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Chicago Weather: Hot And Humid All Weekend LongBe on the lookout for some rain Saturday afternoon and into the night.
Some Fear Events Like Lollapalooza Could Spike COVID-19 Cases In ChciagoIllinois COVID-19 cases are climbing just as the city prepares to host tens of thousands of people at Lollapaloooza for the first time in two years. 
Your U.S. Representative Could Help Get Your Delayed IRS RefundsCBS 2's Marie Saavedra has uncovered a back channel that is worth a shot to get cash you're owed. 
West Side Residents Skeptical Of Police Response Following Mass ShootingsDozens of Chicago police officers and the department's top brass put on a show of force Friday night as they lined up in Douglas Park just blocks from where two mass shootings took place this week. 
New Allegations Say R. Kelly Victimized Young Boys, Bribed Cook County Court OfficialsProsecutors in New York came forward Friday with new charges in the case against R&B singer R. Kelly. 
North Lawndale Church Holds Peace Walk Following Mass ShootingsSt. Agatha Parish held a peace walk in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood in response to the two mass shootings that took place there on Wednesday. 
'We're Out Here Having An Activity': Community Groups Said Their Voices, Projects Not Included In Crime Prevention Plans"We're not against any of the help that's coming. We just believe that there's more to it. And this is a piece that's being overlooked."
Summit Seeks To Help Latino Community Fight Alzheimer's And Stigma Against ItThe Institute on Aging reports that while Latinos are the most likely to get the disease, they are also least likely to get help.
Pierogi Fest Kicks Off Friday In Whiting, Indiana; ‘It’s A Lot Of Fun, A Lot Of Food, Good Entertainment’Pierogi Fest kicks off Friday in Whiting, Indiana. 

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'Not Sending My Child Back': Parents Of Wheaton School District Upset About Mask Optional Rule"They have their choice, but their choice takes away the safety of everyone around them."
New Loyola Study Concludes Prison Sentences For Gun Charges Often Don't Target Violent Offenders And Don't Improve SafetyFor months, we have been digging into the sources of the violence, and possible solutions. As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported Thursday, new research looks at prison sentences – and whether or not they actually keep us safer.
Chicago Woman Isn't Getting Answers About Why Her Cousin, In A Nursing Home, Has Not Been Given Second COVID Vaccine ShotA Chicago woman said she is hitting a wall of silence when it comes to finding out why her cousin – in a nursing home – is waiting for her second COVID-19 vaccination dose.
Neighbors Say Developer Is Trying To Ram Through Plan For High-Rise At Maple And LaSalle, Fear It Will Ruin Property ValuesA new high-rise could mean financial ruin to property owners on the same block – that is the fear of some people who live next to the proposed project.
'You Just Feel Happier': School Officials On (Vaccinated) Students Not Wearing Masks"We will continue just to work with local health officials and with CPS to determine the right course of action."
Chicago Blood Banks Face Critically Low Supply, Particularly After High Demand During Violent WeekendBlood banks across the city are feeling the impact of the nation's dangerously low blood supply – and after a violent holiday weekend, Chicago's demand for blood donations swelled even higher.
Multiple Women Who Own Pet-Related Businesses Share Similar Stories About Groping, Sexual Harassment By Illinois Agriculture Inspector Jose GuillenIllinois state inspector Jose Guillen was caught on camera groping a female doggy daycare owner in Bucktown, and he was fired after our report on the incidents ran last month. Since we broke the story, several other female business owners have come forward with similar complaints of sexual abuse during their inspections.
Hotel Worker 'Averted Disaster' Finding Loaded Rifle And Scope In Guest's Room Overlooking Ohio Street Beach; Keegan Casteel Faces Weapons ChargesChicago Police Supt. David Brown said the employee found the rifle and handgun “in a very suspicious position inside one of the rooms,” along with five rifle magazines on a windowsill.
After 100 People Were Shot In Chicago Over Holiday Weekend, Including 11 Children, Police Supt. David Brown Focuses On Illegal GunsAt least 100 people were shot in Chicago this past July 4th weekend, while we were supposed to be celebrating America’s independence.