A Bucktown neighborhood activist stands near a new digital billboard that has some residents agitated. (CBS)

Bucktown Residents: Electronic Billboard Is Gaudy, Annoying

A company that contracted with the city to put up digital advertising has inspired the wrath of some Northwest Side residents. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


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Just a click? esurance Billboards Taken Down

The image of the billboard could have come out of a episode of the old MTV cartoon show, “Beavis & Butthead.”


A new billboard along I-55 equates baseball, apple pie and guns. (CBS)

Billboard Draws Fire For Equating Assault Rifle With Baseball, Apple Pie

The sign sits off busy Interstate 55, west of Harlem Avenue. It pairs a rifle with what some say are “pure American” symbols. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


Rekeia Williams paid for this billboard for what would have been her son's 19th birthday. Williams has gotten personally involved in the investigation into her son's murder, and thinks more parents of murder victims should do the same. (Credit: CBS)

Murder Victim’s Mom Thinks Parents Need To Get Involved In Investigations

A Chicago woman who lost her son to street violence said if more parents were doing what she’s doing, police might be able to solve more murders.



North Carolina Man Puts Up Billboard To Find Dates In Chicago

You might think a man who lives in North Carolina putting up a billboard in Chicago looking for dates is a desperate move, but Gordon Engle doesn’t think so.



Grandfather Getting New Kidney Thanks To Stranger’s Response To Billboard

A South Bend man is getting the new kidney he needs, thanks an unusual idea from his family, and the generosity of a stranger.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

John Spira has been missing since 2007. (Credit: Clear Channel Outdoor)

Man Missing Nearly 6 Years, Clear Channel Donates 14 Billboards As Reminder

A missing persons case that is almost six years old is getting a boost. WBBM NewsRadio’s Steve Miller reports.

WBBM Newsradio–11/05/2012


Company Will Pay Your Mortgage In Exchange For Turning Your Home Into A Billboard

ow would you like to have somebody else make your mortgage payments for a year? Almost 400 Chicago area homeowners have signed up for a chance to make it happen, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


An electronic billboard. (Credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Crystal Lake Annexes Land To Keep Electronic Billboard From Being Built

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (CBS) — An electronic billboard proposed to be built just outside Crystal Lake has city leaders so vexed, they’ve increased the size of the city. As WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports, the […]

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

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Billboard Along Eisenhower Links Hot Dogs To ‘Butt Cancer’

If you’re driving down the Eisenhower Expressway on the city’s West Side, you might do a double take as you pass a new billboard featuring a dire warning about “butt cancer.”

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

A billboard of the movie "Colombiana" is raising concerns in the Englewood neighborhood. (CBS)

Billboard For Female Assassin Flick Riles Englewood Activists

An Englewood neighborhood billboard for a new shoot-‘em-up action movie is stirring an outcry. CBS2’s Mike Parker explains why community leaders are upset and want the billboard removed.


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Lawmaker Suggests Selling Mini-Billboard Space On License Plates

The idea is to offer special corporate-sponsored plates. Drivers would get a discount on the price, and businesses would put their logos on the plates.