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Traffic Stop

Professors To Be Honored For Study Of Traffic Stop Disparities

Dr. Steven Maynard-Moody said he and his fellow researchers found no racial bias in normal traffic stops — in which the sole reason a driver is pulled over is an actual traffic violation — but they did find tremendous bias in so-called “investigatory traffic stops.”

03/06/2015

Alzheimer's Disease

Chicago Hospital Participates In Study Of Potential Alzheimer’s Vaccine

Solanezumab is now being given to patients in earlier stages of the disease. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

02/06/2015

The 'Flex', an 'electronic coach', by Fitbit is presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on February 24, 2014. The Mobile World Congress runs from the 24 to 27 February where participants and visitors alike can attend conferences, network, discover cutting-edge products and technologies at among the 1,700 exhibitors as well as seek industry opportunities and make deals. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Medical Pilot Program Uses ‘Fitbits’ To Monitor Patients

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports wrist-fastened devices are not just for exercise anymore.

02/05/2015

Protesters marched through Chicago over the weekend, to call for a halt to the plan to close 53 Chicago public schools. (Credit: CBS)

University Of Chicago Researchers Examine Impact Of 2013 School Closings

According to the study, nearly all of the students – approximately 93 percent – ended up at a school with better academic ratings than their original school. One-fifth of the students whose schools were closed were transferred to top-tier schools.

01/22/2015

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Study: City’s Red Light Camera Safety Claims Exaggerated

The Emanuel administration was standing by the city’s scandal-plagued red light camera program on Friday, in the face of a Chicago Tribune study revealing the city’s safety claims have been overblown.

12/19/2014

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Study: City Council A Bigger Rubber Stamp For Emanuel Than For The Daleys

The City Council has bristled under criticisms that it is little more than a rubber stamp for Chicago’s mayors, but a new study has revealed that label is more accurate now than ever.

12/09/2014

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Study: Summer Jobs Programs Reduce Youth Violence

A study from the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania has found summer job and mentoring programs for disadvantaged youths in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by nearly half over a 16-month period.

12/04/2014

2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink

New Studies Point Out Dangers Of ‘Talking’ To Car

Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.

10/07/2014

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ACLU Study Finds Racial Profiling Still An Issue For Illinois Police

The American Civil Liberties Union was renewing its call for an end to consensual vehicle searches by police, after a new report suggested racial profiling in Illinois is still a significant problem.

08/13/2014

Brain Scan

Rush, Northwestern Studying New Anti-Dementia Drug

Alzheimer’s researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University have launched a study to test a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, and are looking for volunteers to take part.

07/29/2014

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Study: Police Still Arresting — Not Writing Tickets — For Marijuana Possession

Researchers at Roosevelt University spent more than a year studying marijuana arrests across the state, why and where people are arrested and how much it costs.

05/19/2014

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

State Reps Want New Study Of O’Hare Noise

Rep. Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) supported building the new east-west runways at O’Hare, but he said the most recent comprehensive noise studies were conducted before the new runways were built.

05/14/2014

Chicago Fire Department

Study: Firefighters More Susceptible To Cancer

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on how the working conditions of these first-responders may be affecting their health.

04/24/2014

A tornado that hit LaSalle County Illinois. (Credit: Twitter)

Study Might Explain Why Trailer Parks Seem To Be Tornado Magnets

Researchers looked at 60 years worth of climatological data from the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, and found tornadoes touch down most often in “transition zones” – areas where a dramatic change in landscape takes place.

04/23/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Study: Minority Kids Hit Hardest By Illinois Law

An Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study due out Tuesday.

04/22/2014

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Mayor Dismisses Study That Shows Little Advantage At Charter Schools

The mayor didn’t dispute published study showing privately-run charter schools might be performing no better than regular public schools. Emanuel said that’s yesterday’s debate. He said the issue is making sure every school does a good job.

04/07/2014

A pedestrian crosses a snow-covered street in Humboldt Park on Thursday. The Chicago area saw snowfall for nearly three days straight, leaving 12 inches or more in parts of the city, and up to 18 inches in some northern suburbs. The heavy snow will be followed by extreme cold at the start of next week. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

University Studying Winter’s Impact On Mood

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist tells us about a unique study that looks at how bitter conditions affect the mind.

02/13/2014

Asian Carp

Study: Physical, Electric Barriers Best Defenses Against Asian Carp

Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish.

01/29/2014

South Shore Train

South Shore Train Extension Picks Up Some Momentum

In March, the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District board could review proposals for an environmental impact study of an eight-mile extension of the South Shore commuter rail line.

01/24/2014

Doctor Generic

Study: Eye Contact From Doctors Improves Trust

“We found that eye contact was really important for perceptions of empathy, so physicians that made more eye contact with their patients tended to be rated as more likable and empathetic,” said assistant professor Enid Montague.

10/16/2013

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