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Workers prepare for the open of the Chicago Auto Show on February 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The show, which is held at McCormick Place, will be open to the public February 8 through February 17. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Auto Show: Convertibles, Hybrids, Electrics — And Really Expensive Cars

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot pays a visit to the annual preview of what’s new in the auto world.

02/12/2015

Simeon Career Academy (CBS)

Simeon Cuts Electricity-Training Program Amid Objections

The neighborhood around the school has high unemployment and high crime. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

07/21/2014

C-MAX Solar Energi Concept Car (Image credit: Ford Motor Company)

Ford To Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car At CES

Ford plans to unveil at this month’s International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) a solar-powered concept car.

01/02/2014

Electric Meter (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CUB: Alternative Electric Suppliers Could Save You Money, But Be Cautious

The Citizens Utility Board on Monday released its first-ever report card on the state of Illinois’ electricity competition.

02/18/2013

3 ‘Smart Meters’ Have Caused Fires At Customers’ Homes, ComEd Says

The announcement comes two weeks after a Philadelphia utility under the same ownership as ComEd stopped installing smart meters after one of them set fire to a home and 14 other devices overheated.

08/30/2012

A new "smart meter" installed on a Naperville home. (CBS)

‘Smart Meter’ Installations Generate Health Concerns In Naperville

A group of Naperville residents says new smart meters being installed in Naperville pose a real health risk. The city says the efficient devices won’t harm anyone.

04/05/2012

Photo Of A FedEx Truck. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

FedEx Rolls Out All-Electric Delivery Trucks

FedEx has just rolled six all-electric delivery trucks into service in Chicago, and they’ve really been turning heads.

WBBM Newsradio–08/04/2011