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Energy Drinks

The drink 5-Hour Energy is viewed for sale at a grocery store on November 15, 2012 in New York City. The federal government and the New York Attorney General's office have announced that they are investigating the popular energy drink after the Food and Drug Administration received claims that 5-Hour Energy has over the past four years led to 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Holds Hearing On Banning Energy Drinks

A proposal to end or limit the sales of some energy drinks in Chicago has been the subject of a contentious hearing before a city council committee, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/05/2013

The drink 5-Hour Energy is viewed for sale at a grocery store on November 15, 2012 in New York City. The federal government and the New York Attorney General's office have announced that they are investigating the popular energy drink after the Food and Drug Administration received claims that 5-Hour Energy has over the past four years led to 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Proposed Chicago Ordinance Would Outlaw Energy Drinks

Chicago Ald. Ed Burke has proposed a citywide ban of energy drinks, citing potential health risks with the highly caffeinated beverages.

01/17/2013

A bottle of Coca-Cola, left, and Dr. Pepper are displayed in Palo Alto, Calif., Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. (Credit: AP)

Four Area Hospitals Ban Sugary Drinks

Do you know just one sugary drink a day can make you fat? Medical experts say they’re the biggest culprit when it comes to obesity.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Cans Of Four Loko Are Seen On Display. (AP Photo)

State Senate Votes To Ban Alcohol Energy Drinks

The Illinois Senate has voted to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks, a measure spurred by public attention to Four Loko, a so-called “alcohol energy drink” popular with college students.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2010

Cans Of Four Loko Are Seen On Display. (AP Photo)

Lawmaker Wants To Ban Boozy Energy Drinks In Illinois

Five other states have banned them. Now, alcohol energy drinks could be off the market in here too.

WBBM Newsradio–11/22/2010

Cans Of Four Loko Are Seen On Display. (AP Photo)

Maker Of Four Loko To Remove Caffeine

The Chicago-based manufacturer of a popular alcohol beverage is set to drop caffeine from the recipe just as the government is poised to ban it.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2010

Cans Of Four Loko Are Seen In A Cooler. (AP Photo)

Another State Now Off-Limits To Four Loko Caffeine Booze

The caffeinated alcoholic beverage Four Loko has been banned in four states and now Chicago-based Phusion Projects has agreed to stop shipments to New York state.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2010