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Best Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In Chicago

Oftentimes the excuse for not working out is lack of childcare. Check out some of the local gyms in Chicago that provide childcare, and become swimsuit ready while the kids play.

04/24/2015

A city employee was shot and wounded Thursday afternoon in the Little Village neighborhood. (CBS)

Chicago Water Department Employee Wounded In Shooting

Police say the 40-year-old victim was in his own car near 31st and Komensky when two suspects walked up and fired shots in his direction.

04/23/2015

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Celebrate National Karaoke Week With These Chicago Spots

These are the best karaoke spots in Chicago. Some might say one person can’t make an objective list of the best anything. Those people are wrong.

04/23/2015

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Best Speakeasy Bars In Chicago

Alcohol is legal and advertising rampant, so secret drinking joints are really a relic of Prohibition, but there are a few spots, subterranean and a little hard to locate, that can take you back to the days of the speakeasy.

04/23/2015

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Best Waterfront Destinations In The US

Most every popular destination in America shares something in common — a waterfront setting.

04/22/2015

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Ask A Chicago Chef: Best Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious and healthy breakfast smoothie from Chef Jared Van Camp.

04/22/2015

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No Whiners Allowed! Chicago Dad Creates Bad Behavior T-Shirts

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — Roger’s Park resident Paul Dolan, tired of children displaying less-than-cheery behavior, created what he believes is the perfect antidote: themed T-shirts, which he’s selling on Etsy. According to a post he shared […]

04/21/2015

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Photos Of Ice-Thawed Lake Michigan Reveal Amazing Shipwrecks

Ever wonder what’s under the surface of Lake Michigan? Recent ice thaws have left the lake crystal clear, revealing some of the many shipwrecks it’s seen through the years.

04/21/2015

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Best Up-And-Coming Local Brands In Chicago

The City of Big Shoulders can create perfect brands beyond deep dish pizzas and Frango mints.

04/21/2015

Meet the Atlas 7006, the brainchild of the robotics team at Chicago Math and Science Academy. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Chicago Math And Science Academy Robotics

The CMSA’s robotics program began in 2012. Even in that first year, students began winning awards for their designs. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

04/20/2015

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VIDEO: Chicago-Style Hot Dog Pitted Against New York’s, L.A.’s

As with anything pitting Chicago against New York and L.A., watching these people criticize one of our city’s finest accomplishments may make your blood boil.

04/20/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In Chicago

This year, do a little more to celebrate Earth Day than turn off the lights when you leave a room. From trail clean-ups to discussions and hikes, the Chicago area has plenty of events where you can learn how to make a difference.

04/20/2015

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Best Lakeside Getaways Near Chicago

When spending less time driving and more time at the destination is important consider these five excellent resorts and inns.

04/18/2015

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Best Places To Go On A Picnic In Chicago

Chicago’s warmer months can be a great time to have a picnic. Whether you’re taking in the skyline or just enjoying the outdoors after surviving another Chicago winter, there are some picnic areas in the city that stand out above the rest.

04/17/2015

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VIDEO: The Luvabulls’ Embarrassing Moments (They Need A Raise)

The Luvabulls are highly trained athletes who work hard for very little money… and sometimes get hit in the head with basketballs.

04/16/2015

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Best Gay Bars In Chicago

Make your own kind of music in any of these venues that welcome the community with open arms.

04/16/2015

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Checking In With The Giant Hole That’s Been Off Lake Shore Drive Since 2008

For those who haven’t followed the drama I’m talking about, a 76-foot-deep hole has existed off Lake Shore Drive since 2008.

04/15/2015

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Best Grilled Cheeses In Chicago

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and, lucky for you, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate in the Windy City.

04/15/2015

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Best Kids Clothing Stores In Chicago

Just about the time a new mom feels as though her mood swings and sleep schedule are more stable than the NASDAQ, and Dad no longer flinches when baby barf ruins yet another polo shirt, it’s time to get the damp little guy or girl some new duds.

04/14/2015

A Megabus is towed away after a crash near Edinburgh, Indiana, on Monday. (Source: Twitter/CBS 4 Indy)

19 Hurt When Megabus From Chicago Crashes In Indiana

Indiana State Police said the bus crashed into the back of a semi-tractor trailer on I-65, near Edinburgh, Indiana, around 6 a.m. eastern time. The truck had stopped because of construction, and the bus did not stop quickly enough to avoid a crash.

04/13/2015

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