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Ballot Confusion In Northwest Indiana; 'I Assume My Vote Is Counted. I Hope'"If you have an absentee ballot, and you simply change your mind, you cannot forfeit it at an early voting site."
Corey Deering Charged In Killings Of Pregnant Cook County Probation Officer Stacey Jones And Her Baby“The victim had conveyed to some of her friends that the father told her she’d never make it through the pregnancy,” Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said.
Man Shot, Seiously Wounded By Police During Chase In Little VillageThe shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. near 26th and Ridgeway.
Chicago Weather: Cool And Cloudy Pattern Ahead; Showers Could Return SundayTemperatures were around 72 degrees early Friday morning, but have been dropping steadily throughout the day, and will fall to a low around 34 overnight.
'Fight The Fatigue' Illinois' Health Director Pleads For People To Take COVID-19 Seriously, Adhere To Pandemic Restrictions"Some of those locations, when they remain open, when they don't follow the rules, they are, in fact, helping to communicate this virus to many other people."
CTU Accuses CPS Of Refusing To Negotiate Over Reopening; Files Complaint Over Condition Of School Ventilation SystemsThe Chicago Teaches Union is accusing Chicago Public Schools officials of illegally refusing to bargain over plans for how and when to safely reopen schools, and the union is seeking an injunction to block CPS from moving forward with any reopening efforts.
Coronavirus In Illinois: 3,874 New COVID-19 Cases; Hospitalizations Continue To RiseThe statewide seven-day average positivity rate stands at 5.6%, down only slightly from 5.7% on Thursday, but up from the 3.4% rate reported three weeks ago.
Thieves Targeting Parked Cars At Jack's Pop Up Pumpkin PatchA popular North Side Halloween attraction has been targeted by thieves. 
2 Injured After Police Chase Ends In Crash In Hammond, IndianaTwo people were injured after a police chase ended with a crash in Hammond, Indiana. 

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Names, Private Information Of Child Sex Crime Victims Were Illegally Made Public In Cook County Court RecordsThis exposure of child victims’ information could have a chilling effect on victims who might report similar cases in the future.
Are Reminders To Mask Up And Social Distance Becoming White Noise? Expert Weighs In On How To Communicate ItCOVID fatigue is real, and if you have it, you’re not alone. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey spent the day Tuesday asking whether the strategy to get the word out is still working.
Remote Learning Makes Abuse Harder To Spot, Says Chicago Public Schools CEOChicago police received a horrific call Thursday afternoon of a 7-year-old girl observed performing a sexual act on a man live on an online learning session. 
More Than One Third Of Unemployment Claims In Illinois PUA System Have Been RejectedHundreds of thousands of Illinois’ gig workers, contractors, or self-employed workers have applied for jobless benefits due to COVID-19. And for months, we’re been hearing horror stories from applicants who say they haven’t seen a dime.
Homeless Landlord Gets Her Home BackA young mother and her daughter who had to sleep in their car because the eviction moratorium prevented them from sleeping in their own home. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker got results for them.
City Wants Michael LaPorta, Shot And Permanently Disabled By CPD Officer Patrick Kelly, To Testify Against HimKelly claimed LaPorta had shot himself with the officer’s gun in a suicide attempt. It wasn’t until 2017 that the case was revisited and investigators found that Kelly had pulled the trigger and then lied about it for nine years.
After CBS 2 Exposed More Towing Scams, City Council Moves To Add Consumer ProtectionsNew reforms are in the works to protect Chicago car accident victims from predatory towing companies.  
How Has The Pandemic Affected Violent Crime On The CTA? It's Hard To Say For SureA gruesome crime at a Chicago Transit Authority station got us wondering – what has happened to violence on public transportation during the coronavirus pandemic?
Illinois Sexual Assault Victims Can Now Track Rape Kits But System Does Not Track Backlog Of 6,000Sexual assault victims in Illinois can finally track their rape kits. It is a huge step for survivors trying to get answers in their cases, but there is a catch.

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Head Of The IDPH Shows Frustration At High COVID Numbers In IllinoisHolding back tears and trying to not to show her sadness and frustration with the state's rising COVID-19 cases, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health urged people to "fight the fatigue" and follow the rules to combat the spread of the virus.
Corey Deering Charged In Killings Of Pregnant Cook County Probation Officer Stacey Jones And Her BabyA Chicago Park District football coach has been charged with shooting his pregnant-ex girlfriend, Stacey Jones, killing her and his baby boy, who was delivered moments before Jones' death, but also died four days later. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey has the story.
Little Village ShootingA man in his 30s was in serious to critical condition Friday afternoon, after Chicago police shot him during an "armed encounter" in the Little Village neighborhood, as officers were responding to a report of shots fired. Police did not say if the man fired at officers.
Chicago Weather: Plunging Temperatures Headed Into The WeekendCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has the latest 7-day forecast.
Chicago Road Trips That Are One Tank AwayChicago has something for every season, and fall is particularly magical. Check out these ideas for one-tank trips with your family and friends! There is something for everybody.
Man Charged In Killings Of Pregnant Cook County Probation Officer Stacey Jones And Her BabyA 39-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of pregnant Cook County probation officer Stacey Jones, and the death of her baby boy, who died four days after he was delivered.