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Best Breweries Near Chicago

When you want a day trip for a change of scenery and great craft beer, head to any of these nearby breweries so that your pint runneth over with pleasure.

05/14/2015

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Best Places For Graduation Brunch In Chicago

Graduation is a big deal whether you’re graduating from high school or college. You’ve put in the years of hard work and now you want to celebrate with the friends and family who have supported you along the way. Here are a few brunch places that are great for groups who want some good food to go with their jubilation.

05/13/2015

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Best Running And Hiking Trails In The Suburbs

Some runners have no problem lacing up their shoes and hitting the concrete, no matter where they are. Others, present company included, sometimes need some incentive… Like a beautiful running trail.

05/12/2015

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Best Music Festivals Near Chicago

From big-name music festivals held in Chicago, to festivals just a short car ride away, you won’t long for more options when it comes to live musical performances this summer.

05/12/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Museum Exhibits In Chicago

This summer, take a look at these current and upcoming family-friendly museum exhibits in Chicago. From history to puppets, there’s something for everyone.

05/12/2015

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Best Summer Half Marathons In Chicago

The benefits of running are numerous. Some do it purely for physical health, while some find it helps with mental health, too. Others simply find running fun, enjoying the rush that comes with the challenge.

05/11/2015

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Best Upcoming Museum Exhibits In Chicago

One exhibit leaps into late spring with amphibians from all over the world and another will have visitors wanting a personal robot.

05/11/2015

Aaron Schock speaks with guests during the GRAMMYs on the Hill awards at The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel on April 14, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Chicago Is Schocked — Schocked — To Find Former Congressman Here

Aaron Schock has been keeping a low profile since leaving Congress amid controversy earlier this year. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports he surfaced in the Windy City this week.

05/07/2015

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Opinion: Defensive Gun Use Doesn’t Make Up For Accidental Injuries, Homicides

No, friend, I’m not worried about an Uber driver who knows how to responsibly use a firearm — I’m worried about everyone else.

05/05/2015

Chef Thierry Rautureau, Chef Rick Bayless, and guest attend the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards Welcome Reception Hosted At Soho House Chicago In Partnership With Choose Chicago, The Illinois Restaurant Association And CS Magazine at Soho House Chicago on May 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Soho House Chicago).

Chicago Hosts The Super Bowl Of Food Award Ceremonies

Chicago became the scene Monday of the highly coveted James Beard Awards.

05/04/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate National Teacher Day In Chicago

There are many activities and celebrations happening in Chicago on May 5, 2015. Here you will find some of the best ways to celebrate National Teacher Day in Chicago.

05/04/2015

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Best Cinco De Mayo Events Near Chicago

Cinco de Mayo marks a battle the Mexican army won in Puebla against the French, May 5, 1862. Anyone can join in the celebration so check out these events.

05/02/2015

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WATCH: View Of A Crane Operator, High Above The City

Operating engineer Michael Femali has a view of the city few ever get. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports.

05/01/2015

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Best Places To Do Arts & Crafts For The Whole Family In Chicago

While some art and craft activities cater only towards youngsters, Chicago offers some great venues that allow the whole family to participate. Rather than visiting your local park again, visit an arts & crafts center that can stimulate creativity and imagination.

05/01/2015

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Chicago’s South Side To Get Obama Library: Sources

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on how the public is expected to hear the formal news in the coming days.

04/30/2015

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Can You Tell Where This Historic Chicago Photo Was Taken?

The folks here at CBS Chicago love a good historical mystery.

04/30/2015

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Best Bars To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo In Chicago

Say “Si” to a grande Cinco de Mayo night at any of these Chicago suggestions.

04/30/2015

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Someone Attached A GoPro To Benny The Bull, And The Video’s Hilarious

He scares fans and taunts players — Benny the Bull is amazing. Yes, someone attached a GoPro camera to Benny the Bull’s face. Yes, the video is hilarious.

04/29/2015

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Best Places For Chicken And Waffles In Chicago

Get the quintessential brunch item, chicken and waffles, from these five restaurants in Chicago.

04/29/2015

Maryland state troopers stand guard near a CVS pharmacy that was destroyed yesterday during rioting after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Could Unrest In Baltimore Happen Here In Chicago?

Could what we’re seeing in Baltimore happen in Chicago? CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked to two different groups of young African American men.

04/28/2015

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