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What The Most Violent Memorial Day Weekend In Over A Decade Means For Chicago

We took a look at 10 years of violent crime statistics to get a better idea of what Chicago’s Memorial Day weekend violence really means…

10 hours ago

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Ask An Expert: Hottest Summer Trends In Chicago

According to Courtney Pohlman, a Macy’s By Appointment, the key to dressing for summer 2015 is to mix both fashion and comfort for an overall trendy look.

16 hours ago

Nick Sherbula and Jim Vitti, two World War II veterans, have remained close for more than 70 years. (CBS)

For Two World War II Vets, Friendship Endures More Than 70 Years

Native Chicagoans Nick Sherbula and Jim Vitti were strangers before World War II and the U.S. Army brought them together. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

05/25/2015

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Best Free Summer Concerts In Chicago

Summer in Chicago is a beautiful and fleeting season! Everyone is looking for more ways to enjoy the weather and get outdoors, preferably without breaking the bank. Here are several options for free concerts in Chicago that you can enjoy throughout the season with little strain on your wallet.

05/25/2015

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Best Lake House Getaways Near Chicago

Heading for a lake house getaway near Chicago is a great way to recharge the batteries and bond with the family, the best lake houses are just a short drive from Chicago.

05/23/2015

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Skokie Sister Posts “My Brother Needs a Prom Date” Ad on Craigslist

CHICAGO (CBS) — Talk about sisterly love. Charielle McMullan of Skokie posted a Craigslist ad this morning to help her brother, Kenny, find a date for prom tonight. “Last night my brother Kenny’s prom date called […]

05/22/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Your Best Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

Make your own one-ingredient dog treat using this recipe from a Chicago expert.

05/22/2015

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Knife-Wielding Robber May Have Struck Again In Chicago, Elmwood Park

Chicago police say the latest attack happened Tuesday at a Dunkin Donuts in the North Austin neighborhood.

05/21/2015

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Mortal Kombat X: A Chicago Video Game Company’s Most Violent Baby

Mortal Kombat X feels like two games… One that’s beautiful, plays well and is a lot of fun, and another that is infuriating.

05/21/2015

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Best Beer Gardens In Chicago

Enjoy the summer with the best beer gardens in all of Chicago.

05/21/2015

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Best Burgers In Chicago

Searching for a top-notch burger? Look no further than these five hot spots.

05/20/2015

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[Opinion] Few Women Speakers At Microsoft’s “Most Comprehensive Technology Event”

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — What do you do when you discover that Microsoft Ignite – hosted in Chicago, attended by 23,000 people and billed by Microsoft as its “largest and most comprehensive technology event” – had […]

05/19/2015

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Best Camera Shops In Chicago

If you’re a serious photographer in Chicago, whether by trade or just on the side, you’ll undoubtedly need a go to shop for camera essentials. Chicago has no shortage of photography stores, but each one offers something different. Here are a few of the best.

05/19/2015

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Burglar Steals Bees From Urban Farm

The McKinley Park Community Garden lost a little of its color this month. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/18/2015

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Ask Chicago Experts: How To Take Better Pictures With Your Phone

From selfies to group photos, here’s what you need to know so you can take a great picture with your phone.

05/18/2015

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Best Memorial Day Getaways Near Chicago

Pack up your car and hit the road for these five must-see destinations that are within a four-hour drive of the Chicago area.

05/16/2015

Suzy Q is a Beagle mix at Cache Creek Animal Rescue in Joliet which is facing possible eviction just days before Christmas. (Credit: Cache Creek Animal Rescue)

Ask A Chicago Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

Taking care of your pets during the summer months in Chicago is extremely important. Marcia Coburn, President of Red Door Animal Shelter, offers her expertise in how to keep your pets cool in the warmer months.

05/15/2015

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Alderman: Suburban Commuters Who Work In Chicago Should Pay $200 Fee

One alderman is pushing the idea as a way to plug a city budget hole. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports.

05/14/2015

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2 Investigators: Will Disaster Strike Before Rail-Car Upgrades?

The Chicagoland area is the No. 1 corridor in the nation for the transport of hazardous materials like crude oil, ethanol and other flammable chemicals. And that leaves a lot of people worrying about the worst-case scenario, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

05/14/2015

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Jeni’s Ice Cream Shops To Reopen In Chicago Following Recall

Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, which has two stores in Chicago, says it has restarted production after a massive recall triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints.

05/14/2015

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