A woman says she paid a contractor thousands of dollars to fix her leaky and damaged roof, but after doing some demolition work, he was gone. CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas went on the hunt and discovered a trail of lies.

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Mom Receives Text From Son's Teaching Assistant, Calling Her A 'Nut'A Chicago mom, dealing with tensions over in-person learning, reached out to CBS 2 after receiving what she calls an alarming text from the teacher’s assistant that works in her son’s third-grade classroom. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
City Lights Go Dark For COVID-19 Victims As Mayor Lightfoot Expresses HopeLights around the city went dark, health care workers stopped for a moment of silence, and candles burned in memoriam Tuesday evening for victims of COVID-19. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Car involved In Jefferson Park Crash May Have Been Carjacked A Night EarlierThe car crashed on Lawrence Avenue near the Kennedy Expressway.
Mom May Be Paralyzed After Being Shot During Carjacking In AuroraAnyone can be the victim of a carjacking, and this past weekend, it was a mother of two who was just out getting something to eat in Aurora. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Expert Says End To Cash Bail Does Not Mean Greater Risk To Community SafetyAmong the police reform measures that recently passed in Springfield is an end to cash bail. The measure allows defendants to go free at a judge's discretion, without bail, while they await trial. But does policy work? CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Illinois State Sen. Heather Steans ResigningState Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), who was instrumental in the passage of legislation legalizing recreational marijuana and same-sex marriage in Illinois, is resigning from office at the end of the month.
COVID-19 In Chicago: Remembering Ada Mae Bates, Who Made Friends Wherever She WentIn Illinois alone, there had been 18,208 brothers and sisters, parents, grandparents, friends, and coworkers and counting as of Tuesday who had died of COVID-19. CBS 2’s Jim Williams on Tuesday introduced us to one of them – Ada Mae Bates – a woman who made friends wherever she went.
Chicago Might Be Able To Make COVID Vaccine Available To All By MayFor the first time, the city’s top doctor is letting us all pull out some calendars when it comes to the coronavirus vaccination schedule, but the dates are far from set in stone. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
City Rejects Damage Claim After Dog Shocked On Public SidewalkLast year, CBS 2 Chicago reported on a dog who was shocked because of a loose wire on a public sidewalk. After months of fighting to get information and file a claim for damages, the dog's owners said the city rejected their appeal, CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
Dominic Quaglia Lived The American Dream Before His Death From CoronavirusOne year ago today, the United States confirmed its first case of COVID-19. In the 365 days since, COVID has spared no part of this country, killing 400,000 and infecting millions more.
CPD Lieutenant Sues City For Retaliation, Says Community Safety Team Pushes ‘Illegal’ Arrest QuotasA Chicago police officer is blowing the whistle, claiming his team was ordered to hit illegal arrest and traffic stop quotas. It's a story you'll see only on CBS 2. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey has been looking into the allegations.
Chicago Teachers Union Could Seek Strike Vote Soon Over CPS Reopening DisputeChicago Teachers Union leadership could soon ask its 25,000 members to authorize a strike as it continues to pressure the Chicago Public Schools for an agreement on a safe reopening plan for the district.
Tipsters: Glitch Has Walgreens Locations Giving COVID-19 Vaccines To People Who Aren't EligibleSome people who are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under state rules are getting it anyway. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Chicago Weather: Chilly TuesdayCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.
Dolton Village Trustee Tiffany Henyard Gives Away Gas For Free Amid Run For MayorIt’s campaign season in south suburban Dolton, and one mayoral candidate kicked it off by giving away gas for free. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Nooses Found Hanging From York High School Stadium Bleachers In ElmhurstTwo rope nooses were found hanging from the top of the bleachers at the football field at York Community High School in Elmhurst, police said.
14-Year-Old Boys Hit By Car While SkateboardingThe twin brothers were struck outside Elgin.
Grandmother Speaks After Being Carjacked At Knifepoint In Chicago LawnChilling video shows a grandmother getting cornered and carjacked in broad daylight in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Illinois To Move To Next Phase Of Coronavirus Vaccination In One WeekOn Monday, Jan. 25, Illinois will move to Phase 1B in the coronavirus vaccine rollout plan.
Package Thief May Be Impersonating Police Officer In Orland ParkA man captured on a Ring doorbell camera in Orland Park appears to be a police officer in first glance, but he isn’t.
Man Accused Of Living Inside O'Hare International Airport Since OctoberA California man was arrested at O'Hare International Airport over the weekend after authorities discovered he had been living for three months in a secured area of the airport.
Chicago Weather: A Quiet Forecast And A Mostly Cloudy NightCBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis has the 5 p.m. forecast for Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.
Some Carjacking Victims Have Lost All Sense Of SecurityThe rise in carjackings in Chicago has certainly left many of us uneasy. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
Mentoring Group Holds Day Of Service To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Volunteers with I Am a Gentleman Monday cleaned and sanitized the Salvation Army Center near 69th and Morgan as part of a day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. 

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