Skokie Sister Posts “My Brother Needs a Prom Date” Ad on Craigslist

CHICAGO (CBS) — Talk about sisterly love. Charielle McMullan of Skokie posted a Craigslist ad this morning to help her brother, Kenny, find a date for prom tonight. “Last night my brother Kenny’s prom date called […]


David Peden (Photo courtesy Times of Northwest Indiana)

Teen Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed Two After Prom In Calumet City

David Peden, 18, is charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI causing death, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. He was ordered held on a $40,000 bond Tuesday and is next scheduled to appear in court June 8.


A high school student gets help getting glamorized for prom. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

Program Helps Teens Glam Up For Prom

When 17-year old Madison Brown heads to Marist High School’s prom, she’ll have a new dress, a new hairdo and a glamorous new look. WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports.


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Hundreds Of Girls Pick Out Free Prom Dresses Courtesy Of Operation Glass Slipper

Girls traveled from across the Midwest to a South Side school to get everything they need for prom — for free.


With Prom/Graduation Season Coming, Park Ridge Police Urge Parents To Keep An Eye On Teens

As teenagers get ready prom season and graduation, one suburban police department is asking parents to make sure they play it safe.


Chicago firefighters and student actors help stage a head-on crash for "Operation Prom Night" to warn students of the dangers of drunk driving. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Police, Firefighters Help Warn Prom Goers Of Dangers Of Drunk Driving

Wwith prom season approaching, police and firefighters were taking steps to show students the potential consequences of driving drunk, with the help of some of their classmates.


A prom scene from "Napoleon Dynamite."

Looking For Prom Date, Boy Takes To Reddit For Help

Traditionally, boy meets girl, boy asks girl to prom, she says yes and they have either a miserable or magical evening.


Miles Turner on his big night Friday. (CBS)

Teen Injured By Gunshots Last Year Attends Prom

It was a miraculous moment months in the making senior Miles Turner. Still on the mend after suffering five gunshot wounds, he sported a white tux and sparkly class ring for his night to shine. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


Decorative boxes that will be on the tables of the "Walking on Sunshine" prom for 40 special needs students at Waukegan High School. The prom will be on April 6, 2013, at a local golf course. (Credit:

Waukegan Special Needs Students Will Be ‘Walking On Sunshine’ At Their Very Own Prom

High schoolers everywhere are getting ready for prom, but at most high schools, special needs students get left out every year. That’s not the case at Waukegan High School.

WBBM Newsradio–03/28/2013

A woman drinks a can of beer (Credit: Mat Szwajkos/Getty Images)

Parents Found Guilty Of Hosting Post-Prom Drinking Party

A couple from west suburban Naperville have been placed on supervision and fined $1,000 for hosting an after-prom party, in which they allowed alcoholic beverages to be consumed by students of Naperville North High School.


Lorenzo Bracey, 20, allegedly carjacked a vehicle on his way to prom. (Chicago Police Department)

Man Carjacks Vehicle On Way To Prom, Upsets Girlfriend

A West Side man has been charged after he allegedly hijacked a sports-utility vehicle at gun-point on his way to prom with his girlfriend.



Best Places To Buy Prom Dresses

Prom is right around the corner for many high schools and if you haven’t bought your dress yet, time is quickly running out. The number one thing any girl wants in her dress is for it not to match anyone else’s at prom. And I can attest, as someone who showed up at her prom in the same dress as another girl, it’s not a good feeling. Luckily my gentleman of a date that night said the right thing – you look nicer. Here are a few stores that can help you be the belle of the ball.


Leeslyee Huerta of Aurora went to prom Friday night, five years after a drunken driver caused an accident that left her with a disability. (CBS)

Woman Goes To Prom She Missed 5 Years Ago After Disabling Crash

A suburban woman who missed her prom when she was paralyzed in a drunken driving crash will be going to the prom Friday night, after an unlikely meeting.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

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Charity Offers Free Prom Dresses To High School Girls

It’s a dream come true for hundreds of girls – dresses and all the accessories for prom – for free. It happened for the second of three Saturdays at the South Side McCorkle Elementary School.


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Glass Slipper Project Makes Prom Night Dreams Come True

Prom season is just around the corner, but as many parents know, prom is not always cheap.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

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Gary Teen To Take His Mother To Prom

Prom season is underway, and one teenager from Gary, Ind., is bucking tradition by taking his mother as his date.

WBBM Newsradio–05/13/2011

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Judges Warn High School Students About Prom Night Consequences

Two Kane County judges today gave juniors and seniors at St. Charles East High School the bare bones truth about possible consequences of bad decision-making on prom night.

WBBM Newsradio–04/21/2011