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That Wedding Dress Deal Online? It May Be Too Good To Be True

Thousands of bad websites are ripping off brides to be. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks to one victim.

05/12/2014

Magda Walczak retrieves a package from  her doorstep. (CBS)

Are You A ‘Returnaholic’ With Online Buys? If So, Retailers Have Their Eye On You

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the punishment you could face for returning to sender too many times.

02/20/2014

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How To Haggle With Online Retailers

It sounds simple enough: Contact a retailer and share the lower price you saw on a competitor’s website. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker puts the method to a test.

12/12/2013

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Google Settles Online Privacy Case For $17M

Google has agreed to pay Illinois, the District of Columbia, and 36 other states $17 million to settle allegations that the company skirted privacy settings on Apple Safari and allowed advertisers to gather information and track consumers’ Internet browsing habits.

11/19/2013

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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

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Amid Job Cuts, CPS Looking At Moving Gym, Music, Art Classes Online

School officials say for five years some students have been taking those classes online. Parents, though, were surprised to learn of the program. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

07/25/2013

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Sheriff Dart Hails Online Crime Tips As “Wave Of The Future”

Cook County Sheriff’s police credited a new online crime tips feature with helping solve the murder of a college student.

WBBM Newsradio–07/23/2013

Firearms for sale at an area gun shop. (CBS)

Emanuel: Senate ‘Copped Out’ By Rejecting Expanded Background Checks On Gun Sales

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, by failing to pass expanded background checks for gun sales, Congress has let politics has get in the way of what should be elected officials’ first priority: protecting the public.

04/18/2013

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Women Charged With Trafficking Teen Girl Online

Two Wisconsin women who used a website to promote an “escort” service that was actually a front to prostitute a juvenile girl have been charged with human trafficking, according to police.

04/12/2013

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Online Exhibit Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of O’Hare Dedication

History buffs can have loads of fun surfing the Internet on a new online exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the dedication of O’Hare International Airport.

WBBM Newsradio–04/10/2013

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House Backs Driver’s Education Requirement For More Young Drivers

The Illinois House has passed a measure to require online driver’s education courses for young people who don’t take such classes in high school.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

Doing too much medical research on the Internet can be a bad thing for patients, doctors say. (CBS)

Self-Diagnosing On The Internet Can Lead To ‘Cyberchondria’

CBS 2’s Mary kay Kleist reports on the downside of having too much information available on the Internet.

02/21/2013

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Some Earn Their Degrees Online, Not At Bricks-And-Mortar Colleges

Last year, about 500,000 additional students began their online education. But some experts worry they’re missing something. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

01/14/2013

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City Clerk Offers Prizes For Buying Vehicle Stickers Online

Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza wants more drivers to buy their city vehicle sticker online rather than by mail.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

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Customers Complain Of Waiting For Hours Online For Ravinia Tickets

Customers flooded the Ravinia Web site to buy concert tickets on the first day of sales Thursday, and many are complaining that they had to wait online for hours.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

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Online Lottery Sales Set To Begin Sunday

Starting this Sunday, lottery players will be able to buy tickets online.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

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Online Lottery Sales Could Begin In Spring

The Illinois Lottery is racing headlong into the Internet age.

CBS 2–12/27/2011

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City Of Naperville Unveils Interactive Snow Removal Map

The City of Naperville has unveiled an innovative new way for motorists to get their road conditions during the winter.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

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Tunney: Public May Not Understand Restaurant Inspection Results

The City of Chicago has rolled out a new Web site with thousands of restaurant inspection results online.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

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Quinn Signs Law Reinstating Database With Information On Doctors

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a new law that will allow patients to once again go online and look up information on their doctors.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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