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5 Discounts Any City Offers

From discount dining to free admission to museums, here is a look at five discounts any city offers.


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How To Plan A Trip With Your Grandchildren

Here are five great tips towards helping you plan the best and safest trip with your loving grandchildren.



How To Find Last-Minute Hotel Deals

Find out what the best online booking sites are for last-minute hotel deals.


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Rep. Biggert Pulls Out Of Debate With Foster

Illinois Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert has pulled out of a debate sponsored by the AARP, citing the organization’s inability to “act as a neutral arbiter.”


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Lawmakers To Resume Debate On ComEd ‘Smart-Grid’ Bill

Lawmakers will again be debating Senate Bill 1652, the Smart Grid legislation, this week.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

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Cuts To Meals For Illinois Elderly Worry Advocates

Budget cuts to programs that deliver meals to homebound seniors in Illinois may force some frail elderly into nursing homes, a more expensive option for both the individuals and the state, advocates say.