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Marissa Parra

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Marissa:

Community Celebration Marks Insight Hospital’s Approval To Accept Ambulances

Insight Hospital, formerly known as Mercy Hospital, will have a ribbon cutting to mark a turning point Monday morning. → Read More

Celebrate Fat Tuesday With Paczkis In Chicago

It's Fat Tuesday and that means Chicagoans will be enjoying paczkis! → Read More

Illinois And Chicago Mask Mandates Lifted Monday: Here’s What You Need To Know

The state and city masks and vaccine mandates have been lifted. → Read More

Explosions Heard In Ukraine As Russian Tanks And Troops Move In; 40 People Killed

An adviser to Ukraine’s president confirmed about 40 people have been killed so far, as explosions have been heard across the Ukraine. → Read More

Governor Pritzker’s Appeal On Temporary Restraining Order For School Mask Mandate Dismissed

“We’re back to square one. This appellate court did not address the issue of does the governor have the authority to order schools to require masks to schools," CBS 2 Legal Analyst Irv Miller said. → Read More

State Legislative Panel Throws Wrench In Gov. JB Pritzker’s Rules For School Mask Mandate

A bipartisan state legislative panel voted down Gov. Pritzker's bid to reintroduce school masking rules that expired two days earlier. → Read More

Toddler Found Wandering Alone In Englewood Reunited With Guardian

A toddler was found wandering on the street in Englewood early Tuesday morning. → Read More

Multiple Synagogues Vandalized On The Northwest Side; Person Of Interest Being Questioned

Police are investigating after two synagogues were vandalized on the Northwest Side Sunday. → Read More

Bitter Cold Can’t Stop Some Chicagoans From Working Outside

"It’s not that bad, right? It could be worse. Until you’re trying to speak with your lips or something and they start freezing." → Read More

Uber Driver Shot On Eisenhower Expressway

An rideshare driver was shot while driving, with a passenger, on the Eisenhower Expressway overnight. → Read More

Chicago Weather: Warming Centers Open Ahead Of Tuesday Temperature Drop

CHICAGO (CBS)– The temperatures are about to drop again.Tuesday’s frigid temperatures can be really dangerous.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Flight Cancellations, Delays At O'Hare, Midway AirportsChicago warming centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Garfield Community Service Center at 10 South Kedzie, is open 24 hours. Check out a full list below:Englewood […] → Read More

Urban Art Taking Downtown Aurora By Storm

“This year we did 30 new murals, 17 of those were on our new graffiti wall that we’re really excited and proud of,” said Jenn Byrne, director of public art for the city of Aurora. → Read More

Evanston Repair Café Means Business When They Say ‘Never Take Broken For An Answer’

What if we told you that there’s a place for your broken things that isn't your trash can? → Read More

‘The Faces Of COVID’ Exhibit Honors Victims Who Died Of Coronavirus

The Faces of COVID exhibit is finally on display for the public to see. It's 12 portraits installed in one of Harold Washington Library's windows facing State Street. → Read More

Belmont Cragin Fire Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Fighting For Life, Many Displaced

One person is dead, and another was fighting for life late Sunday, after a fire tore through an apartment complex in the Belmont Cragin community. → Read More

Quantum Martial Arts And Fitness Teaches Women Self-Defense To Fight Back In A Carjacking

We are all too well aware of the ongoing carjacking crisis here in Chicago – but now, a self-defense instructor has a solution in the form of a free course to help keep you safe. → Read More

Chicago Red Cross Rushes To Help Victims Of Tornados In Kentucky

At least 80 people in Kentucky are dead after a devastating tornado, a number that Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says will likely rise to triple digits. → Read More

CTA Bus Drivers Protest For Increased Safety, Call Attacks On CTA Employees ‘Out Of Control’

More than 100 Transit Union members and supporters took to the streets Saturday, protesting what they call "out of control" attacks on CTA employees. → Read More

250 Boxes of Food Given To Garfield Park Residents Left In The Dust By Aldi’s Abrupt Exit

In the West Garfield Park neighborhood, a grocery store moves out and hope moves in, in the form of an emergency food giveaway. → Read More

Video Shows Burglars Posing As Police Officers As They Target Seniors In Clearing

Exclusive video obtained by CBS 2 shows some people dressed as police officers, and not for Halloween – they were burglars. → Read More