Preparations for Impromptu Mexican Independence Day CelebrationsCBS 2’s Steven Graves spoke to someone in the mix after multiple nights of celebrations, who said to expect celebrations to continue, even as some people who live downtown aren't as excited.
McHenry Co. Mother In COVID-Connected Coma After Giving BirthCBS 2's Meredith Barack reports she's currently in a medical induced coma, and has yet to meet her newborn son, who had to be delivered seven weeks before his due date.
Authorities Outline Plans For Road ClosuresThe Chicago Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management and Communication detailed plans for rolling road closures in anticipation of caravans connected to Mexican Independence Day celebrations.
DCFS Head Could Be Held In Contempt Of CourtThe head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is on the brink of being held in contempt of court. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports the head of DCFS could face contempt of court charges if he doesn't appear in court next week to answer tough questions about children stuck in psychiatric facilities.
Chicago Weather: Mostly Sunny WeekendCBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the extended forecast.
Mexican Independence Day Celebrations Could Bring More Gridlock DowntownExpect a busy weekend of traffic in and around downtown, with multiple events taking place, including a possible repeat of car caravans creating gridlock. CBS 2’s Steven Graves reports.
FDA: Pfizer COVID Booster Shot, For Now, Will Be For Those 65 And OlderA panel of experts votes no to offering COIVD-19 booster shots for most Americans. But yes if you're 65 and older or at high risk for severe disease. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek has more on the decision.
McHenry Co. Woman In COVID-Related Coma After Giving BirthShe's in a coma, two weeks after giving birth while battling COVID-19. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports from Lutheran General where that mom is currently intubated in the hospital's COVID unit.
FDA Advisers Endorse Pfizer Booster Shots For Elderly And High-Risk AmericansAn FDA advisory panel has overwhelmingly rejected emergency use authorization for a third dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 16-64, but has approved the booster shots for people 65 and older or at high risk.
171 Chicago Area Expressway Shootings So Far This YearWe hear time and again from people in the suburbs, afraid to drive into the city because of the shootings on Chicago area expressways. That fear is justified.
Woman Working For United Airlines Uses Farsi Language Skills To Connect With Evacuees From AfghanistanThis story is about fate, and a twist that brought a Naperville woman back to her roots. As CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reports, it happened in the skies over the Middle East and Europe, on a plane full of evacuees headed west.
Gridlock Persists Downtown With Car Caravans Celebrating Mexican Independence DayPolice late Thursday night tried to reopen Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, but gridlock persisted.
Chicago Weather: Shower Chance Late FridayCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.
Lake Zurich Priest's Return Delayed After New Information SurfacesThe Rev. David Ryan was set to be reinstated as pastor of St Francis de Sales Parish in Lake Zurich, but questions have now arisen about his fate.
Chicago Woman Accused Of Using Identities Of Homicide Victims, Including Kids, For FraudKatrina Pierce is charged with filing false tax returns and obtaining fraudulent COVID-19 stimulus payments using the identities of homicide victims in Chicago and beyond – some of them children. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Pedestrian Killed, 3 Men Injured In Humboldt Park CrashA woman trying to cross the street was killed Thursday night when two cars slammed into each other in Humboldt Park.
River North Hotel Worker Arrested After Man Is StabbedVideo Thursday night showed a River North hotel worker getting aggressive and throwing luggage around – and moments later, a man was stabbed. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Car Caravans Take Over Downtown Streets To Celebrate Mexican Independence DayLate Thursday night, car caravans took over the streets all around the downtown area for a wild scene. The rolling parade set off fireworks, honked horns, revved engines, and waved flags.
Lisa Byington Hired As First Full-Time Woman Play-By-Play Announcer For Major U.S. Men's TeamHistory will be made in the NBA next season, as an announcer with longtime Chicago ties pulls off a broadcasting first.
No ICU Beds Left In Southern IllinoisSouthern Illinois as of Thursday had no intensive care beds available as the coronavirus ravages the area.
Man In Critical Condition After Being Shot In Leg In Grant ParkA man was shot and critically wounded in broad daylight in Grant Park Thursday afternoon.
Chicago Hotels Expected To Lose $2 Billion In Revenue By Year's EndThe new figures came down Thursday from the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Numbers are based off of business travel – including corporate or government hotel stays.
Pilsen Nonprofit Tackles Food Insecurity: 'Who Better To Understand Our Challenges Than Ourselves?'It's the first week of Hispanic Heritage Month. CBS 2 will be bringing you stories about the community. CBS 2's Marissa Parra introduces us to a Mexican American woman in Pilsen aiming to make Chicago Latinos healthier.
Riot Fest Going Ahead With COVID-19 Testing, VaccinationThose who come to Riot Fest in Douglass Park must either present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of entering. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.

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