CPS Watchdog Reveals 'Widespread' Employee Misuse Of Gift Cards Meant For Students
The Chicago Public Schools’ watchdog has issued a report revealing employees stole or misused gift cards meant for students to spend thousands of taxpayer dollars on everything from casino trips to booze for staffers. CBS 2's Susanna Song reports.

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Get In Beast Mode With 'Animal Flow' WorkoutOne of 2018's hottest new fitness trends has some people going primal. CBS News' Chris Martinez reports.
Officers Shot Man As He Was Assaulting Woman: CPDOfficers witnessed the attack after being called to a domestic disturbance in the 7600 block of South Ada, police said.
Serial Stowaway's Bond Includes Electronic MonitoringMarilyn Hartman, 66, snuck onto a British Airways flight last Sunday at O'Hare International Airport. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
Hundreds Of Thousands Attend Chicago Women's MarchThe turnout was at least as good as last year's 250,000 in downtown Chicago. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Preparations Continue For Women's MarchThousands are expected to participate in the Grant Park rally and march Saturday. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Cougar Sighting Reported In DuPage CountyAuthorities are posting warnings.

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Hopes Dim For Deal To Avoid Government ShutdownDemocrats and Republicans appear to be far apart in efforts to avert a partial shutdown of the federal government at midnight Friday night. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
House OKs Short-Term Spending Plan, But Senate Approval UncertainIn an attempt to avert a partial government shutdown, the House has passed a short-term budget measure to give lawmakers more time to figure out a long-term deal, but it now faces an uphill battle in the Senate before Friday's midnight deadline. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Deal To Avert Federal Government Shutdown Remains ElusiveLawmakers have less than 48 hours to approve a spending bill, or the federal government will shut down starting midnight Saturday morning.One of the biggest stumbling blocks appears to be uncertainty coming from the White House. Weijia Jiang reports.

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Stolen Mustang Crashes During Chase Of Carjacking SuspectsTwo carjacking suspects were in custody Friday morning, after leading police on a 45-minute high-speed chase from the South Side to the North Side and back again overnight. CBS 2's Susanna Song reports.
2 Injured, 1 Critically, In Chatham FireA man was critically injured and a woman also was taken to the hospital, after they were rescued from an apartment fire in the Chatham neighborhood.
2 Carjacking Suspects Arrested After High-Speed Chase In Stolen MustangTwo carjacking suspects led Illinois State Police and Chicago Police on a 45-minute high-speed chase from the South Side to the North Side and back again overnight. CBS 2's Susanna Song reports.

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Hopes Dim For Deal To Avoid Government ShutdownDemocrats and Republicans appear to be far apart in efforts to avert a partial shutdown of the federal government at midnight Friday night. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
House OKs Short-Term Spending Plan, But Senate Approval UncertainIn an attempt to avert a partial government shutdown, the House has passed a short-term budget measure to give lawmakers more time to figure out a long-term deal, but it now faces an uphill battle in the Senate before Friday's midnight deadline. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Deal To Avert Federal Government Shutdown Remains ElusiveLawmakers have less than 48 hours to approve a spending bill, or the federal government will shut down starting midnight Saturday morning.One of the biggest stumbling blocks appears to be uncertainty coming from the White House. Weijia Jiang reports.

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Officers Shot Man As He Was Assaulting Woman: CPDOfficers witnessed the attack after being called to a domestic disturbance in the 7600 block of South Ada, police said.
Serial Stowaway's Bond Includes Electronic MonitoringMarilyn Hartman, 66, snuck onto a British Airways flight last Sunday at O'Hare International Airport. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
CBS 2 Wake Up Weather (Jan. 20, 2018)CBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis with the latest weather.

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