Semi Struck By Freight Train In PlainfieldA freight train hit the back of a semi truck near Main Street and Bartlett Avenue in Plainfield Friday night. 
More COVID Vaccine Getting To Other Groups SoonCBS 2's Chris Tye reports on Governor Pritzker's plans to rollout more COVID vaccine, this time for the elderly.
Disabled North Chicago Police Officers Ordered To Work As Dispatchers Or Lose PensionsSome North Chicago police officers on disability and receiving pensions who are being threatened to either go back to work or lose their pensions have been waiting since 2019 to resolve the issue.
Chicago Weather: Snow Showers This WeekendCBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis has a look at the extended forecast.
Surprise Check Gives Chicago Restaurant A Second ChanceCBS 2's Meredith Barack reports a surprise check from the state is giving a Chicago restaurant a second chance. The far northwest side cafe reopened their doors after being closed for nearly two months.
Pritzker Activates National Guard Troops In Springfield Ahead Of Potential Armed ProtestsWith the FBI warning of threats to state capital cities leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard to provide security at state buildings in downtown Springfield.
Vaccine Rollout Continues In Illinois With Phase 1BCBS 2's Chris Tye reports Gov. Pritzker announced Illinois will begin Phase 1B of its vaccination plan on Jan. 25, when the vaccine will be made available to people age 65 and older and workers in essential non-healthcare industries like teachers, grocery store workers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and more.
UK Strain Of COVID-19 Now In Chicago AreaCBS 2's Marissa Para reports the case was identified by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. This new strain does not cause more severe symptoms, but it is more easily spread, officials say.
Chicago Weather: Snow Showers Coming FridayCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.
Naperville North Students Build Race Car With Help From A NASCAR TeamWith most high school sports on pause, one Naperville North teacher who has a background in racing found a great way to keep kids busy. CBS 2's Matt Zahn reports.
Man Getting Unemployment Benefits After Suing IDESWith the Illinois Department of Employment Security failing to address issues with unemployment claims properly, a Glenview man had to take them to court to get his benefits. But what about others in his position? CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Officials: Questionable Spending In Chicago Heights Goes Beyond Library To Parks DivisionA new twist has emerged in a shady spending spree in south suburban Chicago Heights. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
200 Illinois National Guard Members Headed To D.C. To Help With Inauguration SecurityGov. JB Pritzker has ordered the activation of about 200 members of the Illinois National Guard who will be heading to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Mourners Attend Vigil For Yiran Fan, Student Killed In Shooting SpreeDozens of people attended a candlelight vigil Thursday in honor of Yiran Fan, the University of Chicago students killed in a deadly shooting spree over the weekend. 
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Shows Support For Reopening Bars And RestaurantsMayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday said Chicago restaurants and bars need to be allowed to reopen "as quickly as possible" not just to help those businesses survive, but also to cut down on instances of private parties where people don't take proper precautions against COVID-19.
State Vows To Crack Down On Unemployment Fraud As More Victims Come ForwardIn a new twist, some unemployment victims are getting change-of-address letters – even after their employers have told the state they are still on the job. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Illinois COVID CasesIllinois is reporting 6,652 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, as well as 88 new deaths, while the state's virus infection rate continues to decline.
Chicago Weather: Rain Turns Into Light Snow For FridayCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a check on the forecast.
At The Current Rate Chicago Wont Be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 For A Year And A Half: Mayor Lori LightfootAt the rate Chicago is going one month since the first COVID-19 vaccine in the city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says it would take a year and a half to get everyone vaccinated. 
'I'm Very Scared;' Giant Spike In Illinois Unemployment Claims Some Businesses More Than OthersAnother 94,000 people in Illinois filed for unemployment last week. It's a 109% increase from the week before. CBS 2's Steven Graves is looking into what's behind the soaring numbers.
Man Killed, Bus Driver Injured In North Austin ShootingA man was shot and killed, and a CTA driver was injured when a stray bullet struck his bus and shattered glass, in the North Austin neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
At Least 12 CPD Officers, Supervisors Suspended After Lounging In Congressman's Office Amid UnrestCBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports the Chicago Police Department has suspended at least 12 officers accused of lounging, napping, making coffee and popping popcorn in Congressman Bobby Rush's campaign office in June while looters tore apart the strip mall outside.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Wants To Reopen Restaurants And Bars 'As Quickly As Possible' To Reduce Risk Of Underground PartiesMayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday said Chicago restaurants and bars need to be allowed to reopen "as quickly as possible" not just to help those businesses survive, but to cut down on instances of private parties where people don't take proper precautions against COVID-19. Katie Johnston reports.
Illinois' COVID Infection Rate Matches Lowest Point Since Late OctoberIllinois is reporting 6,652 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, as well as 88 new deaths, while the state's virus infection rate continues to decline. Katie Johnston reports.

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