Teenagers Using Smartphones

Too Much Time Staring Down At Your Phone Could Be Giving You “Text Neck”

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains what one doctor calls “text neck.”


A diagram of the walk and text feature in Apple's patent. (Credit: U.S. Patent Office)

Apple Patent Aims To Allow For Safe Texting And Walking

Walking and texting just might become as easy as walking and chewing gum at the same time.


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Latest Smart Phone Scourge: Texting And Sleeping

Texting and driving is a big concern, but CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports on an emerging problem.


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Police To Use Twitter, Texting To Communicate With Residents

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy will be unveiling some technological additions designed to improve the department’s communication with the community.


Matthew Barker of St. Charles was charged after allegedly texting a friend Friday as a joke, to say that he was kidnapped and to contact police.

West Suburban Man’s Joking Texts About Kidnapping Land Him In Jail

A west suburban man was charged after allegedly texting a friend Friday as a joke, to say that he was kidnapped and to contact police.


Iowa Sets The Stage For Nation's First Vote In Upcoming Presidential Election

Horrible Horoscopes: Leo

Leo, your life will be crushed not only by the metaphorical dump truck bearing down the road, but the literal dump truck bearing down the road.


A CTA train. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Texting CTA Train Operator Caught On Video

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman looks into the case of a CTA train operator who was seen texting while running a moving train.

CBS 2–09/24/2012

Cell Phone (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Crystal Lake Students In Trouble For Sexting

A number of Crystal Lake high school students are facing disciplinary action for sexting.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012


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

Driver On Cell Phone

State Bill Would Outlaw Cell Phone Use By Drivers Near Accident Scenes

A piece of proposed legislation now on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk gives motorists some more reasons to lose the cell phone.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Stevenson High School

Stevenson High School Dean Probed For Sending Inappropriate Texts

A dean at Stevenson High school in Lincolnshire is under investigation for reportedly sending inappropriate text messages to a student.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Texting While Driving

U46, D300 Schools Battle Against Texting And Driving

There was the girl whose truck clipped a median and flipped, ejecting and killing her. There was the teenage boy whose car slammed into and killed a bicyclist.



Police: Aurora Man Was Texting, Driving Drunk When He Hit Building

Texting and alcohol proved to be a potent and dangerous mix for an Aurora man.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

Teen On Cell Phone (CBS Photo)

Company Offers $19/Month For Voice, Talk Text — With A Catch

How would you like to reduce your cell phone bill to $19 a month? We’re not talking a bargain basement plan. It includes unlimited voice, texting and data – on an Android smart phone, like this one. Of course, there’s a catch.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

City Council Approves Ban On Texting While Biking

The City Council has approved a ban on texting or using a handheld phone while riding your bicycle.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Committee OKs Texting-And-Biking Ban

If you like to text while you ride your bicycle, it may cost you in Chicago. A City Council Committee has given its nod to a ban on the activity.


Texting While Driving

Marist High School Students Warned Of Texting And Driving Dangers

A program at Marist High School in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood Tuesday attempted to teach students the lesson that texting while driving can be deadly.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011


Survey: Most Cell Phone Users Prefer Talking Over Text

Texting can have it’s advantages, but a recent survey shows most cell phone users like to hear from people on the phone.



Alderman Seeks To Curb Cell Phone Use While Biking

Texting and driving has been a hot-button issue for years, and now, the Chicago City Council is going to take up distracted bicycle riding.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011


Intoxicated Motorist Rolls Vehicle, Admits To Texting

A woman rolled the vehicle she was driving intoxicated while text messaging early Saturday in southwestern Little Rock.