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Over 25,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of Sept. 14, Amid COVID-19 PandemicUnemployment claims across the nation have skyrocketed during the pandemic. In Illinois, more than 1.7 million new unemployment claims have been filed since early March.
COVID In Illinois: 2,257 New Cases And 30 Additional Deaths
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb Keeps Mask Order, Drops Other Coronavirus LimitsMost of Indiana’s coronavirus restrictions on businesses and crowd sizes will be lifted this weekend, but people will still be required to wear masks in public for another three weeks, Gov. Eric Holcomb said Wednesday.
United To Offer COVID Tests Before ScreeningThe airline starts the program October 15 for customers flying from San Francisco to Hawaii. If it works there, United hopes to offer testing at its major hubs across the country.
Firefighters Respond To Fire On Ewing AvenueNo word yet on how the fire started.
Facebook Users In Illinois Could Get Payment In Class Action LawsuitIf you live in Illinois, Facebook could be sending you some money to settle a class action lawsuit.
Early Voting Begins For Most Of Illinois; Chicago And Cook County Suburbs Start Next MonthLike everything else right now, voting looks a little different in a pandemic.
Former DCFS Caseworker Carlos Acosta Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges Linked To A.J. Freund CaseCarlos Acosta pleaded not guilty to two counts of child endangerment and one count of reckless conduct.
Nurses At University Of Illinois Hospital Reach Tentative 4-Year Contract Agreement, Following 7-Day StrikeThe union said the deal with UI Health includes wage increases, a commitment to hire at least 160 more full-time nurses, and several measures to protect them during the pandemic.

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Surge In Illegal Drugs And COVID-19 Counterfeits During Pandemic ShipmentsAn explosion of illegal drugs and an increasing cache of counterfeits are flowing through one of the busiest mail facilities in the country, right here in Chicago.
Patrick Stein, Young Stroke Victim, Needs A Home Nurse, But Blue Cross Blue Shield Stopped Paying For One; 'Without This He Will Die'Patrick Stein, 27, is incredibly smart, but he’s been trapped inside his body for a decade. He was only 17 when a massive stroke left him with only the use of his eyes
Staffing Issues, COVID-19 Cases At Postal Service Prompt Concern About Mail-In Ballots In Chicago And BeyondThere are now 44 days until the November election, and on this day, when everyone is being urged to register to vote, we are learning there are big worries about mail-in ballots.
Victims Await Justice After Cicero Kindergarten Teacher Accused Of Sexual Abuse Slipped Through Cracks For YearsA former kindergarten teacher is accused of sexually abusing students at school. His alleged victim is fighting for justice and sharing her story with CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini.
Illinois 'Move Over' Law Isn't Being Followed By All Motorists"We lost two troopers in the line of duty, two Scott's Law violations last year."
A State Order To Prevent Homelessness Is Causing It For SomeA young mother’s dream to provide a home for her daughter was crushed by COVID-19, and they have been left homeless.
McHenry County Board Chairman Calls For Carlos Acosta's Resignation Following Arrest In A.J. Freund CaseFriday night the chairman of the board was calling on fellow board member Carlos Acosta, the caseworker assigned to A.J., to resign. 
Chicago Announces Plans To Replace Old Lead Water Pipes Connected To Some HomesThe City of Chicago plans to begin paying to replace old lead pipes connecting the water to some people's homes and installing meters on those old lines to measure usage. 
'I Just Felt Wronged:' Disabled Veteran, Proud Steelworker Devastated After ArcelorMittal Cuts His JobDisabled Iraq War veteran Christian Peters of Hebron, Indiana is one of the 29 million Americans who are now unemployed. The proud steelworker was cut by ArcelorMittal.