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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.


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

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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

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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

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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.


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‘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.


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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

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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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New Law Will Require Seat Belts For Back Seat Passengers

A new seat belt law goes into effect with the ringing in of the New Year on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Some NFL teams have already begun checking fans with metal-detector "wands." (CBS)

‘The Wand’ Makes Its Debut This Sunday At Soldier Field

At Soldier Field, the security pat-down is becoming passé. Chicago Bears fans should get ready to say hello to the hand-held metal-detecting wand, beginning this weekend, CBS 2′s Kristyn Hartman reports.



Health Officials Offer Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving means a time for food and gratitude, but public health officials say safety should be a top priority too.


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William Shatner Warns Of The Dangers Of Turkey Fryers

Thanksgiving is a mere eight days away, and State Farm insurance has recruited William Shatner to inject some humor into a serious warning about turkey fryers.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

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O’Hare Is Most Dangerous U.S. Airport, Report Claims

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is the most dangerous airport in America, according to a new report by Travel and Leisure. CBS 2′s Kristyn Hartman reports.


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Environmental Cleanup Company Accused Of Endangering Employees

A Will County company that specializes in environmental cleanup is accused of endangering its employees.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Community activists want vacant buildings like this one, which are owned by banks after foreclosures, to be boarded up, cleaned up and secured before the first day of classes for the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Parents: Guards At Vacant Buildings Will Keep Kids Safer

It seems parents are in favor of an idea that will be proposed this week in the City Council, to make it safer for children to walk to their neighborhood schools.

WBBM Newsradio–10/03/2011

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United Pilots: New Flying Procedures Could Be Dangerous

The union representing United Airlines pilots is suing to prevent new flying procedures set to begin this Friday, saying they threaten safety.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

Simon Ohiri racked up more than 100 tickets and is still driving a cab. (CBS)

2 Investigators: 1 Cabbie, 116 Tickets

The case of Simon Ohiri, who has one of the worst track records, underscores loopholes in city regulations that need to be closed to protect passengers and pedestrians.


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Bears Sign Safety Brandon Meriweather

The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent safety Brandon Meriweather to a one-year contract.


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Is Police Safety Plan Late For School?

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy promised to have a plan in place at the beginning of the school year to ensure students have safe passage to class. But CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports not every school is equally covered.


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CTA To Promote Safety For Incoming College Students

The Chicago Transit Authority is launching a new campaign to promote safety and vigilance for Chicago area college students.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011