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Best Lakeside Getaways Near Chicago

When spending less time driving and more time at the destination is important consider these five excellent resorts and inns.

14 hours ago

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Best Places To Go On A Picnic In Chicago

Chicago’s warmer months can be a great time to have a picnic. Whether you’re taking in the skyline or just enjoying the outdoors after surviving another Chicago winter, there are some picnic areas in the city that stand out above the rest.

04/17/2015

Utah Jazz v Chicago Bulls

VIDEO: The Luvabulls’ Embarrassing Moments (They Need A Raise)

The Luvabulls are highly trained athletes who work hard for very little money… and sometimes get hit in the head with basketballs.

04/16/2015

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Best Gay Bars In Chicago

Make your own kind of music in any of these venues that welcome the community with open arms.

04/16/2015

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Checking In With The Giant Hole That’s Been Off Lake Shore Drive Since 2008

For those who haven’t followed the drama I’m talking about, a 76-foot-deep hole has existed off Lake Shore Drive since 2008.

04/15/2015

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Best Grilled Cheeses In Chicago

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and, lucky for you, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate in the Windy City.

04/15/2015

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Best Kids Clothing Stores In Chicago

Just about the time a new mom feels as though her mood swings and sleep schedule are more stable than the NASDAQ, and Dad no longer flinches when baby barf ruins yet another polo shirt, it’s time to get the damp little guy or girl some new duds.

04/14/2015

A Megabus is towed away after a crash near Edinburgh, Indiana, on Monday. (Source: Twitter/CBS 4 Indy)

19 Hurt When Megabus From Chicago Crashes In Indiana

Indiana State Police said the bus crashed into the back of a semi-tractor trailer on I-65, near Edinburgh, Indiana, around 6 a.m. eastern time. The truck had stopped because of construction, and the bus did not stop quickly enough to avoid a crash.

04/13/2015

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Best Record Stores In Chicago

It’s time to dust off that record player and start playing vinyl again. Does your collection need a little refreshing? Check out these five Chicago area record stores.

04/13/2015

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Best Places To Go Fishing Near Chicago

Just dip your line into any of these nearby spots and lighten up until the tug yanks you back to reality.

04/11/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Bike Trails In Chicago

Grab your helmets and bottled water for a fun afternoon on a bike ride with your family. From paths in the city to serene rides in forest preserves, the Chicago area offers many bike riding trails for all abilities.

04/10/2015

Plot of sexual assaults in Chicago in 2014 using Chicago Data Portal numbers.

Sexual Assaults By Neighborhood, A Tale Of Two Chicagos

The narrative of Chicago’s crime is a tale of two cities – one safe, one violent. For proof, look no further than the number of reported sexual assaults across Chicago’s 77 community areas.

04/09/2015

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Best Bars To Spend Your Tax Return/Celebrate End of Tax Day In Chicago

Receiving your annual tax refund is often a highly anticipated event. Why not reward yourself with a celebratory drink in Chicago?

04/09/2015

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Best BLTs In Chicago

Craving a BLT? Grab the best bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches at these five Chicago restaurants.

04/08/2015

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Exit Poll: Economy, Crime Were Big Concerns For Chicago Voters

A majority of those voters were pessimistic about the city’s economy as they hit their polling places.

04/07/2015

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Best Places To Buy Women’s Athletic Wear In Chicago

Whether you push yourself to run, bike an extra mile, swim an extra lap, try other yoga positions or take a new exercise class, you should have athletic apparel that fits you and your sport.

04/07/2015

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Best Used Bookstores In Chicago

If you’re looking for a rare edition or just want to save a bit of money, then consider checking out these used bookstores in Chicago.

04/06/2015

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Best Hotels With A View Near Chicago

Looking for a business trip, weekend getaway, family vacation or wedding venue? The best hotels with a view near Chicago are the perfect place to stay; not only are the accommodations excellent, but the views are incredible as well.

04/04/2015

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Two killed, Six wounded In Shootings Friday On South, SW Sides: Police

The most recent fatality happened about 2 p.m. in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

04/03/2015

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Best Playgrounds For A Playdate In Chicago

Using a playground for a playdate can be a great way to keep the kids entertained and socialized. Chicago offers a number of different options to keep kids of all ages interested, while the parents can do some chitchatting of their own.

04/03/2015

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