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Authorities released a sketch of this suspect wanted in an armed robbery at Buffalo Grove Forest Preserve. (Lake County Forest Preserve Ranger Police)

Suspect Threatens Woman Jogger At Forest Preserve, Steals Phone

The female victim said the suspect grabbed her arm, threatened her with a screwdriver and fled with her cell phone toward Checker Road.


Surveillance image of an armed robbery at a South Side Boost Mobile store. (video provided)

Cell Phone Store Employees Detain Gunman After Armed Robbery

Surveillance video shows one of the armed robbers aiming a handgun, maybe with a silencer attached, at a cell phone store employee, as another thief empties the cash drawer. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


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WATCH: Truck Leaves Wake Of Destruction Leaving Parking Lot

One motorist says his rear windshield was punched out about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


Richard Fowler (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police: Man Charged When Cops Find Child Porn On Cell Phone

Police first responded to a Blue Island home regarding a report of domestic battery. While there, police found Richard Fowler’s cell phone turned on, displaying three images of minors engaged in sex acts.


Janet Chencinski (Credit: Deerfield Police)

Woman Arrested For Claiming Mom Was Sick To Avoid Ticket

Claiming your mother is having a medical emergency might seem a way out of a traffic ticket, but not when the officer calls 911 and paramedics discover mom is just fine.


A man talks on his cell phone while driving.(Photo credit: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

New ‘Hands Free’ Cell Phone Law Not Sinking In With Some Drivers

Some motorists believe it’s all right to hold the phone while on speaker, to check their cell phone’s GPS or to dial, and then put the phone down. It’s not.


Kevin Baker (Photo supplied to CBS)

College Student Shot, Critically Wounded, Over Cell Phone

Kevin Baker, a freshman at Harold Washington College, was in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn early Friday.


U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, left, and John McCain made a joint appearance Monday in Chicago. (CBS)

Durbin, McCain: U.S. Was Wrong To Bug German Leader’s Phone

(CBS) – U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and John McCain made a joint, harmonious appearance in Chicago on Monday and faulted U.S. intelligence for monitoring the German chancellor’s personal cell phone. Durbin, D-Illinois, and the Arizona […]


LeTroy Fields (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspect Charged With Shooting Man Over Cell Phone

LeTroy Fields, 34, was charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the attack in the 11600 block of South Harvard Avenue.


Gary Dailey received an honorary police badge and a City Council resolution as a reward for chasing down a teen who had stolen a woman's cell phone on July 4th. (Credit: CBS)

Man Honored For Chasing Down Cell Phone Robber On July 4th

A 51-year-old real estate broker who chased down an 18-year-old high school athlete who had stolen a woman’s cell phone received a Chicago City Council award Wednesday at the scene of the crime.


A man talks on his cell phone while driving.(Photo credit: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Using Cell Phone While Driving Soon To Be Illegal In Illinois

Using a hand-held cellphone while driving soon will be illegal in Illinois.


File Photo Of Woman On Cell Phone (Getty Images)

Courthouse Cell Phone Ban Turns Some Visitors Into Entrepreneurs

If you have to be at the Criminal Court building at 26th and California today, you’re advised to leave your cellphone at home or in your car.


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Indiana Inmate Charged With Running 2nd Drug Ring From Prison

Authorities in Indiana have busted a prison inmate for a second time for allegedly running a drug ring from his cell.


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Cook County Sheriff: Enforcing Cell-Phone Ban At Courthouses Will Be Challenging

Beginning Jan. 14, cell phones will be banned for most people at Cook County courthouses. Sheriff Tom Dart is concerned about the logistics of the policy shift.


A CTA train. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Texting CTA Train Operator Caught On Video

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman looks into the case of a CTA train operator who was seen texting while running a moving train.

CBS 2–09/24/2012


Former Elgin Cop Gets 30 Days In Jail For Planting Evidence

A former Elgin police officer has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for planting evidence at a crime scene.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

A man listens to an iPod MP3 player through earphones. (Photo Illustration by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Not Surprised ‘Distracted Walking’ Becoming A Bigger Problem

Safety and government experts say they’re seeing more incidents in which people are injured or killed when they are walking while texting, talking on cell phones, or while listening to music. It’s called ”distracted walking,” and Chicagoans see plenty of it too.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012


Witnesses Catch Boy After He Snatches Cell Phone On Red Line Train

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with robbery, after he allegedly snatched a woman’s cell phone at the Sheridan Red Line stop and got caught by two witnesses.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Man Critically Injured In Boystown Fight

A man was beaten and critically injured early Monday in a fight in the heart of the Boystown nightlife strip.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Ashley Day, 25, is charged with aggravated battery and fleeing police for nearly running over a bicycle cop who was trying to stop her for talking on her cell phone and making an illegal U-turn while driving downtown on Feb. 4, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Motorist Charged For Fleeing Bicycle Police Downtown

A Hazel Crest woman stands charged with trying to slam her car into a bicycle police officer in downtown Chicago, after the officer tried to pull her over.