Carjackings are still soaring in Chicago and there was a rash of them this weekend – one of which involved a woman being taken for a scary ride. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.

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Man On Electronic Monitoring Arrested In Countless CPS School ThreatsPolice and Chicago Public Schools officials are executing a security plan, after two students from Simeon Career Academy were shot and killed this week – and also after threats were issued on social media to Simeon and numerous other schools. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
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Labor Shortage Blamed For Lack Of Headstone On Woman's Grave 8 Months After Her DeathA labor shortage is compounding the grief for one Chicago woman – whose mother still has no headstone on her grave eight months after her death. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
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3 Stores Broken Into On Northwest Side; ATMs Stolen, Glass ShatteredBusiness owners are left with questions on the city's northwest side after three stores were broken into Thursday morning. 
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Better Business Bureau's Steve Bernas On Employment ScamsA woman thought she had a secondary job and thought she had one, only to find herself the victim of a scam -- and an unwitting accomplice in an employment scam too. The Better Business Bureau's Steve Bernas joins CBS 2's Tim McNicholas with a warning.

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