Illinois Institute of Technology

Matthew Spenko, associate professor of mechanical engineering at IIT, holds one of the drones to be used by ComEd to inspect power lines and substations. (Credit: IIT Engineering/Facebook)

ComEd, IIT Team Up To Use Drones To Inspect Power Lines

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized ComEd to use drones to streamline the inspection of its power lines.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces a partnership between Von Steuben High School, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Exelon, in order to help high school students earn college credit in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Emanuel: Success For Today’s Students Depends On Technology Training

Rahm Emanuel has been able to build a career as an investment banker, congressman, top White House aide, and mayor of Chicago after majoring in dance in college, and getting a master’s degree in speech and theater; but he said such a success story would not be possible today without some education in technology.


Consumer Reports rated these Costco-brand batteries highly. (CBS)

Experts: How Name-Brand And Store-Brand Batteries Stack Up

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has tips that could save you a bundle this holiday.


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Communication Will Give Chicago IT Professionals An Edge In Hiring

Navy veteran and current Director of Information Technology for the School of Applied Technology at Illinois Institute of Technology, Ray Trygstad advises IT students on ways to succeed in their career field.


Metra Air Quality

2 Investigators: What Passengers Are Breathing On Metra Train Cars

CBS 2’s Dave Savini launched an investigation to find out what passengers are being exposed to.

CBS 2–05/01/2014

The IIT Motorsports racing team built an electric car they are showing off at the Chicago Auto Show. They hope it can beat similar cars with conventional fuel engines. (Credit: Facebook)

IIT Racing Team Hopes Electric Car Can Beat Gas-Powered Rivals

The auto designers of tomorrow are cutting their teeth today on the planning and construction of the vehicle, which races in two domestic events and could race overseas.


Smart phone user (CBS)

IIT Researchers Using Smart Phones To Study Seasonal Depression

Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago are hoping your smartphone can help them decode the mysteries of seasonal depression.


The engineering building at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a neighboring campus building were evacuated on May 8, 2012, due to an acid spill. (Credit: CBS)

Two IIT Buildings Evacuated For Acid Spill

Two buildings on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology was evacuated Tuesday afternoon as firefighters responded to an acid spill.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2012

Mies Google Doodle

Google Honors Mies Van Der Rohe’s Birthday With Image Of IIT Building

Google on Tuesday is honoring the esteemed architect Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, in honor of what would be his 126th birthday.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Electric Charging Stations

New Electric Car Charging Stations To Open At IIT

A bank of new electric charging stations will open in Chicago Monday, and advocates of electric cars hope they will soon be as common as the corner gas station.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Geiger Counter

Radiation Exposure A Daily Event

We’re exposed to radiation every day, right here in Chicago, so CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole went out Wednesday to check out just how much. He used a Geiger counter and tested all kinds of everyday items all around us.

CBS 2–03/16/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

No Bomb Found After Threat At IIT Campus

Authorities have given the all clear at the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, after the campus was evacuated Saturday morning for a bomb threat.