Safety

Lake water (CBS)

Water-Safety Advocate: ‘Flip, Float And Follow’ When In Distress

A warning for holiday weekend revelers planning to hit Lake Michigan: Even when the water seems calm, it can be deadly. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

08/30/2013

Photo Of Parking Lot (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Ed’s Driveway: Don’t Leave Kids In The Car

We hear about tragedies all the time. Stories of children who die from heat stroke after being left in a car, sometimes by accident.

07/20/2013

Ronda Wilkes has been delivering mail for nearly 10 years. (CBS)

New Program Sets Up Safe Havens For Postal Carriers Who Encounter Danger

U.S. Postal Inspectors and police say these days carriers face great potential harm in some Chicago neighborhoods. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

06/14/2013

Carlos and Kim Caudillo stand in the debris of their home after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Deadly Oklahoma Tornado Serves As Reminder To Prepare For Disasters

“Tornado sheltering basics involved three steps – get in, get down and cover-up. The overall goal is to avoid flying and falling debris by putting as many barriers between you and the tornado as possible,” according to one expert at the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: State To Review School Security Plans In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

The deadly school shooting spree last week in Connecticut prompted Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to push for a review of school safety measures in the state.

12/18/2012

Digital TVs

Study: Child Dies Every Three Weeks From Falling Television

A string of tragedies in the Chicago area over the past year prompted a safety advocacy group to look at the number of children killed or injured by falling televisions.

12/13/2012

A pan catches fire. (CBS)

The Wrong Move Can Make A Kitchen Fire Worse

In just a few seconds, a small cooking fire can erupt into a raging inferno. Unfortunately, many people are clueless when it comes to how to extinguish the fire. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

12/10/2012

A deadbolt lock (CBS)

Do Your Deadbolt Locks Offer Maximum Security? You Might Be Surprised

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist shows you how to spot the danger — and a simple way to fix it.

12/07/2012

Kahlil Bell. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Sign New Contract for RB Bell, Waive Safety Jones

The Bears on Saturday signed running back Khalil Bell to a one-year contract, and waived safety Jeremy Jones.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Nikki Bostic-Jones

Safer Crosswalks Coming To Site Where Correctional Officer Was Killed

Preliminary work begins Tuesday on safety improvements at the pedestrian crossing where a Cook County Corrections officer was killed in a hit-and-run accident this summer.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn: Security Concerns Prompted End To Media Tours Of Prisons

Gov. Pat Quinn says he didn’t end media tours of Illinois prisons in order to cover up anything.

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2012

Two children play along Lake Michigan Friday. (CBS)

Caution Warranted As Beach Season Arrives

Drowning is the leading accidental cause of death for children up to four years of age. For children 14 and under, it’s the second leading cause of accidental death.

05/25/2012

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How To Survive Parents Moving Into Your Chicago Home

FTo make the transition smoother for everyone, consider the following tips before moving an elderly parent in permanently.

05/16/2012

A military official holds a NATO flag on April 4, 2009 during the NATO summit in Strasbourg, eastern France. (MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Insurance Company Advises Businesses To Prepare For NATO Summit Safety

A worldwide insurance company is issuing some last-minute business reminders related to the upcoming NATO summit.

WBBM Newsradio–05/04/2012

Swimming Pool generic sized image

Deadline Set For Park District To Replace Unsafe Pool Drains

The Chicago Park District is working to meet a June 15 deadline for installing safer drains in 38 outdoor swimming pools.

WBBM Newsradio–04/23/2012

Empty Classroom

CPS Partners With Churches To Keep Kids Safe This Spring Break

Chicago Public Schools are offering parents a way to keep their children off the street during this week of spring break.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

Red Light Cameras

Alderman: Mayor May Be Looking To Install 1,800 Speed Cameras Across City

City Hall has said it would activate fewer than 100 speed cameras around schools and parks to keep environments safe for kids. But one alderman fears that number could be larger — a lot larger.

03/12/2012

Bumbo Seat (CBS)

‘Bumbo Seat’ Under Fire From Child-Safety Advocates

A Chicago-based group is calling for a recall of the Bumbo Seat, saying the product puts kids in danger. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

03/05/2012

Red Light Cameras

Expert: Speed Cameras Won’t Make Anything Safer

A motoring gadfly is challenging arguments that a blanket of speed enforcement cameras will improve safety for Chicago schoolchildren.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

Lake Shore Drive Fire

Deadly Lake Shore Drive Fire Raises Doubts About High-Rise Safety

A fire this month that killed a woman in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise is drawing renewed attention to the question of the safety of such buildings.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

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