From Chicago, director Matthew Cherry was in Los Angeles to receive his first Academy Award for his animated short film 'Hair Love." CBS 2's Jim Williams reports on how it's more than just a funny animated film. It has a serious message.

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No Arrests In Death Of Zion Mother Melanie Yates, Hit By A Stray BulletMelanie Yates, 23, was inside her home on Enoch Avenue Sunday when she was hit by gunfire from the road. Paramedics rushed the wife and mother of two daughters to the hospital where she later died.
2's Got Your Ticket: 'What The Constitution Means To Me'It's part history class, part personal revelation, and a whole lot of fun. 2's Got Your Ticket. CBS 2's entertainment reporter Vince Gerasole talks with actress Cassie Beck, who stars in "What The Constitution Means To Me."
Halloween Festivities Kicks Off In Western Suburbs This WeekendForest Park will hold its 9th annual casket race on Saturday. Team compete and win prizes, including the casket that comes in "dead" last. In LaGrange, local businesses are hoping you will shop and pose with the light hearted skeletons in front of their shops. More than 40 skeletons will be on display.
Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine More Than 90% Effective At Protecting KidsPfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective at protecting kids from infection, ahead of public review, AP reports.
Englewood Murals Encourage Community To Get COVID-19 VaccineSome new artwork in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood is more than just beautiful. It's a gateway to getting more people vaccinated against COVID-19.
Dozens Of Firefighters, Water Department Staff Sue City Over Vaccine MandateThe city of Chicago is facing yet another lawsuit over its COVID-19 vaccination mandate for city workers, as dozens of firefighters and water department workers are asking a federal judge to block the mandate. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
Bears vs. Buccaneers: Three Things To WatchFrom one future Hall-of-Famer to another, the Bears hoping the Bucs stop here. Here are Three Things to Watch as the Bears head to Tampa to take on Tom Terrific and the defending Super Bowl champs.
Obama Center Holds Real Promise, And Woodlawn Residents Want A Piece Of That PromiseWork is already underway at the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, but some residents of the surrounding Woodlawn neighborhood hope to turn around their community long before construction is completed. CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra has the story.
South Side Pastor Teaching Children, Teens Life Lessons Through BoxingCBS 2's Ryan Baker recently met a South Side pastor who's using the ring to help young people learn about life and overcoming adversity. 
After Witnessing Shooting, Wicker Park Woman No Longer Feels Safe, And Is Moving Family From The CityA Wicker Park woman who just witnessed a shooting on the West Side says she’s now packing her bags. Her family told CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas they’re headed for the suburbs.
K9 Officer Recovering After Getting Shot In Crime Spree Stretching For Chicago To Wisconsin; Suspect ArrestedA Kenosha County Sheriff's deputy shot a suspect at a gas station in the village of Bristol, Wisconsin, on Thursday morning, after spotting a car that was involved in a homicide in Chicago, after he shot a police K-9, authorities said.
Temperature Drop Friday MorningCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
Chicago Carjacking Crisis: 2 Teens In Juvenile Court On Carjacking Charges ThursdayThe carjacking crisis in Chicago affects us all - the lack of security, the feeling of, "Am I next?"
Chicago Weather: Patch Frost For Next Two NightsCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.
Ball Python Found At Herrick Lake Forest Preserve In WheatonA ball python, usually found in Africa, made an appearance at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton.
Signs Unveiled For DuSable Lake Shore DriveNew signs were unveiled Thursday officially renaming Lake Shore Drive as Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive.
Constituent Says She And Others Were Kicked Out Virtual Meeting With Embattled Ald. Jim GardinerEmbattled Northwest Side Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) is not only refusing to answer tough questions from constituents about his conduct – he is once again kicking them out of public meetings. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Wisconsin Shootout That Injured K9 Linked To Deadly Chicago CarjackingThe suspect, who was shot by Kenosha County Sheriff's police, was driving a car belonging to a man was shot and killed on Chicago's Northwest Side early Thursday. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Off-Duty Security Guard Shot, Killed While Helping His Mother Get To Work In South ShoreA woman recently got an alert on her phone about a shooting just steps outside her door in the South Shore community, and even saw the police activity out her window. Hours later, she discovered the victim was her own brother. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Funeral For Chicago Civil Rights Icon Timuel Black Is FridayHis private funeral will be Friday at 11:00, at the First Unitarian Church of Chicago on South Woodlawn.
Alderman Joins Chicago FOP In Doing Away With COVID Vaccine MandateThere's now a push by some aldermen to throw out the entire mandate for all city workers. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports this is all happening as two lawsuits make their way through the courts.
Laquan McDonalds Great Uncle Defends Supporting Rahm Emanuel For Ambassador Of JapanThe great uncle of Laquan McDonald is defending his decision to throw political support to Rahm Emanuel.
2 People Arrested After An Incident That Left 2 Officers Shot In LyonsCHICAGO (CBS) - - A man and woman were arrested Thursday morning following a incident in left two officers shot in west suburban Lyons Wednesday night, according to Lyons police Chief Thomas Heroin.
2 People Charged With Murder Of 2-Year-Old Girl, Who Suffered Burns And Bruises In Chicago LawnTwo people are facing murder charges in the death of a 2-year-old girl who suffered burns and bruises at a home in Chicago Lawn earlier this week.

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