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Chicago Weather: 90s Return ThursdayCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
Asha Mosi Believes Her Clothing Company, 'Un-Cursed,' Can Be Catalyst For Powerful Change For Black FamiliesOne woman from west suburban Forest Park believes her clothing company could be the catalyst to start meaningful conversations - and could break the curse that many Black families feel have loomed for generations. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
Palos Park Police Warn Of Suspected Ruse Burglaries That Target SeniorsPolice in Palos Park on Wednesday were investigating an attempted ruse burglary targeting a senior.
Teenage Girl Hit By Front-End Loader In Little VillageA 16-year-old girl was hit by a front-end loader that was coming down the street in Little Village late Wednesday.
Chicago Postmaster Wanda Prater Is OutMail delays or no mail at all has been the frustration of many Chicago neighborhoods for several months, and now, Chicago Postmaster Wanda Prater is out.
Illinois State House Approves Elected School Board For ChicagoThe Illinois House of Representatives late Wednesday passed legislation that would create a fully elected school board in Chicago by 2027.
Beverly-Morgan Park To Host First Juneteenth FestivalPreparations were under way Wednesday night for the Beverly-Morgan Park Juneteenth Festival, planned for 110th Place and Longwood Drive. But some people were not pleased to hear about the festival. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
City Struggles To Cope As Mass Shootings Cause Lasting DamageA balloon release was held Wednesday night for the victims of a mass shooting in Chicago, but it was also about releasing pain – as the repeated mass shootings cause lasting damage. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Man Charged In Sexual Assault Of 16-Year-Old Girl In Beach ParkA man was arrested and charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a teenage girl on a bike path in the Lake County community of Beach Park.
Rabid Bat Found In Bathroom Of House In PeotoneThe Will County Health Department warned homeowners to be alert Wednesday after the discovery of a rabid bat in Peotone.
Cook County Sheriff's Office Seizes Homemade Cannabis-Infused Edibles And Labels Looking Like CandyThe contents of an evidence table tweeted out by the Cook County Sheriff’s police on Wednesday seemed to show an assortment of packaging for familiar candy you might have received at Halloween as a kid – Nerds, Jolly Ranchers, Sweet Tarts, Starburst, Skittles. But take a closer look.
Chicago Police Work 12-Hour Days In Wake Of Four Mass ShootingsPart of Chicago's plan to stop a spike in gun violence includes massive overtime by police. But will longer workdays really lower crime? CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Pritzker Signs Legislation Making Juneteenth An Official State HolidayGov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday signed legislation making Juneteenth an official state holiday, marking the end of slavery in the United States.
City Organizations Try To Fight Spike In Chicago Gun Violence Following 4 Recent Mass ShootingsWith three mass shooting in Chicago in less than a week, four in the past two weeks, gun violence in Chicago is spiking.
18-Year-Old Charged In Aurora Carjacking That Left Suburban Mother ParalyzedDarrell Frazier, 18, of Lansing, was arrested Tuesday, and has been charged with one felony count each of aggravated battery, aggravated vehicular hijacking, and armed violence; and two felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Chicago Weather: Warming Trend On The WayCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a check on the forecast.
South Austin Porch Collapse Injures 6, Despite Tougher Building CodesA porch collapsed and left half a dozen people injured in the South Austin neighborhood this week, and on Wednesday, we wanted to know how effective new city building codes are at preventing such accidents. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Despite Months Of Promises, No Legal Resolution In Sight For Anjanette Young, City Of ChicagoAs of Wednesday, it had been two years, three months, and 26 days since Anjanette Young was handcuffed naked while her home was wrongly raided by Chicago Police. And despite months of public promises from Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the city and Young are no closer to resolving the case in court. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Debt Erased For Former ITT Tech StudentsThe for-profit school abruptly closed in 2016. The U.S. Department of Education wiped out 100% of loan debt from those students.
Inexperienced Driver Crashes Through Front Of Shami Meat Market In NilesA driver hit the gas instead of the brakes in a crash into a building in Niles. She crashed right through the front of Shami Meat Market. According to police no one was hurt, and the driver was inexperienced. 
No One Hurt In Chicago Apartment FireCBS 2's Brandon Merano reports the blaze happened on the rooftop.
Phishing Scams Linked To IDES On The RiseThe state's employment department is warning people against a scam leading to identity theft. Katie Johnston reports.
Chicago Weather: Hotter Temps On The WayCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has a check on the extended forecast.

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