Carjackings have reached an epidemic level in Chicago. On Thursday night, CBS 2's Charlie De Mar got an eye opening look at just how much this crisis is terrorizing the city.

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Northwestern Alums Create 'The Seeker,' A Football Thrower They Call A Robotic QBA pair of Northwestern University alums may have created the next big thing in football training, at least when it comes to skill position players. CBS 2's Matt Zahn reports.
Chicago Weather: Warming Trend BeginsCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Woman Says She Keeps Trying To Reach Illinois Unemployment Office -- Only To Have Calls DroppedWe are still hearing from people who can’t get help with unemployment because of issues at the state level. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports on a woman whose calls are getting dropped again and again.
Speeding SUV Hits Parked Car, Goes Onto Sidewalk On Southwest SideThe search was on Thursday night to try to find the person who drove a sport-utility vehicle down a sidewalk to get away from a hit-and-run crash. As CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports, the reckless driver was caught on video.
Cook County Health Officials Investigate Large Wedding In NilesThe Cook County Department of Public Health on Thursday night was investigating a large wedding held this week in Niles, where few masks were seen and the dance floor was reportedly open. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Sox Camp: Kopech Adjusting To Switching From Starter To RelieverAt White Sox camp, Michael Kopech is not sure when he'll get his first shot in a Spring Training game.
Loyola Gets Ready For MVC Tournament With Sights Set On NCAA Tourney RunThe Loyola Ramblers begin the madness part of March Friday morning when they open up Missouri Valley Conference tourney play in St Louis. They shouldn't have to win the Championship to get into the NCAA Tournament.
Chicago Weather: Warming Trend On The WayCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has the 6 p.m. forecast for Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Northern Illinois Residents Drive Hours South To Get COVID-19 VaccineWhile northern Illinois is about to see a spike in open appointments, many who have been hitting red light after red light decided to make a road trip to end the waiting game. 
CPS Leaders Discuss Progress Of Return To In-Person LearningSo far, so good – that is how Chicago Public Schools officials describe the first week of in-person learning for kindergarten through fifth-grade students. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov talked with CPS Chief Education Officer LaTanya McDade.
Going The Distance To Get VaccinatedThe biggest push is to get the shot into the arms of our state's seniors. But some with pre-existing conditions are going to great lengths to get their shots. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Despite Unemployment Numbers, Illinois Per Capita Income Climbed In 2020 During COVID-19 PandemicThere is no doubt Illinoisans are hurting, but data from the state shows some residents actually had more money in their pockets after the pandemic hit. And they’re still spending it.
Residents Alarmed As Dozens Of Dead Waterfowl Turn Up Around Wolf LakeConcerns were growing in Northwest Indiana this week after dozens of dead birds turned up by Wolf Lake. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Seniors Signing Up For The COVID Vaccine To Be Given At The United CenterThousand of people are all signed up for appointments at the soon-to-open "united center" mass vaccination site.
Body Found In Storage Unit Near Rockford Identified As Missing Woman From McHenry CountyThe body of a missing 33-year-old woman from McHenry County was found inside a storage unit near Rockford on Tuesday. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports from Woodstock.
1 Dead, 2 Injured In I-88 CrashAccording to the Illinois State Police, it happened on Interstate 88 westbound at milepost 127.3 (Naperville Road.) Police said one vehicle rear-ended another and both cars caught fire.
Chicago Weather: Cooler Temperatures LakesideCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
Critics Say CPD Search Warrant Reforms Announced By Mayor Lightfoot Fall ShortCritics say policy changes announced Wednesday related to how Chicago police obtain and execute search warrants fall short of addressing a pattern of wrong raids first exposed by the CBS 2 Investigators. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
Uber Driver Recounts Experience Of Being Carjacked By Teenage GirlAuthorities say a 14-year-old girl was behind at least four carjackings in Chicago. CBS 2's Tara Molina talked to one of her alleged victims, Uber driver Carolyn Andrews.
CFD To Administer COVID Vaccine To Homebound SeniorsStarting Thursday, the Chicago Fire Department will start distributing COVID-19 vaccines to seniors who are homebound. Also on Thursday, appointments open at 8:30 a.m. for Chicago's mass vaccine site at the United Center.
Third Man Claims Sexual Abuse By Father Michael PflegerA third man has come forward claiming that he was sexually abused by the Rev. Michael Pfleger when the man was a teenager more than 40 years ago. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
'I’m Not Increasing Capacity Until My Employees Have Access To A Vaccine'Restaurants in Chicago are now able to seat at 50% capacity. But one restaurant owner in the city is taking a unique approach and holding off until all of his employees get a COVID shot. CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reports from Andersonville.
Fire At Englewood Chicken Restaurant Spreads To Neighboring LaundromatChicago Fire Department officials said the fire started early Wednesday afternoon at a chicken restaurant at the corner of 61st and Halsted. The flames spread to the neighboring laundromat.
New CPD Search Warrant Policies Could Raise Accountability ConcernsSignificant changes are coming to the department's search warrant policies., but But there is a lot the new policy Mayor Lightfoot doesn't cover. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini has a critical analysis.

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