Ed Curran

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.

01/10/2013

iPhone 4 - 2010

Siri Co-Developer From Chicago Talks Future Of Computers

We know her name – Siri – and we know her voice, but few of us know that one of her co-developers is a Chicagoan.

CBS 2–01/09/2013

The BMW M5. (Credit: CBS)

Ed’s Driveway: BMW M5

Saturday morning is a great time to look at cars. If you like a powerful car with outstanding handling, then you’ll love this week’s ride, the BMW M5.

01/05/2013

Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell stuffed this Florida home with opulent, custom-made furnishings, authorities say. (CBS)

Furniture From Crundwell’s Homes In Illinois, Florida Up For Auction

Admitted embezzler and former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell lived a lavish lifestyle fueled my millions of dollars she stole from the town.

CBS 2–12/06/2012

A box is weighed for shipping. (Credit: CBS)

What’s The Cheapest Way To Ship Your Holiday Gifts?

‘Tis the season, and we’re all in a rush to get our holiday gifts bought and shipped. That means things are running full speed at shipping facilities like UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.

CBS 2–12/06/2012

Officials warn that cars that were submerged during Hurricane Sandy, or otherwise suffered water damage in the storm, could end up for sale in the Chicago market. (Credit: CNN)

Waterlogged Cars From Hurricane Sandy Could Make Way To Chicago Market

If you think Hurricane Sandy was a problem only for people on the East Coast, think again.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

Canines and snack bags can be a dangerous combination, a veterinarian warns. (CBS)

Snack Bags Potentially Deadly To Your Pet, Vet Warns

There are supposedly “funny” YouTube videos of dogs with their heads stuck in snack bags. But to veterinarian Larry Fox, it’s no joke. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

11/13/2012

U.S. Cellular Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

U.S. Cellular Sells Off Chicago Market, But ‘The Cell’ Remains The Same

If you’re a U.S. Cellular customer in the Chicago area, you’ll be getting a new wireless provider, after the company announced it is selling its Chicago market to rival Sprint.

670 The Score–11/07/2012

Chicago mask-maker Phil Zagone (left) talks with Ed Curran about his family's factory on the Northwest Side. (CBS)

Chicago Family Passes Monster-Making Tradition To Next Generation

Zagone Studios is one of the biggest, most respected mask-makers in the world. Phil Zagone and his brother started the company 40 years ago, in a garage.

10/19/2012

A woman with "face blindness" sorts through photos of celebrities (Tony Bennett here) that most people would recognize. (CBS)

‘Face Blind’ People Can’t Recognize Celebrities, Even Family Members

Imagine not being able to recognize the faces of people you know. CBS 2’s Ed Curran talks to some “face-blind” people.

10/18/2012

Diabetes patients can sign up to get text messages from their doctors with reminders about their diets, medications, and other important information. (Credit: CBS)

Text Messaging System Helps Diabetics Keep In Touch With Doctors

For diabetics, watching your diet, checking blood sugar levels, and taking medications requires a lot of focus and effort.

CBS 2–10/18/2012

Weather

Clouds To Give Way To Sunshine, Highs In Upper 60s

The clouds hanging over the lakefront will give way to sunshine Friday afternoon, making for a comfortable end to the day with seasonable temperatures.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2012

Weather

Sunshine, Cool Temperatures For The Afternoon

Sunshine and cool temperatures are on the docket for Thursday afternoon, and look for a warm-up coming next week.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

During a dry run, a "Flugtag" vehicle gets pushed into Lake Michigan. (CBS)

Low Lake Level Could Sabotage Full ‘Flugtag’ Event

In the annual Flutag, dozens of daring divers in their handcrafted devices take a flying leap off a platform 30 feet in the sky.

09/07/2012

Weather

Sunny Afternoon Coming As High Hits Low 90s

The normal high for this date is 81 degrees, but the high Friday will be 10 degrees higher than that.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Weather

Partly Sunny Skies, Highs In Upper 80s For Afternoon

The showers Thursday morning have fizzled out, and the clouds will give way to some sunshine and seasonably hot temperatures.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Weather

Sunny Skies, Temperatures In Mid-80s For The Afternoon

Skies will remain sunny Wednesday afternoon, as the temperature climbs into the 80s for the first time in six days.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Weather

Sunny, Cool And Idyllic For Rest Of The Day

It’s a perfect day for being outside, with a gentle breeze, moderate temperatures and sunshine.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

Storm Clouds

More Storms Could Be Coming For The Afternoon

Menacing clouds, lightning and heavy rain swept through Chicago just in time for the morning rush Thursday, and more rain may be coming.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Weather

Partly Sunny, Rising Heat And Isolated Rain For Afternoon

Rain moved through the area Wednesday morning, but conditions are expected to be at least partly sunny for the afternoon as the heat returns to midsummer highs.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

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