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A post on the Elgin Police Department's Facebook page about escaped mental health prisoner Jesse Vega, who was captured thanks to people sharing the post online. (Credit: Facebook)

Elgin Credits Social Media For Spreading Word About Fugitive Before Capture

The Elgin Police Department credited its use of Facebook for helping catch an escaped mental health prisoner earlier this week.

07/18/2014

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Mom: Kids Attacked Son, Put Video On Facebook

It happened while Anthony Avila was walking home from school in Joliet on Monday. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

06/05/2014

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Gurnee Mayor Asks People Not To Give To Panhandlers

The way Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik sees it, panhandlers have found too many willing donors among the many people who visit the village for shopping and amusement parks. She fears their numbers will only swell as crowds grow this summer.

06/03/2014

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Bernstein: No More Blackhawks Bandwagon

In seven years, the knowledge and commitment of Blackhawks fans has changed for the better.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2014

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Tips For Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip? Here’s a list of great tips to make your outing that much better.

05/20/2014

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View: Breakdown Of Cubs-White Sox Fandom Lines By Chicago Neighborhoods

The New York Times has created a fascinating map of the geography of baseball fandom.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2014

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Security Firms Watch Social Media For Feisty Fans

Careful about your in-game tweets, because authorities are likely watching.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

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Teen Pleads Guilty Of Sexual Assault Posted On Facebook, Sentenced To 26 Years

Scandale Fritz, 17, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and Judge Timothy Joyce sentenced him to 13 years on each count to be served consecutively, for a total of 26 years.

02/14/2014

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Facebook Fail: The Top Valentine’s Day Restaurants In Chicago

Sorry Facebook, you suck at romance.

02/14/2014

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Looking For Love In Chicago? Better Move

Singles in Chicago looking for “relationship formation” had better rent a U-Haul, according to an analysis by Facebook.

02/13/2014

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Look Back: Facebook Marks 10th Birthday With Gift For Users

Facebook turned 10 years old on Tuesday, and figured it was better to give a birthday gift than receive.

02/04/2014

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Facebook Tracks Fan Emotions During Season, Including You, Bears Fans

Bears fans, remember way back to the start of the season, when you were filled with happiness after that opening game win against Cincinnati? Facebook does, too.

02/03/2014

Bryce the dog and his owner Amy Silverman. (Credit: CBS)

Woman In Poland Helps Highland Park Family Find Their Missing Dog

Who could have imagined it? A dog lost in Highland Park is found, thanks to a woman in Poland. How did it happen? CBS 2’s Mike Parker has this Original Report.

11/13/2013

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Durbin Defends Controversial Facebook Posting

Senator Dick Durbin stands by a controversial Facebook posting, but says he may take it down now that the White House has discredited it, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/28/2013

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Prosecutors: Man Shared Plot To Kill Classmate On Facebook

Thomas Braasch, 19, is charged with threatening a classmate at Alan Shephard High School in Palos Heights on Facebook.

10/27/2013

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Fourth Teen Charged With Raping Girl, 12, Posting Video On Facebook

The suspects asked the 12-year-old victim three times to engage in sex acts. She refused the first two times, but then agreed the third time because she knew the suspects were gang members, and feared they would shoot her.

10/25/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is on hand Thursday to counter Republican spin at the party's convention in Tampa, Fla. (CBS)

White House Takes Blame For Durbin Facebook Controversy

On his Facebook page, Durbin claimed one GOP congressman flat-out insulted the President and said, “I cannot even stand to look at you.”

10/24/2013

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Shhh: Is It Possible To Keep Your Home Private Today?

Who’s watching you? What are they learning about you? And how can you turn it off?

10/14/2013

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Man Gets 2 Years In Prison For Sexual Messages With Girl

A northwest suburban man was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for exchanging Facebook messages of a sexual nature with a 12-year-old girl.

10/04/2013

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Prosecutors: Women’s Fight On Facebook Led To Murder

A 30-year-old woman gunned down her rival at a West Side gas station last month after the pair got into a fight on Facebook, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.

09/19/2013

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