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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

Jonathan Pascolini (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

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

Khalila Southall
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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

Raul Martinez (Credit: Riverside Police)

Man Arrested For Posting Nude Photos Of Ex Online As Threat

A Berwyn man is facing harassment charges for allegedly posting naked photos of his ex online — and threatening to post more if she didn’t come back to him.

09/17/2013

Anthony Malcolm (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

30-Year Sentence For Teen Involved In Videotaped Beating Death

Victim Delfino Mora had been picking up soda cans in the alley for money when he was attacked by three teens playing a game called “Pick ‘em out, knock ‘em out,” prosecutors allege.

09/12/2013

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis speaks about education reform at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Opponents Want CTU’s Lewis To Run For Mayor

A group of activists has launched a grassroots effort to recruit Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015.

09/03/2013

Police say three kittens about this size were hunted and killed by a teen armed with a bow and arrow. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Allegedly Killed Kittens, Posted Gruesome Photos On Facebook

Police say defenseless kittens were skewered by a 17-year-old with a bow and arrow. Teen then allegedly posted photos of dead animals on Facebook.

08/19/2013

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Chicago Parks Offering Rewards Program To Attract Teens

You start by going to http://www.chiparkpoints.com and earning 100 points just to register and an additional 75 points for linking your social media accounts to the program.

08/13/2013

On Capitol Hill, Congressmen Stephen Lynch, Dan Lipinski, Luis Gutierrez and Mike Quigley pick sides in the upcoming Stanley Cup Final series between the Blackhawks and Bruins.  (Credit: quigley.house.gov)

Buzzfeed Declares Quigley ‘Congressman YOLO’

Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) is certainly one of the more social media-savvy lawmakers in Washington; so much so, that one website has declared him “The Most YOLO Congressman On Facebook.”

07/11/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the murder of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, an honor student who had performed with her school band at President Barack Obama's inauguration. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Administration Loses Social Media Guru

You probably don’t know his name, but he helped you figure out where Chicago’s snowplows were this winter.

03/31/2013

Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti arrive at the federal courthouse where opening remarks were delivered at his corruption retrial on May 2, 2011. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Patti Blagojevich: Rod’s Year In Prison Has Left ‘Aching Hole In Our Lives’

Patti Blagojevich marked the first year of her husband Rod Blagojevich’s first year in prison by posting a message to the former governor’s supporters on her Facebook page.

03/15/2013

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Tips For Using Social Media To Score A Chicago Job

Step one to landing a great job? Update all online profiles.

02/25/2013

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Profiled: A Web Administrator In Chicago

Succeeding in a web admin role in Chicago takes a strong education and diligence.

02/25/2013

Collins held up cards in a Youtube video criticizing the Facebook post.  (Credit: Youtube)

Packers Cheerleader Fights Back Against Bears Fan Page Photo

A former Green Bay Packers cheerleader has fought Facebook to get a picture of her taken off a Chicago Bears’ Fan page.

02/08/2013

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Facebook Uses Profile Data To Create Detailed NFL Fandom Chart

The people of Facebook combed through data from over 35 million users to create the most detailed chart of NFL fandom to date.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2013

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Poem The News: Drunk Driving, Facebook & Emoticons

This week, readers wrote poems about the news article “Ore. Teen Charged After ‘Drivin Drunk’ Facebook Post On New Year’s Eve.” Find out what next week’s poems will be about and how to submit your own…

01/11/2013

Andre Curry, 21, talks with CBS 2 about how he got in legal trouble for posting a photo of his taped daughter. (CBS)

Dad Gets Probation For Posting Pic Of Taped Toddler On Facebook

A father who bound his toddler with tape and posted a picture on Facebook was sentenced to probation on Friday.

01/04/2013

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Best Places For Computer Classes In Chicago

From learning how to turn on a computer to setting up a business network, computer classes can help those who need the basics or just want to improve their skills. The Chicagoland area offers a variety of locations for computer classes ranging in price from free to more than $100.

12/31/2012

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