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Best Hotel Gift Shops In Chicago

Local hotels are smartly stocking their gift shops with unusual, Chicago-centric and hotel-specific items for you to tote back home for yourself or friends and family. Here are some of the best.

08/05/2014

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Malia Obama Attends Lollapalooza

Malia Obama was seen at Lollapalooza this past weekend, and she didn’t even have a chaperone — assuming the Secret Service doesn’t count.

08/04/2014

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Best Upcoming Art Exhibits In Chicago

From monsters to political works, the Chicago area has an abundance of art exhibits that are sure to delight and intrigue.

08/04/2014

Someone bolted several sharp drywall screws to the bottom of slides at an Oak Lawn playground, where they could have torn the flesh of kids playing at the park. (Credit: CBS)

Best Indoor Playgrounds In Chicago

Don’t let the weather get you down with these indoor plagrounds in the Chicago area.

08/02/2014

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Best Petting Zoos In The Chicago Area

Visiting a petting zoo can be a great way to let the kids interact with animals, and get away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

08/01/2014

James Russell walks in from the bullpen to say goodbye to his Cubs teammates on Thursday afternoon after news broke that he was traded to the Braves. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Focus Now Turns To Adding Pitching Depth

The next 18 to 24 months will be spent chasing young pitching talent, Jed Hoyer says.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers tags out the Tigers' Ian Kinsler at home plate in the first inning of Chicago's 7-4 win in Detroit on Thursday afternoon. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

White Sox Top Tigers, 7-4

Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 20 games.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

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Most Bike Theft Victims Find The Chicago Police Department Unhelpful

What if the inconsistent way the Chicago Police Department handles stolen bikes is indicative of how the department works as a whole?

07/31/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Best Summertime Vodka Cocktails

Whether you want your summertime vodka cocktails shaken or stirred, Brian Raney of Weber Grill Restaurant shares his tips on how to keep your drink cold and refreshing this summer.

07/31/2014

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Levine: Bonifacio Still A Cub — For Now

Emilio Bonifacio can only play the waiting game.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2014

White Sox left-hander John Danks. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees, White Sox Still Talking Danks Trade

New York needs another arm after its rotation has been ravaged by injury.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2014

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Study: Bears Have One Of NFL’s Most Devoted Fan Bases

Find out where the Bears rank in Emory Sports’ fan equity and social media equity rankings.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2014

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Shake Shack Plans Second Chicago Location As First Begins Build-Out

With construction just starting on Chicago’s first Shake Shack, the wildly popular burger emporium is already planning a second downtown location.

07/30/2014

This man allegedly stole a bike from Chicago non-profit Working Bikes. (Photo provided by Paul Fitzgerald of Working Bikes)

Bike Thieves Use Fake IDs To Steal From Non-Profit And Bike Shops

To prevent customers from stealing bikes, shops across the city often require an ID and credit card before letting someone take one of their cycles for a test ride. This process has worked well, until recently, that is…

07/30/2014

Cubs catcher John Baker slides in for the winning run in Tuesday's 16-inning game against the Rockies at Wrigley Field. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Baker Shines On Wild Night At Wrigley

Chicago’s 4-3 win in 16 innings took 6 hours, 27 minutes to complete — the longest game in franchise history.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2014

Cubs catcher John Baker earned the win against the Rockies with a scoreless 16th inning. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Marathon Contest Brings Rare Feats For Cubs, Rockies

John Baker was the first MLB position player to earn a win since May 2012.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2014

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Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants In Chicago

Discover delicious vegan dishes at these five Chicago restaurants.

07/30/2014

Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery, right. (Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bettors Hammering Over On Bears’ Season Win Total

Chicago’s over/under wins total was set at 8.5 by Bovada, and people are thinking big.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

NCAA president Mark Emmert. (Getty Images)

NCAA Settles Concussion Suit With $70M Fund

“I wouldn’t say these changes solve the safety problems, but they do reduce the risks,” a lead attorney said.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

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Best Salons For Men In Chicago

Here are a few of our favorite salons that cater to men in the Chicago area.

07/29/2014

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