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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: October 6th-12th

Check out the Priceless Things To Do this week in Chicago, week of October 6th- 12th.

10/06/2014

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The Best (Free!) Hotel Happy Hours

Check out the best FREE hotel happy hours from around the US.

12/31/2013

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City Expands Free Mammogram Program At Roseland Hospital

The decision to absorb a $300,000 state funding cut and bankroll a $200,000 expansion at nearly-shuttered Roseland Community Hospital is aimed at saving lives through early diagnosis.

11/11/2013

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Free Sunday Parking, But Longer Weekday Hours Under Meter Settlement

Chicago motorists will be able to park for free on Sundays at most city parking meters – except those in the downtown area – but at the cost of extended hours for many meters the rest of the week, under a series of changes to the hated parking meter deal, and settle a long-standing dispute between the city and firm.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2013

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Special Prosecutor To Complete Koschman Probe Pro Bono

Going forward, Cook County taxpayers won’t have to pay for work of a special prosecutor investigating why Chicago Police and Cook County prosecutors did not charge a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley in the death of David Koschman.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2013

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Chicago Dentist Offering Free Care For Needy For Christmas

For one day each year, Dr. Jonathan Yahav of the Chicago Smile Center opens his office to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get even the most basic dental care.

WBBM Newsradio–12/21/2012

A tray of Twinkies that a pair of south suburban restaurants were giving away to customers on Dec. 5, 2012. The restaurant owners' bought 10,000 Twinkies after Hostess went out of business, and decided to give them away to customers. (Credit: CBS)

Restaurant Gives Away 10,000 Free Twinkies

A south suburban restaurant was handing out free Twinkies to customers on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Ex-Power Broker Cellini Gives Up Bid To Remain Free

William Cellini’s one-page filing cites “the stress” the case has put on his family and the 78-year-old’s poor health.

11/12/2012

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Best Places To Get Free Check-ups, Immunizations And Vaccinations In Chicago

With many families struggling to receive health care services, it’s important to note there are a number of facilities that provide free or low cost health services for children, adults and elderly patients.

08/24/2012

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Best Free Chicago Summer Concerts

It’s the season for big-ticket concerts and weekend-long lineups with multi-day passes priced in the hundreds. Luckily, for us cheapskates, summer’s also the season for live music events of the free variety. One of the perks of big city life is there’s plenty of free entertainment, and you don’t have to look too hard to find it. The hefty schedule of outdoor festivals downtown and in the neighborhoods add up nicely to a summer’s worth of live jams on the cheap, and there’s something for every taste. Here are my personal picks for the top local freebie shows for Summer 2012.

06/14/2012

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5 Free Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day In Chicago

BBQ, fireworks, white pants and a new bottle of sunscreen. All signs Memorial Day weekend and summer have arrived. Here’s a list of 5 free things to do this weekend in celebration of Memorial Day. That’s right, free. You have no excuse to not come out of winter/NATO hibernation.

05/25/2012

Consumers can enjoy a host of free items by registering on retail websites for birthday coupons. (CBS)

One Simple Step Unlocks All Kinds Of Birthday Freebies

Retailers will offer up a variety of services on your birthday if you’ll just furnish them with one thing. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/07/2012

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 26th, 2011: Hundreds of people congregate in Millennium Park for the winter to enjoy a family night of ice skating.  The ice rink is open everyday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through March with weather permitting.  (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Free & Cheap Winter Break Activities In Chicago

You could spend a small fortune going to a movie or sending the kids to day camp, but we’ve compiled a list of free, inexpensive and exciting activities to take you through the weekend. Be sure to double check the website for what’s included. You may still need to pay for special activities or parking. So pack up the kids and pack a lunch and have a great winter break.

02/17/2012

Staci Gerardi has a talent for turning "digital dollars" into gift cards she uses to buy gifts. (CBS)

Woman Pays For Christmas Gifts By Visiting Websites

One woman was able to buy gifts for her entire family this season without spending a dime. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez tells us how she did it and how you can do it, too.

12/22/2011

Darcy Snuck brought in these two costumes -- a puppy and a princess -- to Sucarcup Trading in Oak Park as part of a Halloween costume swap set for Oct. 15, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Need A Free Halloween Costume? Try Costume Swapping

Consumers are expected to spend $2.5 billion on Halloween costumes this year. If you’re looking to keep some of that money in your pocket, there’s a way to get this year’s costume for free.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

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People Watching In Chi-Town

We all do it and we all judge, usually without the other person’s knowledge. Maybe you even guess their whole life story by the way they talk, act and dress. It’s fun and free. So, where are the best spots around town?

09/26/2011

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Guide To Fishing Around Chicago

Winter, spring, summer or fall, you can find people fishing in Chicago. Though it’s far from the mind of most urban-dwellers, Chicago is one of the most popular fishing destinations for anglers world-wide. Although summer […]

09/03/2011

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Guide To Family Fun In Uptown

If you’re feeling like a taste of Asian culture, head to Uptown’s New Chinatown, Little Saigon, or simply the Argyle Street District, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

08/12/2011

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Guide To: Family Fun In Andersonville

If you are looking for something to do with the kids, head north to Andersonville: “A quaint village in the heart of a world class city.” Andersonville was founded by Swedish immigrants and remains a thriving Swedish community with plenty to offer families that visit or choose to make it their home.

07/29/2011

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Convict In DUI Crash That Killed 3 To Go Free

A former McHenry man, who was jailed after killing a woman and her three children in a drunk driving case, is set to be freed Friday.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

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