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Best Wineries Near Chicago

Although there are plenty of places in the city to experience great wine, sometimes it’s nice to go and experience the source. Here’s a few places not too far away where you can go and revel in fine wine and its origins.

7 hours ago

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Partial Bans On Plastic Bags Begin In Chicago, Evanston

(CBS) – Chicago’s ban on plastic bags at large retail stores takes effect Saturday. Downtown shoppers hitting the stores and carrying off their goods in plastic bags are about to become history. Cecil Driscoll is […]

15 hours ago

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Man Who Left Suspicious Bag Outside Obama’s Home Claimed To Be President’s Son

A 20-year-old man whose interaction with police and Secret Service agents outside of President Obama’s Kenwood home earlier this week prompted a bomb squad response has been ordered held on $250,000 bond.

16 hours ago

A mother holds her baby as she enters a nursing room at a local department store in Taipei on December 30, 2009.  Taiwan is to protect the right of nursing mothers to breastfeed in public with hefty fines for those who try to stop them, as part of a campaign to promote the practice, officials said on December 30.  AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Ordinance Would Require Breast-Feeding Rooms At Airports

The move could help make Chicago the nation’s “most breast-feeding friendly” city, one alderman says.

21 hours ago

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Facebook Censors Victim of Racial Rant After She Posts Video

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) —A Chicagoland mom on the receiving end of a racist rant at a beach is now being penalized by tech giant Facebook. Earlier this week Raquel Bolton’s two children, 4 and 8, were […]

07/31/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: How To Find The Perfect Babysitter

What do you look for in a perfect babysitter? We talked to a Chicago area expert to get tips on what to look for.

07/31/2015

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Suspicious Backpack Left Near President Obama’s House, Man Questioned

Police say a man was taken into custody shortly after he dropped the backpack near the concrete barriers outside the Obama family’s Chicago home about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

07/30/2015

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Best Bars For Bachelor Parties In Chicago

If you are a best man looking for a fun locale for your bud’s bachelor party, try one of these five Chicago spots.

07/30/2015

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Chicago’s The Top Spot For Pizza In The Country… Sort Of

This oughta rankle a few feathers (particularly New York’s) — Chicago has been ranked the top spot for pizza in the U.S.

07/29/2015

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Opinion: Chicago’s Abandoning Poor Kids To Preventable Health Risks

Want to know the breadth of inequality in Chicago? Just take a look at the childhood injury risks across the city’s different neighborhoods.

07/29/2015

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Best Chicken Wings In Chicago

Buffalo, Korean, tiny and jumbo, the Windy City provides some of the most awesome chicken wings drenched with palette-pleasing sauces in the Midwest.

07/29/2015

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Ask Chicago Experts: What To Pack For Your Trip To Europe

You’ll need more than your passport and a few maps for your upcoming trip to Europe. Two travel agent based in the Chicago area shared their tips for what to pack for a trip overseas.

07/28/2015

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Elation In Chicago Over New Tolerance Of Gay Scout Leaders

Members of the Chicago chapter of Scouts for Equality celebrated the decision Monday at a West Loop restaurant.

07/27/2015

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 02:  Brandy Betts gathers with protestors outside of Bill Cosby's "Far from Finished" Tour at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on May 2, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)

Cosby Accuser Recounts Alleged Chicago Attack From 1979

It was at Chicago’s Whitehall Hotel, where then-Playboy Bunny manager PJ Masten was supposed to meet the superstar comedian.

07/27/2015

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Best Public Art In Chicago

Indeed, more than 700 works are scattered around the city in and outside public facilities and parks.

07/27/2015

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Best Skydiving Near Chicago

Skydiving is one of the most popular bucket list toppers. Who doesn’t want to experience the feeling of flying through the air once in their life? Here are a few of the best places near Chicago to take the leap!

07/25/2015

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Black & Female in Chicago: How the Fate of Sandra Bland Hits Home

(CBS) — “How much of our rights do we give away just so that we can stay alive?” asks former Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, Ph.D. Dr. Enyia is referring to the death of Sandra Bland, whose arrest […]

07/24/2015

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Best Toddler-Friendly Activities In Chicago

Toddler-friendly activities in Chicago are abundant and here you will find some of the best destinations for both toddlers and parents.

07/24/2015

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2 Investigators: Creepy Clown Trespasses At Chicago Cemetery, In Dead Of Night

One Chicago couple’s unnerving encounter may not be an isolated incident. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

07/23/2015

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Ask A Chicago Bartender: Your Best Tropical Drink Recipe

There’s just something so enticing about a colorful tropical drink. With fruity flavors and an almost hidden dose of booze that tends to pack a punch – they catch the eye like beautiful flowers and sexy sports cars, only in the case of tropical drinks they also appeal to the taste-buds as well.

07/23/2015

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