The Chicago Thanksgiving Parade returned Thursday and featured the traditional, large high-flying balloons.

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Chicago Weather: Sunny Wednesday, Flurries ThursdayCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has a look at the extended forecast.
Department Of Health Reports Jump In COVID Cases Across ChicagoChicago is now averaging 903 new coronavirus cases every day. That's up 75% from last week. 
Chicago's Palmer House Celebrates Its 150th AnniversaryThe Palmer House first opened in 1871, and it's one of the country's longest-operating hotels.
Special Prosecutor Presenting Closing Arguments To Jury In Jussie Smollett TrialClosing arguments began Wednesday at the Jussie Smollett trial, with prosecutors telling jurors they presented a clear-cut case that the former "Empire" actor orchestrated a fake hate crime against himself as a publicity stunt. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
The Department of Planning and Development Studying North Side For New DevelopmentClark street is at a crossroads. The city plans to study the North Side street to see how it can boost new development.
Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act Heads Before House Judiciary CommitteeThe Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act goes before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
CTA Is Working On Rebuilding 9.5 Miles Of Red, Purple Lines; Some In Evanston Say Project Should Hurry UpCBS 2 got a behind-the-scenes look at a multibillion-dollar project underway to rebuild much of the CTA Red and Purple lines.
'Chicago Exposed' Digs Into Sun-Times Photo Archive To Depict City's Rich HistoryMorning Insider Jim Williams tells us about a book's editor who dug deep into the Chicago Sun-Times photo archive to depict Chicago history captured by extraordinary photojournalists.
SWAT Team Take 35-Year-Old Man Into Custody After Threatening Girlfriend With GunJust before 10 p.m. Tuesday, the man barricaded himself in an apartment in the 4700 block of North Troy Street.
Another Cold Day; Afternoon Sunshine AheadCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
Jussie Smollett Trial: Closing Arguments Begin WednesdayClosing arguments are expected to wrap up and then  Smollett's fate will be decided by a jury of six men and six women.
First Illinois Case Of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Confirmed In Chicago ResidentThe Illinois and Chicago departments of public health reported that the Chicago resident was a known contact of someone else with a confirmed Omicron case who visited Chicago.
Chicago Weather: Sunshine Returns WedensdayCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.
Sweeping New Illinois Laws Will Give Privacy Protections To Sexual Assault VictimsWith a pair of new laws that strengthen privacy protections for sex crime survivors set to take effect in January, Cook County court officials face a daunting task: removing personal information from tens of thousands of files. CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards reports.
Supply Chain Issues Are Holding Up Repairs For Marquette Park PlaygroundThe supply chain delays continue, and that is impacting Chicago communities in ways you might not expect. CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra found one example Tuesday on the city’s Southwest Side.
Prosecutors Take Aggressive Approach As They Cross-Examine Jussie SmollettClosing arguments in Smollett's trial are set for Wednesday, and then the case goes to the jury. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Rush University Medical Center Confirms Illinois' First Case Of Omicron COVID VariantA Chicago resident has been confirmed as the first positive case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Prayer Vigil Held In Chinatown After 71-Year-Old Man Was Shot, Killed In Broad DaylightMembers of a local church led a prayer walk Tuesday night in the wake of a shooting that killed a 71-year-old man during the day. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
Car Crashes, Burns On DuSable Lake Shore Drive After Police PursuitA stolen car crashed and went up in flames Tuesday night after a brief chase on DuSable Lake Shore Drive involving Illinois State Police and Chicago Police.
Omicron COVID Variant: What Chicago Health Officials Are Telling People What To ExpectThe Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported the first case of the COVID-19 variant Omicron was detected in a Chicago resident.
Alderman Wants License Pulled After Shots Are Fired At Eurostars Magnificent Mile HotelA Chicago alderman says a hotel in River North is a crime magnet – and he wants the license for the hotel pulled after a shooting over the weekend. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Jussie Smollett Testifies Osundairo Brothers Asked For Money To Say They Weren't Involved In Any HoaxJussie Smollett's defense team rested their case on Tuesday, after the actor claimed the Osundairo brothers -- the key prosecution witnesses in the case -- asked him for $2 million to "go away" and say there were not involved in any hoax. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Semi Driver Caught On Video Plowing Into Cars On Southwest SideA semi-trailer truck driver plowed into dozens of cars while traveling several miles across the city's Southwest Side this week, before police eventually stopped him in suburban Bedford Park. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.

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