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Texting 911. (Credit: CBS)

Emergency Text To 911 Available, But There’s A Catch

As of today, most mobile device users have the ability to send a text to 911 in an emergency, but that doesn’t mean law enforcement will be able to respond immediately

05/15/2014

I guess that's an old computer... ? (Photo by Mike Lawn/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The Illinois Politicians That Want To Take Your Internet Rights Away From You

With net neutrality effectively neutered, Internet service providers (ISPs) starting to do as they please and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) attempting to create new rules for broadband Internet, now is a good time to take stock of those who support an open Internet and those who don’t.

05/13/2014

What a sweet computer, bro! No, this wasn't the best photo we had, I just liked it. (Photo Credit: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Quick And Dirty Guide To Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is a simple concept: it’s the idea that big companies that provide Internet have to treat all websites as equals. What does this mean for you and me?

05/13/2014

Texting while driving

State, AT&T Encourage Motorists To Pledge Not To Text While Driving

AT&T has been pushing for people to pledge not to text while driving, and has posted a heart-wrenching documentary on its website. So far, more than 2 million people have taken the pledge.

09/19/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Joins Business Executives At Sun Valley, Idaho, Conference

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is spending the day at an exclusive gathering in Sun Valley, Idaho, with some of the most powerful business executives in the country.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

Texting While Driving

U46, D300 Schools Battle Against Texting And Driving

There was the girl whose truck clipped a median and flipped, ejecting and killing her. There was the teenage boy whose car slammed into and killed a bicyclist.

03/31/2012

iPhone 4

Madigan Joins DOJ Lawsuit To Block AT&T Acquisition Of T-Mobile

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined the federal government Friday in its effort to block AT&T Inc.’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc.

09/17/2011

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AT&T Merger With T-Mobile To Bring 4G To Most Of Illinois

One of the nation’s largest cell phone providers is buying a smaller provider and it hopes to expand mobile broadband services to more of Illinois’ rural areas.

08/22/2011

Here is a map of locations stored on a users' iPhone.

iPhone Tracking Your Every Move–And Here’s A Map To Prove It

Apple has been storing users’ location information on their phones, and it has privacy experts concerned.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

Texting While Driving

Video Warns Teens About Texting And Driving

There is a new warning for Illinois teens about texting and driving.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

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Bills Going Up For AT&T Landline Customers

Not only are you paying more for Chicago parking payboxes and state income taxes, but now, your phone bill is also going up if you have an AT&T landline in your home.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2011

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AT&T U-verse Viewers Get Their Channels Back

Cable TV provider had dropped HGTV, Food Network and more in a contract dispute.

11/08/2010

iPhone 4 (Ian Gavan/ Getty Images)

Apple Plans iPhone For Verizon

Apple Inc. plans to make a version of its popular iPhone 4 available through Verizon Wireless by early next year, according to a published report.

10/09/2010