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Driver On Cell Phone

Lawmaker In Report: Don’t Expect Statewide Cell Phone Ban Anytime Soon

A statewide ban on cell phone use while driving could change your commute forever, but state Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says it won’t be happening yet.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

Driver On Cell Phone

City Raking In Millions From Drivers Talking On Cell Phones

If you’re driving in the city and plan to talk on your cell phone, you might want to think twice about whether to do it without a hands-free device.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

Teen On Cell Phone (CBS Photo)

Company Offers $19/Month For Voice, Talk Text — With A Catch

How would you like to reduce your cell phone bill to $19 a month? We’re not talking a bargain basement plan. It includes unlimited voice, texting and data – on an Android smart phone, like this one. Of course, there’s a catch.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Northwestern University

Another Northwestern Student Attacked For His Cell Phone

Another Northwestern University student was attacked by robbers for his cell phone overnight, in the third such incident in just the past few weeks on or near the Evanston campus.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

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Man Beaten To Death Over Cell Phone At Bus Stop

A group of men beat a 41-year-old man to death over a cell phone at a bus stop on 79th Street over the weekend, in an attack that a neighbor called “senseless.”

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011


Man Beaten To Death On South Side Street

Chicago Police are investigating the death of a man in his 40s who was beaten by a group early Sunday morning on the South Side.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2011

Monroe Red Line Assault

Man Punched, Robbed Of Cell Phone At Monroe Street Red Line Stop

A South Side man is accused of punching and trying to rob another man while standing on a platform in the Monroe Street Red Line subway stop early Wednesday.


Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

City Council Approves Ban On Texting While Biking

The City Council has approved a ban on texting or using a handheld phone while riding your bicycle.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

The Cermak-Chinatown station on the CTA Red Line (CBS File Photo)

7 Teens Charged In Mob Beating In Chinatown

Seven teenagers have been charged in the mob beating and robbery of an 18-year-old man in Chinatown.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2011


Woman Using Cell Phone Crashes Into Man On Route 53

For anyone who may think he or she can text or use a cell phone and drive with no problem, think again.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Cell Phone (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Attempted Cell Phone Ransom Doesn’t Pay Off

A man who shares a famous name was arrested for allegedly trying to ransom a cell phone.


Sladjana Vuckovic (Chicago Police Dept.)

Attorney Let Accused Cop Killer Use Cell Phone

A defense attorney is accused of loaning her cell phone to a jail inmate who made personal calls. The detainee was eventually charged with killing a Chicago police officer and a former CHA cop.


Cell Phone Camera

Bill Would Ban Photos At Accident Scenes

A state lawmaker doesn’t want drivers to stop and take pictures or videos of vehicle accidents.

WBBM Newsradio–03/04/2011

File Photo (Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

2 Boys Hit By Car In West Pullman

Two boys were hurt Saturday afternoon when they were struck by a car driven by a motorist who might have been on a cell phone at the time.


Cell Phone (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Suit: Motorist Updating Facebook During Fatal Crash

The family of a pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the motorist, claiming she was updating her Facebook page on a cell phone when the crash happened.


Carleton Washburne School

‘Butt Dial’ Blamed For Error That Sent SWAT Team

It turns out that a false alarm at a Winnetka school that prompted a SWAT team response was actually the result of a “butt dial.”

CBS Chicago–01/05/2011

Dale And Tanya Shannon

UPDATED: Search For Missing Woman Growing Cold

Tanya Shannon has been gone for days now. But a ping from a missing cell phone gave investigators hope that technology might lead them to her. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


Roderick Swoopes Booking Photo. (Chicago Police Photo)

Kidnapped Taxi Driver Calls 911 From Trunk Of Cab

Robber had taken his cell phone but cabbie had a backup.


Starbucks Barcode Scan

Pay By Cell Phone For Everyday Purchases

First it was cash, then plastic. Now your cell phone is the new way to pay for your everyday purchases. But as CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, our latest mobile wallet has its rewards and risks.

CBS 2–11/03/2010


Your cell phone is the new way to pay for your everyday purchases.