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Legal filing flies as showdown continues between Chicago public schools, Chicago teachers unionChicago public school students were facing another day of potentially canceled classes over the weekend on Friday, while city officials said talks with the teachers union “should end this weekend.” CBS 2 political investigator Dana Kozlov reports.

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Woman and child die after Gary, Indiana police chase; driver in custodyA woman and an infant were killed and one person was injured in an accident on the Borman Expressway in northwestern Indiana as officers tried to pull over the driver. Germont Terry reports on CBS 2.

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6-year-old Damri Perry in grave danger after missing from Skokie partyPolice in north Chicago were searching Friday afternoon for a 6-year-old boy who hasn’t been seen since taking his older sister to a party in Skokie.

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Salute to health care workers with hospitals in a critical conditionThe past two years have been exhausting mentally and physically for healthcare workers, and unfortunately, things are showing no signs of slowing down. But all we can remember is a little compassion and patience, as we face this pandemic together. CBS 2 photojournalist Jeff Langen salutes our healthcare workers.

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Dr. Micah Pollack on the Challenges with COVID-19, Hospital in IndianaIndiana University Northwest professor Dr. Micah Pollack has been studying the COVID-19 pandemic in Indiana for the past two years. He joins CBS 2’s Erica Sargent to talk about the challenges facing hospitals.

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Advocate Christ Medical Center’s Dr. Rachel Welbel on COVID-19 Challenges, Long Distance SymptomsRachel Welbel, of Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, talks with CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist about the challenges of the COVID-19 surge, and helping people with long-term COVID symptoms recover.

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Health care workers in Gary describe experience on the front line during the COVID-19 surgeWe have all seen long lines at COVID-19 testing facilities over the past few weeks. On Friday, CBS 2’s Steven Graves spoke to frontline workers at the State Line in Gary, Indiana.

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Hospitals offer incentives to address staffing shortage amid COVID-19 surgeHospitals are offering signing bonuses, incentives and unique programs for graduate students who face constant change, a never-ending learning curve and wide-open eyes. CBS 2’s Tara Molina reports.

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IDPH director Dr. Ngozi Ezike warns hospitals are at breaking point, insists on masks and vaccinesIllinois Department of Public Health director Dr. Ngozi Izieke has joined CBS 2’s Erika Sargent in warning about the COVID-19 surge and hospitals at a crisis point.

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Suburban family has to wait long at emergency room amid rising COVID casesOne of the trickle-down effects of those rising numbers is skyrocketing wait times in hospital emergency rooms. They are being measured in hours, not minutes, in many cases.

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An inside look at the emergency room at Rush University Medical Center amid the latest COVID surgeCBS 2’s Chris Tye gets exclusive access inside Rush University Medical Center’s emergency room. While they were not overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients on Friday, they have been several times in recent weeks.

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Windy City Bulls focus on improving potential call-up after playing first game in daysWhile the Bulls have dealt with COVID issues, it has been particularly tough on their G League team, the Windy City Bulls.

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Chicago Weather: Freezing Rain, Falling Temperatures for the WeekendWinter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM on Saturday due to the possibility of light rain and drizzle.

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Legal action flies in fight over distance learning between Chicago public schools, Chicago Teachers UnionChicago Public School students were facing another day of classes canceled on Monday over the weekend on Friday. CBS 2 political investigator Dana Kozlov reports.

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Bears with Salvation Army organize food pantry for low-income families at Humboldt ParkThe need for food has never been greater for low-income families. A Chicago sports team is answering the call.

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Family, friends, colleagues gather for the funeral of the fallen Bradley Police Sergeant Marlene RittmannHundreds turned out on Friday morning to show their support and love for the family of Bradley Police Sergeant. Marlene Rittmann at her funeral.

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Woman, child killed in accident on I-80/94 in GaryA woman and an infant were killed and one person was injured in an accident on the Borman Expressway in northwestern Indiana as officers tried to pull over the driver. Germont Terry reports on CBS 2.

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‘The Cavalry Never Comes’: Congressman Mike Quigley Attacks the US Capitol on January 6A year after the January 6 uprising at the US Capitol, many members of Congress shared their memories of the attack. CBS 2’s Mary Saavedra also spoke to US Representative Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) about her memories of that day from a year ago.

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salute to health workersHealth workers at Advocate Christ Medical Center were encouraged by members of the community.

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Chicago Weather: A Little Hot for the WeekendThe bitter cold continues. Cold wind advisory in effect from 9 am

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Bears keep food pantry for low-income families in Humboldt ParkThe team is hosting another neighborhood pantry on Friday, along with the Salvation Army and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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Marlene Rittmann, Bradley police officer killed in the line of duty, remembers Sgt.Hundreds turned out on Friday morning to show their support and love for the family of Bradley Police Sergeant. Marlene Rittmann at her funeral. CBS 2’s Meredith Barack reports.

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People faced cold weather as wind gusts provided sub-zero temperaturesSometimes you just have to stay outside no matter how bitter the temperature. Some are freaking out over brutal temperatures.

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2 has got your ticket: ‘Oklahoma!’ at CIBC TheaterIt’s a new twist on an American musical classic, and it’s about to open in Chicago. CBS 2 Entertainment Reporter Vince Gerasol “Oklahoma!” Let’s take a look at a contemporary and intimate scene. At CIBC Theatre.

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