Children

Children led a protest Friday morning in the West Town neighborhood, to express their outrage over two grand juries declining to charge white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men. (Credit: CBS)

Children Lead Protest Of Grand Jury Rulings In Garner, Brown Deaths

Anger continued to spill over Friday in Chicago and across the nation, over recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who were involved in the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.

12/05/2014

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4 Biggest Questions Preschoolers Ask: Megan Glaros’ Masterful Guide to Science

I’m like any other mom you’d encounter. I fret, I wipe and I play. But when it comes to the inevitable “how” and “why” science questions I get from my three young kids, I am […]

09/16/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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5 Fun Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Water Park For Kids

Beat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.

08/11/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Folk Singer Ella Jenkins

“You Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song” could easily be one of the world’s most popular tunes. Lifelong Chicagoan Ella Jenkins composed it more than 50 years ago for children, and it has never lost the quality that has endeared it to audiences everywhere.

08/08/2014

Central American children sit inside the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in an attempt to reach the Mexico-US border, in Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico on July 16, 2014.   (Photo credit: ELIZABETH RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Attorneys Provide Legal Assistance To Immigrant Children

Ashley Huebner, an attorney with the National Immigrant Justice Center, told the story of one girl, now 18 years old, whose odyssey Huebner says is more or less typical.

07/24/2014

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U Of I To Get $19.5M For Health Care Innovation Project

The U of I project will bring health care into neighborhoods, using nurses with advanced training to lead medical teams.

07/10/2014

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Tips For Preventing Child Deaths In Hot Cars

Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.

07/09/2014

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Men Reveal What They Love About Being A Dad

Three dads share what fatherhood means to them.

06/01/2014

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Room To Grow: Tips For Creating Great Kids’ Rooms

If you start out smart and make your child your design partner, you can trade in today’s ducky decals for tomorrow’s funky graphics with ease and panache.

05/15/2014

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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