A community group on Chicago’s South Side on Thursday was the recipient of a $10 million grant from a foundation to boost a million-dollar development to transform an abandoned building and a vacant lot into a neighborhood gathering spot.

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Wash And Be Counted: Free Laundry Exchanged For CensusCommunity groups in Chicago offered two loads for free Sunday if customers at a coin laundry filled out census forms. Katie Johnston reports.
Trump To Announce Supreme Court Nominee This Weekend; Durbin Urges Republicans Not To Confirm Before ElectionPresident Donald Trump says he'll name his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court this weekend, after funeral services for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says Republicans should follow the standard they set in 2016, and leave the nomination to who ever wins the November election.
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Great Wolf Lodge Offering E-Learning Program With Socially-Distanced ClassroomStarting Monday, Great Wolf Lodge is offering a new, family-friendly program called "Howl 'N Learn."
CTU: Improve Remote LearningThe head of the Chicago Teachers Union said there are problems teachers are experiencing as they work on remote learning for their students.
'Cheer' Star Jerry Harris To Stay In Federal Custody For Now On Child Pornography ChargesJerry Harris, one of the stars of Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” will remain in federal custody in Chicago, while his attorneys look for a “suitable residence” and for a person to serve as his third-party custodian if he is granted bail while awaiting trial on charges of producing child pornography.
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Carjacking In Lawndale Ends With Deadly Crash On Eisenhower ExpresswayA carjacking in Lawndale and traffic stop on the Eisenhower Expressway ended with one person dead early Friday morning.
Mayor, Firefighters' Union Sign New Contract, With $95 Million In Back PayMayor Lori Lightfoot and the union representing Chicago firefighters on Friday celebrated signing a four-year contract that will provide firefighters and paramedics with $95 million in back pay, but puts off tough negotiations on staffing issues until next year.
Chicago Weather: Will Feel Like Fall This WeekendCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has a look at the extended forecast.
More than 23,000 People Filed Unemployment ClaimsThe number of unemployment claims filed in Illinois was down by more than 2,000 from the previous week.
Barack Obama's Book Comes Out In NovemberThe former president's anticipated memoir is set to come out on November 17. It's the first volume. No word on when the second book will be released.
Cars Line Up For Mexican Independence DayOn Wednesday night, hundreds lined up throughout Chicago's roadways to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
Goodman Theatre Kicking Off 3-Week Tour Of Chicago ParksIt's been six months without live theater in Chicago. Now one famed acting group is now getting back on stage in front of an audience.
Patients At Stroger Hospital Can Now Get Help Registering To Vote In The E.R.Patients at Stroger Hospital can now get help registering to vote in the E.R. 
Former DCFS Supervisor Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges In A.J. Freund CaseFormer Illinois Department of Children and Family Services supervisor Andrew Polovin has pleaded not guilty to felony charges accusing him of failing to protect 5-year-old A.J. Freund, who died at the hands of his parents. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Over 23,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of Sept. 7, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThe U.S. Department of Labor estimates 23,339 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of Sept. 7 in Illinois, according to the DOL's weekly claims report released Thursday. Katie Johnston reports.
Illinois AG: Former ITT Students To Get $9.4M In Debt ReliefThe Illinois attorney general says students who were enrolled at now-closed ITT Technical Institute campuses in the state are eligible for $9.4 million in student loan forgiveness. Katie Johnston reports.
Chicago Weather: Stray Shower On Wednesday, But Mostly SunnyCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has a look at the forecast.
Woman Injured After Hit And Run In South LoopShe was waiting at a bus stop when she was hit by a red pickup truck.
Andrew Freund Sr. To Enter Negotiated Plea On Friday In Murder Of 5-Year-Old Son, A.J.Andrew Freund Sr., the Crystal Lake man charged with killing his 5-year-old son, A.J., is expected to formally enter a plea agreement later this week.
Western Illinois University Campus Closed Wednesday After Student Shot By RoommateThe university has identified the shooting suspect as freshman Kavion Poplous, 18, of Chicago. Officials said he fled the scene and is considered armed and dangerous.
Family Of Slain Walgreens Clerk Olga Calderon Seeks Answers; 'Mistakes Were Made'The family of Olga Maria Calderon, a Walgreens clerk stabbed to death in Wicker Park last week, wants to know why the store had removed security despite previous robberies, and why Cook County prosecutors allowed the teen now charged with her murder to be removed from electronic monitoring on a previous burglary case.
Metra Launches Campaign To Stress Health & Safety Measures On TrainsMetra is saluting its workers who have kept trains running throughout the pandemic, and launching a new campaign to remind riders of all the safety and cleaning measures it is using so riders can commute with confidence during the pandemic.

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