Original Report.
Another State Budget Casualty: Supportive Services For Traumatized KidsThe Safe from the Start program helps young children who've lived through domestic violence, street violence and abuse. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Chicago Based Children's Cancer Camp Participates In Giving TuesdayChildren's Oncology Services One Step Camp participates in Giving Tuesday, by raising money to give free camp for children with cancer.

Tech

Divisive Election Prompts Some To Hit "Ejector Seat" On Facebook FriendsSome social media relationships were fractured during the contentious presidential campaign, with a lot of “unfriending” and “unfollowing” happening on Facebook.
University Of Chicago Uses CT Scans To Digitally Unwrap MummiesResearchers from the University of Chicago performed CT scans on Tuesday to learn the secrets of two mummies that have been in the possession of the Oriental Institute for more than 100 years.
Northwestern Professor Among Three Nobel Prize Winners In ChemistryThree scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing the world's smallest machines, 1,000 times thinner than a human hair but with the potential to revolutionize computer and energy systems.
Positive Train Control Still A Work In Progress For MetraThe National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate what caused Thursday's deadly commuter train crash in New Jersey. The accident is prompting questions about train safety here in Chicago. Could something called "positive train control" have prevented this?
FAA Warns Travelers Not To Use New Samsung Phone On PlanesSamsung has issued a global recall of all Note 7 smartphones, after finding the lithium-ion batteries of some of the phones have exploded or caught fire.
Lawmaker Proposes Law To Help Remove Pokémon Go StopsProposed legislation introduced in Springfield Wednesday would require those who manage Pokémon Go and similar games to remove stops within two days of a request, and to make it easy to do so.

CBS National News

North Carolina Gov. McCrory concedes governor's race
97 BMWs damaged in South Carolina train derailment
Impact of President-elect Trump's Taiwan call, China criticisms
"Extreme" downpours could become much more common

CBS World News

Syrian families flee barrage of airstrikes in Aleppo
China's reaction to Donald Trump's call with Taiwan
Italian PM Renzi to step down after referendum defeat
Tech giants not acting fast enough on hate speech, E.U. charges

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