A suburban man said unlike many others, he has gotten through many times to the Illinois Department of Employment Security – but it has ultimately been of no help. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.

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Saint Joseph Catholic School Principal On Administrative Duty After Former Teacher Charged With Child Sex CrimesThe principal of Saint Joseph Catholic School in Lockport has been placed on administrative duty after a former teacher was charged with child sex crimes. 
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Chicago Woman Works To Get Life Rings Near Lake MichiganCBS 2's Marissa Parra reports every year, dozens of people drown in Lake Michigan. One woman says she has an easy solution.
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CPD's Brown Answers Questions Regarding Investigation Of Child Sex AbuseCBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey asked the head of the Chicago Police Department about why the investigation was lagging into a case CBS 2 uncovered months ago about a child who had been repeatedly raped at a South Side motel.
CPD Superintendent Seeks Firing Of Officer For Taking A BribeChicago's police superintendent is recommending the firing of a sergeant accused of taking a bribe from a diver. Geoff Petrulis reports.
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Woman's Body Pulled From Lake Michigan Near Navy PierThe Chicago Police Marine Unit pulled a woman's body out of Lake Michigan near Navy Pier Friday morning. 
Lion Electric Will Open Joliet Facility To Manufacture Electric Trucks & BusesLion Electric Company, a Canadian manufacturer of electric trucks and buses, will build its first U.S. factory in Joliet, creating at least 800 jobs, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday morning.
Fans Return To United Center Tonight For Bulls-Celtics GameThe United Center will welcome fans back for the first time in more than a year Friday night, when the Chicago Bulls host the Boston Celtics. CBS 2’s Mugo Odigwe details what fans can expect at the stadium.
City Lifts Boil Order For Beverly, Morgan Park, And Roseland After Pumping Station OutageCity officials have lifted a boil order that was issued for parts of the Beverly, Morgan Park, and Roseland neighborhoods on Thursday, after an outage at the Roseland Pumping Station. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
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