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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

Chicago police display some of the more than 300 guns seized in the city in the first two weeks of 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Study Bolsters Call For Stiffer Firearms Sentences

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s argument for stiffer firearms sentences is bolstered by a new study showing gun possession offenders placed on probation are more likely to get re-arrested for murder than other felons, his police superintendent says.

10/14/2013

A cancer patients holds the tubes that funnel chemotherapy drugs into his body at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center June 17, 2003 in Fayetteville, N.C. (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

American Cancer Society Seeking Volunteers For New Study

The American Cancer Society wants you! It’s looking for 300,000 volunteers between the ages of 30 and 65, and who are cancer-free, to enroll in a 20-year study that seeks to answer the question, “what causes cancer?”

07/17/2013

Greyhound Bus

Study: Short-Haul Travelers Opting For Buses, Trains To Use Electronic Devices

An annual study by DePaul University has found people’s reliance on tablet computers, smart phones and other electronic devices might be driving travelers to buses and trains for short trips instead of airplanes.

WBBM Newsradio–06/25/2013

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UNO Touts Study Showing Charter Students Outperform Peers

The United Neighborhood Organization was hailing a new study it claimed shows that UNO charter schools are doing a great job educating low-income students.

06/21/2013

2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink

Study: Using Hands-Free Devices Still Dangerous For Drivers

The new study – the most comprehensive of its kind – has found using hands-free and voice-activated devices while driving actually is more dangerous than talking on a hand-held cell phone.

WBBM Newsradio–06/12/2013

A view of the Chicago River from just east of the Columbus Drive bridge. (Credit: CBS)

Environmental Groups Tout Financial Benefits Of Cleaning Up, Improving Chicago River

“Water quality makes a tremendous difference in how we can interact with the river, but also provides us jobs; it provides us business revenue,” said Friends of the Chicago River executive director Margaret Frisbie.

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2013

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Study: 20 To 30 Percent Of CPS Students Rarely Use Technology In School

A new study commissioned by the University of Chicago paints a disappointing picture of technology use among public school students in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2013

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Study: School Closings Won’t Help CPS Students

A study by Chicago area university professors has found, if history is any guide, the Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close 53 schools will fail when all is said and done.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2013

Models pose during the Ted Baker 5th Avenue Store Opening on August 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Ted Baker)

Study: Today’s Women Larger Because They Don’t Do As Much Housework

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports for some women, the study itself has their hearts pumping.

03/01/2013

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Study Urges $2B In Annual Spending To Improve Local Mass Transit

A new study by DePaul University advises at least $2 billion a year in spending is needed for the Chicago area’s mass transit system, to avoid a meltdown of the aging network.

WBBM Newsradio–12/10/2012

CPS Classroom

Teachers Union: CPS School Closing Policy Amounts To ‘Educational Apartheid’

The Chicago Teachers Union accused the Chicago Public Schools system of “educational apartheid” on Friday.

11/30/2012

Gary Called Most ‘Under-Policed’ City In Nation

A new study concludes that Gary, Ind., is the most under-policed city in the country.

11/29/2012

MRI images from a breast cancer screening. (Credit: CBS)

Recent Breast Cancer Study Giving New Hope To Doctors, Patients

A recent breakthrough could change the way doctors treat breast cancer.

CBS 2–09/24/2012

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Report: United Airlines Ranks Dead Last For On-Time Performance

United Airlines ranks dead last in a U.S. Department of Transportation analysis of on-time performance for the month of July, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

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Report: Many Suburbs Are Hospitable For Commuters Without Cars

A new report says many suburbs are transit-friendly – that is, hospitable for those who are not traveling with a car.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

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