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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.


A fuel pipeline carrying a mixture of ethane and propane exploded beneath a cornfield in Whiteside County, Ill. on Aug. 13, 2013. (Credit: YouTube)

No Injuries In Fuel Pipeline Explosion Near Iowa Border

A fuel pipeline exploded beneath a western Illinois cornfield, sending flames hundreds of feet into the sky and leaving a 15-foot-deep crater.


Brandie Rendell and her boyfriend James Gibson. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Civil Rights Group Investigating Iowa Police Brutality Claim

A Chicago civil rights organization is investigating claims that a mother was unjustly beaten by police officers in Davenport Iowa after she was caught shoplifting.