Former Bears linebacker Sam Acho helped coordinate a pretty cool event this week at the By The Hand Club For Kids on Chicago's West Side. 

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As Businesses Struggle During Pandemic, State Program Helps Companies Vie For Government ContractsAs Illinois continues the fight against COVID-19, the battle to keep businesses up and running during the pandemic rages on. The Morning Insiders got curious about a recent state investment that comes with a fancy acronym. PTACs are billed as a saving grace for companies looking for steady work. The client? The government. CBS 2’s Lauren Victory broke down what PTACs are all about.
UPS Hiring Over 3,200 Workers For Holiday Season During Hiring Events FridayUPS is hosting hiring events around Chicago Friday. It's what the shipping company calls "Brown Friday."
Halloween Display Features Skeletons Dancing In A Conga Line In Jefferson ParkA family in Jefferson Park is celebrating Halloween this year with a skeleton conga line. 
2 More Paintball Attacks Reported In The Loop, StreetervillePolice are investigating at least two more paint ball attacks, that happened overnight.
With Plummeting Ridership During Pandemic, Pace Bus Wants To Cut 73 Routes IndefinitelyPace Bus’ 2021 budget paints a dire picture of a transit service that has lost half of its riders in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunny Skies AheadCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has the forecast.
CPS Students Won't Be Playing Basketball Next MonthIn accordance with the guidance from Gov. JB Pritzker amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Public Schools' basketball season is on hold until further notice.
Chicago Weather: Lake Shore Flood AdvisoryCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.
Revolution Brewing Closing Tap Room Through WinterRevolution Brewing is closing its brewpub at 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square for the whole winter amid new restrictions forced by rising coronavirus cases. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Shedding Light On The Problems With The IDES Callback SystemAs we continue to hear from people who are desperate for help, CBS 2’s Tara Molina on Thursday night had an inside look at how well the Illinois Department of Employment Security call center is actually operating.
Tony La Russa Returning As White Sox ManagerLa Russa, 76, is back as manager of the White Sox after 34 years. CBS 2's Matt Zahn reports.
Illinois Breaks COVID RecordFor the second time in less than a week, Illinois is reporting a record number of new cases of COVID-19, with 6,363 confirmed cases on Thursday, while virus hospitalizations surpassed 3,000 for the first time in more than four months.
Elgin Fire Department Saves Grandma From 'FOMO,' Brings Family Closer During COVID-19 PandemicOne of the biggest frustrations during the COVID-19 pandemic is for families that could not say hi to grandma due to visiting restrictions, but a family in Elgin has found a creative solution.
Are Restaurants Really COVID-19 Super-Spreaders?As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports, contact tracers said that at least right now, their data are not specific enough when it comes to restaurant spread.
Illinois Restaurants Sue To Stay OpenNot every restaurant is going to shut down quietly. Some plan to defy Governor JB Pritzker's order and simply stay open. But others are heading to court, asking judges for permission to keep the stoves hot. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
United Airlines Launching Rapid COVID-19 Tests For International PassengersChicago-based United Airlines is hoping rapid COVID-19 tests could provide some peace of mind for travelers.
Restaurant, Bar Staff Prepare To File For Unemployment Again As COVID-19 Indoor Dining Bans Go Into EffectNearly 2 million people have filed for unemployment in Illinois since early March, and there is no doubt that servers and bar staff are going to add to those numbers as COVID-19 indoor dining bans take effect.
How Chicago Mail-In Ballots Are Processed, And Where You Can Drop Off Your BallotCBS 2's Jeremy Ross has more from the Loop with what workers are doing. It's where the automated and hands on mail-in voting process begins. Envelopes with ballots inside are sent though a machine taking an an image of the voters name and signature scrawled on the outside.
Lawsuit Identifies Officer Who Fired Shots That Killed Marcellis Stinnette In WaukeganCBS 2 has learned the police officer who opened fire on a young couple in Waukegan last week has been in trouble before. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Purdue Wary Of Illini As Boilermakers Try To Go 2-0Purdue coach Jeff Brohm made it clear the Boilermakers are taking nothing for granted when the two teams meet on Saturday. Katie Johnston reports.
Chicago Weather: Windy Heading Into The WeekendCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has a look at the extended forecast.
Gov. JB Pritzker Announces More Grants For Small Businesses During PandemicWith more than half the state either currently facing a ban on indoor dining and bar service, or facing those added COVID-19 restrictions by the weekend, Gov. JB Pritzker said a program to help small businesses during the pandemic is now working more quickly to get money out.
Chatham Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 4 InjuredOne person was killed and four others were injured, when a driver ran a red light and collided with a car full of people early Thursday in the Chatham neighborhood. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
'City So Real' Shines Light On ChicagoThe filmmaker behind the documentary "Hoop Dreams" is back with "City So Real" a new docu-series shining a light on Chicago's issues and what its residents have done to make things work.

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