DeKalb Mayor Opposes Idea To Allow Underage People Into Bars

The Student Association of Northern Illinois University is considering asking DeKalb officials to allow underage people to go into bars to be with some of their older friends, even if they’re not allowed to drink alcohol, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.


Sick Days

Hungover At Work? Poll Finds People Are Hardly Alone

While sitting at his cubicle, Mason (not his real name), raises his heavy, alcohol soaked head and reaches for the nearest Red Bull and a handful of pain killers.


John Silas (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Cop Charged With Firing Gun Through Window Of Home While Drinking

A south suburban police officer was drinking at a friend’s house when he started firing his gun, sending bullets into a neighboring home and vehicle, then called another officer to try to have him hide the evidence.



The 5 Countries With The Most Expensive Beer In The World

Check out the 5 countries with the most expensive beer in the world.



The Best (Free!) Hotel Happy Hours

Check out the best FREE hotel happy hours from around the US.



Drinking Underground: The World’s 6 Best Bars In Caves

When it comes to drinking, we’re all about going underground. That used to mean drinks at a speakeasy, but now it means in a cave. Check out the world’s best bars in a cave.


Bottles are seen on a production line. (Credit:  JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Healthwatch: Drinking From Sport Bottles Could Cause Wrinkles

We’ve heard the advice before, drink eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy, and for many that means drinking water from a sport bottle. But as CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, all that drinking could cause premature aging.


David Bogenberger (Family Photo)

More Defendants To Be Added To Lawsuit Over NIU Student’s Drinking Death

David Bogenberger, 19, had a blood alcohol level more than four times the legal limit for driving when he died during what authorities said was a hazing ritual at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at NIU in November.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Mayor Wants To Get Tough On Drinking, Gambling, Urinating In Public

Drinking, gambling and urinating on the public way are crimes that, Chicago Police contend, can “ruin the social fabric” of a neighborhood and set the stage for more serious crimes, including prostitution, gang loitering and narcotics sales.


Bagpipers march in the 2009 South Side Irish Parade. Organizers shut down the parade after that year due to drunken violence among the crowd. Organizers plan a one-year trial of a new parade with a zero-tolerance policy on alcohol in 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Stricter South Side Irish Parade Marks 2nd Year

After a three-year hiatus, the parade returned last year with a zero tolerance policy for drunks. As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, organizers say expect the same crackdown this year.


School Bus

Bus Driver Accused Of Being Drunk On The Job

A Chicago school bus driver is in trouble being drunk while on the job–and more


A diver searches for the body of 28-year-old Philip Patnaude in Lake Michigan at Belmont Harbor on Monday, March 5, 2012. Police divers pulled Patnaude's body from the harbor late Monday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Divers Find Body Of Missing Man In Belmont Harbor

Divers have found the body of a missing Chicago man in the frigid water of Belmont Harbor.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

Draft Beer

Revelers To Crowd Into Bars For ‘Black Wednesday’

The night before Thanksgiving is considered to be the biggest night out of the year, to the point where bar owners call it “Black Wednesday.”

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

The manufacturers of a popular caffeinated alcohol drink announced on Nov. 16, 2010, that they will remove the caffeine from its controversial products -- just before the FDA reveals its intention to ban the Four Loko beverage. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Makers Of Four Loko Sued After Teen’s Death

A family is suing the Chicago-based maker of a caffeinated alcoholic beverage after their teenager died after drinking what the attorneys call “blackout in a can.”

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011

Prom Dress

Judges Warn High School Students About Prom Night Consequences

Two Kane County judges today gave juniors and seniors at St. Charles East High School the bare bones truth about possible consequences of bad decision-making on prom night.

WBBM Newsradio–04/21/2011

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328 Violations During Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

The South Side Irish Parade might be a thing of the past, but an unofficial St. Patrick’s Day tradition is still going strong at the University of Illinois.