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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.


Americans Go To The Polls To Elect The Next U.S. President

Chicago Area Voter Info: Polling Places, Sample Ballots

Need help locating your polling place or finding a sample ballot? We’ve got links to the information you need.



Viewing Areas, Street Closures Announced For Daredevil Nik Wallenda’s Walk Over Chicago River

Nik Wallenda’s daring walk over the Chicago River is now less than a week away and CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports production teams are already in-place, preparing for the Sunday evening spectacle.


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Memorial Service To Be Held For Indiana Murder Victim

The family of Indiana murder victim Afrikka Hardy will hold a memorial service for her next Saturday.


Fall Gardening Tips

(CBS) — Fall gardening tips from Tim Pollack at the Chicago Botanic Garden. 1. Overwintering Dahlias and Cannas -Dig before the first hard frost, they can tolerate temps in the low 30’s and light frost, […]


Halloween Cocktails

(CBS) — Master mixologist Jonathan Pogash shares a couple of recipes guaranteed to be more treat than trick! An American Horror Highball 1 oz. Tap 357 Maple Rye whisky 1 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Caramel […]



Chicago Area Early Voting Locations

Early voting for the 2014 general election in Illinois begins on Monday and continues through Sunday, Nov. 2.


Robin McGowan’s Healthy Tailgating Alternatives

Health coach Robin McGowan shares some recipes for healthy tailgating. For more information, visit Jalapeno Poppers Prep time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20-25 minutes Yield: 2 servings. Per serving: 1 Leaner | 3 Green […]


Boo At The Zoo

(CBS) — For more information on Boo At The Zoo, click here.


Teal Pumpkin Project

(CBS) — For more information on the Teal Pumpkin Project, click here.


Fall Farmer’s Market

(CBS) — For more information from Maris Callahan, visit


Cigarettes that were being sold without the required Cook County tax stamp are organized before seizure by county revenue investigators. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Pirated Cigarettes

A pack of cigarettes in Chicago can cost as much as $15 and with the soaring price the trafficking of contraband cigarettes is way up as well.


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When Does One Glass Of Wine Become One Glass Too Many?

It’s the way many women relax at the end of a busy day: having a nice glass of wine. But, when does when one glass become one glass too many?


The Divvy bike station at Daley Plaza is used by many city employees who work at City Hall, across the street, and get a discount on annual memberships in the bike sharing program. (Credit: CBS)

Divvy Bikes Offering Discounted Memberships For Chicago Area College Students

The Divvy bike rental program is offering discounted membership for students at several Chicago area colleges.
The student membership will cost $55 for an annual membership, discounted from the standard $75 fee.



Parents Of 3-Year-Old Girl With Rett Syndrome Raising Awareness Of Rare Disease

It’s a rare disorder with no cure and it strikes without warning, robbing little girls of their ability to walk, talk, eat and even breathe.


Fall Must-Haves for Busy, Style Conscious Moms.

Autumn is on, and if you’re a busy mom, looking for some fun ways to play with your look this season, Meredith Sinclair from shares of her favorite must-haves in your Fall line-up.


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Turn In Your Old Prescription Drugs

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is spearheading a National Take Back Initiative. For a list of locations, go to this DEA web page.