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Sports Executives: Social Media Making Ticket Sales A Bigger Challenge

The couch versus the stadium; that’s the challenge facing many sports teams when trying to get more fans in the seats.

06/17/2014

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Tips For Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip? Here’s a list of great tips to make your outing that much better.

05/20/2014

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Security Firms Watch Social Media For Feisty Fans

Careful about your in-game tweets, because authorities are likely watching.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

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Mother Turns To Social Media To Find Killer Of 13-Year-Old Son

On February 19, 2007, 13-year-old Lazarus Jones was beaten to death on a Chicago street corner. Pamela Jones is still looking for the killer of her son, who police believe was a victim of mistaken identity.

02/09/2014

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Chicago-Area Millennials Flourishing On The Vine

People use the app Vine to make six-second videos. While that may sound strange, CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports that people of a certain young age can’t get enough.

12/06/2013

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Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman He Met Online

Karon Godbold, 35, is charged with sexual assault and weapons violations.

12/05/2013

Bryce the dog and his owner Amy Silverman. (Credit: CBS)

Woman In Poland Helps Highland Park Family Find Their Missing Dog

Who could have imagined it? A dog lost in Highland Park is found, thanks to a woman in Poland. How did it happen? CBS 2’s Mike Parker has this Original Report.

11/13/2013

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Dart: Prosecute Bullies Who ‘Have Crossed Every Conceivable Line’

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said he favors criminal prosecutions of school bullies who take things too far.

10/16/2013

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Chicago Parks Offering Rewards Program To Attract Teens

You start by going to http://www.chiparkpoints.com and earning 100 points just to register and an additional 75 points for linking your social media accounts to the program.

08/13/2013

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

A group of more than 20 teenagers was caught on surveillance video as they descended on Mildblend Supply Co. in Wicker Park on July 28, 2012, and stole more than $3,000 worth of designer jeans. (Supplied to CBS 2)

Quinn Signs Bill To Toughen Penalties For Social Media Mob Attacks

A bill to toughen penalties on those who use social media to organize violent flash mobs has been signed by Gov Pat Quinn.

05/18/2013

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I.T. Professionals In Chicago Use Social Media To Grow Businesses

Smart businesses of all sizes in Chicago are using social media to reach new customers.

05/13/2013

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Senate Cracks Down On Social Media ‘Flash Mobs’

Anyone convicted of using social media to plan or incite a mob attack could face tougher punishment under legislation approved by the Illinois Senate.

04/25/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the murder of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, an honor student who had performed with her school band at President Barack Obama's inauguration. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Administration Loses Social Media Guru

You probably don’t know his name, but he helped you figure out where Chicago’s snowplows were this winter.

03/31/2013

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On Social Media, Jay-Z’s Jab Trumps Katy Perry’s Cleavage

On music’s biggest night, social media networks exploded with commentary, making the 55th GRAMMY Awards this year’s second-most popular event with close to 15.5 million interactions as reported by Trendrr, a social TV analytics provider […]

02/11/2013

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Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

An actor recoils at the  horror of the state "pension squeeze" embodied by the character Squeezy the Python. (ThisismyIllinois.com)

Gov. Quinn’s Pension Monster, ‘Squeezy The Python,’ Derided As Lame

The governor’s web-based social media strategy hasn’t been met with much enthusiasm, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/19/2012

In this handout GOES satellite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 1255 UTC, moves inland across the mid-Atlantic region on October 30, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Disaster Expert: Social Media Making Us Impatient For Relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one disaster expert said you can blame social media for the change in expectations on how quickly relief can actually come to those struck by disaster.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2012

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Opinion: Media Covers Up Violence Of Flash Mobs

Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.

08/02/2012

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Law Prevents Employers From Getting Social Media Passwords

Illinois employers will no longer be able to ask for employee or job candidates’ social network account information in order to gain access to their account or profile.

08/01/2012

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