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No ICU Beds Left In Southern IllinoisSouthern Illinois as of Thursday had no intensive care beds available as the coronavirus ravages the area.
Man In Critical Condition After Being Shot In Leg In Grant ParkA man was shot and critically wounded in broad daylight in Grant Park Thursday afternoon.
Chicago Hotels Expected To Lose $2 Billion In Revenue By Year's EndThe new figures came down Thursday from the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Numbers are based off of business travel – including corporate or government hotel stays.
Pilsen Nonprofit Tackles Food Insecurity: 'Who Better To Understand Our Challenges Than Ourselves?'It's the first week of Hispanic Heritage Month. CBS 2 will be bringing you stories about the community. CBS 2's Marissa Parra introduces us to a Mexican American woman in Pilsen aiming to make Chicago Latinos healthier.
Riot Fest Going Ahead With COVID-19 Testing, VaccinationThose who come to Riot Fest in Douglass Park must either present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of entering. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
Chicago Woman Accused Of Using Homicide Victim's ID's For Fraudulent Tax ReturnsFederal authorities on Thursday charged a woman with filing false tax returns and obtaining fraudulent COVID-19 stimulus payments using the identities of homicide victims in Chicago and beyond – some of them children. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Chicago's Lyric Opera Ready To Reopen On FridayThe Lyric Opera of Chicago will open its doors Friday to a live audience. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports on what to expect.
Chicago Weather: Lookout For ShowersCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a check on the forecast.
Illinois Unemployment Numbers Indicate 'Very Positive' SignCBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports on what it could mean. Economists said it could be a sign of good things to come.
Bears: Big Men On The Mend, Getting Fields InvolvedAnother day, another round of questions for Matt Nagy to field about one Justin Fields. CBS 2's Matt Zahn has insight into what the Bears have in store for their rookie quarterback after breaking him in last week.
Reeling Illinois Bracing For Conference Foe MarylandMaryland opens Big Ten play at Illinois on Friday night. The Terrapins have won their first two games. Illinois has dropped two straight after opening the season with a win over Nebraska. Katie Johnston reports.
860 Afghan Refugees Coming To IllinoisIllinois is expecting to welcome more than 800 Afghan refugees, as the Biden administration has begun informing governors how many evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals will be resettled in each state, following the end of the nation's 20-year war in Afghanistan. Katie Johnston reports.
Archer Heights Charter School Switches To Remote LearningArcher Heights Charter School Switches To Remote Learning
Southwest To Offer Extra Pay For Proof Of Covid VaccinationSouthwest To Offer Extra Pay For Proof Of Covid Vaccination
Construction Begins On Affordable Housing In PilsenMayor Lightfoot joined leaders from the resurrection project for the groundbreaking of Casa Durango.
Chicago Weather: Sunny Skies For ThursdayCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has a check on the weather.
Car Light Repair Services Offered By Cook County Sheriff's OfficeThe goal of preventing traffic stops and tickets before they happen is the purpose of a free car light repair service offered by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
Prosecutors Offer Serial Stowaway Marilyn Hartman A Plea DealCook County prosecutors have offered serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman a plea deal for several charges against her, dating back to 2018 when she snuck on a flight to London.
2 Arrested After Car Hits CPD Officer Directing Traffic In South LoopTwo people were arrested early Thursday morning, after a driver struck a Chicago Police officer with his car while the officer was directing traffic in the South Loop. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Woman Restrained By CPD Officer While Walking Dog Still Waiting For Police Report, Body Camera FootageLawyers for a Chicago woman who was restrained by a police officer last month while walking her dog on North Avenue beach say they still haven't received the name of the officer, a copy of the police report, or body camera footage.
School Bus Driver Shortage Has Kids Getting To School Late, And Some Worry It Could Get WorseBus drivers are doubling and tripling their routes, and kids getting to school an hour late – that is the reality caused by a bus driver shortage that’s showing no signs of letting up. As CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas reported, companies are stretched thin – and some worry their jobs could soon get even harder.
Aurora Will Raise Mexico's Flag At Downtown Ceremony For Mexican Independence DayFor the first time ever, the national flag of Mexico will be raised in downtown Aurora.
What Is Chicago Doing About Residents' Complaints About Crumbling And Filthy Viaducts?A frustrated viewer reached out about his neighborhood viaduct. He's sent us pictures over the course of the summer showing his sidewalk blocked by garbage at different times. It's hardly the only walkway with this stinky situation. Morning Insider Lauren Victory looks how the city responds to 311 complaints of filth and more.
Female Wounded In Shooting On I-57 Near 159th StreetA person was shot early Thursday on Interstate 57 near south suburban Markham.

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