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Illinois DCFS Director Marc Smith On Hot Seat Before State Lawmakers Over Lack Of Beds And Foster Homes For Kids, Other IssuesHe heads the department mandated to care for the state’s most vulnerable children, and on Friday, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith was on the legislative hot seat.
Judge OKs Agreement To Destroy Gun Used By Kyle Rittenhouse; $2 Million For His Bail At The Center Of A Legal FightA spokesman for Rittenhouse said last week that Rittenhouse, who is now 19, wanted to destroy the rifle so nothing can be used as a political symbol or trophy celebrating the shootings.
Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors SayAt the accused gunman's bond hearing on Thursday, Cook County prosecutors said 16-year-old Emilio Corripio teen had committed three aggravated carjackings in the span of just 5 months, and was on "intensive probation" at the time of the murder. 
Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans Doubles Down On Pretrial Release Policies With Regard To Young OffendersDeciding which suspects stay locked up as they await trial and which do not is a growing controversy in Chicago – with alarming crime rates and repeat offenders fueling the debate.
COVID-19 Disparities: First Peek Inside New Lifestyle Hub - One Solution To Ending Disproportionate Impact On Black Chicagoans“It really is a joint effort to revive the community and give the community access to the types of the quality health care services and wealth building services … that communities like ours deserve,” Carlos Nelson said.
'We’re Back There Again?' Disproportionate Number of Black Chicagoans Died From COVID-19 In Recent Surge; What’s The Solution?More than half of the Chicagoans who died during the recent COVID-19 surge were Black – an alarming disparity community leaders and city officials have struggled to overcome since the beginning of the pandemic.
Chicago White Sox Plan To Take Action After CBS 2 Investigators Expose Parking Scam Outside Sports Venues: Fans Getting Ripped Off By Conmen, Then Hit With Parking TicketsNew developments in a parking scam first exposed by the CBS 2 Investigators. Conmen have been ripping off fans outside Chicago sports venues for years. Posing as parking attendants, they lure in fans, take their cash and often guide them into illegal parking spots. Those fans later find parking tickets from the city on their cars. Now one sports team, the Chicago White Sox, plans to take action to try to protect fans.
St. John's Lutheran School In Lombard Begins Student Mask Exemptions Amid Protests, Staff ResignationsStudent mask exemptions at St. John’s Lutheran School in Lombard began this week and have pushed about a sixth of the school’s staff members out the door in protest.
Family Files Lawsuit, Mother Speaks After Security Guard Was Seen On Video Throwing Student Around Classroom At Proviso West High SchoolA teen was attacked in his classroom by a security guard at Proviso West High School in Hillside last month – and a federal lawsuit has now been filed.

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Where's The Corned Beef? Skyrocketing Prices Could Be Bad News For St. Patrick's DayA few dinner plates might be going without corned beef this year, as the price to stock the meat keeps going up. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Chicago Public Schools Cut COVID-19 Isolation And Quarantine Period From 10 Days To 5The Chicago Public Schools on Friday announced that it will change its isolation policies for those who test positive for COVID-19, and quarantine policies for close contacts, from 10 days to five.
Neighbors Help Each Other Clear Out Snow, And Some Get Out And Enjoy ItIt was a long day and night Friday for Chicagoans digging out of the mess left behind by the lake-effect snowstorm that fell for most of the day. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Mayor Lightfoot Added To Lawsuit Over Columbus Statue RemovalMayor Lori Lightfoot has now been added to a lawsuit over the removal of a Christopher Columbus statue in the Little Italy neighborhood. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
State Lawmakers Question DCFS Director About Ongoing ProblemsHe heads the department mandated to care for the state’s most vulnerable children, and on Friday, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith was on the legislative hot seat. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Neighbors Work To Clear Snow In Harwood HeightsMore than 7 inches of snow fell in northwest suburban Harwood Heights Friday as a lake-effect snowstorm clobbered the Chicago area. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.