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Chicago Area Man Gives Thanks For COVID-19 Recovery; 'At Least I'm Alive'"I came a real long way and I just thank god everyday. And I go to bed praying for these other people that they survive it."
Black Shop Friday Hopes To Bring In People To Shop Local Black Owned Businesses; 'It's All About Providing A Good Product'A recent study from the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy showed 41% of Black business owners shuttered in the first half of this pandemic, compared to 17% of white business owners.
Elderly Couple Found Dead In Old Irving Park Fire Caused By 'Careless Use Of Smoking Materials'Two seniors were found dead Thanksgiving Day night in a fire in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.
AMBER Alert Update: 1-Year-Old K'marion Hebron Located Safely After Double Homicide In RiverdaleAuthorities have issued an AMBER Alert for a 1-year-old boy who was kidnapped after a double homicide in south suburban Riverdale.
Chicago Weather: Mild And Pleasant WeekendThis weekend is looking mild and sunny before a significant cool-down arrives on Monday.
COVID-19 In Illinois: New Cases Take Big Dip As Testing Slows On Thanksgiving; State Surpasses 700,000 Total Cases, 12,000 Total DeathsThe state's seven-day average case positivity rate now stands at 10.1%, marking the ninth time in the past 16 days the rate has gone down.
Six Flags Holiday In The Park Light Show Opens FridaySix Flags Holiday In The Park Light Show opens Friday for the third year in a row. 
Michael Jordan Donates $2M To Feeding AmericaThe money comes from some proceeds of "The Last Dance" documentary. It focused on the Bulls' fame in the 1990s.
Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Experience Begins Friday

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Getting Hosed: After Vietnam Vet Rodney Andrews Got Hit With $10,700 Water Bill At House Where He'd Never Lived, He Gets A Surprise Of New Appliances To Make It A Home
Woman Says She Paid Thousands To Contractor To Fix Leaky Roof, Only For Him To Demand More And More -- And Then VanishTalk about a double whammy – your roof is messed up, you pay a contractor thousands of dollars, and he does the demolition work, only to disappear like Houdini.
Cook County Judicial Candidate Says Vote Totals Changed After Deadline To Make Him Lose, Claims FraudOne man who ran for judge in Cook County claims thousands of ballots mysteriously materialized after the Nov. 17 deadline to count them, and it cost him the race.
COVID In Illinois: Expert Says Ambitious Federal Timeline For Getting Out Coronavirus Vaccine Is PossibleAn ambitious timeline has been set up to get out a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
COVID-19 Surging In Chicago Area Nursing Homes Again, And Some Say State Is Not Doing EnoughCOVID-19 cases are again surging in Chicago area nursing homes, and workers in the facilities are in dire need of emergency supplies.
DHL Says 'We're Ready' To Assist In Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccine When It's Available"Whatever methods we can use to deliver those vaccines to the patients need them as soon as possible, we should look into it."
Towing Without Telling: City Accused Of Towing Vehicles Without Proper Warning, And Now Taxpayers Could Be On The Hook For MillionsThe CBS 2 Investigators were the first to expose how the city towed and destroyed a woman's van with her wheelchair lift inside. The city claimed it was abandoned because it hadn't moved in seven days, and now, the city is accused of failing to warn people properly in these kinds of cases.
No New Ambulances Coming, Response Times Still Sometimes Long, And CFD Whistleblower Says Pandemic Has Made Shortage WorseA whistleblower exposed to CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov that a critical Chicago Fire Department ambulance shortage has been made worse with the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Customs And Border Protection Seizes More Than $1.6M In Fake Money Headed To Joliet From UkraineMore than $1.6 million in fake money has been intercepted over the last month from shipments originating in Ukraine and destined for, of all places, Joliet.