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Postal Worker Tells CBS 2 Staffing Issues Due To Federal Leave, Prioritization Of Package Delivery Are In Part To Blame For Persistent Mail ProblemsA veteran mail carrier is fed up and speaking out – exposing the behind-the-scenes issues affecting your mail delivery.
Shock And Outrage In Humboldt Park At Death Of Young Parents Yasmin Perez, Gyovanny Arzuaga In Shooting Called 'Execution-Style'Two young children will now grow up without parents, with their mom and dad both now having died from their wounds in a gruesome shooting during Puerto Rican pride festivities in Humboldt Park.
With Tornado-Damaged Houses Left Behind, Volunteers Step In To Keep Burglars AwayResidents in areas damaged by tornadoes this past Sunday night said they appreciate the help, but they wonder if everyone is really there to do good. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported Tuesday night, volunteers are stepping up to protect property in Naperville.
'We Walk For Her' Brings Attention To Murdered Black Women And GirlsHundreds called for action Tuesday night on behalf of women not seen or heard in the "We Walk for Her" march through Bronzeville.
Proposed Federal Legislation Would Impose Regulations To Prevent Black-Market Brokering Of Donated Body PartsOn Tuesday, a federal effort was launched, starting in Illinois, to regulate the black-market body-brokering industry.
Woodridge Residents Cope With Emotional Impact Of Damage From Sunday Night Tornado; Village Places Priority On Getting Power Back OnWoodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham estimates about 100 homes were significantly damaged in the western suburb by the tornado late Sunday night. But neighbors also shared the damage you can’t see.
Residents Repairing Homes After Tornado Run Into Sky-High Prices For Lumber, Other Construction MaterialsThere is no good time for a tornado to strike, but the one in the western suburbs on Sunday night ravaged homes at a time when construction costs are already sky high due to the challenges of the pandemic.
Free Lollapalooza Tickets For Getting COVID Shots This Saturday"Anything that keeps people talking about vaccine is a good thing."
Third Tornado Confirmed From Sunday Night Storms; It Traveled From Hobart To South Haven, IndianaA third tornado has now been confirmed in the storms that pounded the Chicago area late Sunday night.

Politics

Postal Worker Tells CBS 2 Staffing Issues Due To Federal Leave, Prioritization Of Package Delivery Are In Part To Blame For Persistent Mail ProblemsA veteran mail carrier is fed up and speaking out – exposing the behind-the-scenes issues affecting your mail delivery.
Chicago Police Video Of Gruesome Humboldt Park Shooting Was Made Public Without City's Permission, CBS 2 Has LearnedChicago Police believe cellphone video of a merciless shooting that left a man dead and a woman critically wounded in Humboldt Park over the weekend will help them catch the suspects. But on Monday, CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov learned one video of those crimes that was posted on social media came straight from a city camera – and should never have been made public.
Competing Versions Of Civilian Police Oversight Board Both Stall In Public Safety CommitteeA key City Council committee refused to consider the latest proposal offered by a coalition of grassroots organizations, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot pulled her own competing bid from consideration.
Years After Promise Of $100,000 From State And Photo-Op Prop Check, AMVETS Post 14 In Clinton, Illinois Has Not Seen A DimeA few years ago, a photo op from the State of Illinois showed a giant prop check being held up for downstate veterans – made out in the amount of $100,000. But those veterans have not seen a dime.
City Council Committee Advances Plan To Cut Off Retail Liquor Sales At Midnight -- Will It Make A Difference For Crime?A plan to ban retail liquor sales after midnight in Chicago got the go-ahead from a City Council committee on Thursday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis In Chicago; 'It Is Literally Killing Us'“At almost every point in our city’s history, sadly, racism has taken a devastating toll on the health and well-being of our residents of color, and particularly those who are Black,” Lightfoot said. 

Consumer

Residents Repairing Homes After Tornado Run Into Sky-High Prices For Lumber, Other Construction MaterialsThere is no good time for a tornado to strike, but the one in the western suburbs on Sunday night ravaged homes at a time when construction costs are already sky high due to the challenges of the pandemic.
IDOT Warns Of Phishing Scams Involving Texts, Emails Looking For Personal InformationThe Illinois Department of Transportation on Tuesday warned the public about phishing scams involving texts and emails purporting to be from the department.
A Warning On Phishing Scams Targeting Mobile Devices After Teen Finds His Savings Drained From His Bank AccountRemember how awesome it was to get your first paycheck? A teenager in Illinois had that very excitement drain from his face when his bank account also drained.
Despite Full Reopening Coming Up, COVID-19 Surcharges Not Going Anywhere At Many Chicago BusinessesBecause the coronavirus numbers are looking so good, Chicago returns to a "full normal" this Friday. But we've learned that the COVID-19 surcharges we have been paying lately may be here to stay.
Tower Show Productions, Organizer Of Huge Holiday Craft Show Benefiting Lambs Farm, Is Accused Of Shutting Down And Leaving Artists High And DryOrganizers of a large suburban holiday craft show are accused of closing up operations and leaving artists out of thousands of dollars.
City Launches New Portal For Shared Housing Hosts, Who Now Must Register With BACP To Rent Out Through Services Such As AirbnbThe Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection on Tuesday launched a new online portal to process registrations for shared housing such as Airbnb and HomeAway.