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Get Protected: America’s Top Identity-Theft Scams

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.

08/28/2014

Top Tips For Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

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.

08/28/2014

Child Identity Theft: Warning Signs Your Child’s Identity Is Being Used

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.

08/28/2014

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The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade Commission

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.

08/28/2014

How To Repair Your Credit After Identify Theft

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.

08/28/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Remind Fans Of Soldier Field Bag Restrictions

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.

08/14/2014

One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

Pride Parade Drawing More Spectators — And More Cops

City planners are trying to keep things from getting out of control, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

06/27/2014

A Canadian National freight train idles on Wisconsin Central railroad tracks near Rosemont, Illinois. (File photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Plainfield Trustee Angry Running Freight Train Left Unattended

A Plainfield trustee was blowing the whistle on a railroad practice in his village that he believes is unsafe.

05/07/2014

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Group: Walgreens Pharmacies Are Compromising Security Of Patient Information

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with Change to Win, which has says some Illinois customers may have been victims.

03/20/2014

Super Bowl security operations (Mel Evans/AP/Getty Images)

Security Tight In Super Bowl Run-Up

Threats in Russia have New York-New Jersey security heightened for the Super Bowl.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

City Fighting TSA Plan To Shift Security Responsibility For Exit Lanes

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.

10/30/2013

Thousands of people run in the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Mosop Looking For Another Win At Chicago Marathon; Security Ramped Up

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.

10/11/2013

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Increased Security To Be In Place For Chicago Marathon

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.

10/07/2013

The 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Law Enforcement Boosts Safety Measures For Marathon

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.

10/06/2013

The 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon To Enhance Security In Wake Of Boston Bombing

Organizers and the city officials say dogs will be used to detect explosives and officers will conduct random bag checks.

670 The Score–08/29/2013

Administrators and monitors will wear wireless pendants that can set off a security emergency plan by pressing two buttons. (CBS)

High-Tech Security At Schools, In Wake Of Sandy Hook

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.

08/07/2013

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Security Increased For Federal Judge After Preacher’s ‘Wrath Of God’ Threat

The federal courthouse in Chicago says security has been stepped up for a U.S. district judge after a possible threat against her.

07/22/2013

The Chicago Blackhawks parade makes its way east on Washington St. at Dearborn St. on it's way to Grant Park Friday morning. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times via CBS2 Chicago

Behind The Scenes: Security Measures Taken During Massive Parade

CBS2’s Jay Levine goes behind the scenes of the Blackhawks parade; gets unprecedented access to security.

CBS 2–06/28/2013

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City Scales Back Parking Restrictions Near United Center

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.

06/14/2013

An airline passenger goes through a full-body scan at O'Hare Airport. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Experts Discuss Security In Wake Of Boston Marathon Bombings

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/15/2013

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