Study: Summer Jobs Programs Reduce Youth ViolenceA study from the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania has found summer job and mentoring programs for disadvantaged youths in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by nearly half over a 16-month period.
New Studies Point Out Dangers Of 'Talking' To CarJust because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.
ACLU Study Finds Racial Profiling Still An Issue For Illinois PoliceThe American Civil Liberties Union was renewing its call for an end to consensual vehicle searches by police, after a new report suggested racial profiling in Illinois is still a significant problem.
Rush, Northwestern Studying New Anti-Dementia DrugAlzheimer's researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University have launched a study to test a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, and are looking for volunteers to take part.
Study: Police Still Arresting -- Not Writing Tickets -- For Marijuana PossessionResearchers at Roosevelt University spent more than a year studying marijuana arrests across the state, why and where people are arrested and how much it costs.
State Reps Want New Study Of O'Hare NoiseRep. Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) supported building the new east-west runways at O’Hare, but he said the most recent comprehensive noise studies were conducted before the new runways were built.
Study: Firefighters More Susceptible To CancerCBS 2's Chris Martinez reports on how the working conditions of these first-responders may be affecting their health.
Study Might Explain Why Trailer Parks Seem To Be Tornado MagnetsResearchers looked at 60 years worth of climatological data from the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, and found tornadoes touch down most often in "transition zones" – areas where a dramatic change in landscape takes place.
Study: Minority Kids Hit Hardest By Illinois LawAn Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study due out Tuesday.
Mayor Dismisses Study That Shows Little Advantage At Charter SchoolsThe mayor didn’t dispute published study showing privately-run charter schools might be performing no better than regular public schools. Emanuel said that’s yesterday’s debate. He said the issue is making sure every school does a good job.
University Studying Winter's Impact On MoodCBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist tells us about a unique study that looks at how bitter conditions affect the mind.
Study: Physical, Electric Barriers Best Defenses Against Asian CarpPlacing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish.
South Shore Train Extension Picks Up Some Momentum In March, the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District board could review proposals for an environmental impact study of an eight-mile extension of the South Shore commuter rail line.
Study: Eye Contact From Doctors Improves Trust"We found that eye contact was really important for perceptions of empathy, so physicians that made more eye contact with their patients tended to be rated as more likable and empathetic,” said assistant professor Enid Montague.
McCarthy: Study Bolsters Call For Stiffer Firearms SentencesMayor Rahm Emanuel’s argument for stiffer firearms sentences is bolstered by a new study showing gun possession offenders placed on probation are more likely to get re-arrested for murder than other felons, his police superintendent says.