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Best Places For Used Furniture In The Chicago Area

Are you decorating your home? Skip the big-box retailers and consider picking up secondhand furniture for your Chicago home by checking out these retailers.

02/24/2015

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Best Paint And Sips In Chicago

This weekend, skip the bar scene and have a glass of wine while painting in a studio with friends. From Chicago to the suburbs, there are plenty of places to paint and sip.

02/23/2015

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Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Chicago For Families

Flying somewhere warm for spring break is an option but to avoid crowded beaches and take advantage of low gas prices, look for places within a day’s drive.

02/21/2015

A self-portrait of Chicago photographer Vivian Maier. (Photo courtesy: Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations)

Chicago Street Photographer’s Stark Images Snarled In Legal Fight

Vivian Maier, subject of an Academy Award-nominated film, has been posthumously recognized as a remarkable photographer. But who owns the copyright to her work?

02/20/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Keeping Your Kids Entertained On A Snow Day

Consider some of these activities the next time school is closed on account of snow, and see how your child will not only be entertained but will also continue to learn while school is closed for the day.

02/20/2015

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Voters Beware: Don’t Rely On City Website To Find Your New Ward

At the beginning of 2012, the City Council approved a new ward map. Sadly, the city’s website hasn’t gotten the memo yet.

02/19/2015

Midterms Elections Held Across The U.S.

You Can Still Register To Vote In Case You Want To, You Know, Exercise That Right

It’s offensive to me when someone isn’t registered to vote. You’re not only choosing to leave yourself out of the democratic process, but risking the future of 2.7 million Chicagoans. That includes me. So stop it.

02/19/2015

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Best Bars In Chicago With A Fireplace

Warm up this winter by hanging out at these bars with some of the best fireplaces in town.

02/19/2015

Greektown Gyros

Best Gyros In Chicago

Get some of the best Greek gyros at these five Chicago restaurants.

02/18/2015

Chris Judd & Rebecca Twigley Wed In Melbourne

Best Places For Bridesmaids Dresses In Chicago

Meet your wedding party at any of these Chicago-area shops for an easy and large selection of bridesmaids dresses.

02/17/2015

Cars still need to be cleaned in the sub-freezing weather. (CBS)

Chicago-Area Residents Try To Cope With This Week’s Cold Snap

With the kind of weather forecast for this week it’s definitely time to start paying attention to cold weather dangers.

02/16/2015

from left: Kunal Singh, Leo Kurylo, Aaron Anderson (CBS)

In Span Of Days, Three Gun-Toting Suspects Stopped In Chicago Airports

Three different men were allegedly caught with guns in their carry-on bags within a span of a few days at Chicago’s two airports.

02/16/2015

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Best Sketching Classes In Chicago

Taking a sketching class is an excellent way to learn new drawing skills or enhance current artistic skills. Here you will find the best sketching classes in Chicago.

02/16/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Light Snow To Follow Dangerously Bitter Cold In Chicago

A National Weather Service wind chill advisory for northern Illinois and Indiana went into effect at 8 p.m. Saturday and is slated to run until 9 a.m. Sunday.

02/14/2015

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Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Chicago For College Students

College students do not need to travel far nor incur great expenses to enjoy their spring break 2015. Here you will find the best spring break destinations near Chicago.

02/14/2015

Buddy Guy

Your Chicago: Buddy Guy

Last weekend in Los Angeles, Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy received a lifetime achievement award at the Grammy Awards for his stellar music career.

02/13/2015

Erika Lord of Edison Park staked out a curbside parking spot after shoveling it out. (CBS)

‘Dibs’ Markers: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

The city began removing parking place markers, following the recent blizzard. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports.

02/13/2015

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Best Ski Slopes For Kids Near Chicago

What good is it to live in a city like Chicago if you can’t take advantage of the snowy winter months? For parents looking to take the kids skiing, there are some great ski slopes within a few hours drive from the heart of the city.

02/13/2015

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Best Mardi Gras Celebrations In Chicago

Celebrate the biggest party of the year, Mardi Gras, at these Chicago bars/restaurants.

02/12/2015

In this photo illustration, a bottle containing a measles vaccine is seen at the Miami Children's Hospital on January 28, 2015 in Miami, Florida. A recent outbreak of measles has some doctors encouraging vaccination as the best way to prevent measles and its spread. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Another Suburban Measles Case Brings Illinois Total To 11

Ten people who have been infected with measles are associated with KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, including this new case.

02/12/2015

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