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DHS Says COVID Relief Loan Fraud Is Widespread, And One Of The Biggest Cases In The Country Is In Chicago AreaThe feds let us in Wednesday on how they are cracking down on those who stole from the government, and also giving us insight on one of the largest COVID fraud schemes in the country – operating in Chicago.
Parents Of Teen With Autism Demand Other Educational Options After He Was Bullied, Humiliated At Deerfield High School -- And It Has Become A FightA teenager with autism was humiliated to the point where he did not want to return to school – and his parents say it is for a good reason.
2 Seniors Killed, Driver Critically Injured In Crash Outside Midlothian Driver's Service FacilityAn elderly brother and sister were killed Wednesday afternoon when a driver who was also elderly struck two pedestrians in a parking lot in south suburban Midlothian, and then crashed into an Illinois Secretary of State's Office driver's service facility.
Authorities Hold Webinar, Reveal Top Cars Being Stolen In Chicago CarjackingsChicago prosecutors and members of the area’s Carjacking Task Force held a webinar Wednesday night, revealing the top cars people are stealing.
Woman Carjacked At Gunpoint In Wicker ParkA woman was carjacked Wednesday evening in Wicker Park.
Woman Struck By Gunfire Inside Rogers Park HomeA woman was struck by gunfire inside her home in Rogers Park Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Chicago Weather: Increasing Clouds Wednesday Night, Snow Flurries Possible Thursday MorningLook for increasing clouds Wednesday night with lows in the mid-20s.
After Devastating Fire, Mother Is On A Mission To Make Christmas Special For Her SonAfter a deadly fire on Chicago's Southwest Side, a mother is on a mission to make this Christmas special for her son.
Illinois Is Closer To Getting Two New CasinosThe board still has to approve their final licenses.

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Parents Of Teen With Autism Demand Other Educational Options After He Was Bullied, Humiliated At Deerfield High School -- And It Has Become A FightA teenager with autism was humiliated to the point where he did not want to return to school – and his parents say it is for a good reason.
Former City Architect And Public Works Commissioner Jerome Butler, Who Led 1970s Navy Pier Restoration, Dies At 93Former Chicago city architect, Public Works Commissioner, and Aviation Commissioner Jerome R. Butler has died at the age of 93.
Proposal To Allow Sports Betting In Chicago Stalls, Despite Mayor Lightfoot's Support, Amid Aldermen's Worries About Impact On Future Casino"I really think we’re moving entirely too fast, and the upside is very minimal,” Ald. Greg Mitchell (7th) said after aldermen were told allowing sportsbooks in Chicago would create only about $500,000 in annual tax revenue for the city.
Alderman Baffled By Revelation That City Council Staffers Have Lowest Rate Of COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Of Any City EmployeesThe deadline for Chicago employees not only to report their COVID vaccine status, but also get their shots, is less than four weeks away. You might be surprised to learn what group of city employees has the lowest reporting rate.
City Council Latino Caucus Moves To Put Proposed Ward Map On 2022 Ballot For Voter Referendum
Lawrence Ligas Of Chicago Becomes Latest Illinois Resident Charged In Jan. 6 Capitol InsurrectionAnother Illinois resident has been charged with participating in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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Evanescence Touring For New Album; 'Working On This Music ... Really Got Us Through The Pandemic'Amy Lee and Evanescence are making a comeback to the music scene. With a new album out and a major area tour ahead of them, CBSN’s Jamaica Ponder sits down with the band’s lead singer, Amy Lee.
2's Got Your Ticket: Melissa Gilbert Stars In 'When Harry Met Rehab'The nation watched Melissa Gilbert grow up for almost a decade on one of the most enduring shows of the 1970s on "Little House on the Prairie." She's now center stage in a new comedy, "When Harry Met Rehab." CBS 2 entertainment reporter Vince Gerasole sat down with the actress, who's kept the prairie close to her heart.
'Video Music Box' Founder, Hip Hop Influencer Ralph McDaniels Shares His Journey In New Showtime Documentary: 'This Music Is Really Powerful'Showtime documentary 'You're Watching Video Music Box' chronicles the evolution of founder Ralph McDaniel's life and career and the atomic impact his show Video Music Box made on American culture.
Stephen Sondheim, Musical Theatre Legend, Has Died At 91Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, a legend in American musical theater, has died, his representative confirmed to CBS News. He was 91.
2's Got Your Ticket: 'A Christmas Carol' At Goodman TheatreThis year marks the Goodman Theatre’s 44th annual production of “A Christmas Carol.”
Travis Scott Had Long History Of Inciting Chaos At Concerts Before Houston Stampede, Including 2015 Incident At LollapaloozaTravis Scott has a long history with crowd control and violence. As CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reported Monday night, that history includes a stop at Grant Park for Lollapalooza six years ago that ended with the rapper in handcuffs.