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Best Ideas For Fourth of July In Chicago

Need ideas for July 4th weekend with your family? We have the ultimate guide for your holiday weekend.

07/01/2014

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Six Hot Beach Reads For Summer

Summer is time for breaking out your bathing suits and hitting the beach. Whether you’re craving a thriller or tearjerker, our sister company Simon & Schuster has a book for every afternoon spent in the sun. Throw one of these page-turners in your beach bag and prepare to lose yourself.

06/23/2014

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Overseas Destinations You Can Travel To Without A Passport

You don’t always need a passport to travel overseas. You can still head to a tropical unincorporated destination overseas.

01/14/2014

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Live Like A Castaway On Your Own Deserted Island

Think you’ve got what it takes to make it on a deserted island? Find out for sure by booking a real-life “castaway experience” and really get away on your next vacation.

01/09/2014

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The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms

If you’re looking for an unusual tropical vacation this time around, check out the world’s most incredible underwater hotel rooms.

11/26/2013

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The Jamaica Destination Guide

Jamaica is a quintessential Caribbean travel destination. Here’s a guide to both the basics and the intoxicatingly refreshing things to do.

10/31/2013

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The Bahamas Destination Guide

If you want to truly experience The Bahamas, get ready to do some island hopping. Check out this destinations guide to Nassau, Grand Bahama Island, Great Exuma, Green Turtle Cay and more.

10/25/2013

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2 Investigators: How Safe Is The Sand At Chicago Beaches?

Every summer we hear about bacteria like E. coli in the lake water which leads to swimming bans at some beaches, but what about the sand. The CBS 2 Investigators checked out what effect does the bacteria have on the beach.

07/24/2013

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Human Leg Found On South Lakeshore

Authorities said a person walking along Lake Michigan found the leg on the rocks near the lake, which was severed from the hip down.

06/06/2013

James Malecek is charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery, and battery in the death of Kevin Kennelly Jr., 17. (Photo Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff's Department)

Man Gets 145 Days For Punch That Killed Teen On Indiana Beach

A DePaul University student was sentenced to 145 days behind bars Thursday after admitting his role in a deadly Indiana brawl that claimed the life of a Beverly teenager.

05/17/2013

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Best Places In South Florida To Swim With The Dolphins

Swimming with the dolphins can be a great experience, and some of the best places to do this are Dolphins Plus, Dolphin Cove, Theater of the Sea, Dolphin Research Center, and Miami Seaquarium.

11/05/2012

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Best Dog Parks In Chicago

No worries if you find that your apartment barely has enough breathing for you and Fido. Chicago and its surrounding suburbs have plenty of “dog friendly areas” where you two can go outdoors and take in the fresh air and get some exercise.

09/11/2012

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2 Teens Rescued From Lake; Rip Currents A Danger This Weekend

The National Weather Service says there is an increased risk of rip currents along the lake in Cook and Lake (Ill.) counties through Sunday evening.

09/01/2012

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Guide To Montrose Beach

A popular beach and also the largest public one in Chicago, Montrose Beach is located near the Uptown neighborhood. It has fun activities for everyone in the family including the dog.

08/21/2012

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Guide To North Avenue Beach

There is a reason why Chicago is labeled as the Third Coast. With Lake Michigan at our fingertips, Chicago boasts lots of beaches up and down her shores. One of the more popular and active beaches is North Avenue. Spend a weekend there and take in what it has to offer.

08/06/2012

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Summer Guide To Castaways Bar & Grill

Chicago in the summer is all about being outdoors, near the lake and taking advantage of the fleeting warm weather. Castaways Bar and Grill is an iconic summer staple. The huge ship that sits at North Avenue beach is like a beacon to beach goers everywhere. Aside from its prime location for soaking up sun and refueling after a long day at the beach, here are a few things to know.

06/07/2012

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5 Free Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day In Chicago

BBQ, fireworks, white pants and a new bottle of sunscreen. All signs Memorial Day weekend and summer have arrived. Here’s a list of 5 free things to do this weekend in celebration of Memorial Day. That’s right, free. You have no excuse to not come out of winter/NATO hibernation.

05/25/2012

Lexie Adu, 15, was missing after going into the water off Loyola Park Thursday. (Family handout)

Dive Crews Find Missing Girl’s Body In Lake

Divers pulled a 15-year-old girl’s body from Lake Michigan Friday morning, about 16 hours after she vanished off the coast of Rogers Park.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

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Body Found On Beach At Indiana Dunes

A body has found on the beach along the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and police are investigating to find out who it is.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

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Guide to Promontory Point

Chicago’s gorgeous lakefront includes 15 public beaches along 26 miles of shoreline. However, between the south side beaches lies a true treasure, know by locals as “The Point.” Promontory Point is a popular wedding site, boasts one of the best views of the Chicago skyline, has great bike trails, and is the only place on the lakefront that fire pits are permitted.

09/10/2011

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