A 19-year-old woman and a 4-year-old boy were seriously injured in a fire early Thursday morning in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

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Congress Makes Lynching A Federal Crime, 65 Years After TillSixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. Katie Johnston reports.
Biden Looks Beyond Super Tuesday With Illinois EndorsementsFormer Gov. Pat Quinn and more than 80 other top Illinois Democrats are endorsing Joe Biden for president, as the former vice president looks ahead to a state that votes weeks after Super Tuesday’s contests. Katie Johnston reports.
Shooting Reported At MillerCoors In Milwaukee; Police Confirm Multiple VictimsMultiple people were shot Wednesday afternoon at the MillerCoors brewing campus in Milwaukee.
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Court Sides With Trump In 'Sanctuary Cities' Grant FightThe Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts. Katie Johnston reports.
Lakeshore Flood Warning In Effect Amid High Waves, WindCity officials are working to keep residents and lakefront areas safe from high winds and waves.
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This Is Ash WednesdayCatholics everywhere are commemorating the event by getting ashes placed on their foreheads in the sign of the cross. It marks the 40 day period of lent.
Indiana Grandfather To Plead Guilty In Toddler's Cruise Ship DeathSalvatore Anello, the Indiana man whose 18-month old granddaughter, Chloe Wiegand, fell to her death from a window on a Royal Caribbean cruise while it was docked in Puerto Rico last July, will plead guilty to negligent homicide.
Snow Continues Wednesday MorningCBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros has the latest forecast.
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Lakeshore Flood Warning In Effect Amid High Waves, WindResidents should stay off bike paths as waves cause safety concerns. In addition to bike paths, officials are warning drivers to avoid parking two blocks from the lakefront to ensure water does not damage cars.
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Snow Covers Parts Of Northwest IndianaSnow is creating slick driving conditions in Northwest Indiana.
Snow Continues Through The MorningCBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros has the latest forecast.
Victims' Family Says Later Deadly Metra Accident Was PreventableA man was killed when a Metra train hit a car in Hometown this month, and a similar accident killed two people in the very same place in 2015. A relative of the people killed in the earlier accident says Metra has known there was a problem. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Winter Storm: What To Expect For The Wednesday Morning RushCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a 10 p.m. weather update for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
Fire Commissioner: Don't Admit No Ambulances Are Available On DispatchRecently, 911 Center dispatchers were juggling calls from the public and even first responders needing ambulance assistance, but were told no ambulances were available. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.
Snow To Press On Through The NightCBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has a live look at conditions from the Mobile Weather Lab.

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