Willie Strong (Chicago Police Department)

Dad Who Took Smoke Break While Baby Son Drowned Gets 2 1/2 Years

Willie Strong pleaded guilty to child endangerment Thursday.


Larry Hamilton (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Threatens To Kill Chicago Cop After He’s Asked To Put Out Cigarette

A man who threatened to kill a cop after taunting officers by telling them “I would like to see you … try to take me to jail” was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Sunday.


One of the "virtual smoking" apps available for your smart phone. (CBS)

Virtual Smoking: There’s An App For That

CBS 2’s Ed Curran has a warning from parents and experts who fear these new apps could encourage kids to start smoking the real thing.


Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Man, 38, Blames Himself For Burning Down Parents’ House

A Tinley Park man was dreading the conversation he would have to have with his parents about their house this week.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

House Rejects $1-A-Pack Hike On Cigarette Tax

The Illinois House has rejected a proposal to raise cigarette taxes by $1 a pack.