The CBS 2 Morning Insiders recently spotted a Facebook post about an old marquee at a famous Portage Park neighborhood cinema. As CBS 2’s Lauren Victory reports, the beat-up Patio Theater sign is to the point where it looks like it could collapse. But there is a plan to restore not just the sign, but the whole venue.

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No Increase In R. Kelly's Bond In Cook County; Woman Who Posted His Bail Can't Get Money BackThe woman who posted R. Kelly's bail earlier this year can't get her $100,000 back, and a judge also denied Cook County prosecutors' request to increase his bond on sexual assault and sexual abuse charges.
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Clarence George, Alleged Victim, Speaks Out About Claims Of Sexual Abuse By Rev. John SmythThe victim at the center of the first lawsuit involving the Rev. John Smyth spoke out this week. Clarence E. George Jr. claimed Smyth, the revered priest in charge of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, preyed on him for years. He first reached out exclusively to CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards.
Harding Park Gets Much-Needed Cleanup After Months Of QuestionsTime and time again the Morning Insiders found filthy conditions at Harding Park on the West Side. By late summer, the park finally got a makeover. Why did it take so long to clean it up? CBS 2’s Lauren Victory took that question to someone near the top of Chicago Park District.
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Families Escape North Lawndale FireFamilies escaped huge flames overnight, as a fire jumped from home to home in the North Lawndale neighborhood. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Matteson Students Walk Out Over Hiring Of Principal Barred From CPS Over Sexual MisconductHundreds of students in south suburban Matteson walked out of school on Monday, to protest the hiring of former principal Cedric Nolen, who had been placed on the “do not hire” list at the Chicago Public Schools due to allegations of sexual misconduct.
United Auto Workers On Strike At GM Factories, PlantsTens of thousands of United Auto Workers were on strike across the country on Monday, after they couldn’t reach an agreement on a new four-year contract with General Motors. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.

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Former University Of Illinois Professor Accused Of Assaulting Two WomenTwo former students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are accusing a former professor of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. They have filed a complaint in federal court, claiming the university is protecting Gary Xu, despite numerous allegations and complaints against him.
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13th Floor Haunted House Ready To 'Scare The Pants Off Of People'Not only is it Friday the 13th, but there’s a full moon out today, so the question is, are you ready to get your scare on? Some might say it’s fitting; the 13th Floor Haunted House reopens for the Halloween season tonight in Melrose Park. CBS 2 is taking you for a sneak peek inside.
13th Floor Haunted House Ready To Scare Your Pants Off For HalloweenThe hope is you'll leave terrified and shaking. The 13th Floor Haunted House kicks off the Halloween season today in Melrose Park, and photojournalist Scott Wilson takes us inside for a sneak peek.
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Jury Selection Begins For Two Defendants In Slaying Of 9-Year-Old Tyshawn LeeJury selection begins Friday in the trial of two men charged in one of Chicago’s most horrific crimes, the execution-style killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in an act of revenge in 2015. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
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