A four-rotor helicopter drone. (CBS)

Aldermen Propose Restrictions On Flying Drones In Chicago

Two key aldermen proposed limits on the operations of drones in Chicago at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


A small drone hovers in the sky, (Credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Board Delays Vote To Require Permits To Fly Drones In Chicago Parks

Enthusiast Christopher Morrison spotted the agenda item and told the board a response so simplistic could do more harm than good, prompting some to fly drones over residential neighborhoods, through back yards or in other places that could be deemed inappropriate.


A DJI employee shows off the company's latest "Phantom 2" radio-controlled multicopter with small video camera at the DJI booth during the "CP+2014," camera and photo imaging show in Yokohama on February 13, 2014.(Photo credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

Park District Might Require Permits To Fly Drones In Parks

According to a copy of the proposal, while Park District officials acknowledge flying drones is a popular hobby, and also has practical business purposes, it might “also pose potential risks to children, families and individuals who visit Park District property.”


A small drone hovers in the sky, (Credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Illinois State Police Get Federal Approval To Use Drones

The police agency announced Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized what it calls its Unmanned Aircraft System program. The announcement says the program “is not being implemented for surveillance purposes.”


Matthew Spenko, associate professor of mechanical engineering at IIT, holds one of the drones to be used by ComEd to inspect power lines and substations. (Credit: IIT Engineering/Facebook)

ComEd, IIT Team Up To Use Drones To Inspect Power Lines

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized ComEd to use drones to streamline the inspection of its power lines.


A small drone hovers in the sky on February 1, 2014 during a meet-up of the DC Area Drone User Group. Drone enthusiasts from the Washington area, who come together regularly to fly their small machines, see great civilian potential for unmanned aerial vehicles, from construction work to wildlife conservation. AFP PHOTO / Robert MacPherson (Photo credit should read Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone Crash At White House Raises Wider Security Concerns

Low-flying drones have become increasingly sophisticated and affordable instruments that authorities worry could also become tools for terrorists or others meaning to do harm.


A small drone hovers in the sky, (Credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Proposes Ban On Drone Use In Hunting And Fishing

The use of drones for hunting has sparked debate across the country, as animal rights groups believe it is cruel, and many serious hunters believe it makes the sport too easy.


A four-rotor helicopter drone. (CBS)

Expert: Spike In Drone Use Creates High Risk Of Accidents

Drones have become so popular in the skies above America, a Chicago transportation expert said the federal government needs to do more about the dangers of a possible mid-air accident.


2009 Lollapalooza Music Festival - Day 3

FAA Probes Aerial Video Shot At Lollapalooza; Was It Generated By A Drone?

The Federal Aviation Administration is working on restrictions and regulations for unmanned aircraft, such as drones.


Combat Drones

Anti-War Activists To March 160 Miles To Protest Drone Proliferation

Protesters planned to begin their march at Boeing headquarters, as the company manufactures some of the combat drones used by the U.S. military. They’ll march to a National Guard base in Battle Creek, Michigan, where a drone control center is under construction.


Sochi Olympics downhill skiing. (Getty Images)

Sochi Drones Shooting Olympic TV, Not Terrorists

Using drones to shoot video is cheaper and allows for better angles.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

A four-rotor helicopter drone. (CBS)

Hobbyists Already Getting A Taste Of Amazon’s Drone Techology

What may seem like the package-delivery technology of tomorrow has really already arrived. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.


Predator Drone (credit: General Atomics/Getty Images)

Evanston Approves 2-Year Ban On Drones

A divided Evanston City Council this week approved a two-year ban on the use of airborne drones.


Predator Drone (credit: General Atomics/Getty Images)

Anti-Drone Activists Protest Outside Boeing HQ

Anti-war activists targeted Boeing’s Chicago headquarters today protesting the company’s role in drone warfare, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


An F-16C Fighting Falcon flies by during a U.S. Air Force firepower demonstration.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Fighter Jets In Skies Over Chicago On Friday Morning Before NATO Summit

U.S. fighter jets will be actively flying over Chicago on Friday as part of a security drill in the days before the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012