For September 11, dozens of organizations brought in their volunteers to package tens of thousands of non-perishable meals for those who are food insecure in the Chicago area.

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On Stage With Chris Jones: 'The King's Speech' And 'The Man Of Good Hope'CBS 2 theater critic Chris Jones reviews two performances now at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, "The King's Speech" and "The Man Of Good Hope"
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Runners Ready For Chicago MarathonIt’s ready, set, and almost go time. The 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon takes off on Sunday, and more than 40,000 runners will be joining the race. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
River Oaks Center Mall Reopens After Two Wounded In Drive-By Shooting In Parking LotExtra security was in place Friday morning at the River Oaks Center shopping mall, after two teenagers were wounded in a drive-by shooting Thursday evening outside the Macy’s. CBS 2's Eric Cox reports.
Oak Lawn Village Manager Arrested In Chicago Ridge Hit-And-RunOak Lawn Village Manager Larry Deetjen has been arrested, after he was identified as the hit-and-run driver who struck a pedestrian in neighboring Chicago Ridge on Thursday night, leaving the victim in critical condition.
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Neighbor Witnesses The Aftermath Of Woman Violently Attacked In Lincoln ParkOfficers were inside Beachwalk Apartments minutes after a woman was attacked and robbed in her own apartment Tuesday night. 
CPS, Charter School Strike Dates LoomThe Chicago Teachers Union says its members are ready to walk out of classrooms starting October 17 if an agreement isn't reached with the city. Teachers with Chicago's charter schools could do the same the following week. Smaller class sizes tops the list of demands.
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New Preschool Proposal Has Some Norwood Park Residents Concerned About Traffic CongestionSome people in Norwood Park are not happy about a preschool Chicago Public Schools is planning to build in the area.
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Woman Hurt In Violent Lincoln Park Home InvasionPolice are investigating a violent home invasion on Fullerton Parkway in the Lincoln Park neighborhood Wednesday morning.
Metra Upgrades Coming SoonMetra released its 2020 budget. There won't be fare hikes but the transit agency plans to buy new train cars.
Will Pot Sales Get Rolling In Chicago?A major marijuana company backed out of a deal to buy a Chicago-based pot company But that's not stopping those interested in trying to push back on . Mayor Lightfoot plans not to have it sold in the downtown area.
Chicago Fire's New Owner On Moving Back To Soldier Field, Winning ChampionshipsCBS 2's Megan Mawicke sits down with the new owner of the Chicago Fire, billionaire Joe Mansueto, about his plans for the team and how to reinvigorate the team's fan base.
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Helicopter Wheel Stuck In Suburban Family's CeilingThe owner of a suburban Chicago flight school is taking responsibility for a wheel found lodged in the ceiling of a house over the weekend. Katie Johnston reports.
Walgreens To Stop Selling E-Cigarettes In Its 9,500 US StoresTwo major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Katie Johnston reports.
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Chicago Pastors Push CPS, CTU To Get Back To BargainingWith nine days until a possible teacher strike, both the city and the Chicago Teachers’ Union are blaming one another for the lack of progress.
Chicago Fire Moving Back To Soldier FieldThe Chicago Fire will return to Soldier Field, beginning with the 2020 season, after 14 years playing in Bridgeview.
Illinois Commission Offers Free College Readiness HelpState officials say free workshops and support for students seeking financial aid for college is available throughout the fall starting this month. Katie Johnston reports.
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