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The Video Game Industry: Good For The Economy, Bad For Women?

A new study from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) highlights the impact the video game industry has on state economies — and it’s mostly good news. Sadly, the gaming industry continues to flail in one critical area: women.

11/14/2014

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Ultimate Guide To Your Summer Road Trip

Make the most of your summer with this ultimate guide to road trips.

05/09/2014

The RedBox logo is displayed on a RedBox video rental kiosk August 14, 2009 in San Rafael, California. Movie studios are making an attempt to limit new release movies to the fast growing DVD rental kiosk company RedBox in protest of their extremely low rental prices. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Redbox Scammers Steal Games By Using Bar Codes To Trick Kiosks

The trickery has been brewing since Redbox, based in Oakbrook Terrace, introduced game rentals in 2011.

09/21/2013

New logos are etched into the ice prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Consol Energy Center on October 7, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Cancels Games Through Dec. 14, All-Star Weekend

The NHL has called off all games through Dec. 14, plus the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio.

11/23/2012

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Fun For The Road – Car Games For Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip this summer? Entertain yourself and the kids with these fun car games along the way.

05/14/2012

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Best Gamer Shops In Chicago

Need to know where you can buy a d20 for your latest D&D campaign? Or maybe you’re just looking for a decent copy of Risk? Or! Or! How about some Magic: the gathering? Find all this, and more, at these stores…

04/02/2012

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Guide To: Family Fun In Bucktown

Bucktown is a hip, urban neighborhood located on the north side of the city. With its trendy boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants, it’s a great corner of the city to live in or visit for a day or evening of fun.

07/22/2011

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Wristbands Available For Cubs Single-Game Tickets

Cubs fans can pick up wristbands Monday and Tuesday to get a spot in line to buy single-game tickets.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

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Best Chicago Toy Stores

For children in Chicago, there are more than a few toy stores in town that make a big impression.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2010