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Cradles to Crayons Collecting Donations Of Children's Items MondayFrom 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cradles to Crayons is collecting donations of children's items to help those in need. You can donate winter clothes like coats, boots and scarves along with other needed items.
Chicago Radio Sportscaster Les Grobstein Dead At 69Chicago radio sportscaster Les Grobstein died at the age of 69.
After 20 Years An Oak Park-River Forest Poetry Teacher Retires, But Not Without A Grand FinaleCBS 2 Morning Insider Marissa Parra shows us the big finale and a parallel to a big Hollywood movie.
Cook County Opening 3 New Mass Vaccination Sites This WeekA site in Forest Park opens Tuesday. The Matteson site opens on Thursday and a site in Des Plaines open on Saturday. 
Money Stolen From Cash Registers During Break-In At Liquor Store In East Ukrainian VillagePolice said three people entered the business, in the 1000 block of West Division Street using a brick to break the glass. Once inside, the offenders took money from cash registers.
Chilly Monday MorningCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
Donation Drives, Community Gatherings Underway Across Chicago In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.From donation drives and community gatherings to family classes, there are many local events taking place Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
PAWS Pet Of The Week: ShotziIt's time to meet our PAWS Pet of the Week. Shotzi is a sweet housebroken 7-year-old mix. 
CPS Student Group Organizing Walkout To Protest Return To In-Person Classes; Claim Their COVID Safety Concerns Have Been IgnoredSome Chicago Public Schools students plan to walk out of classes on Friday, protesting the decision to resume in-person learning after the district reached a COVID-19 safety agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union.
CPS Students Plan Walkout Over In-Person Learning During OmicronSome Chicago Public Schools students plan to walk out of classes on Friday, protesting the decision to resume in-person learning after the district reached a COVID-19 safety agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union.
Police Searching For 2 Men In Stabbings On Jackson CTA PlatformPolice are searching for two men in connection with stabbings at a CTA stop in The Loop Thursday night. 
ATM Stolen From Food Mart During First Of Two Break-Ins Reported In Wilmette OvernightThe front door window of the Wilmette Food Mart, on Green Bay Road, was smashed and an ATM was stolen.  
Chicago Police Officer Facing Felony Charges In Shooting At Burr Oak BowlAn off-duty Chicago police officer has been charged with shooting three people during an argument at a Blue Island bowling alley earlier this week.
Village Of Oak Park To Celebrating Native Betty White On Jan. 15Oak Park Village President Vicki Scaman will give a proclamation for Betty White Day and a representative from the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest will give a speech on what Oak Park looked like 100 years ago.
Taylor Street Ramp To Inbound Dan Ryan Reopens Friday Amid Jane Byrne Interchange WorkThe entrance ramp from Taylor Street to the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway and outbound Kennedy Expressway has reopened.
North Lawndale To Get Its First Black-Owned Grocery Store, With Plans For Farmers' Market; 'This Gives Hope To Our Community'Coming soon to North Lawndale, a one-of-a-kind grocery store in an area that needs it more than most.
Some Landlords, Leasing Teams Offering New Amenities To Get People Back To Empty Downtown OfficesExperts say flashy amenities may be a remedy for those empty offices downtown. CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas showed us how some landlords and leasing teams are thinking outside the box.
26-Year-Old Man Shot While Inside Car In ChathamAt 7:20 p.m., a 26-year-old man and a young girl were in a black Ford on 79th Street east of State Street when they pulled up alongside another car. Someone in the second car took out a gun and shot the man, police said.
Suspect In Dan Ryan Expressway Shooting Crashes On Lower Michigan AvenueISP said they were pursuing a vehicle wanted in connection with a shooting that took place earlier this week on the Dan Ryan expressway.
Temperature Drop Ahead This WeekendCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
Center For COVID Control Temporarily Shuts Down After Numerous ComplaintsOne of the nation's largest COVID-19 testing companies, with nearly 50 locations in the Chicago area, announced it's  closing down all its sites for a week.
Shedd Aquarium Offering Free Entrance For Illinois Residents Through Monday Illinois residents can visit the Shedd Aquarium for free through Monday. The visit is free, but there is a $3 fee for online orders. 
Evanston Repair Café Means Business When They Say ‘Never Take Broken For An Answer’What if we told you that there’s a place for your broken things that isn't your trash can? A group of volunteers is asking you to bring it to them instead.
South Side Pastor Thinks Outside The Box To Increase COVID-19 Vaccination RatesGift cards, sweatshirts, and free rides to this church and back are all among the rewards in Pastor Rogers' offer to anyone who gets vaccinated at his church’s clinic this Friday.

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