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Keurig Recalls ‘Mini Plus’ Coffee Makers

Keurig says its Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10, can overheat and spray water during brewing. Keurig says it had received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries.


A map on the Chicago City Clerk's website lays out all of the residential parking zones in the city -- more than 1,400 of them. (Credit: Chicago City Clerk)

Clerk’s Website Helping City Drivers Navigate Residential Parking Zones

If you’ve ever been confused by Chicago’s residential parking system, or gotten a ticket when you parked on a zoned street, City Clerk Susana Mendoza hopes you’ll appreciate a new addition to her website.


Crews are demolishing Douglas Hall, a 51-year-old dormitory at Northern Illinois University, as part of a plan to expand the school's main drag, Lucinda Avenue. (Credit: NIU)

NIU Demolishing Douglas Hall To Extend Main Drag

Northern Illinois University spokesman Paul Palian said the school wanted to create a more accessible route across the main drag on campus, Lucinda Avenue. So it’s demolishing Douglas Hall, which was named for Abraham Lincoln political rival Stephen A. Douglas.


Top Holiday Toys

(CBS) — Meredith Sinclair of shares some hot toys that can be found at local toy stores. 1. Disney Infinity 2.0 2. Little LIVE pets 3. Tinker Crates 4. Brackitz building sets 5. Little […]


Jesse Terrazas, dressed as Santa Claus, will be hanging out on the roof of St. Florian School in Hegewisch, until the school raises $55,000 needed to stay open next year. (Credit: St. Florian School)

Santa Helping South Side Catholic School Raise Money To Stay Open

St. Florian School at 13110 S. Baltimore Av. needs to raise more than $50,000 to avoid being closed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.


Holiday Cookie Recipes

Mrs. Levy’s Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies Yield: 20 cookies Prep time: 15 minutes Bake time: 15 minutes per batch Ingredients 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature […]



The Christmas Ship

The annual distribution of Christmas trees will take place Saturday Dec. 6, 2014, at Navy Pier. For more information, click here.


One of the thousands of letters sent to Santa Claus every day during the holiday season. The Post Office opens and sorts through those letters to find children and families in need, and offers those letters to volunteers to buy gifts. (Credit: CBS)

Generous Chicago Couple Once Again Working To Answer Kids’ Letters To Santa

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the annual Operation Santa post office campaign again is being helped by an especially generous Chicago couple.


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Good Samaritan Steps Up After Charity Donations Stolen

Every two years, the Chicago Women Charity Players put on a production as a fundraiser, designating the proceeds for a different charity each time. On Sunday night, they staged a production of “The Music Man.” After the play, someone stole a lockbox with $2,000 in cash, along with checks and credit card receipts.


National Garden Bureau

(CBS) — For more information on the National Garden Bureau and the Growing Soltions Farm click here and here.


Tips For Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

(CBS) — Celeb party planner and owner A Perfect Event, Debi Lilly, is here is show us what’s trending in décor, food and drink for this year’s Thanksgiving table. Table: This entire table setting can […]


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Stroller Recall Issued

Federal officials have a list of the recalled strollers manufactured by Graco’s Childrens Products. Hinges on the sides of some models can cause injury to fingers. Click here for more information.


Beagles used for medical research. (Credit; Beagle Freedom Project.)

Group Finds New Homes For Beagles Used In Medical Research

Dogs living in cages are used for medical research including here in Chicago. One breed is used more than any other, but as Roseanne Tellez reports, one group is working to give these animals a new life after the lab.


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Darien Police Step Up Patrols After String Of Robberies

Burglars have targeted a small area in a DuPage County town and police are asking for the public’s help to track them down.


A city plow clears a residential street in the Bucktown neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Where’s My Snow Plow?

The city of Chicago’s website allows residents to track the progress of snow plows during winter events. Click here to get started.


Holiday Party Tips

(CBS) –With the holidays coming up, Maris Callahan of In Good Taste magazine shares some tips on hosting a party on a budget. Shop Online: Instacart is my favorite way to buy groceries, especially when […]


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Peoples Gas Offering Free Winter Weatherization Program To Reduce Gas Bills

The brutal cold of last winter is unforgettable and Peoples Gas is taking steps to make sure their customers are able to cope this winter, especially, the elderly, reports CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.


Indian Cooking Recipes

(CBS) — Garam Masala Yield: 2 ½ cups / 300 g Tools: You’ll need a shallow, heavy pan; a plate; and a spice grinder or powerful blender, such as a Vitamix. Ingredients 1 cup / […]


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Archdiocese Releases Thousands Of Pages Of Priest Sex Abuse Files

It will be the second time this year the church has made public secret files regarding substantiated allegations of sex abuse by clergy.