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A 48 Hour Guide To Chicago

A practical travel guide for the best lodging, dining, transportation and attractions in Chicago, especially for travelers who have just 48 hours to visit America’s third largest city.


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Cinema Chain Starts Inspecting Bags As Safety Measure

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole purchased a ticket at a multiplex Thursday. Cinema staff, not security guards, were checking bags of anyone attending showings.


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Best Bars In Chicago To Watch The NFL’s Opening Games

It’s that time again! Not long to wait until football season is in full swing. Now, where’s the best place in Chicago to celebrate the season’s beginnings and kick back and watch the opening games? Here are a few of our favorites.


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Best Mexican Restaurants In Chicago

Experience the best of the best Mexican cuisine with these five restaurants.


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Tornado Watches, Warnings Issued For Chicago Area

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for most of the Chicago area.


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Best Print Shops In Chicago

From buttons to T-shirts, these print shops will give you what you need at reasonable prices.


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Best Abstract Art Exhibits In Chicago

Looking for some great abstract art? Look no further than these five galleries in Chicago.


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Retiring Chicago Cop Not Done Making City Safe

After 23 years with the Chicago police department, Officer Richard Wooten retires today, but he says he’s not done working to make the city safer.


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Here’s The Chicago Air & Water Show 2015 Schedule For Saturday

Trying to plan when your favorite acts with hit the skies? We’ve got the run-down of the schedule for Saturday!


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5 Day Trips Near Chicago To Do Before The Kids Go Back To School

Pack up the car and travel for a day of fun, history and outdoor activities with your kids with these five destinations near Chicago.


HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 14:  Hundreds of Cubans and visitors from other countries gather across the street from the newly reopened U.S. Embassy to observe the flag-raising ceremony August 14, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. The first American secretary of state to visit Cuba since 1945, Secretary of State John Kerry visited the reopened embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Cuban Emigre Has Emotional Reaction To U.S. Flag Raising In Havana

Gisela Lopez left Cuba with her brother in 1956, when she was 18.


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Ask A Chicago Expert: Tips For House Training Your Dog

Are you planning to get a new dog? Two Chicago experts share some of their tips on how you can housetrain your new pet.


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Is Lawyer Fighting For People With Disabilities, Or Just Generating Cash Settlements?

One defendant offers an answer. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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Veterans Getting Weekend Of R & R In Chicago, Courtesy Of Wounded Warrior Project

The veterans, all from the Midwest and Great Lakes area, spent Thursday at the South Shore Cultural Center for a day of outdoor yoga and paddle-boarding.


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A Night Out In River North

No matter what kind of bar you’re looking for, you’ll find it in River North. Here are five of the best in Chicago’s best nightlife district.


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Best All-Day Breakfast Restaurants In Chicago

Why wait until morning for breakfast when there are so many great places in Chicago to enjoy it all day long?


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Best Yoga Studios In Chicago

Whether you’re looking for gentle Hatha yoga, challenging Bikram or the chanting, more meditative Kundalini, mat masters at these Chicago area studios have all the right poses.


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Best DIY Pottery In Chicago

Age doesn’t matter. Young or old, just give yourself permission to be creative, learn a new skill or merely have fun working with clay or painting already-fired (bisque) ceramics. There are studios and centers in the Chicago area that welcome adults and youngsters to hands-on pottery experiences


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Dog’s Bucket List Leads To Chicago

They wait like groupies outside a hotel, for a kind of rock star — a rock star with four paws and a tail, whose tale leads through Chicago.


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Best Family Activities In Chicago To Do Before The Summer Ends

Enjoy the summer weather in Chicago while you still can with these family-friendly activities in and around Chicago.