Each year, millions of Americans get lured by promises of prizes and unbeatable bargains only to get swindled into some of the county’s top identity-theft scams.
Identity theft can leave you with financial difficulties, mounds of paperwork and even fraudulent criminal charges. Protect your data to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Identity theft is terrible, no matter whom it happens to, but it seems even more offensive when it’s carried out against a child. Keep watch for these signs that your child has been the victim of identity theft.
The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.
Many Americans like to believe that identity theft won’t happen to them, but the staggering statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics prove otherwise.
If you’re planning to go to Soldier Field for the Bears’ second preseason game Thursday night, the Bears want you to remember new security rules that took effect last year, WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports.
City planners are trying to keep things from getting out of control, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
A Plainfield trustee was blowing the whistle on a railroad practice in his village that he believes is unsafe.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with Change to Win, which has says some Illinois customers may have been victims.
Threats in Russia have New York-New Jersey security heightened for the Super Bowl.
The Transportation Security Administration plans to stop paying for the security officers who staff exits from secured areas at O’Hare and Midway airports next year.
Chicago police and the Department of Homeland Security have ramped up security to include an estimated 1,000 uniformed and undercover officers, bomb-sniffing dogs and reliance on some of the city’s 22,000 surveillance cameras.
The Chicago Police Department and other agencies have been putting the finishing touches on security plans for Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, with thoughts of the Boston bombings in April fresh in their minds.
Bomb-sniffing dogs, patrolling officers and random bag checks will be at the surface of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon next weekend, but the covert security measures that play out beneath the waterline are equally important, law enforcement officials said.
Organizers and the city officials say dogs will be used to detect explosives and officers will conduct random bag checks.
Students are returning to school soon, but few will have a security system that CBS’s 2 Jim Williams saw Wednesday in the southwest suburbs.
The federal courthouse in Chicago says security has been stepped up for a U.S. district judge after a possible threat against her.
CBS2’s Jay Levine goes behind the scenes of the Blackhawks parade; gets unprecedented access to security.
Complaints to the city forced changes to what some residents believed had been severe parking restrictions for residents near the United Center during the Blackhawks’ run in the Stanley Cup Final.
The deadly Boston Marathon bombings have prompted a lot of discussion about the price of having a free society, and how much freedom Americans might have to give up to stay safe.