electronics

Boxes filled with old TV monitors, computer equipment, and other electronics to be recycled. (Credit: CBS)

Electronics Recycling To Resume In Lake County

Walter Willis, executive director of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, says last year SWALCO took in almost 4 million pounds of discarded TVs, computers and monitors.

12/18/2014

A Dodge Caravan crashed into the front door of an EZ Pawn shop in the 6700 block of South Western, and the people inside stole electronics and other items. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Thieves Steal Electronics In Pawn Shop ‘Crash-And-Grab’

Thieves ran off with electronics after a crash-and-grab burglary early Tuesday at a store in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A Dodge Caravan crashed into the front door of the store about 3:55 a.m. in the 6700 block of South Western Avenue, police said.

12/09/2014

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Electronics Looted From South Side School

A variety of electronic equipment was stolen from an Englewood elementary school in a burglary early Monday on the South Side, officials said.

10/14/2014

James DiJohn (Credit: Skokie Police)

Suburban School Security Chief Resigns After Arrest For Theft

James DiJohn, 56, has been accused of stealing electronic equipment from Niles North High School in Skokie.

09/10/2013

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Report: GPS Technology Busts Alleged Electronics Thief

Police got a little help again from technology in catching an alleged thief.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Boxes filled with old TV monitors, computer equipment, and other electronics to be recycled. (Credit: CBS)

Don’t Just Toss Your Old Electronics After Opening Christmas Gifts

If you got a new TV, computer or laptop for Christmas, a new ban that takes effect next week in Illinois could affect you. CBS 2’s Susan Carlson explains that the new rules impact what you can put out in the garbage.

CBS 2–12/26/2011

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Guide To Black Friday Deals

It’s that time of the year again, early birds! Grab a cup of coffee, set the alarm and make a list. This year, you might not even need to go to bed at all. With many retailers staying open on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday is starting earlier than ever. Some retailers are offering deals starting Thursday evening or even earlier online.

11/24/2011

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14 New Chicago Area HHGregg Stores To Open Thursday

HHGregg says it has created 700 new jobs at 14 new stores that will all open Thursday in the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

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New Law To Step Up Electronics Recycling In Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that he hopes will increase the volume of electronics that are recycled rather than thrown away.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

Exterior of hhgregg store. (Credit: hhgregg)

hhgregg Electronics Plans To Open Stores In Chicago

Electronics retailer hhgregg plans to open at least 20 stores in the Chicago area, beginning this fall, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday.

02/16/2011

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Radio Shack Thieves Make Off With ‘Large Amount’ Of Electronics, Cash

Police are seeking two assailants who held up a Radio Shack at gunpoint Sunday morning in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

12/19/2010

iPhone 4 (Ian Gavan/ Getty Images)

How To Get Cash For Old Gadgets

High tech gadgets are always hot picks for the holidays, but with the new “toys” arriving, the older ones get dumped.

12/07/2010

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Extended Warranties On Electronics: Are They Worth It?

As you tackle your holiday shopping, store personnel will likely bombard you with offers of extended warranties on electronic purchases. But are they worth the money? CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

CBS 2–12/06/2010