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Instagram Removes Searchable #EDM Hashtag

“#EDM was being used to share content that violates our guidelines around nudity.”

08/06/2015

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Man Beaten, Robbed After Being Lured Into Park Via Social Media

Four people were arrested Thursday after a woman lured a man into a park in west suburban Glendale Heights, where the man was attacked and robbed by three males.

05/15/2015

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James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ Social Media Pitch Speaks On Digital Age

Corden’s seemingly never-ending list of social media accounts to follow him on is both a hilarious joke and a commentary on the digital age humans live in now

03/25/2015

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Celebrated Author & Neuroscientist Colleen Mccullough Slammed in Sexist Obituary

By Liz Valliyil, CBS2  CHICAGO (CBS) — Brilliant, beloved, talented, and successful: these adjectives paint the picture of acclaimed neuroscientist and author Colleen McCullough, who was laid to rest this week in her native Australia. Most people will […]

02/06/2015

Kelly Baumgartner, of Florida, posted a photo of herself on Facebook as part of her effort to find her birth mother. She's holding a sign that includes details she knows about her birth mother, and Baumgartner's contact information. (Credit: Kelley Baumgartner/Facebook)

Woman Born In Indiana Using Facebook To Find Birth Mom

Kelley Baumgartner of Jacksonville, Florida, posted a photo of herself to Facebook last Saturday in hopes of finding the woman who gave birth to her. The sign she’s holding in the photo includes the details she knows about her birth mother. It also lists her contact information and urges others to share the post.

02/06/2015

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Market Research Analysts In Chicago Need To Have A Curious Business Mind

BLS reports that market research analyst positions will continue to rise until 2022, with over 131,000 jobs for the taking.

01/05/2015

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Police Upset Over Social Media Posts That Target Officers

Is it free speech or a threat? Some current and former police officers are outraged about pages on one social media site that seem to encourage the killing of officers.

12/24/2014

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Citizens Utility Board Holding Customer Service Horror Story Contest

Have a customer service horror story that involves dealing with a utility company? The Citizens Utility Board wants to hear from you on social media.

10/28/2014

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Elgin Police Probe Scuffle That Stirred Facebook Controversy

Police in Elgin were investigating a scuffle between a cab driver and another motorist, an incident which sparked a mini-uproar on social media over the past few days.

10/27/2014

The Stouffer family, of Maple Park, is trying to get a sneak preview of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" to finish a family tradition of watching all the "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" films together, before Scott Stouffer (far left) dies of cancer. His daughter, Jessy, (right) launched a social media campaign dubbed #HobbitMovieLastRequest.  (Family Photo)

Student’s Wish For Dying Father: Sneak Peek At Final Hobbit Film

Like many people, Jessy Stouffer and her family have a tradition of watching “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” movies around the holidays, but the final installment doesn’t come out until mid-December and the 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student said she’s worried her father won’t live to see it.

10/10/2014

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GM Uses Facebook, Phone calls To Get Recalled Cars Fixed

Despite the heavy publicity surrounding the scandal, many drivers evidently haven’t heard of the recall or haven’t grasped how serious the defect is…

10/08/2014

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Expert Reveals Biggest Concern About Youngsters And Social Media

CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy speaks with an expert who says parents may be missing the biggest concern facing teens and preteens today.

09/22/2014

The No Guns = No Money community page on Facebook posts information about businesses that don't allow guns so gun owners can boycott if they choose. (Credit: Facebook)

Gun Owners Organize Boycotts Of Shops That Ban Firearms

In a growing movement on social media, many gun owners are making it known they won’t spend their money in shops where they’re not allowed to carry their firearms.

09/02/2014

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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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