Brendt Christensen, the former University of Illinois student who confessed to killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang, 26, was sentenced to life in prison for her murder. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.

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More Humid Next 2 DaysCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.
Inconsistencies In CPD Body Camera Policies And Practices PersistCBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini exposes a camera breakdown a failure to use body cameras, and a lack of discipline too.
State Sen. Terry Link Accused Of Tax EvasionThe 24-year veteran Illinois state senator and assistant senate majority leader is accused of falsifying his 2016 tax return.
Lincoln Park High School Votes To Remove School Resource OfficersThe local school council voted 7-3 in favor of removing the officers.
Some South Suburban Residents Remain Stuck Without PowerOn Thursday night, generators continued buzzing in neighborhoods across the area, as some ComEd customers entered a fifth day without electricity. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
CPD Supt. Brown Issues Warning To LootersThe superintendent said anyone who tries to cause trouble this weekend will not get away with it.
Children Fight Off Man In Attempted Kidnapping In Carol StreamPolice in Carol Stream on Thursday were searching for a man they say tried to kidnap a 13-year-old girl last week.
2 Carjackings In One Morning In BucktownBrandon Rodriguez had his Jeep stolen at gunpoint early Thursday in Bucktown, and it went on to turn up in surveillance video of another carjacking. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
LIVE: CPD Prepares For Potential Weekend ProtestsChicago Police Supt. David Brown issues a warning to anyone thinking of looting.
Hundreds Of Students Pack Football Showcase, Ignoring Social Distancing GuidelinesHundreds of students from around the Chicago area went to Naperville for a football showcase with no social distancing and barely any masks. The organizer says it was worth it for the sake of the kids' future and sanity. 
4 Days With No Power For Some In JolietCBS 2's Marissa Parra reports on the frustration after the storm on Monday, and what some Joliet residents have done to get ComEd's attention.
Chicago Weather: Clear Skies, Light Winds Thursday NightCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has the 6 p.m. forecast for Thursday, August 13, 2020.
Video Captures Looting At Water Tower PlacePolice are asking for help in finding those in the video from early Monday morning.
Former Acting IDES Director Tom Chan ResignsTom Chan was acting director of the Illinois Department of Unemployment Security until a permanent replacement was named last month. He has now left IDES altogether.
Some Take Issue With Property Manager's Letter Claiming Chicagoans Are In FearA strongly-worded letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot claims to represent the fear of tens of thousands of Chicago high-rise residents following the looting this past weekend. But does it really represent them all? CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Looting Causes 2-Year-Old Battling Cancer To Miss His Own Birthday PartyMonday's looting in Chicago caused a suburban boy battling cancer to miss his own birthday party.
Doctors Concerned About Possible Spike In Chicago COVID-19 Cases This FallIllinois has broken the 200,000 mark for total cases of COVID-19, and this week marks five months since it was deemed a pandemic. Now Chicago is on the list of cities doctors worry could see a spike in cases in the fall. 
There Were Warning Signs, But Now A Child Is Dead And Parents Charged With ManslaughterA 6-year-old girl was found dead in her Kendall County home, and her parents charged with involuntary manslaughter. But, could Kerri Rutherford’s death have been prevented?
Family Blames Fault Crossing Gate For Crash That Injured Woman In WheatonUnion Pacific and Metra are facing a lawsuit after a crash in Wheaton left a woman critically hurt. 
Many Joliet Residents Remain Without PowerIt had been four days as of Thursday, and more than 93,000 customers were still without power. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
State Sen. Terry Link Indicted On Tax Evasion ChargesLink has been in office since 1996.
For Fourth Time In A Week, Indiana Reports More Than 1,000 Cases Of COVID-19For the fourth time in the past week, Indiana is reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 daily cases. Until last week, the state had never cracked 1,000 cases in a day. Katie Johnston reports.
Mother Of Toddler Murder In Hammond, Indiana Speaks OutPolice said it appeared Jo Jo was caught in the crossfire between two shooters, and neither she nor her mother had any connection to either suspect.
Over 22,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of August 3, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThere were less than 1 million new jobless claims in a single week for the first time since March.

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