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Man Attacked, Robbed At Gunpoint Near Wicker ParkA man parked his car at 10 p.m., at Bosworth Avenue and Blackhawk Street near the Jewel, when two men with guns drove up. The offenders hit the man in the face before stealing his phone, backpack and keys. 
Local Charity Issuing Grants To Help Fund Assisted Behavioral Analysis For Kids With AutismA local charity is issuing grants to help fund a costly, but life-changing therapy that is not always covered by insurance. But as CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas reported, the deadline to apply is fast approaching.
Breast Cancer Survivor Urges Women To Talk To Doctors About Their Imaging, After Her Mammogram Didn't Go Far EnoughThe importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month cannot be understated, especially the message about yearly breast cancer screenings.
Chance The Rapper Speaking At Sky's WNBA Championship Parade And RallyChance the Rapper will be the guest speaker at the Chicago Sky's WNBA Championship parade and rally on Tuesday, the team announced overnight. 
25-Year-Old Man Crashes Car After Being Shot In Both Legs In West ChathamPolice said the man drove a few blocks after being shot and then crashed into another car. Officer found the man after the crash at 86th Street and Lafayette Avenue around 3 a.m.
Chicago Weather: Slightly Warmer Tuesday, Rain Chance Mid-WeekCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.
Indiana Attorney General Files Lawsuit Over Harassing RobocallsHow many times have you heard your phone ring or felt it vibrate, only to discover it was an annoying robocall? If the answer is too many, you’re not alone. As CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports, the Indiana Attorney General has filed a lawsuit over the matter.
If CPD Officers Are Stripped Of Powers For Not Reporting Vaccination, What Could Be Impact On Public Safety?The Chicago Police Department late Monday was still tabulating how many officers have been stripped of their police powers because they did not report their COVID-19 vaccination status to the city. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
CPD Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot In Face; Suspect In CustodyThe officer was shot after responding to a confrontation at the Ulta store at the shopping center North and Sheffield avenues Monday afternoon. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Chicago Police Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot In Lincoln ParkThe officer returned to the Near North District police station in his hospital gown before heading home.
Armed Robbers Demand Credit Cards, Phones, PINs, In Wicker Park, West Town Stick-UpsIn a series of bold armed robberies in the Wicker Park and West Town areas, the criminals are asking not only for phones and credit cards, but also PINs.
Parade, Rally For Chicago Sky Coming TuesdayCBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports on the preparations to honor the WNBA champions.
Magnificent Mile: More Trouble For Area That Was Once A Crown Jewel Of American RetailChicago Police have issued a formal warning after continued robberies on and around the city’s Magnificent Mile, at a time when stores continue to leave while others fight to stay in business after big pandemic hits. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports that retail leaders say the problem is so bad, that new business is hesitant to move in.
City Of Evanston Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For Municipal StaffThe City of Evanston announced Monday that it will enact a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all municipal staff effective Nov. 15.
More Than A Third Of Chicago Police Staff Missed COVID-19 Vaccine Reporting DeadlineFriday night was the deadline for all city workers to inform the city of their vaccination status, or face the prospect of being placed on “no pay” status. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Chicago Police Officer Shot In Face In Lincoln Park After Responding To 911 CallPolice said the suspect shot an officer who was responding to a call at the Ulta beauty store in the shopping center at North and Sheffield avenues. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Chicago Weather: Clear Skies Tuesday EveningCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 5 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.
City To Celebrate Chicago Sky WNBA Championship In Millennium Park TuesdayChicago will celebrate the Sky's WNBA Championship win Tuesday with a parade from Wintrust Arena to downtown, and a rally in Millennium Park. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
Doctor Says Colin Powell's Death Should Not Deter Anyone From Getting VaccinatedFormer Secretary of State Colin Powell died Monday due to complications from COVID-19, amid an ongoing battle with cancer. He was fully vaccinated but with several health issues. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
CPD Officer Shot In Lincoln Park After Confrontation At Ulta Beauty StoreCBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports from the scene at North and Sheffield avenues.
Officer Shot In Shopping Center Parking Lot In Lincoln ParkThe officer was shot in the face in the parking lot at North and Sheffield avenues Monday afternoon. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Water Woes Continue In Dixmoor, After Water Main Break In Neighboring HarveyThe water woes continue in south suburban Dixmoor, after residents spent part of the day with no water, and they’re blaming the city of Harvey. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports crews have been working to make repairs.
Student Thomas Osadzinski Guilty Of Helping Terror Group ISIS With Social MediaA Chicago college student was convicted Monday of assisting the terrorist group ISIS by writing computer code to help the group more effectively distribute propaganda on social media channels. Katie Johnston reports.
Two Outages At Roseland Pumping Station In May Were Caused By Internal Equipment Failure, Not ComEd, Watchdog Report FindsA new inspector general’s report determined a city equipment failure, not ComEd power outages, caused a South Side water pumping station to shut down twice in May. Katie Johnston reports.

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