Sports Verdict: Should NASCAR Drivers Be Considered True Athletes?

In the wake of Jimmie Johnson securing his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Donovan McNabb expressed his belief that NASCAR drivers are not true athletes. Is he out of line, or is this type of racing in no way a sport?


Motorist Joe Rich says the higher gasoline prices make no sense. (CBS)

Labor Day Drivers Socked With Record Prices

Your Labor Day road trip may be more expensive than ever.



Warning: If You Vomit In A Cab, It’ll Cost You

Riders who vomit in a taxi cab will now have to pay for the cleanup.


Drivers with physical disabilities are supposed to be able to press a call button or honk their horn to get assistance from gas station attendants. (Credit: CBS)

Many Gas Station Attendants Not Helping Disabled Drivers

It is usually gas prices that give drivers a headache at the pumps, but for many drivers the real problem is gas station operators breaking a law that is seldom talked about.

CBS 2–08/31/2011

School Crossing

Carpentersville Wonders How To Handle Drivers After Cutting Crossing Guards

The crossing guards are gone in Carpentersville, and village officials are trying to figure out how to get children safely to and from school.

WBBM Newsradio–07/25/2011

Gas Prices

Gas Station Owners Say High Prices Hurt Them, Too

While consumers hate to see price hikes for gasoline, so do gas station owners who say that as prices go higher, their profits plummet.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

Chunks of falling ice from the John Hancock Center forced police to shut down some nearby streets on March 8, 2011. This chunk nearly hit CBS 2's Susanna Song and a CBS 2 photographer. (Credit: CBS)

Falling Ice Closes Streets Near Hancock Center, Willis Tower

Streets around two of Chicago’s tallest buildings remained closed to traffic Tuesday evening, due to concerns about falling ice.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011

Blizzard In Joliet

Motorists Trapped In Joliet

A travel ban is in effect for several collar counties, after commuters became trapped on area expressways overnight.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2011

National Guard

National Guard To Aid Drivers In Blizzard

Gov. Pat Quinn has called out the National Guard to assist motorists stranded on interstate highways during the coming blizzard.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011