Poker Chips. (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Leader Wants To Legalize Online Poker

According to a report, Senate President John Cullerton discussed the idea of making Illinois an Internet gambling hub, suggesting the state could organize a major online poker game and gain worldwide popularity.

670 The Score–05/16/2012

Using the Internet (CBS)

Experts: Your Private Information Can Be Unlocked

People may think they take steps to safeguard their private information from identity thieves, but there are ways around the precautions. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

State Can’t Collect Web Purchase Taxes To Fill Budget Gap

Illinois has big budget problems, but filling the gap with money from Internet revenue is a plan that just is not working.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle Takes To Internet For Discussion On County Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle used the Internet to talk about the county budget with voters Tuesday evening.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Pile of cash (CBS)

Need Cash? Renting Out Your Car — Or Disco Ball — May Be The Answer

The Internet age has opened up a new world for people who may want to rent out a variety of goods — even their driveways — to raise some extra money. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Durbin: Eliminate Online Sales Tax Break

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) says it’s time to end the Internet sales tax break.

WBBM Newsradio–08/10/2011

Robert McMath

Police: Man Held Woman Hostage After Meeting Online

A convicted felon from Chicago Heights has been arrested for allegedly holding a woman against her will, beating and choking her after meeting her on the Internet.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter: Keep Your Shirt On, Seriously

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says a congressional scandal over a beefcake shot on the Internet is funny until you realize the elected official in question helps lead the nation.


A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Comcast Internet Service Returns

If you subscribe to Comcast Internet service in the Chicago area, Northwest Indiana or southwest Michigan, you must have wondered where it went last night.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2010

Nerf Gun

Nerf Gun Modifications Can Be Dangerous

Nerf guns are one of the most popular toys on the market. But on Internet sites, enthusiasts are modifying their weapons to make them shoot further and more forcefully. As CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports, they could be dangerous.

CBS 2–11/23/2010

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

Dart: Video Poking Fun At Rahm All In Good Fun

There are some bad vibes already in the race for mayor of Chicago. A little rough stuff Wednesday on the Internet. It’s about Rahm Emanuel, courtesy of one of his opponents: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2010