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BTS 2014 Youth Story

Ask A Chicago Expert: After-School Activity Ideas

After-school activities can be a great way to help your child continue to learn outside of the classroom. Liz Kuhn at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls offers some insight into how to keep your child active after school.

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The Most Violent Big Cities In Each State 2014

According to the FBI, violent crime and property crime were down nationwide for the first half of 2014 — but did America’s big cities also see drops?

01/29/2015

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Best Jazz Bands In Chicago

For some of the best smooth jazz sounds in the city, check out these five bands.

01/29/2015

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Best Super Bowl Sunday Specials In Chicago

By Lauren LaRoche   Ring in another Super Bowl Sunday with a chili cook off, meats to go, all you can’t eat buffets and even more food and drink specials. The Super Bowl is Sunday, […]

01/28/2015

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Chicago Shooting Deaths Are Up … Or Down, Depending On How You Look At It

Johnson: It’s annoying that people constantly scream about year-to-year shooting statistics on every article that decides to use a different stat, and it’s annoying that we (the press) cling to year-to-year changes as if two years can tell our readers everything they need to know. Two years is nothing!

01/28/2015

Best Chili In Chicago

Ask A Chicago Chef: Your Best Chili Recipe

Warm up with these three chili recipes from local restaurant chefs.

01/28/2015

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Best Places For Waxing In Chicago

For either sex, waxing can be fraught with pain, breakouts and ingrown hair unless you visit any of the Chicago-area pros on this list.

01/27/2015

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Best Art Walks In Chicago

Art, creativity and inspiration can be found throughout Chicago. A great way to experience the art of Chicago is by taking a walking tour.

01/26/2015

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Best Spring 2015 Races In Chicago

Once you get bitten by the bug, you just have to run and spring in when the runners bloom once again in Chicago. Here are the races on which to set your sights.

01/24/2015

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Best Kids’ Martial Arts Classes In Chicago

From kickboxing to karate, these martial arts classes in Chicago offer plenty of ways for your child to learn discipline, respect and have fun.

01/23/2015

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City Conducts Homeless Count

The Department of Family and Support Services started the “point-in-time” count at 8 p.m. Thursday and was expected to wrap up overnight.

01/22/2015

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Best Chinatowns In America

Dive deep into the culture of China by visiting one of America’s finest Chinatowns. Many of these communities were established by early immigrants looking for a place to feel like they are back home.

01/22/2015

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Best Country Bars In Chicago

Put on your country boots before heading to the five best country bars in Chicago.

01/22/2015

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Best Mussels In Chicago

A pot of mussels doesn’t belong to just one cuisine or culture. Try out these tasty mussel dishes at five restaurants around the city.

01/21/2015

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Best Massages In Chicago

The hands of a gifted massage therapist in a serene setting executing therapeutic kneading and pressure – well, you don’t have to die to go to heaven. Here are some of the best to try around Chicago.

01/20/2015

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Best Books Based In Chicago

For a deeper sense of what the city was and how it influenced writers, turn to books about its people and politics, its underbelly and neighborhoods, its architecture and historic events.

01/19/2015

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Best Hotel Pools In Chicago

Several Chicago hotels with pools, spas and fitness centers are near museums, shops and theaters. However, when it’s the pool that makes the difference, consider the five listed here that have great views or ambiance.

01/17/2015

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Five Ways To Be Disaster Ready In Chicago

While snow storms may get all the attention in Chicago’s weather news, tornadoes are not uncommon in and around the city. Be prepared for tornado season by planning and strategizing to ensure your family is ready in case of an emergency.

01/16/2015

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State Film Chief Axed As New Administration Takes Over

Betsy Steinberg, an appointee of former Gov. Pat Quinn, leaves her post Friday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with her about her seven-year tenure.

01/15/2015

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Best Cocktail Happy Hours In Chicago

Illinois may not allow happy hours in the traditional sense, but these five bars/restaurants have some of the best cocktail specials in town.

01/15/2015

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