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Ten children were hospitalized after they were accidentally served spiked punch during a birthday party at the Home Run Inn pizza restaurant at 31st and Kildare. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Police: No Trace Of Alcohol In Kids After Restaurant Served Booze

At least ten children were taken to the hospital as a precaution Tuesday night, after wait staff at a Little Village mistakenly served alcohol, but police said none of the kids had any alcohol in their system.

04/09/2014

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Eyesight In Children Appears To Be Declining; Electronics To Blame?

The world is becoming more out of focus some kids. CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist explains.

04/03/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

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Lawmaker Wants Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids

Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) argued there is no safe level of second-hand smoke for a minor to be inhaling, so he’s introduced legislation to prohibit smoking in a vehicle if anyone under the age of 18 is inside.

02/18/2014

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Missing Mom, 2 Kids Located

A woman and her two children who were missing have been located, according to Chicago Police.

11/29/2013

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Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s Tips For A Safe Halloween

Going trick-or-treating with the kids this Halloween? Elizabeth Bailey RN and Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s have some helpful tips for ensuring a safe and fun night out in the neighborhood.

10/24/2013

A man who was playing with four kids in Atcher Park was robbed at gunpoint on July 30, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Man Robbed At Gunpoint While Playing With Kids In Schaumburg

Schaumburg police were looking for three suspects, after a terrifying robbery in a park earlier this week.

08/01/2013

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Lawmakers Debate Lowering Mandatory School Age From 7 To 6

The Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would require parents to send their kids to school before their 7th birthday, in a vote that broke down along party lines.

05/22/2013

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Western Springs Police: Couple Tried To Lure Youngsters

Deputy Chief of Police Brian Budds says the goal appears to be “to lure these youths into the car and cause them harm.”

04/08/2013

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Vigil Protests Hundreds Of Chicago Children Lost To Violence

(CBS) — Several hundred people turned out for an evening rally and march Friday from Saint James Episcopal Cathedral, just off the Magnificent Mile, to Stroger Hospital. The protesters in the second annual “CrossWalk” attempted […]

03/22/2013

Doctors In Chicago Work To Make Kids Less Sensitive To Food Allergies

Medical researchers from around the world, and here in Chicago, are working on ways to make children less sensitive to the foods they’re allergic to.

02/20/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Do Kids Need Their Own Music?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: If you’ve ever seen a newborn in a onesie emblazoned with a […]

01/25/2013

Study: Kids Left Alone While Adults Gamble

As lawmakers in Springfield take another shot at a gambling expansion bill, there’s a new look out at the behavior of gamblers.

01/14/2013

The fire occurred at about 4:30 a.m. on the  4200 block of West 21st Place. (Credit CBS)

Lawndale Fire Being Investigated For Arson

Four of the victims suffered severe burns and two people died.

12/29/2012

Firefighters cut the bars off a window of a burning home in the 6400 block of South Paulina Avenue in an attempt to reach two young children trapped inside. Both died in the fire, authorities said. (Credit: Chicago Fire Media Affairs)

Two Children Killed In West Englewood Fire

Firefighters used a saw to cut the bars off a basement window to try and reach the children, but were unable to rescue them.

12/22/2012

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Study: Child Dies Every Three Weeks From Falling Television

A string of tragedies in the Chicago area over the past year prompted a safety advocacy group to look at the number of children killed or injured by falling televisions.

12/13/2012

Elzbieta Plackowska appears in court on Wednesday.  She entered a not guilty plea in the murders of her son and another child. (CBS)

Naperville Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Child Murders

A Naperville woman accused of killing her son and a little girl she was baby-sitting last month entered a not guilty plea on Wednesday–in the first-ever televised court proceeding in the Chicago area.

11/21/2012

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Some People You Should Know: Funny Bones Improv

CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield introduces us to some performers who believe laughter is the best medicine.

11/09/2012

Approximately 50,000 students at Chicago Public Schools, including these first graders, use iPads in some of their daily lessons. (Credit: CBS)

Does Using An iPad Hinder Kids’ Other Basic Skills?

There are more than 28,000 iPads being used in Chicago Public Schools, and some of the students who use them each day are as young as three years old. Is all that screen time good for toddlers, and their little hands? CBS 2’s Chris Martinez went to a Chicago classroom to find out.

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