Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle launched the cash assistance program. It's $2.1 million funded by the federal CARES act.

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6 People Stabbed At Carol Stream Apartment ComplexSix people were stabbed in west suburban Carol Stream late Tuesday night, after a group attacked a man in his apartment, police said.
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Day 10 Of Caregivers StrikeCaregivers working at Infinity Healthcare said they want better wages and pandemic pay promised to them, but stopped over the summer.
Four Defendants In ComEd Bribery Scheme, Including Madigan Ally, Plead Not Guilty To Federal ChargesFour former ComEd executives and consultants, including a longtime confidant of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges accusing them of orchestrating a long-running bribery scheme that sought to curry favor with the speaker.
Chicago Weather: Bundle UpCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has a look at the chilly forecast.
Day Of Giving: Red Cross Fire ResponseMore than 5,000 people impacted by fires in Chicago and Northern Illinois have been helped by the Red Cross.
Chicago Crime NumbersAccording to CPD, the department confiscated more than 10,000 guns this year.
Iris Martinez Sworn In As First Latina Cook County Circuit Court ClerkFormer Illinois state Sen. Iris Martinez made history Tuesday as she was sworn in as Cook County Circuit Court Clerk, becoming the first Latina to hold that position. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
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Chicago Weather: Expect Some Lake Effect SnowCBS 2 meteorologist: Robb Ellis has the extended forecast.

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