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Temperatures In The Upper 70s TuesdayCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
Lincolnwood Town Center Parent Company Files For BankruptcyLess than a week after we told you about the financial struggles at Lincolnwood Town Center, the suburban mall’s parent company has filed for bankruptcy.
CPD Stops By Doggy Daycare 3 Months After Owner Says Inspector Groped HerChicago Police officers recently stopped by a doggy daycare business to talk to the owner, who said she was groped and sexually harassed by a state inspector.
Chemical Plant Fire In Rockton: The Latest From The SceneCBS 2's Jermont Terry is live as the fire continues to spread black smoke and evacuation orders remain in place.
Chicago Weather: Quiet Pattern Sticking Around For A Few DaysCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Monday, June 14, 2021.
Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman Retiring After 30 YearsAfter 30 years with the Aurora Police Department, Chief Kirsten Ziman is retiring.
Chicago’s Speed Cameras Churn Out Hundreds Of Thousands Of Tickets After Rule ChangeChicago's speed cameras churned out hundreds of thousands of violations in the month after the city dropped the threshold for automated ticketing from 10 miles per hour over the speed limit to just six, data show. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker reports.
Police, FBI Ask For Help From The Public After They Say Girl Was Kidnapped In Peru, IllinoisPolice and the FBI were asking for help from the public Monday night in finding a teenage girl they say was kidnapped in the LaSalle County city of Peru.
Fr. Daniel McCarthy Reinstated Following Sexual Abuse InvestigationThe Rev. Daniel McCarthy has been reinstated to his position as pastor emeritus at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish and School, after the Chicago Archdiocese concluded that there was not evidence to back up sexual abuse allegations against him.
Uber And Lyft Putting Safety Measures In Place, But It Is Enough For Drivers To Return To Work?We are digging deeper into a growing problem in the city – rideshare drivers violently attacked by their own passengers. Uber and Lyft said they are rolling out new security improvements. But CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey asked – is it enough to get drivers back behind the wheel?
Chatham Residents Say They're Fighting Back To Keep Community SafeOver the weekend, one person was killed and nine were wounded in a mass shooting on 75th Street in Chatham.
Concerns Persist About Smoke As Rockton Chemical Plant Continues To Burn After DarkA total of 1,500 people had to be evacuated after the explosion and fire at the Chemtool plant in Rockton, and it could go on burning for days. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Youth Development Coach Martin Murff Named In Federal Indictment As Top Vice Lords Gang LeaderMartin Murff spent years working with kids to stop violence in Chicago, and was thought to be part of the solution. But as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported Monday night, federal prosecutors in Michigan now say he is a huge part of the problem.
The Mom Project Works For Women After Loss Of A Generation Of Job Gains Due To COVID-19 PandemicChoosing between a job and family is a decision the COVID-19 pandemic forced many working moms to make. With two out of five jobs lost to COVID-19 yet to return, women lost an entire generation of job gains. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Chicago Police Days Of Canceled, 12 Hour Shifts Required For Father's Day WeekendExtra police presence throughout the city this holiday weekend will come through 12-hour shifts and days off canceled. 
Fire Rages On At Chemtool Plant In Rockton, Illinois; Those Within 3 Miles Told To Wear Masks OutsideThere was concern late Monday about the chemicals that are housed in the burning facility in Winnebago County. CBS 2's Brandon Merano reports.
Chatham Residents Respond To Weekend Mass ShootingThere are serious questions about Chicago police resources. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports they come on the heels of another deadly mass shooting over the weekend.
Chicago Weather: Dry And Not As HotCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has the 5 p.m. forecast for Monday, June 14, 2021.
Official Update On Rockton Chemical Plant FireRockton Fire Chief Kirk Wilson and other local officials have an update on a fire at the Chemtool plant, which could be burning for days.
Crowds And Chaos Ruin Many People's Weekend Experience At Six Flags Great AmericaCrowds and chaos – that is how many people described their visit to Six Flags Great America as it reopened to full capacity this weekend. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
Serial Stowaway Marilyn Hartman Faces Another Delay For CounselingSerial stowaway Marilyn Hartman’s attempt to get access to mental health counseling in jail was again delayed on Monday.
Fire At Rockton Chemical Plant Could Burn For DaysAuthorities are allowing a massive chemical plant fire in Rockton, Illinois, burn itself out, which could take several days, rather than risk chemical runoff spilling into the nearby Rock River. CBS 2's Brandon Merano reports, and Meteorologist Robb Ellis explains how the smoke can even be ssen on weather radar.
Lightfoot Names José Torres As Interim Chicago Public Schools CEOMayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday named former Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy president Dr. José Torres as the district's new interim chief.

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