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The Humor Code’s Five Best Comedy Clubs In The US

While traveling the world exploring the science of what makes things funny, we stumbled on an important question: What makes a good comedy club? According to many of the comics we interviewed, a “good room” is one that’s dimly lit, densely packed, with hard chairs, low ceilings, a red curtain, and nothing at all that’s blue.

04/01/2014

The original Maurice Porter Memorial Hospital in 1882, which would later become Children's Memorial Hospital. (Credit: Tumblr)

Doctor Publishes Book Detailing History Of Children’s Memorial Hospital

As part of the series “Images of America,” Dr. Stanford Shulman compiled photographs of Children’s Memorial Hospital – now Lurie Children’s Hospital – tracing the hospital’s history, starting as an 8-bed cottage in 1882.

01/09/2014

A view of a family decorating a Christmas Tree.  (Photo Credit: Carlos Javier Ortiz)

Photographer Seeks Funds For Book Chronicling Youth Violence In Chicago

To some, youth violence in Chicago is nothing more than statistics taking up time on their nightly newscast. Carlos Javier Ortiz — in his upcoming book titled We All We Got … — hopes to show you more than a bunch of numbers. He hopes to show you the victims, families and communities plagued by violence, and he hopes you’ll see just how human they really are.

12/06/2013

Nubs the parakeet (Facebook)

One-Legged Parakeet Rescued From Hoarder’s Home Inspires Kids’ Book

Nicknamed “Nubs,” the multi-colored parakeet was one of nearly 500 birds found living in a home last October. About 150 birds were dead.

07/29/2013

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CPS Denies Banning Graphic Novel By Iranian Author

Chicago Public Schools officials denied rumors Friday that they had banned the graphic novel “Perseopolis” from its schools, explaining they only determined it was inappropriate for use in 7th grade curriculum.

03/15/2013

This is what a day's worth of "shred" diet looks like. (CBS)

‘Shred’ Dieters Eat Many Times A Day

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist talks with the Chicago creator of the Shred Diet.

03/14/2013

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Help! Missing Elf: One Man’s Journey With Elf On The Shelf

What do you do when your elf leaves and doesn’t come back? Mount a search party? Hire a private detective? You contact customer service, which is exactly what Fred Sasaki did. Here’s how that went…

12/14/2012

Rare and antique books line the shelves at Chetham Library, which was founded in 1653, making it the oldest public libary in the English speaking world on February 14, 2011 in Manchester, England. Chetham's Library, which was established under the Will of Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653) and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. Humphrey Chetham's Will stipulated that the Library should be 'for the use of schollars and others well affected', and instructed the librarian 'to require nothing of any man that cometh into the library'. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Hollowed-Out Book With Gun Inside Donated To Ind. Library

The donated book was Robert Stone’s novel “Outerbridge Reach.” But it was really just a holding place for a gold A.S.M. .31-caliber, a single-shot black powder handgun with a wooden handle.

10/27/2012

Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Vaughn Jury Foreman Writing Book About Trial

A Will County attorney is looking to write a book about his role as foreman on the Christopher Vaughn murder trial.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Empty Classroom

South Suburban School Counselor Fired Over Sexually Graphic Book

A south suburban school district has fired the guidance counselor and former basketball coach who wrote a book that some say crossed the line, sexually speaking.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

Buddy Guy

Blues Legend Buddy Guy Talks About New Book

Buddy Guy has influenced the likes of some of the most famous guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Keith Richards but his early beginnings were simple growing up in Mississippi.

08/29/2012

Blagojevich Leaves

New Book Details New, Bizarre Stories About Blagojevich

The saga of Rod Blagojevich involved no shortage of the bizarre and the tawdry, but a book about the deposed and imprisoned governor set for release next month may top it all yet again.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speak to Chicago Public Schools students to encourage them to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Credit: CBS)

Abdul-Jabbar Joins Governor In Push To Promote Science, Math

NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar urged Chicago Public Schools students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2012

"Is Marriage For White People?" by Ralph Richard Banks. (Credit: CBS)

Controversial Book Asks ‘Is Marriage for White People?’

The single life is a challenge for many people – dating and finding the right romantic partner are not easy. But for one segment of the population, it is even more difficult, according to a new and controversial book. CBS 2’s Jim Williams takes a look at “Is Marriage for White People?” by Ralph Richard Banks.

CBS 2–01/25/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Says He Has Fine Relationship With Mrs. Obama

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dismissing the assertions in a new book that he had a strained relationship with First Lady Michelle Obama when he was White House Chief of Staff.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Transportation Security Administration workers found two throwing daggers hidden in a hollowed-out book being carried by a passenger at Reagan-Washington National Airport on Dec. 20, 2011. (Credit: TSA)

TSA Finds Daggers Hidden In Chicago-Bound Passenger’s Book

The Transportation Security Administration says officers found two throwing daggers hidden in a hollowed-out book at a checkpoint at Reagan-Washington National Airport.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

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Chicago’s Best Bookstores

Whether buying books for yourself or others, here’s a list of the best local bookshops to visit.

12/13/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Scott Olson/ Getty Images)

New Book Questions Emanuel’s Sale Of Freddie Mac Stock

A new book out today alleges that Mayor Rahm Emanuel used his insider status to rack up big gains in the stock market.

CBS 2–11/15/2011

Rapper Common appears at Macy's (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Common Draws Crowd At Macy’s Book Signing

The Chicago-born hip-hop artist and actor Common drew a crowd of at least 200 this afternoon at Macy’s Loop store.

09/20/2011

Former Cicero town president Betty Loren-Maltese is all smiles Friday as she holds a weekend-long garage sale of her possessions. (CBS)

Loren-Maltese Plugging Book After Yard Sale Ends

Over the holiday weekend, former Cicero Town President Betty Loren-Maltese sold much of her belongings at a yard sale. Next, she’ll try to sell a book to help pay her bills and some of the restitution she still owes the government from her 2006 corruption conviction.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2011

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