This suspect robbed a Loop bank Friday but may have been undone by a GPS device hidden in a bag of money. (FBI)

Bank Robber Undone By Planted Tracking Device In Money Bag

Authorities reportedly were able to zero in on the suspect through a GPS device that had been placed in a bag of money he took from First American Bank, 33 W. Monroe.


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Are Self-Driving Cars Legal?

Autonomous vehicle developers are testing self-driving cars on public streets, but don’t expect to buy your own just yet.



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.


Tomichael Maye (Credit: Elgin Police)

Teens Steal Pizza, Wallet, GPS From Delivery Man

The victim was attempting to deliver a pizza when he was approached by two males, who demanded the food, then started to punch and kick him until they were able to steal it.


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Chicago Entrepreneurs Raising Money For Bike Theft Tracking Device

The device is called the BikeSpike, and it’s designed to make it easier to find a bicycle when it’s stolen, by showing its location on a map on your computer or smart phone.

WBBM Newsradio–03/29/2013

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Alderman Suggests Requiring GPS Devices On All Guns

A South Side alderman is asking for City Council hearings on an unorthodox gun control measure that would allow for GPS tracking of firearms.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2013

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GPS On Stolen Phone Leads Cops To Suspects

Two south suburban men are behind bars after a stolen smart phone led police to them.


Holiday Sales

Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.


Four-hundred CTA bus shelters will feature displays showing arrival times by fall 2012. The shelters will also have audible announcements of arrival times. (Credit: CBS)

CTA To Install Bus Tracker Signs At 400 Bus Stops

City officials on Friday showed off the first of 400 CTA bus stops that will have LED bus tracker displays to ease the frustration of waiting for the next stop.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Ford logo. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ford Demonstrates New Computerized Safety Systems

Ford Motor Company brought cars and dreams of safer roads to Yorktown Shopping Center on Wednesday to demonstrate new systems that foresee crashes and head them off with WiFi, radar and GPS.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2011

Parents struggle with the issue of how to monitor their teens' behavior. (CBS)

Parents Go To Extremes To Keep Tabs On Kids

There are so many temptations for teenagers these days. So how do you keep them safe? CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011


Geocache Mistaken For Bomb In Evanston

A scary-looking item drew a bomb squad to a park just west of downtown Evanston over the weekend, but the item turned out to be harmless and mundane.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

Here is a map of locations stored on a users' iPhone.

iPhone Tracking Your Every Move–And Here’s A Map To Prove It

Apple has been storing users’ location information on their phones, and it has privacy experts concerned.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

iPhone 4

Victim Tracks Robbers Using iPhone GPS

Two suspected robbers might as well have had neon signs on their foreheads telling police last night, “Here I am!”

CBS Chicago–02/18/2011

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Election Officials Use GPS To Get Out Voting Materials

The actual Election Day is Feb. 22, and the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners is getting ready.

WBBM Newsradio–02/10/2011


Man Steals, Pawns Relative’s Medical Scooter

A Griffith, Ind., man has been charged in Lake Superior Court with two counts of burglary, auto theft and theft after authorities said he stole a family member’s car containing her medical assistance scooter and pawned it downstate.


Stolen Appliances

GPS Leads To Recovery Of $100,000 In Stolen Appliances

A truckload full of appliances, worth more than $100,000, disappeared in Chicago. Crooks took the loot, but as CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, a little detective work paid off for the owners of a local trucking company.

CBS 2–12/14/2010


GPS On Cell Phone Photos Can Put You In Danger

Pictures posted online may contain GPS information, called geotags, that could put you in danger. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

CBS 2–10/07/2010