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Opinion: Chicago’s Abandoning Poor Kids To Preventable Health Risks

Want to know the breadth of inequality in Chicago? Just take a look at the childhood injury risks across the city’s different neighborhoods.


Meet Matthew Hower, who was born shortly after midnight on New Year's Day 2015. (CBS)

New Year Brings Newborns

Maximus Edward Maise arrived at one minute past midnight and may be the first Chicago-area baby to be born. But stories like that played out across the region, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.


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Doctors Expecting Boom Of “Polar Vortex Babies”

Obstetricians and hospitals across Illinois were expecting a bit of a baby boom in the next couple months, all thanks to the infamous polar vortex this past winter.


Zaheera Abdul-Wright, her husband Tony Wright, and their new baby Nia Aneesa Wright. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Dozens Of Chicago Babies Share Birthday With New British Prince

On the day that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a boy, babies were being born all over — including at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where 37 babies were born yesterday.

WBBM Newsradio–07/23/2013

ADHER I'M JASON STATHAM (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Capricorn

You, Capricorn, are majestically beautiful — like a frozen bean burrito microwaved to perfection…


Twin 5-month-old siblings Julian (left) and Giselle Romero were found dead in a home in the South Lawndale neighborhood on May 10, 2012. (Family Handout)

Deaths Of Baby Twins In Little Village Under Investigation

A police death investigation was under way Thursday afternoon after 6-month-old twins were found dead at a home in the Little Village neighborhood.


Jennie Jones holds her newborn daughter Jemiah at Rush University Medical Center. Jemiah was born on Feb. 29, 2012, one of at least four Leap Year babies born at the hospital on the same day. (Credit: CBS)

Leap Year Parents Face Dilemma: How Often To Celebrate Kids’ Birthday

The question for parents of babies born on February 29 is: should they celebrate their child’s birthday once every four years, or twice every year?

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Newborn Maxwell Jones could live to be 150 with medical advances, some scientists say. (CBS)

Human Lifespans Lengthening, But How Long Is Too Long?

Scientists are making huge advances in the lab. But work like that isn’t considered mainstream. And not everyone believes science should control our destiny or that living past 100 is a good idea.


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City Council Bans Sale Of Bumper Pads For Cribs

Bumper pads for baby cribs will be banned for retail sale in the City of Chicago after


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Photographer Has A Knack For Newborns

A Chicago photographer is turning heads for his heart-grabbing pictures. We stopped by his studio to see how he’s able to capture the magic.

CBS 2–06/10/2011

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Examining The “Hands Off” Approach To Parenting

Raising a child is changing for some parents. Many are turning to a “hands off” approach to parenting babies and toddlers. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports toddler students at Chicago’s Waldorf School are creating their own mid-morning snack by using regular utensils, including a knife.

CBS 2–03/01/2011

Chicago's Best Stuff For Infants/Babies

Chicago’s Best Stuff For Infants/Babies

First-time parents who are registering for baby items often find themselves lost amid a sea of baby gear, unsure of which items will actually be both needed and loved. Rest assured, new moms and dads, […]