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Lineup Announced For Chicago’s Blues Festival

The city’s announcing the line-up for Chicago’s first major summer music festival, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

04/01/2014

2013 Chevy Cruze (credit: General Motors)

GM Recalls Chevy Cruze Compacts To Fix Front Axle Shafts

The recall affects cars from the 2013 and 2014 model years equipped with 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engines.

03/31/2014

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Glitches For Obamacare Site As Uninsured Scramble To Meet Deadline

Illinois residents who don’t have health insurance yet have just hours left to sign up, or face a potential tax penalty next year, but they could have trouble signing up due to outages on the federal government’s enrollment website.

03/31/2014

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Last Minute Tax Tips

(CBS) — For last minute tips on taxes, visit mrrefund.com.

03/30/2014

Doctor Generic

New Research Shows Alzheimer’s Puts Heavy Burden On Women

New numbers released Wednesday show that women have a one-in-six chance of developing Alzheimer’s, and that’s not all researchers here in Chicago discovered about the brain disease.

03/19/2014

GM CEO Mary Barra (GM.com)

GM Recalls More Than 1 Million Vehicles

An airbag defect has forced General Motors to recall more than a million vehicles; for details click here. This comes on the heels of another massive recall for the carmaker.

03/17/2014

Meez Meals

Meez Meals is partnering with Common Threads for “Meals For Good.”

03/16/2014

St. Patrick’s Day Party Tips

Party Planner Debi Lilly has some tips for planning your St. Patrick’s Day party.

03/09/2014

Hottest Toy Trends

Meredith Sinclair of Meredithplays.com shares some of the hottest toy trends for spring and summer.

03/08/2014

luminAID

luminAID Providing Light After Third-World Disasters

To learn more about the invention of two Chicago women and how it’s helping in other parts of the world, click here.

03/07/2014

Bella Rodrigues. (Family provided photo)

Community Raises Money For 7-Year-Old Fighting Mystery Heart Ailment

Bella Rodrigues has been at Lurie Children’s Hospital, since January 20th. As the 7 year-old fights a mystery virus that’s ravaging her heart, hundreds of people fill a New Lenox Culver’s to raise money for her mounting medical bills.

03/04/2014

Electric Meter (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ComEd Offering $10M In Financial Aid To Customers

The brutal winter temperatures have proven to be a real financial hardship for many homeowners, prompting ComEd to set aside $10 million to help customers in need pay their electric bills.

03/04/2014

Spin Spun Cotton Candy

For more information on Spin Spun cotton candy, visit http://www.spin-spun.com.

03/02/2014

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Early Voting Begins Monday For Illinois Primary

The Chicago elections board says in the city, early voting will take place at 51 sites.

03/02/2014

Oscar Party Tips

For more Oscar party planning tips from Limor Suss, visit trendsgirl.com

03/01/2014

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Ravinia Schedule

(CBS) – To view the full schedule for the Ravinia festival, click here.

02/27/2014

Kris Gutierrez (CBS)

Dancing With Chicago Celebrities

CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez is a contestant in this year’s “Dancing With Chicago Celebrities,” on March 7, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The event benefits breast cancer causes, and we could use your help with donations.

02/27/2014

Cammy Babiarz

Fighting Rett Syndrome

Bill Babiarz hopes to raise $50,000 for research into Rett Syndrome, a neurological disorder that afflicts his daughter. Click here for more information.

02/26/2014

Oscar Statue

AMC Theatres Hosting Best Picture Showcase This Weekend

If you haven’t seen any of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture yet, you can see all of them this weekend in Streeterville at a 24-hour movie marathon.

02/25/2014