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Friend — Not Feds — Transports Jesse Jackson Jr. To His New Prison Home

Jesse Jackson Jr. got to Montgomery Federal Prison in Alabama Friday night, following a 550-mile, eight-hour drive from Butner, N.C. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/07/2014

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The Biggest Pregnancy Myths Debunked by Expert Linda Geddes

Simon & Schuster author Linda Geddes explores and debunks common baby and pregnancy myths here.

03/11/2014

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10 Holiday Do’s and Don’ts

Holiday time is upon us yet again, and before the stress weighs you down, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place to help ensure that you’ll make it through the season with a smile.

12/02/2013

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Backyard Olympics: How To Have Your Own Field Day

Give your kids a summer day filled with friends, fitness and fun! Organizing a Backyard Olympics can be as simple or complex as you want to make it, so don’t be afraid to dive in and indulge your kids with a field day of their own!

06/03/2013

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What Fatherhood Means Through The Eyes Of Five Year Olds

How did your daddy get the job of “Father?” Is it a hard job, or a fun one? Find out what fatherhood looks like through a child’s eyes.

06/03/2013

A family was rescued Monday after they became sickened from carbon-monoxide poisoning. (CBS)

Quick-Thinking Boyfriend Saves Family Poisoned By Furnace

The young man raced to the house and through a window saw the girl’s father passed out on the living room floor and called 911. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

02/25/2013

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Easy Steps To Prep Your Home For Holiday Guests

If you plan on hosting overnight guests, you are going to need to prep your home for their arrival.

11/14/2012

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Armed Robbers Duct-Tape Hammond, Ind. Family During Home Invasion

The robbers took jewelry, cash, cell phones and an MP3 player.

09/21/2012

Daniel Noe, of Peoria, went missing in 1978, after telling his parents he was hitchhiking from Washington state to the Chicago area to go back to college at Northwestern University. His family feared he had become a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, but DNA evidence confirmed he had died on a mountainside in Utah, where his body was found in 2010. (Photo Courtesy: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Gacy Probe Helps Solve Unrelated Case Of Missing Peoria Man

Cook County Sheriff’s investigators trying to identify victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy have solved the unrelated case of a missing man from Peoria, whose body was found on a mountainside in Utah two years ago.

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Labor Day Weekend Fun

Labor Day means one more weekend of festivals, BBQs and all that is right with the Chicago weather. Here’s a weekend itinerary with fun ideas to get you started!

08/30/2012

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Guide: Diffusing Sibling Arguments

This summer has left our family a little fried in more than the roast, toast and burn kind of way that 100-degree heat and full-on, daily sunshine leaves in its nightly sunset. Specifically, this summer has left me, the mother of two little boys, totally burned out by 10 a.m. after breaking up the tenth argument of the day.

07/24/2012

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Guide: Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

A festival for the arts, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival livens up Logan Square July 20, 21 & 22. Go to see bands, performances and more!

07/17/2012

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How Your Backyard Can Save Your Summer

Much to my boys’ dismay, we simply cannot spend every minute of daylight each day of summer vacation at the park, the pool or at the beach. There are days we all simply need to relax, and well, the house isn’t self-cleaning and dinner isn’t self-preparing, so even if we table the relaxing idea, there are days (even in the gloriousness of summer vacation) when we simply must be homebound in order to keep alive and partially clean. This is where the backyard comes in…

06/18/2012

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Is Camping The Right Vacation For You And Your Family?

Camping is a fun and affordable way to spend quality time with your family. Here are some tips for a successful camping trip.

05/14/2012

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Best Mobile Apps For A Busy Family

It’s rare parents go anywhere without their smart phones anymore; these hand-held mini computers are used for so much more than just making phone calls and receiving texts, so it’s no wonder that so many applications have been developed specifically for families and little ones. Here’s a list of some wonderful apps for families.

05/11/2012

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Chicago’s Best Barber Shops

While barber shops may seem like a ubiquitous dime a dozen, there’s quite a lot that can set one apart from another. Often its the little touches that make a shop special, like a particularly good value, eccentric decor, the effortless precision of a master barber with a few good jokes, complimentary beer, or the owner’s dog lounging at your feet while you wait. Here’s a list of some of the best places in town to become a regular customer at that will keep you looking tight.

05/09/2012

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Good Chicago Businesses For The Busy Family

Life is busy, and family life is busier! The more people in the family, the more it seems like the schedule never sleeps. Luckily for Chicago-area families, there are services and businesses geared toward lightening the load for families and generally making life a little bit easier. (And best of all, many of them are eco-friendly and green!)

05/04/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Jennifer Hudson Testimony: Full Transcript

Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson took the stand to testify in the trial of William Balfour, who is accused of killing Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew.

04/23/2012

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Easter Egg Hunts In Chicago

Easter weekend is quickly approaching. Take part in the time honored tradition of the Easter egg hunt with your family. Here’s a round up of some of the egg hunts taking place this weekend throughout Chicago. Happy hunting!

04/06/2012

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Guide To Choosing A Pediatrician

Oftentimes, it’s one of the last things to cross a newly pregnant mother’s mind, but finding the right pediatrician before baby meets the world can help ease the new mom and dad into parenthood by having a trusted practitioner on their side the moment baby arrives. Here’s a guide to finding the right practitioner for your family.

03/21/2012

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