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Chicago Weather Alert: Winter Storm Warning Issued For Heavy Lake-Effect SnowCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. First Alert Weather forecast for Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022.
City Conducts Count Of Homeless PopulationThursday night marked the annual one-night count of Chicago’s homeless population.
Teen Charged With Killing 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Was On 'Intensive Probation' At Time Of ShootingEmilio Corripio, 16, had committed three aggravated carjackings in the span of just five months last year and had been released on electronic monitoring following each of his arrests. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
2 Men Shot, Killed In Car In RavenswoodTwo men were shot and killed in a vehicle in the Ravenswood neighborhood Thursday afternoon, and the car went on to crash and catch fire. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
A Look At New Bears Head Coach Matt Eberflus' Record In IndianapolisCBS 2's Matt Zahn is joined by Chris Widlic of CBS 4 Indianapolis with a look at new Bears Head Coach Matt Eberflus' record as defensive coordinator for the Colts.
'It's Ultra Dangerous With The Rocks'Saving the Lake Michigan shoreline. That's what cash from the federal infrastructure bill, the city and state is designed to do. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei explains.
Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans Doubles Down On Pretrial Release PoliciesDeciding which suspects stay locked up as they await trial and which do not is a growing controversy in Chicago – with alarming crime rates and repeat offenders fueling the debate. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov asked Cook County Chief Judge about his policies.
'People Will Realize What Really Happened'A first-of-its-kind exhibit in the world opens Thursday and it's right here in the Chicago area. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports it's using virtual reality to transport visitors at the Illinois Holocaust Museum to three concentration camps, with Holocaust survivors as their guides.
'That's Deeply Concerning'On Wednesday, CBS 2's Chris Tye broke the story of Northshore Clinical labs. He has new details on past problems that lead to contracts canceled with a Chicago suburb.
Matt Eberflus Set To Be New Bears Head CoachCBS 2's Marshall Harris and Matt Zahn discuss the Bears' new hire away from the Indianapolis Colts.
Rolling Meadows Woman Receives Big Surprise For Her 100th BirthdayA big surprise celebration of life in rolling meadows today for Alice Fitzgerald who turns 100 on Saturday.
11-Year-Old Charged In Carjacking In Mount GreenwoodAn 11-year-old boy has been charged with carjacking two women at gunpoint in November in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek talked to the victim.
Chicago Weather Alert: Winter Storm Watch On The WayCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has a look at the forecast.
No Bond For Teen, Cab Driver Charge In Murder Of Melissa Ortega, 8"Pure callousness" -- that is how prosecutors described the actions of the 16-year-old boy, and the 27-year-old man, charged with killing 8-year-old Melissa Ortega. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
'Showing Black Life': Stony Island Arts Bank Showcases Artist Adeshola MakindeA popular bank built in 1923. But for years, it was vacant and scheduled for the wrecking ball. CBS 2's Jim Williams has more on the building's new purpose: investing in the artistic community.
Nicor Gas Reducing Monthly Cost For The Second Consecutive MonthCold weather and dangerous temperatures are putting furnaces into overdrive, but Nicor Gas has some good news.
Three New Shield COVID Testing Sites Now Available In The CityThree new community-based testing sites are now open using the SHIELD saliva test developed at the University of Illinois.
Jussie Smollett To Be Sentenced In March For Hate Crime HoaxActor Jussie Smollett is scheduled to be sentenced in March on five counts of disorderly conduct, after he was convicted last year of orchestrating a fake hate crime against himself in January 2019.
Prosecutors Offering Plea Deal To Accused Serial Scammer Candace ClarkCook County prosecutors are negotiating a possible plea agreement with accused serial scammer Candace Clark, whose story CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker has been following for more than two years.
Bond Denied For Cab Driver, Teenager Charged In 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega's MurderBond was denied Thursday for the 16-year-old boy and the 27-year-old man charged in connection with the shooting death of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega over the weekend. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports on what prosecutors say is overwhelming evidence against them.
Chicago Weather: A Warmer WeekendCBS 2 meteorologist Tammie Souza has a look at the extended forecast.
Art Institute Reframes Iconic Painting"A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, the classic work of neo-impressionism was just re-installed the Art Institute.
Chicago Matching Federal Money For Lakefront Erosion SurveyThe City of Chicago committed $1.5 to match the federal money to fund a survey on the best ways to repair and protect the eroding Lake Michigan shoreline.

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