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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on how the working conditions of these first-responders may be affecting their health.
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.
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.
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.
CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist tells us about a unique study that looks at how bitter conditions affect the mind.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
“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.
A new study commissioned by the University of Chicago paints a disappointing picture of technology use among public school students in Chicago.