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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.
Operation Santa Rolls Through ChicagoA police motorcade is carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus throughout the city and suburbs this weekend. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Prominent South Side Developer Dies In I-57 CrashJacob Dochee was killed in a fiery crash on I-57 near Matteson Friday night. CBS 2's Sandra Torres reports.
Northwest Indiana Gets Hit With Winter StormSlide-offs and crashes kept Illinois and Indiana road crews busy all day Saturday. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos 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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Homework Debate: How Much Is Too Much?Did your kids finish their homework last night? The amount of homeowrk required for students is a hot topic at many elementary schools. Parents and teachers are divided if it's beneficial for younger children. CBS 2's Nikki Battiste reports.
Amid Support Staff Strike, District 15 Moves Up Contract TalksOfficials at Palatine School District 15 and the union representing support staff out on strike have agreed to resume negotiations two days earlier than originally planned.
Aldermen Want Claypool Fired As CPS BossTwo aldermen called for Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool to be ousted ahead of Wednesday's school board meeting, amid a controversy over spending on consultants while cutting funds for special education programs.

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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)
Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under $35Lifestyle expert Limor Suss visited CBS 2 to share a few gift items to wow your Secret Santa while staying under $35!
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.

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