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Rare and antique books line the shelves at Chetham Library, which was founded in 1653, making it the oldest public libary in the English speaking world on February 14, 2011 in Manchester, England. Chetham's Library, which was established under the Will of Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653) and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. Humphrey Chetham's Will stipulated that the Library should be 'for the use of schollars and others well affected', and instructed the librarian 'to require nothing of any man that cometh into the library'. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

LaGrange Park Library Still Seeking Identity Of Person Who Donated Nazi-Era Artifact

How did a rare Nazi propaganda book end up in the west suburban library’s drop box? CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

11/08/2013

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Best Bars To Celebrate Mardi Gras In Chicago

From live bands to New Orleans cuisine, the Chicagoland area offers plenty of ways for you and your friends to have one last hurrah for Mardi Gras. Whether you want to dress up in costume or come as you are, there’s a party for just about everyone.

02/07/2013

Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike At Berlin Tegel

Strike Halts Lufthansa Flights To And From O’Hare

No Lufthansa flights are taking off from O’Hare International Airport, as flight attendants begin a strike in Germany.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Javelin competition. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Getty Images)

Track And Field Official Dies After Being Struck With Javelin

According to a report from the BBC, a German track and field official has died after being struck in the throat by a javelin.

670 The Score–08/27/2012

Chicago Brauhaus, a German-American restaurant in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, which is considered the heart of Chicago's German community. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago To Show Off German Roots During NATO Summit

German delegates who visit Chicago for the NATO summit this weekend will feel very much at home in the city.

CBS 2–05/14/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Wants 50 Million Tourists Per Year In Chicago By 2020

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to open new Chicago tourism offices in three new countries this year, and hopes to have 50 million tourists coming every year by 2020.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

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Guide To The Christkindlmarket

Are you wishing you could spend the Holidays in a quaint German village? Then look no further than Chicago’s Christkindlmarket!

12/10/2011

United Airlines Plane

Threat Forces United Flight To Divert To Chicago

A United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt, Germany, has been diverted to Chicago after a threat was found in a bathroom.

07/10/2011

Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. (Photo provide by a passenger)

Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger

A special flight to Frankfurt, Germany, is finally in the air Saturday, a day after it was supposed to leave Chicago.

07/08/2011

E. Coli

Pathologist: Source Of E. Coli Outbreak Will Be Hard To Find

The deadliest e. coli outbreak in modern history, centered in Germany, has now killed 23 people and sickened more than 2,200 – including four in the United States.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Some young Chicago athletes practice wheel gymnastics. (CBS)

Wheel Gymnasts Ready To Roll

Some Chicago athletes are headed to a world championship in Dusseldorf, Germany this weekend. But you’ve probably never heard of their sport: wheel gymnastics.

05/26/2011

United Airlines at O'Hare (ORD) Airport

Pilot’s Coffee Spill Prompts Mistaken Hijacking Alert

A flight from O’Hare to Frankfurt, Germany, was diverted to Toronto late Monday when the pilot spilled coffee, accidentally setting off a hijacking alert.

01/05/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn To Visit Wounded Veterans In Germany

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is headed to an overseas military base in Germany to visit wounded service members.

12/19/2010