Former Chicago Firefighter Heading To Puerto Rico To Help Storm Victims
A Red Cross volunteer and former Chicago firefighter was en route to Puerto Rico on Friday to help victims of Hurricane Maria.

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Franken And Franks Resign From Congress Amid Sexual Harassment ClaimsJust hours after Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken, of Minnesota, announced his resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations, Republican U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, of Arizona, said he's leaving his job amid an ethics investigation. CBS 2's Hena Doba reports.
California Wildfires Continue To SpreadTwo new fast-moving wildfires have popped up in southern California, in addition to the several that already have been burning for most of the week. Nearly 150,000 acres have been scorched, hundreds of homes have been destroyed, and an estimated 23,000 are still threatened. Kenneth Craig reports.
California Wildfires Still Raging Out Of ControlIt's t he fourth day in the fight to get an upper hand on the California wildfires. Low humidity is fueling fires around Los Angeles. Kenneth Craig reports.
Israeli Police Clash With Palestinian Protesters After Trump's Jerusalem AnnouncementArab leaders are warning of disastrous consequences, after President Donald Trump announced U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital; but Israelis are cheering, and say it's been a long time coming. CBS 2's Teri Okita reports.
Only 15 Vehicles Make Annua IIHSl List Of Safest CarsIt's now more difficult for automakers to earn a top safety award. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its annual list of the safest vehicles. CBS 2's Nikki Battiste explains what changed to make getting a top grade even harder.
Senator Franken Plans Announcement Amid Calls To ResignUnder growing pressure to resign over sexual misconduct allegations, U.S. Sen. Al Franken is planning an announcement on Thursday. At least eight women have accused the Minnesota senator of misconduct. CBS 2's Hena Doba reports.

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Paddy Homan & The Noble CallTraditional Irish musician, Paddy Homan, will lead “The Noble Call Christmas Show" the weekend of Dec. 15 at Chicago Gaelic Park in Oak Forest. (www.paddyhoman.com)
Catholic Charities Toy DriveCBS 2's Ed Curran reports that this high-tech toy drive brings joy to families who might otherwise not be able to celebrate the holiday season.
Minnesota Couple Face Felony Charges For Fake Robbery ReportA couple is facing felony charges for making up a story about being robbed at knifepoint early Thursday in the Loop. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.

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Thieves Target Unlocked Cars At Kenwood Gas Station 4 Times In 2 DaysPolice were investigating a rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles at a gas station on the South Side. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Renovated Lake Shore Drive-Stevenson Expressway Interchange OpenThe state has completed work on the renovation of the ramps linking the Stevenson Expressway and Lake Shore Drive. CBS 2's Susanna Song reports.
Westchester Home Damaged In Extra-Alarm FireA home in Westchester was damaged in an extra-alarm fire early Friday. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.

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Paddy Homan & The Noble CallTraditional Irish musician, Paddy Homan, will lead “The Noble Call Christmas Show" the weekend of Dec. 15 at Chicago Gaelic Park in Oak Forest. (www.paddyhoman.com)
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