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Best National Parks And Sites Near Chicago

When warm weather coincides with vacation days, the open road beckons. These are some choice destinations doable from Chicago.

03/14/2015

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Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Chicago

With spring break on the horizon, you might be wondering what to do with your kid. Our experts give their tips for a fun and memorable spring break in Chicago.

03/13/2015

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Chicago Children Can Try To Opt Out Of The PARCC Standardized Test … If They Dare

At at least one school, children were intimidated and shamed into agreeing to take the highly criticized PARCC standardized test.

03/12/2015

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Best Bars For March Madness In Chicago

Watch the games during March Madness at these Chicago bars.

03/12/2015

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Best Places To Get An Irish Coffee In Chicago

Warm up at these five restaurants/pubs with the best Irish coffees in Chicago.

03/11/2015

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Halal Guys, NY’s Iconic Street Meat Purveyors, Coming To Chicago

The New York meat invasion continues, with news that Halal Guys plans to open five locations in the Chicago area.

03/10/2015

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High School Education Rates By County

On average, 86 percent of American adults hold a high school diploma, but how does the Chicago area compare?

03/10/2015

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Ask An Expert: Hottest Trends In Chicago This Spring

The owner of BECLOTHESMINDED zeroes in on the hot trends as Chicago’s chill eases.

03/10/2015

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2 Investigators: City, State Assumed The Other Was Inspecting Hospital Kitchens

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports on the disconnect between two levels of government.

03/09/2015

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Worst Pick-Up Line Ever, Chicago

If a woman doesn’t seem to want to dance with you, showing her your rad switchblade probably won’t win her over.

03/09/2015

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Chicago Murder Rate Compared With Foreign Countries

Much as been reported about Chicago’s murder problem.

03/09/2015

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Best Parades And Celebrations On St. Patrick’s Day In Chicago

This St. Patrick’s Day, head outside and celebrate with thousands at one of many events in Chicago and the suburbs. From parades to dyeing the Chicago River green, there are plenty of fun events on the schedule.

03/09/2015

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Poll: Emanuel, Garcia Remain Locked In Tight Race For Mayor

Eighteen percent were undecided in the one-question poll.

03/08/2015

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Five Reasons To Visit Chicago For Spring Break

Here are five of the best reasons to turn spring break into a Chicago vacation or staycation.

03/07/2015

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Corruption In Illinois Didn’t Start With Chicago, But Chicago Started With Fraud

A new book about Illinois politics shows its not-so-proud tradition of corruption dates back further than you might have guessed.

03/06/2015

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Ask An Expert: How To Give Your Picky Eater More Healthy Foods

A constant struggle for many parents involves how to infuse healthy foods onto the plates of their picky eaters. Former preschool teacher and mother of four, Laura Roby, offers some advice on how to get a picky eater to eat more healthy foods.

03/06/2015

In this handout from the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), A Delta Air Lines jetliner rests on a berm at LaGuardia Airport March 5, 2015 in Queens, New York City. Delta flight 1086, flying to New York from Atlanta, reportedly skidded off the runway after it landed during a snowstorm. (Photo by New York City Fire Department (FDNY) via Getty Images)

Jet Accident At LaGuardia Impacts Travel Elsewhere, Including Chicago

A plane trying to land in driving snow at LaGuardia Airport slid off the runway, forcing that airport to close.

03/05/2015

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Best Irish Bars In Chicago

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago inevitably entails visiting one of the many Irish bars scattered throughout the city. Whether you’re looking for a good drink or some authentic Irish cuisine, there are some options that stand out from the others.

03/05/2015

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Best Restaurants To Reserve Your Easter Brunch In Chicago

Call ahead before enjoying a fabulous Easter brunch at these five Chicago restaurants.

03/04/2015

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No One Wins In Chicago’s Latest Standardized Testing Debacle

Our kids are about to lose two weeks of class time to prepare for and take a test that will have little to no benefits. Needless to say, a lot of people are angry…

03/03/2015

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