Longtime Former WGN-TV Anchor Allison Payne Dies At 57Chicago television icon Allison Payne has died.
Memorials To September 11, 2001 Throughout ChicagolandA six-foot long  charred piece of the World Trade Center stands at Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines--an artifact from September 11, 2001. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports, large and small, there are several such artifacts across Chicagoland. They keep the lessons of that fateful day alive.
Fremd High School's Mari-Rae Sopper Was Flying To Start Her Dream Job On 9/11On Sept. 11, 2001, a northwest suburban mother convinced her daughter to take American Airlines Flight 77. She said it was safer than driving across the country alone. It's something Marion Kminek has thought about time and time again. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov shares her story.
Two Women Killed, Adult And Three Kids In Hospital After Carbon Monoxide LeakTwo people died and four other people were hospitalized, including three children, after a carbon monoxide leak Friday afternoon at a home in the Little Village neighborhood. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.
They're Out $2,500 And A Place To Live, Thanks To Another Home Rental ScamOnly on 2: a young family is out thousands of dollars and a place to live. It's a rental scam we've been investigating for weeks. CBS 2’s Tara Molina reports this isn't the first time these scammers have targeted a home listed by Invitation Homes, so why hasn't anything been done to prevent it?
Vegandale Festival In Grant Park Is Not Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination Or Negative TestA large-scale vegan festival is coming to Grant Park this weekend. It will not be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test – which has some vendors rethinking their participation. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
School Keeps Memories Of 9/11 Attacks Alive For Students Who Weren't Born Yet At The TimeAs we near the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, it may be hard to fathom that some people don't remember that day at all. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
Ald. James Gardiner Accused Of Using Staffer To Get Private Court Records For RevengeThe heat turned up another notch Thursday on the hot seat for Northwest Side Ald. James Gardiner (45th). CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Berwyn High Schooler Fights 'Not Flattering' Dress Code For GirlsA protest and suspensions over a dress code at a high school has erupted in west suburban Berwyn. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Search On For Man Who Escaped Custody In Lake County, Is Wanted On Attempted Murder WarrantDeontae Wade was set to be taken off electronic monitoring when authorities in Lake County learned there was an unrelated warrant out for his arrest – but when they tried to handcuff him, he fled. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.
Crime Spike Concerns Intensify In River North With More Robberies, ShootingA series of rapid-fire crimes early Thursday struck a community already grappling with a spike in crime as it is. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Urgent Search On After Man Accused Of Attempted Murder Escapes In Lake CountyA Zion man was set to be taken off electronic monitoring when authorities in Lake County learned there was an unrelated warrant out for his arrest – but when they tried to handcuff him, he fled. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.
Students Return To Lake Central H.S. Today After 'Unfounded' Gun ReportStudents at Lake Central High School returned to class Thursday morning in St. John, Indiana, a day after reports of an active shooter on campus turned out to be unfounded.
Army Sgt. 1st Class George Kakaletris Of Wheeling Felt Compelled To Re-Enlist After 9/11There were so many people who signed up to serve this country after the 9/11 attacks, and 20 years later, that decision in its wake changed the course of their lives. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra learned Wednesday about one soldier's story in Wheeling.
Online Platform Reimagines Carpooling To Help Local ParentsA local dad is offering a solution to the ongoing school bus driver shortage – in the form of a carpooling app. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Police: Kenosha Woman's Murder Was Connected To SWAT Standoff In ChicagoA man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff with police at a Lincoln Avenue motel was wanted in the murder of a woman in Kenosha, Wisconsin, CBS 2 News has learned. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
2 Retired Chicago Firefighters Remember Harrowing Experience Of Working At Ground ZeroTwenty years ago this week, about 100 Chicago firefighters packed up and headed to New York City after the Twin Towers fell in the 9/11 attacks As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported Wednesday, it was a defining time in their lives – for so many reasons.
University Of Illinois Enrollment Sets Record For Ninth Straight YearNot assignedUniversity of Illinois enrollment went up for the ninth straight year. 
Whistleblower Has 'High Hopes' About Illinois AG Probe Into Joliet Police DepartmentEric Lurry died in Joliet police custody in January 2020, and CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini went on to expose accusations of a cover-up. On Wednesday, there was a major new development – as the Illinois Attorney General stepped in with his own investigation.
Detectives Seek Help Identifying Man Who Struck Person In Head At Uptown CTA StationAuthorities are asking the public's help in identifying a man who hit a person in the back of the head at the Argyle CTA Red Line Station last month.
False Reports Of Person With Gun Led To Indiana High School LockdownA student who mistakenly thought he heard someone loading a gun in a bathroom at Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana, prompted a lockdown and massive police response Wednesday morning, but no weapon was found and no one was hurt.
Back-To-Business Grants Program Set Up To Help Local Minority-Owned BusinessesA new pot of money has been made available for minority-owned businesses that took a major hit throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.

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