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On the slopes with Art Clay, Chicago’s skiers and sports pioneerArt Clay is the co-founder of the National Brotherhood of Skiers and a proud member of the Sno-Gophers – an African-American ski club that is one of the oldest ski clubs in the United States. As we celebrate Black History Month, at CBS 2, photojournalist Tamott Wolverton took us down the slopes with them.

Planfield South’s Lexi Janiak on a mission to win the state’s first girls’ wrestling meet this weekendPlainfield South wrestler Lexi Janiak is ranked number 3 in the country in her weight class, has won national tournaments and competed in the Pan Am Games. As CBS 2’s Matt Zahn reports, Lexi now has the chance to add the IHSA State Champion to the first-ever Girls’ State Wrestling meet.

Chicago First Alert Weather: Clear and cold Saturday morningCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your first-alert weather forecast at 10 p.m. for Friday, February 25, 2022.

After her daughter’s death from cancer, a Homewood woman stands up for cancer patients on her behalfThe bond between mother and daughter can be one of life’s greatest gifts – and we’ve certainly seen it in a pair from Homewood when we first met them almost two years ago. Since then, cancer has torn them apart. But as CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reported on Friday Night, what illness can’t do is stop the good work they had planned to do together.

Small village women who lost sons, husbands gather in mourningA group of Little Village mums wept and shared stories as they met this week – united by the same pain as the murders of their loved ones remain unsolved and they feel forgotten.

Prosecutors: Maine teens planned attacks on Chicago houses of worshipA teenager has been arrested in Maine for possession of an unregistered explosive device – and prosecutors believe he wanted to travel to Chicago to attack places of worship.

Would-be thief confronted by man with gun in Jewelers Row storeIn the dark of the night, a suspected thief started looking at expensive pieces inside a store on Jewelers Row in the city centre, then smashed part of the door with a chain – to be greeted by another shiny piece in the form of a gun. Reporting by CBS 2’s Jermont Terry.

Protesters gather downtown to rally for UkraineProtesters gathered downtown on Friday evening to denounce the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Reporting by CBS 2’s Sabrina Franza.

Flames break through the roof in the West Woodlawn fireA fire sent flames through the roof in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on Friday morning.

SUV hits gas pump, starts fire in WaukeganIt’s remarkable that no one was hurt Friday when an out-of-control sport utility vehicle slammed into a gas pump and caught fire in Waukegan.

Suburban woman says her grandchildren’s Valentine’s Day gifts were stolen from a packageA suburban grandmother sent a Valentine’s Day care package to her family in California — and wouldn’t you know, the presents weren’t there when the package arrived for her young grandchildren. Reporting by CBS 2’s Tara Molina.

Illinois Supreme Court rejects Governor Pritzker’s bid to reinstate school mask mandateThe Illinois Supreme Court has rejected Gov. JB Pritzker’s attempt to reinstate a statewide COVID-19 mask mandate in schools.

As new US citizens naturalize, some of their hearts are in UkraineNearly 500 immigrants from 78 countries became US citizens on Friday – including 10 from Ukraine. Shardaa Gray reports from CBS 2.

Tension and fear mount as explosions rock Kyiv’s skyline; More than 130 dead in UkraineThe Biden administration announced on Friday that it was moving forward with sanctions directly against Russian President Vladimir Putin. CBS 2’s Marissa Perlman has a breakdown of the day’s events in the war in Ukraine.

Plainfield South’s Lexi Janiak prepares to compete for inaugural IHSA Women’s Wrestling ChampionshipThe first IHSA State Girls Wrestling Meet is underway in Bloomington. It’s been a long time coming for Plainfield South’s Lexi Janiak, who isn’t just among the best in Illinois, but in the entire country.

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the Adler Planetarium is preparing to reopenThe Planetarium is fully reopening for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began and some of its new additions are out of this world.

Chicago’s first weather warning: Weather in the teens overnight, briefly warming over the weekendThe lake effect snow will persist through mid evening with a few locations receiving up to a half inch to an inch of additional snowfall.

Dog tests positive for COVID-19, a first in IllinoisIt’s Buster. He still has persistent symptoms, including sneezing. But doctors at the Medical District Veterinary Clinic in Chicago say he is cured.

Family of teen killed in crash seek answers after surveillance videoThey thought their son had died in an accidental accident. But now new evidence reveals something suspicious about his death.

Experts provide advice on how to protect yourself against a possible Russian cyberhackOne of the first ways Americans may feel the effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine is online. Experts say Russian cyber hackers have upped their game in recent years.

European Union and United States announce sanctions against Russian President Putin as Ukraine invasion continuesAs Russia continues to invade Ukraine, possibly seizing the capital of Kiev, the United States and the European Union announce sanctions against Russia and President Putin.

Bolingbrook High School Students Set to Perform ‘Mamma Mia!’Bolingbrook High School will present its spring musical production “Mamma Mia”, featuring the songs of ABBA. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist talks to Grace Avery, who plays the lead role of Donna.

Russian restaurant Tea Time denounces Ukraine invasion as ‘despicable’The owners of the downtown Russian Tea Time restaurant issued a statement this week denouncing the invasion of Ukraine and Russian government policy.

Luckily, sport helped launch the music career of gospel singer Todd DulaneyA Chicago-area gospel singer will be honored at the NAACP Image Awards this weekend. Todd Dulaney has embarked on an unconventional musical journey towards awards and accolades. Before Dulaney moved the audience with his powerful voice, he showed his power on another stage – in the form of a diamond.