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Cops Warn Restaurants About Orders Called In From Cell Phones

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.


Cell Phone Camera

Channahon Telecom Tax Kicks In Early Due To Misunderstanding

A misunderstanding has led to an earlier-than-planned implementation of a telecommunications tax in Channahon.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

File Photo Of Woman On Cell Phone (Getty Images)

Madigan Opposing ‘Robocall’ Legislation In Congress

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says residents might face a flood of robocalls to their cell phones if proposed legislation makes it through Washington.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011


Crime Up Near UIC; Cops Tell Students To Put Away Phones, iPods

Crime is up on the borders of the UIC campus, and Tuesday, campus police told students and staff that it is time to put the cell phones and iPods away and pay attention to what’s going on around them.


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Country Club Hills Aldermen Spend $33,000 Using Cell Phones

ith little oversight and scant record keeping, south suburban Country Club Hills aldermen have spent thousands of dollars on cell phone bills.


File Photo Of Woman On Cell Phone (Getty Images)

AT&T Merger With T-Mobile To Bring 4G To Most Of Illinois

One of the nation’s largest cell phone providers is buying a smaller provider and it hopes to expand mobile broadband services to more of Illinois’ rural areas.


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Alderman Asks Chicagoans To Donate Cell Phones For Troops

The City of Chicago wants you to help U.S. troops abroad keep in touch with their families.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

File Photo Of Woman On Cell Phone (Getty Images)

World Health Org. Warns Of Cell Phone Cancer Risk

There have been studies linking cell phones to cancer. But when the World Health Organization speaks, many listen.

CBS 2–06/01/2011

Tired Teens

Teens: Why Are They Always Tired?

Any parent with teenagers will tell you, their kids can’t get up in the morning. So, why are they always tired?

CBS 2–05/18/2011

Texting While Driving

Evanston Teens To Get Lesson On Distracted Driving

Teens in Evanston will be learning firsthand today about the dangers of texting and driving.

WBBM Newsradio–04/13/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Treasurer Pinching Pennies By Cutting Cars, Cell Phones

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Thursday that he’s cutting his office’s budget by pinching pennies wherever he can.


Driver On Cell Phone

Highland Park Approves Cell Phone Ban For Drivers

North suburban Highland Park has now joined Chicago and Evanston in banning hand held cell phone calls while driving.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2011

Driver On Cell Phone

Highland Park May Ban Cell Phones While Driving

The New Year could be a hands-free one for motorists in Highland Park.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2010

Texting While Driving

State Cops Issued 7,800 Tickets For Cell Phone Stops

Thousands of motorists have learned the hard way this year about the state of Illinois’ new restrictions on cell phones while driving.


Texting While Driving

Wisconsin Texting Ban Starts Wednesday

Texting while driving is illegal in Illinois. Now it will be banned in Wisconsin, too, when a new law takes effect.


CTA Signs With Sprint For Subway Cellular Service

The last major holdout among cell phone firms has signed a contract with CTA to hook up reception in its two major subways.

WBBM Newsradio–11/11/2010

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Shhh, Metra Explores ‘Quiet Cars’

Metra tells riders it’s willing to consider “quiet cars,” in which cell phone calls and loud conversations would be banned.

WBBM Newsradio–10/18/2010

Karina Kedo

Teen’s Program Fights Texting And Driving

A north suburban teen has Illinois lawmakers onboard with a new campaign to stop people from texting while driving.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2010