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Weather in Chicago: Freezing rain, light drizzle on SaturdayCBS 2 chief meteorologist Albert Ramon has your real-time weather forecast at 10 p.m. for Friday, January 7, 2021.

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Distance between CPS, Chicago Teachers Union poses challenges for children and parentsCBS 2’s Marissa Parra shares the impact on children and parents as the Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Teachers Union remain trapped in a distance learning stalemate.

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DCFS director arrested for violating children’s rights for contempt of courtIn a breathtaking move, a Cook County Juvenile Court judge issued two violations of court orders against Marc Smith, director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for violating the rights of two children who languished in institutions for months. CBS-2 investigator Dave Savini reports.

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Health experts say cloth masks may not be enough at Omicron WaveAt this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be time to update your mask.

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Legal papers fly as the showdown between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union continuesChicago Public Schools students went into the weekend on Friday and faced another day of potentially canceled classes on Monday – while city officials said talks with the teachers’ union “must be closed this weekend.” This is reported by the political investigator from CBS 2, Dana Kozlov.

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Wife and Baby Killed After Persecution of Gary, Indiana; Driver in custodyA woman and infant were killed and a man injured when officers tried to stop the driver in an accident on the Borman Expressway in northwest Indiana. Jermont Terry reports from CBS 2.

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Damari Perry, 6, in extreme danger after disappearing from the Skokie partyPolice in north Chicago were looking for a 6-year-old boy Friday afternoon who had not been seen since he was driven to a party in Skokie with his older sister.

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Greetings to healthcare workers with hospitals in critical conditionThe past two years have been mentally and physically demanding for healthcare workers and unfortunately there is no sign of slowing down. But we can all remember to have a little compassion and patience as we continue to face this pandemic together. CBS 2 photojournalist Jeff Langan captured this greeting to our healthcare workers.

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Dr. Micah Pollak on Challenges with COVID-19, Indiana HospitalsDr. Micah Pollak, a professor at Indiana University Northwest, has been researching the COVID-19 pandemic in Indiana for two years. He speaks to Irika Sargent of CBS 2 about the challenges associated with hospitals.

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Dr. Rachel Welbel of Christ Medical Center on COVID-19 Challenges and Long Distance SymptomsDr. Rachel Welbel of Advocate Christ Medical Center on Oak Lawn speaks with Mary Kay Kleist of CBS 2 about the challenges of the COVID-19 surge and is helping people with protracted COVID symptoms recover.

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Health care workers in Gary describe frontline experiences during the COVID-19 surgeWe have all seen long lines in COVID-19 testing facilities in the past few weeks. On Friday, Steven Graves of CBS 2 spoke to frontline workers just across the state line in Gary, Indiana.

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Hospitals are offering incentives to overcome staff shortages amid the surge in COVID-19Hospitals offer signing rewards, incentives, and unique programs for graduates faced with constant change, a never-ending learning curve, and wide-open eyes. Tara Molina from CBS 2 reports.

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IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike warns that hospitals are on the limit, emphasizing masks and vaccinesThe director of the Illinois Department of Health, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, joins CBS 2’s Irika Sargent with a warning of the surge in COVID-19 and hospitals at a crisis point.

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Suburban families are experiencing long emergency room waits amid rising COVID casesOne of the trickle-down effects of these rising numbers is skyrocketing waiting times in hospital emergency rooms. In many cases, they are measured in hours, not minutes.

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A look inside the Rush University Medical Center emergency room amid the recent wave of COVIDCBS 2’s Chris Tye received exclusive access to the emergency room at Rush University Medical Center. While they weren’t overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients on Friday, they have been at times in the past few weeks.

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Windy City Bulls are focused on improving for potential stakes after their first game in daysWhile the Bulls have been grappling with COVID issues, it has been especially tough for their G-League team, the Windy City Bulls.

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Weather in Chicago: Freezing rain, falling temperatures for the weekendA winter weather warning is in effect on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. due to the possibility of freezing light rain and drizzle.

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Distance learning dispute between Chicago public schools and the Chicago Teachers UnionChicago Public Schools students went into the weekend on Friday and faced another day of canceled classes on Monday. This is reported by the political investigator from CBS 2, Dana Kozlov.

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The bears and the Salvation Army kept a pantry ready for low-income families in Humboldt ParkThe need for food for low-income families has never been so great. A Chicago sports team answers the call.

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Family, friends and colleagues gathered for the funeral of the fallen Bradley Police Sergeant Marlene RittmanicHundreds of people came Friday morning to show their support and love for the family of the fallen Bradley Police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic at her funeral.

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Wife and child killed in crash on I-80/94 in GaryA woman and infant were killed and a man injured when officers tried to stop the driver in an accident on the Borman Expressway in northwest Indiana. Jermont Terry reports from CBS 2.

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“The cavalry never came”: Congressman Mike Quigley looks back on the January 6 attack on the US CapitolA year after the January 6th uprising in the U.S. Capitol, several congressmen shared their memories of the attack. Marie Saavedra of CBS 2 also spoke to US MP Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) about his memories of that day a year ago.

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Greetings to the healthcare workersCommunity members cheered on health care workers at the Advocate Christ Medical Center.

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Weather in Chicago: Slightly warm up for the weekendThe bitterly cold conditions continue. A wind chill warning is in effect until 9:00 a.m.

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