Susan Carlson

Kwagala Project founder Kristen Hendricks poses with women from Uganda who were victims of human trafficking. (Supplied to CBS)

Chicago Woman Helps Human Trafficking Victims Start Fresh

A Chicago area businesswoman is proving all it takes to make a difference is a big heart. She’s helped hundreds of women start their lives over again in the U.S., after they were victims of human trafficking halfway around the world.

CBS 2–05/15/2013

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White helped organize his 48th annual holiday food giveaway, distributing hams and turkeys to the elderly and families in need. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse White Helps Distribute Holiday Food To Needy, Elderly

It has been an annual tradition for White, who at one time was on the other end of the receiving line.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

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Doctors: NTM Infection Cases On The Rise

Dangerous bacteria could be lurking in your shower head without you even knowing it. Cases of chronic non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection have increased steadily in recent years, and unfortunately there’s not much we can do to avoid it.


Stack of cash (CBS)

More Parents Shouldering Student Debt

As CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports, more moms and dads are finding themselves making the payments on their children’s student loans just when they should be saving for retirement.


Former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas (right), with former mayoral candidate Gery Chico. (Credit/File Photo: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Vallas: ‘We Really Never Came Close To Ever Having A Strike’

Former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Paul Vallas says teachers never came close to a strike during his tenure in the 1990s and early 2000s, but times – and the national debate about education reform – have changed.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

Do Not Track

Protecting Your Online Privacy With A ‘Do Not Track’ Option

You may have heard of “do not track” or seen new privacy options on your Internet browser, and even on Web ads. But what does it mean, and is your privacy really protected?

CBS 2–07/30/2012

Almond milk (CBS)

Not All Milk Alternatives Created Equally

Besides cow milk, consumers have alternatives made from coconut, soy, rice and almonds. But which is the best?



Web Sites Analyze Your Social Media Influence, Reward Top Scorers

Imagine if your online activity could determine whether you got a job, a mortgage, a date or even just free stuff.

CBS 2–07/16/2012

Some mental-health professionals say the technique of "tapping" can be an effective way of coping with emotional stress. (CBS)

Some Experts Say ‘Tapping’ Can Reduce Emotional Stressors

A new type of therapy is gaining popularity to relieve anxiety, phobias and even headaches. CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports.



Gaining Weight And Don’t Know Why? Maybe It’s Your Medication

You’re watching your diet and nothing is different, but suddenly you notice you’re gaining weight. As CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports, the problem could be the medications you’re taking.

CBS 2–04/10/2012

Consumer Product Safety Commission Logo

CPSC: Many Companies Not Reporting When Products Hurt Consumers

Are companies putting you and your family at risk? They’re supposed to report to the Consumer Product Safety Commission when they are told of someone being injured using something they made, but more companies are being fined by the government for not reporting problem products.

CBS 2–04/04/2012

Oprah On CBS This Morning

Oprah: Running OWN Network Has Been A Big Challenge

Long gone from her renowned talk show in Chicago now, Oprah Winfrey talked Monday about the challenge of building her own TV network in an exclusive interview on CBS This Morning.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

One Chicago company has created a 'no gossip' workplace.  But is a gossip ban actually good for business? (CBS)

Office Gossip: Is It A Bad Thing?

It’s a familiar problem: gossiping. How much is too much when it comes to talking about coworkers behind their backs?


Cosmetic Acupuncture

Women Turn To Acupuncture To Maintain A Youthful Face

It’s been a little-known beauty secret to the stars for several years, but now it’s catching on across the country.

CBS 2–03/23/2012

Rona Borre

Some Habits That May Be Getting On Your Boss’ Nerves

Have you ever wondered why you never got that raise you were hoping for? You could be getting on your boss’ nerves.

CBS 2–03/19/2012

Hustle Up The Hancock

Thousands Climb To The Top For Hustle Up The Hancock

Four thousand climbers took part in the 15th annual Hustle up the Hancock at the John Hancock Center Sunday.

CBS 2–02/27/2012

Online dating services, such as eHarmony, say they have sound scientific methods to pair up singles correctly. (CBS)

Researchers Question The Methods Online Dating Services Use To Pair Up Singles

Despite the staggering popularity of online dating, a new review of research points to some problems. CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports.


STEM Students Hustle Up The Hancock

Elementary School Students Train Hard For Hustle Up The Hancock

One week from Sunday, thousands of people will climb to the top of the John Hancock Center to raise money for the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago.

CBS 2–02/15/2012

Steve Ferkau

Lung Transplant Recipient Prepares For 10th Hancock Climb

Next month, more than 4,000 people will climb 94 floors all the way to the top of the John Hancock Center to raise money for breathing problems, and one man knows what it’s like to gasp for air.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

Zen Bed

Zen Bed Offers Effects Of A Full Night’s Sleep In 20 Minutes

So many of us are running around ragged and not getting enough sleep, but imagine feeling like you’ve had a full night’s rest in just 20 minutes.

CBS 2–01/12/2012