Authorities respond to reports of shots fired at Chicago Ridge Mall. (CBS)

Chicago Ridge Mall Begins ID Checks For Teens On Friday, Saturday Evenings

The new policy follows a December disturbance at the shopping center.


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Elgin Police: Vehicle Owners Made It Easy For Teen Car Thieves

Both cars were left running to warm up with keys in the ignition when they were taken.


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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


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Room To Grow: Tips For Creating Great Kids’ Rooms

If you start out smart and make your child your design partner, you can trade in today’s ducky decals for tomorrow’s funky graphics with ease and panache.


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Great Books for Kids this Holiday Season

From toddlers to teens, these books from Simon & Schuster have you covered for all of your gift-giving needs this year.


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Teens Wounded In Separate Shootings

Both male victims were transported to hospitals Friday.


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10 Part-Time Summer Jobs Perfect for Teens

Summer, summer, summertime! It’s every kid’s favorite time of year, but too much time on their hands can be a concern for parents. A fun part-time summer job may be the answer.


Cynthia Rodriguez committed suicide after being bullied on Facebook, her family says. (CBS)

Northwest Suburbs Grappling With Teen Suicides

It’s become a crisis in the far northwest suburbs: teen after teen taking their own lives. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


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Austin Churches Form Teen Program To Curb Violence

Eleven churches from the west side Austin neighborhood hope to curb violence in the community by reaching out one-on-one to teens.


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2 Teens Shot, 1 Critically Hurt In Avalon Park

A drive-by shooting wounded two teen boys Friday night in the South Side Avalon Park neighborhood. The younger boy, 15, remains in critical condition.


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2 Dead, At Least 15 Wounded In Weekend Violence

Four teens were among those shot.


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Two Teens Wounded In Separate Shootings

Two teenage boys were wounded in separate shootings Friday evening on the West Side.


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Salvation Army Provides Space For Teens At Kroc Center

The Kroc Center Teen Zone offers homework help, a cultural exposure class, a teen sports club and a creative writing club.


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Teens Accused Of Torching Bushes

Two teens were arrested after allegedly setting bushes on fire Tuesday in far southwest suburban Minooka.


Alexis Fritkin of Lake Forest wants to help other young people understand depression. (CBS)

Depressed Teen Shares Story About Her Recovery

What should you do if you suspect your teenager might be thinking about suicide? One Lake Forest mother ended up doing the right thing and her daughter is alive and happy now.



City Treasurer Using Texting To Talk To Teens About Finances

Buying a car? Opening a savings account? Want to know about student loans? There’s someone waiting to help you at the Chicago city Treasurer’s office.

WBBM Newsradio–08/17/2012

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Gun Violence Leaves 4 More Chicago Youth Wounded

Four youngsters are among the latest victims caught in Chicago’s gun violence epidemic, including two middle school-aged girls who were wounded in a neighborhood park on the Far South Side.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Cars were damaged by rock throwers on the Skyway on Wednesday night. (CBS)

Two Teens Charged For Throwing Rocks At Cars On Skyway

Two teenage boys were charged Thursday night after they allegedly threw rocks at vehicles on the Chicago Skyway and caused authorities to close the toll road for more than two hours.


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Elgin Teens In Big Trouble For Rafting Over Fox River Dam

Three Elgin teenagers have court dates, after being arrested for doing something that could have cost them their lives.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

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2 Teens Shot On South Side

Two male teens were shot Saturday evening in the Avondale Park neighborhood in what police describe as a gang-related incident.