Billions of dollars in small business loans have already been dished out, just three days after the federal government launched its Paycheck Protection Program. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.

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Mayor Lightfoot Issues Stern Warning To Crowd At Montrose BeachLarge crowds on the lakefront are again drawing the ire of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who warned Saturday evening on Twitter that she might be forced to close the city's lakefront again if people don't stop what she called "reckless behavior."
Even Without Bud Billiken Parade, Back To School Celebrations Go On This Weekend, Just Smaller And Socially DistancedIt's almost back-to-school time for a handful of districts in the area. While the traditional Bud Billiken Parade was canceled due to the pandemic, some threw parties to kick off the new academic year, but they're nothing like you would have expected before COVID-19. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
Man Stabbed To Death In River GroveA man was stabbed to death Saturday afternoon along the Des Plaines River Trail in west suburban River Grove.
Gary Police Officer On Leave After Man Arrested When He Filmed Police Detaining Woman At Gas StationA viral video of a Gary Police officer's actions during an arrest last month have led to him being placed on administrative leave. The video shows a man being arrested for what he says was his right to film the officer arresting a woman in July. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Chicago Weather: Warmer Temps On Tap For The WeekendCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has the 10 p.m. forecast for Friday, August 7, 2020.
Loyola Freshman Learns On-Campus Living Canceled Minutes Before Boarding Flight To ChicagoA family from Salt Lake City, Utah, planned on moving their daughter into a dorm on Loyola University's campus but found out minutes before boarding the plane that the university canceled on campus living indefinitely. 
Crestwood Mayor Accused Of Taking $5,000 Cash Bribe From Red Light Camera CompanyCrestwood Mayor Louis Presta has been indicted on bribery, misconduct, and fraud charges, accusing him of accepting a $5,000 cash bribe from a red light camera company operating cameras in the village.
Chicago's Magnificent Mile At Risk For Massive Store ClosuresThe Mag Mile businesses aren't unique, but Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) said it is the recent violence and spike in burglaries that is causing real concern now. 
Postal Problems Mean No Checks, No Medications For WeeksWith a pandemic, elections, pharmaceuticals, and stimulus checks, the mail has never been more vital and is life or death for some. 
Lakeshore Businesses Left Behind By Beach Closures Try To Stay AliveLakefront restaurants have struggled with different reopening rules than other restaurants in the city, even though it could be better situated for social distancing than many of the bars and restaurants that have been open for months.
Chicago Weather: Sunny Saturday, But You May See A Storm On SundayCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has a look ahead to the weekend.
Governor Pritzker Mask Mandate Bothers Business OwnersCBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports on what the governor will do if businesses in the state do not comply.
Fine Art For The FaceCBS 2's Marissa Parra reports on what one store is doing to keep people safe and stylish during the pandemic.
Troubling Numbers From The USPSThe United States Postal Services is on track to lose tens of billions of dollars.
Speaking Out Against ViolenceCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on what one Chicago mother wants to do to get others like herself to curb gun violence in the city.
Spike In COVID CasesFriday saw the largest number of coronavirus cases in the state since May 24.
New COVID-19 Rules, Fines For Illinois BusinessesCBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports on what the businesses need to do to keep customers and workers safe. But the business community said it's the wrong approach.
A Quiet Forecast For FridayCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather update for Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.
Cub Scout Pack's Treasured Possessions Found Thrown In DumpsterA Cub Scout pack has called an East Side neighborhood Archdiocese school home for decades, and the boys and their parents were quite upset after priceless items stored at the school were tossed in the trash. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
IL Secretary Of State's Employees Say Some Staffers Were Transferred After COVID-19 Case At Chicago SouthThe Illinois Secretary of State's office said they traced the contacts of an employee who tested positive for COVID-19 at the Chicago South facility and decided they can keep half of the building open safely, while the driver's services employees quarantine. But that's not happening. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Loyola Dorms To Be Closed This FallThe university has taken the action as a precaution against COVID-19.
Mail Thieves With USPS Master Key On The Loose On North SideThe frustration from the residents has been overflowing – and not just from packages getting stolen. One property manager said despite police making an arrest, the crook keeps bonding out. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Ald. Michael Scott Tests Positive For COVID-19Scott appeared at a news conference with Mayor Lightfoot and other officials on Wednesday; the city says other officials tested negative.
Wild Motorcycle Rides Rattle ResidentsCBS 2's Marissa Parra reports on what's being done to curb wild motorcycle rides in Chicago.

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