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Julia Boyle enjoys an electronic cigarette as she waits for customers at the Vapor Shark store on April 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Brandon Leidel, CEO, Director of Operations Vapor Shark, said he welcomes the annoucement by the Food and Drug Administration that they are proposing the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes, which would ban sales of the popular devices to anyone under 18 and require makers to gain FDA approval for their products. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Chicago Beats Feds To Regulation Of ‘E-Cigs’

They’re called e-cigarettes. While the battery-operated device has its critics, some say it has helped them stop smoking. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

11 hours ago

A man walks past posters announcing the double canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on April 24, 2014 in Rome. Late popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be made saints at an unprecedented joint ceremony on April 27, 2014 in a bid to unite Catholic conservatives and liberals. The canonizations of two popular popes are set to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome. AFP PHOTO/ Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago-Area Pilgrims Begin Arriving For Canonizations In Rome

Rome is ready for these Chicagoans and the hundreds of thousands who’ll join them. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

12 hours ago

LA County Passes Major Ban On Plastic Bags In Unincorporated Areas

City Council Committee Approves Partial Ban On Plastic Bags

The Chicago City Council’s Health and Environment Committee has given preliminary approval to a partial ban on retailers using those flimsy and ubiquitous plastic bags.

13 hours ago

Investigators continue to examine sand holes on Mount Baldy (National Park Service)

Mt. Baldy To Remain Closed Through Summer As Sand Hole Investigation Continues

One of the most popular areas of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will be closed through the summer.

13 hours ago

A Lyft car sits at a stoplight. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and SideCar become more popular, the taxi industry is pushing for tougher regulation of their new competition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ride-Sharing Regulations Passed By City Council Committee

The Emanuel administration has now outlined regulations that would allow so-called ride-sharing services to legally co-exist with regular Chicago taxicab companies.

15 hours ago