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Leave My Eggs Alone? Why Facebook & Apple Miss the Mark With Women

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — As a woman who had a child in her thirties and will probably encourage my daughter to freeze her eggs someday, I should be thrilled by the news that Facebook […]

10/17/2014

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Women vs. Women: When Female Competition Is a Destructive Force

Studies show how women can undermine each other at the office. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains why.

10/06/2014

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Women Attacked In Series Of North Side Muggings

The incidents happened in Lakeview and in Ravenswood, not far from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home.

10/06/2014

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Chicago Conference Connects Entrepreneurial Moms From All Around the World

It’s a challenge for millions of women, balancing their business with their babies, but a group of Chicago moms are getting some help from each other. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains.

10/06/2014

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Stop Complimenting Me: A Mom & A Millennial Debate Superficial Praise 

By Wendy Widom, CBS Social Media Editor & Heather Sadusky, CBS Apprentice CHICAGO (CBS) — This morning, when CBS 2’s apprentice Heather Sadusky stopped by my desk, I opened the conversation not by asking about her evening […]

10/02/2014

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In New Ad, Viagra Recruits Women to Help Sell the Little Blue Pill

Viagra recently released a new ad featuring a beautiful woman drifting aimlessly along a sandy beach. Aimless, obviously, because the man in her life is struggling with erectile dysfunction. It’s the first time Viagra has launched an ad that appears to target women.

09/30/2014

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Forget About Ray Rice, The NFL Just Doesn’t Care About Women

Dear NFL, you need to prove that you think women actually have a worth.

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Chicago’s Women Basketball Players Feeling Sky-High Entering Finals

After barely making the playoffs, the Chicago Sky are headed to the WNBA finals to face the Phoenix Mercury.

09/04/2014

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Midlothian Turns Up The Heat To Catch Serial Mugger

A community policing event is planned for Tuesday in the south suburb, after four women have been attacked.

08/11/2014

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Facebook & Instagram Are Censoring Motherhood, Says 4th Trimester Bodies Project

Chicago photographer Ashlee Wells Jackson has come up against two formidable opponents, Facebook and Instagram, in her quest to help mothers feel good about their post-baby bodies.

07/30/2014

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Colbie Caillat’s “Try” Tells Women and Girls to Be Themselves

Colbie Caillat has a simple yet powerful message for women and girls: you can be exactly who you are, imperfections and all.

07/14/2014

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IT Firm To Train Minority Women In STEM Jobs

Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said his Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, is proud to work with UST Global in what’s called the “Step IT Up” program in Chicago.

06/19/2014

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Park Forest Police Warn Parents Against Letting Kids Walk Alone, After Attacks

The most recent attack came Wednesday, near Forest Trail Middle School. A man held a knife, motioning for a 13-year-old girl to come toward him. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

04/03/2014

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Expert: Racy Workplace Attire Can Stall Careers

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains how your wardrobe may be impacting your ability to get ahead.

12/16/2013

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Women’s Shelter Without Heat Amid Financial Struggles

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on what led to this cold crisis.

10/24/2013

Two women were attacked in Arlington Heights within the past two weeks. (CBS)

Two Women Attacked In Separate Arlington Heights Incidents

One attack happened Friday morning near Hintz Road and Haddow Avenue. The other, about a mile and a half away in Lake Arlington Park. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

10/11/2013

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More Girls Jumping Into Rugby

Rugby is one the fastest-growing sports in the U.S, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. In recent years, more and more women are joining the team.

10/04/2013

City Hall

Aldermen Back $2M Settlement For Discriminatory Firefighter Exam

Aldermen have given preliminary approval of a $2 million settlement for women who failed a physical exam to become Chicago firefighters, saying the test requirements discriminated against them.

09/06/2013

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Police: Tire-Tampering Suspect Who Targeted Women Turns Self In

Jose M. Mendez turned himself in to Waukegan police Thursday morning after he saw images of his pickup truck in news stories, authorities said. He allegedly admitted to detectives that he had used a special tool to loosen stems inside tire valves in as many as five incidents in June and July.

07/25/2013

Chicago Fire Department

Women Who Failed 2006 Firefighter Test Get A Second Chance

More than 100 women are getting a second chance at becoming Chicago firefighters, after the city settled a lawsuit with them over the weekend.

05/06/2013

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