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City Was Warned About Thousands of Corroding Light Poles But Failed to Fix Many, CBS 2 Investigation FindsFor the last six years, CBS 2 identified frightening examples of decayed poles that fell and injured residents, or caused damage, across the city. This includes hundreds of 311 complaints. But for the first time, the public can now understand the scope of the problem.
Some Parents Not Pleased As Kids Are Required To Wear Masks During Outdoor Recess At Jonathan Burr Elementary School In Wicker ParkA masking controversy is bubbling up at an elementary school in Wicker Park – with regard to whether kids need to be masked during outdoor recess as a mitigation against COVID-19.
COVID Test Confusion After Suburban Family Believes They Got False Result from University Of Illinois SHIELD Program"If there is a positive, that they can follow up with a family doctor to ensure that there is an actual positive, not just a false positive."
City Council Expected To Vote On New Ward Map Wednesday, But Public Has Not Seen It, And Some Call For End To Gerrymandered Wards That Splinter CommunitiesWednesday is the day the City Council is supposed to vote on a new ward map – but no one has seen it yet.
CVS Installs Time-Delay Safes At All Illinois Pharmacy Locations To Deter Would-Be ThievesWould-be thieves will now have a much harder time making a quick getaway at Illinois pharmacies.
Skokie Synagogue Wants To Swap Empty Lot For Piece Of Park To Build New Parking Lot; Some Call It A Land GrabA land grab is what opponents are calling a plan to put a parking lot in the middle of a north suburban park – they say it is swallowing precious green space.
Officials Seek To Quell Fears Over New Omicron COVID-19 Variant As Concerns And Questions Grow; 'There Is No Reason For Panicking'Chicago is uniquely situated as both an international travel hub and a hub for research into fighting the virus — and any new variants that might be headed our way.
Getting Hosed: Vietnam Veteran Gets Hosed and Bulldozed By The City Rodney Andrews — a Vietnam Veteran, a Chicago cabbie, and our main protagonist — was among those “Getting Hosed” by the City until we fixed his water bill. Then, out of the blue, the City had his garage bulldozed.
West Lakeview Neighbors Want Every Option Explored To Keep Trees From Being Cut Down For City Water Pipe ReplacementDozens of trees are potentially slated to get the axe in West Lakeview, and residents have been mobilizing to stop it.

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West Side Middle Schoolers Create, Sell Their Own Wrapping PaperSome West Side youngsters are putting their skills to good use this season, creating and selling their own wrapping paper. As CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek reports, it all started with a kid who was having a bad day.
Alsip Woman Still Fighting After Getting Snow Route Ticket, Despite No Sign About ItAt the end of last winter, a total of 259 people were all ticketed after parking in a snow route in Alsip. As we approach this snowy season, CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reports one of those people is still fighting to get the village's parking rules changed.
Crest Hill Couple Pleads Guilty To Role In Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol AttackA couple from southwest suburban Crest Hill pleaded guilty on Friday to misdemeanor charges for their role in the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol building.
CBS 2 Investigation: City Was Warned About Thousands of Corroding Light Poles But Failed to Fix ManyFor the last six years, CBS 2 identified frightening examples of decayed poles that fell and injured residents, or caused damage, across the city. This includes hundreds of 311 complaints. But for the first time, the public can now understand the scope of the problem. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
Neighbors Alarmed After Rash Of Robberies In LakeviewGunpoint robbers have struck multiple times in the greater Lakeview area in recent days – including three robberies on Thursday on and near Southport Avenue within a period of 25 minutes. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Woman Shot, Killed In South Shore Apartment BuildingA woman is dead after being shot in the head in the hallway of a South Shore neighborhood apartment building.