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Adding A Teen Driver To Your Insurance Leads To 79% Higher Cost

Adding a teenage driver to a married couple’s car insurance policy leads to a 79% higher average annual premium

07/17/2014

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YMCA And Veterans Help Teens Deal With Trauma Of Violent Crime

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have teamed up with and mentor young people who live in violent communities, to try to help them see life through different eyes.

07/11/2014

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City Touts Decline In Teen Smoking

Fewer than 11 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking last year.

04/15/2014

Jacqueline Santos (left) and Chemyra Barnett (right), both 18, are accused of physically abusing a nursing home patient and videotaping the incident. (Credit: St. Charles Police)

Teens Charged With Videotaping Abuse Of Nursing Home Resident

South Elgin residents Chemyra Barnett, 18, of the 300 block of Watch Court; and Jacqueline Santos, 18, of the 1300 block of Timber Lane, are charged with aggravated battery of a person over 60, and unlawful videotaping.

03/14/2014

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‘Yik Yak’ App Disabled In Chicago After Schools Warn Of Cyberbullying Danger

Some local schools have begun warning parents of a new smartphone app that kids can use to anonymously post vicious and nasty comments about each other.

03/06/2014

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For Some Teens, ‘Looking Cool’ Trumps Keeping Warm

This winter has been tough for just about everyone in Chicago, including students who spend each morning waiting on the corner for their school buses – especially when some don’t make it any easier on themselves with their choice of winter clothing.

02/27/2014

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Are ‘Selfies’ Causing A Spike In Head Lice Among Teens?

The popular trend of teens taking group “selfies” might be leading to another less appealing trend: the spread of head lice.

02/26/2014

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Girl, 14, Recovering After Being Shot In The Leg

The shooting happened 5 p.m. Friday near 79th and South Vernon Avenue on the city’s South Side.

09/13/2013

Jesus Quintana Jr. (left) and Christian Ortiz (right) are are charged in the shootings of two people in the South Chicago neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Police)

2 Adults, 3 Teens Charged In South Chicago Shootings

The five are charged with two shootings moments apart late Tuesday in the South Chicago neighborhood.

08/23/2013

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Tdap Vaccine Required For Illinois Preteens, Teens

It’s time for parents to think about back-to-school shots for their children, and that includes high school students.

08/06/2013

Menthol cigarettes on sale at a convenience store. Some experts say menthol cigarettes can be more enticing and possibly addicting than regular cigarettes, because their mint flavor masks the taste of tobacco. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

City Wants To Stop Kids From Trying Menthol Cigarettes

The city of Chicago is launching a new effort to try to stop young people from taking up smoking, by targeting menthol cigarettes.

07/25/2013

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Two Teens Shot In Chatham

They were standing on the sidewalk in the 8100 block of South Vernon Avenue at 9:08 p.m. when a male shooter walked up and started firing.

06/20/2013

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West Suburban Mall Implements Escort Policy For Youths

A West suburban shopping mall is telling teenagers to find another place to hang out at night on the weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–05/31/2013

Two teenagers were killed in a crash in north suburban Antioch on Feb. 18, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

2 Teens Killed In Crash In Antioch

Two teenagers were killed when the SUV they rode in crashed into a tree Monday night in north suburban Antioch, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office.

02/19/2013

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Cops Arrest 28 For Underage Drinking At Party In Riverside

Police in Riverside late Monday shut down an underage drinking party that attracted dozens of teens from across the western suburbs.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

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Three Teens Shot In Englewood

Three teenage boys were shot Saturday night in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

07/22/2012

47th Place Shooting

5 Teens Among 8 Wounded By Gunfire In Another Violent Night

It was another night of violence across Chicago, with five teenagers among the wounded in eight separate shootings.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

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Glen Ellyn Teens Charged With Shooting Out 30 Car Windows

Two Glen Ellyn teenagers are facing felony charges for allegedly shooting out car windows in three western suburbs.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Two teens were seriously hurt after jumping from a moving freight train near Pulaski Road and Fullerton Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

2 Teens Seriously Hurt After Jumping Off Moving Freight Train

Two teenagers were hospitalized after they jumped off a moving freight train they were playing on Saturday night on the Northwest Side.

04/15/2012

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Kane County Sheriff: Parents Need To Be Aware Of Heroin Epidemic

The top law enforcement officer in Kane County says he is disappointed more parents aren’t showing up for eye-opening presentations on the use of heroin by teenagers in the exurban county west of Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–04/02/2012

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