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Are Moms Overinvolved in Their Kids’ Online Lives?

CHICAGO (CBS) — With sites like Instagram, Snapchat and Kik gaining in popularity among tweens and teens, parents face unique challenges in keeping kids safe while trying to foster independence. In a recent New York Times blog […]

02/25/2015

Aaron Schock speaks with guests during the GRAMMYs on the Hill awards at The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel on April 14, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Schock Spent Taxpayer And Campaign Funds On Private Planes, Concerts

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. There also have been other expensive travel and entertainment charges.

02/24/2015

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Skokie School Will Reopen After Online Threat Is Deemed ‘Not Credible’

Classes will resume Friday at Skokie’s McCracken Middle School, following a threat posted online that was investigated by police.

10/23/2014

Oliver McCracken Middle School. (Credit: CBS)

Class Canceled For Second Day At Skokie School Over Instagram Posts

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports while we don’t know the nature of those Instagram posts, Skokie Police are taking then so seriously they’re asking federal agents to join the investigation.

10/22/2014

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Skokie Middle School Cancels Class As Police Investigate Instagram Posts

A Skokie middle school has canceled classes Wednesday as police investigate a series of posts on Instagram.

10/21/2014

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Facebook & Instagram Are Censoring Motherhood, Says 4th Trimester Bodies Project

Chicago photographer Ashlee Wells Jackson has come up against two formidable opponents, Facebook and Instagram, in her quest to help mothers feel good about their post-baby bodies.

07/30/2014

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Bernstein: The Art Of Following Nothing

When the absence of story is becoming the story, we’ve really crossed into the absurd.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

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14 Interesting Tidbits About Michelle Wie As Told By Her Instagram Account

Professional golfer Michelle Wie finally lived up to over a decade of expectations on Sunday, when at 24 years old, she won the first major championship of her career: The 2014 Women’s Open. Here are 14 interesting tidbits I learned from Michelle Wie’s Instagram account.

06/23/2014

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Students Charged With Posting Doctored Images Of Classmates, Staff

The students at Edison Middle School allegedly pasted the faces of classmates and staff members onto graphic images, then posted them on an Instagram account they created.

06/10/2014

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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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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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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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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