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Guide To Pitchfork Music Festival

Having been running music festivals since 2005 (R.I.P. Intonation Festival!), Pitchfork is a saavy crew of promoters at this point. No longer the minor league for Lolla, the fests now regularly trade headliners (Hot Chip and Feist have both played Lolla previously; Vampire Weekend are pulling off the rare Pitchfork-Lolla-Pitchfork appearance) and the audience might be less 20-something face-painted scenesters and more 30-year-olds with blankets. But audience-schmaudience! Let’s talk about the entertainment.

07/10/2012

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Friday’s Bad Horoscopes

Mason Johnson knows nothing about horoscopes or astrology. Seriously. When he was six, his mom thought it was funny to make him stick his head out the car window and scream, “What’s your sign?” at women walking by. That is the extent of his experience. Also, Mason is an Aquarius… ladies.

06/29/2012

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Downtown Sound: Music In The Park

If you hadn’t noticed, summer has completely and totally arrived to the third coast. And spoiled kids that we are, the city is yet again throwing us a series of free Monday concerts downtown at the magical picnic-place marvel that is the hairnet, er, Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Cut out of work early, bring your good flask and your bad wine, and set up a picnic blanket for this summer’s fine lineup.

06/19/2012

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CAKE: Chicago Alternative Comics Expo

CAKE! Chicago Alternative Comics Expo! For the first time in Chicago’s history, all things indie and underground are converging in one convenient place. Whether you’re really into the pictorial word, or just a casual observer, you should stop by this awesome AND FREE event.

06/13/2012

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Best Chicagoland Golf Stores

Father’s Day is just around the corner and it is dad’s day to relax and do whatever he wants. Point him in the direction of these golf stores and he will be a happy camper for the next few hours while he contemplates a great excuse to buy a new set of clubs or at least the latest golf shoes. Or better yet, present him with a box of new golf balls and a print out of this list as his Father’s Day pass for good fun.

06/11/2012

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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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Just For Laughs 2012 Guide

Chicagoans who suffer the chills of “second city syndrome” should feel the warm & fuzzies this June, as we become top dog on the American comedy scene. How so, you may ask? Well for the fourth year in a row, Chicago will host the largest comedy festival in the United States, a multi-venue, multi-talent laugh-fest that spans the city and pulls the country’s hottest comedians in from the comfy coasts to their faithful city of stand-up destiny, Chicago.

06/01/2012

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Date Guide To Lincoln Square

The cute little crannie of the Northside is mostly known for its yearly descent into Oktoberfest madness, but break free from those beer tent walls! (Metaphorically. The last guy who really did that got the tent rental company really mad.) Here’s our little journey down the lovely strip of Lincoln that neither hipster scum nor worthless yuppies have been able to sink their claws into. Hurry before they find it!

05/28/2012

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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

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Best Sliders In Town

Big boy burgers are great and all, but sometimes you just want some little, itty-bitty baby burgers to share with some friends (or greedily stuff your own face with). The best sliders in this great city of ours are at these five establishments! Read! Read! Enjoy the Game of Thrones references throughout!

05/24/2012

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Natural Must-Have Products For Summer

If the ingredients list contains words no one can pronounce, the most important rule of food club is it doesn’t come through the front door. We don’t just abide by this rule concerning food, though; we typically try to adhere to it with most all products we use, including those found in our medicine cabinet. Here’s a list of products you could likely find in your own backyard (if you grew and harvested them) that are must-haves for kiddos who are intent on enjoying their summers.

05/23/2012

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Spring Fever In Chicago: Delicious Springtime Salad Recipes

With spring just around the corner, I start trading in my stews and pasta bakes for lighter, fresher options. I don’t know if it’s something in the air or my subconscious realization that shorts and swimsuits are on the horizon, but as soon as the sun starts warming up the frozen ground, I start turning toward greener, leafier foods. If you’re like me and looking for a tasty road to springtime, try these two flavorful salad recipes.

03/28/2012

Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, on the plane to Denver with one of his attorneys, Aaron Goldstein, on Thursday March 15, 2011. (CBS)

Blago’s Chicago-To-Denver Flight: Autographs, Jokes, A Few Silent Moments

Rod Blagojevich’s cross-country journey to federal prison Thursday was one of the most scrutinized trips in recent memory for a public figure. CBS 2 was there.

03/15/2012

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Longtime CBS Chicago Fixture John Madigan Dies

John Madigan, a longtime fixture at CBS 2 and WBBM Newsradio, has died at the age of 94.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

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Free Tax Tip #5: Maximize Retirement Account Tax Savings

Barry R. Steiner, a Chicago based CPA and former IRS Agent, brings you one new tax tip each week! This week’s subject: maximize retirement account tax savings!

02/29/2012

Kris Gutierrez, morning news anchor CBS 2 Chicago. (CBS)

Kris Gutierrez Joins CBS 2 Chicago As Morning Anchor

Kris Gutierrez has been hired as the new morning news anchor at CBS 2 Chicago [WBBM-TV].

02/16/2012

Marshall Rosenthal, a longtime Chicago journalist who spent four years as a writer and producer at CBS 2, died this week at 71. (Credit: Golden Apple Foundation)

Longtime Chicago Journalist Marshall Rosenthal Dies

Journalist Marshall Rosenthal, counted a few years as a writer for CBS 2 in his long and illustrious career, died this week at the age of 71.

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Former CBS 2 Anchorman Wayne Fariss Dies

Former CBS 2 anchorman Wayne Fariss died last week at the age of 82.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

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Columbia College Prof., Former CBS 2 Producer Rose Economou Dies

Columbia College journalism professor and former CBS 2 producer Rose Economou has died at the age of 65.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Hero's Submarine Shop

“Your Chicago” With Rob & Kate – Hero’s Submarine Sandwich Shop

CBS 2′s Rob Johnson and Kate Sullivan want to experience Chicago and its suburbs through the eyes of its viewers. So, we are asking you to tell us about your favorite place, thing or story in the Chicago area. Bring your appetite for this week’s pick, Hero’s Submarine Sandwich Shop!

07/29/2011

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