In the early hours of Friday morning, thousands of Chicagoans were woken with a startling sound of an emergency alert coming from their phones.
Around 4:30 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm at the Best Buy in the Hancock Center, at 800 N. Michigan Av. Officers discovered a broken window, and searched the building, discovering an unknown number of cell phones had been stolen.
It’s a safe place to charge your cellphone while you’re out. Dave Adams and a friend sketched out on a napkin an idea for what would become SafeCharge, essentially a locker for your phone, with battery chargers to accommodate any phone made in the last 16 years.
Lombard Police say they are cracking down on drivers using hand held cell phones, reports WBBM’s Kimberly Easton.
Dubbed the “One Ring” scam, a computer sends thousands of calls to random cell phone numbers, rings once, and then disconnects. Curious customers who return the missed call could be charged $19.95 for an international call fee and an additional $9 per-minute charge.
Boys between the ages of 10 and 16 are approaching citizens and forcibly taking away their cell phones or money, a statement from police said.
The proposal says drivers must use hands-free devices or speakerphone features.
Following a three-month grace period, Cook County will begin phasing in a ban on cell phones and other Internet-capable electronic devices at courthouses next week, starting with the Leighton Criminal Court Building at 26th and California.
Monday was supposed to be the beginning of the no-cell phone policy, but on Friday the chief judge’s office said there would be a three-month grace period. Thus, perhaps, the confusion.
Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans says a major impetus for restricting cell phones is the activity of gang members, who have used cell phones to take pictures of witnesses. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
The distraction techniques of the thieves are brazen, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
A man took off with more than a hundred cells phones when he robbed a T-Mobile store at gunpoint in northwest suburban Elgin on Thursday – a crime captured on surveillance video.
Police are searching for a robber who has been targeting victims downtown and on the Near North Side in broad daylight in recent weeks.
Wednesday is the last day of NeoCon at the Merchandise Mart – the event where manufacturers show off everything for office interiors.
Drivers using O’Hare Airport’s 25,000 parking spaces might soon be able to use their cell phones to find empty spaces and credit cards to “pay on foot” before they exit, thanks to a technology upgrade in the works.
Nearly a dozen students from Vernon Hills High School were getting the word out to drivers Wednesday – school zones are no-cell phone zones in Illinois.
At the City Council meeting Wednesday, an alderman will propose police keep their hands off the controls of downtown cell phone signals during expected protests this spring.
Drug peddling and abuse are the focuses of an investigation underway at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire and authorities have been reading students’ text messages as part of the case.
A rash of robberies against delivery drivers has prompted Chicago police to warn restaurants about orders from cellular phones. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
A misunderstanding has led to an earlier-than-planned implementation of a telecommunications tax in Channahon.