2013

A runner reacts near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

AP Lists Top 10 Sports Stories Of The Year

The top five stories were grim: terrorism, performance-enhancing drug use, legal settlements, murder charges.

670 The Score–12/27/2013

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Top 10 Sports Figures Who Should Have Kept Their Mouths Shut In 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, let’s take a look back at the top 10 figures in the sporting world who would have been far better off avoiding Twitter, taking the high road, or playing the quiet game

12/24/2013

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Top 10 Most Anticipated NFL Matchups

There are plenty of matchups to get excited about for the 2013 season, such as the Ravens’ season-opening trip to Denver. Here are 10 other games that should be as exciting on the field as they are intriguing on paper.

08/01/2013

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Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Of All Ages Can Make

For a unique Mother’s Day gift, you can’t go wrong with a homemade craft from your child. The following crafts are geared to specific ages, but all are sure to delight mom.

04/29/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Chicago

Say goodbye to the dragon and get ready to celebrate the year of the snake as the Chicagoland area prepares for the Chinese new year. From tea ceremonies to parades, there’s plenty to do to start the new year. Use this list to get started in planning your own festivities.

02/08/2013

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Pitchfork Music Festival Headliners Announced

An annual music festival held here in Chicago, Pitchfork Music Festival will take place July 19-21 in Union Park. While most bands haven’t been confirmed–the festival usually has over 40 artists–Pitchfork announced three headliners today: R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle and Sebastian….

02/01/2013

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What The Real & Fake Smiles At The Golden Globes Really Mean

I may have no idea who half the people at the Golden Globes were, but I do know smiles. As a miserable adult, I fake smile throughout most of my day. This makes me an expert. Maybe? Anyway, here’s my “expert” analyzation of some of the best smiles at last night’s Golden Globes…

01/14/2013

Field Museum photographed by John Weinstein (Credit: The Field Museum's facebook)

2013 Guide To The Field Museum

The Field Museum is all about history, so here’s a little history about the Field Museum. The museum was first incorporated into the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893 as part of an outgrowth of the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893…

01/10/2013

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How To Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Most of us make them, and then most of us break them. Resolutions are uttered the first days of January, but by February we’ve already abandoned that which we so wanted…

01/08/2013

Cook County Clerk David Orr presides over the first marriage of 2013: Stephen S. Pyo, 47, and Angela Marie McKinney, 28.

First Marriage For New Year In Cook County

Cook County has a new first couple–the first couple to say “I do” in 2013.

01/02/2013

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West Town Man Becomes City’s First Homicide Of 2013

Officers discovered a 20-year-old man laying on the ground in the 700 block of North Noble Street. He was bleeding from a gunshot wound to the throat.

01/01/2013

Customers check out some of the vendors at the 2012 edition of the Taste of Chicago, which was shortened to five days and pushed back until after the July 4 holiday. (Credit: CBS)

Shorter, Scaled-Back Taste Of Chicago To Return Next Year

The Taste of Chicago next year will be only five days, and will again feature reserved seats and specially-prepared food for an extra price, according to published reports.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Gay Rights

Chicago’s Gay And Lesbian Film Fest Called Off For This Year

Chicago’s Reeling gay and lesbian film festival has been called off for this year, for a one-year hiatus.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012