Residents use "positive loitering," camping out in front of a distressed property, to keep criminals away. (CBS)

With ‘Positive Loitering,’ Residents Gather To Send Messages To Criminals

Each time they pick a different location where a business owner or neighbor has complained about a problem. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker continues her series on efforts to end violence in Chicago.


(CBS File Photo)

Police To Use Twitter, Texting To Communicate With Residents

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy will be unveiling some technological additions designed to improve the department’s communication with the community.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Mayor Revamps CAPS, Giving Police Districts More Control

Police districts are now taking more control of what once was a thriving community policing program in the city, known as CAPS.


Hoffer Plastics

South Elgin Firm Makes Everything From Soda Fountain Valves To Door Locks

You can’t buy a cup of Coca-Cola from a soda fountain without it passing through a Hoffer valve made in South Elgin.

WBBM Newsradio–04/23/2012