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Celebrate The Holiday Season

Welcome to your 2012 Holiday Guide! Don’t miss our gift-giving ideas, shopping advice, food & drink recipes, and movie & music recommendations. Share some holiday cheer with your friends!

12/11/2012

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What’s The Cheapest Way To Ship Your Holiday Gifts?

‘Tis the season, and we’re all in a rush to get our holiday gifts bought and shipped. That means things are running full speed at shipping facilities like UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.

CBS 2–12/06/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Holiday Gift Would You Rather Receive?

We don’t always get what we want for the holidays. But what if we could? Tell us what gift you’d most want to receive.

12/03/2012

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Stocking Stuffers: Great Gifts For $10 Or Less

The holidays can be really expensive. But these thoughtful stocking stuffers won’t cost you more than $10 each.

11/07/2012

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Planning For Black Friday And All Your Holiday Season Shopping Trips

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. Here’s how to get the most out of your shopping trip.

11/07/2012

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Holiday Shopping Online: Sites For Cyber Monday And Beyond

The money has to go a little further this year. Here are some of our favorite sites to visit for deals on Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season.

11/07/2012

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Protect Your Personal Information When Shopping Online

Online shopping doesn’t have to be risky. Here are a few tips to protect your credit/debit card information on the internet.

11/07/2012

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Alma’s Simple Homemade Holiday Gifts

Giving homemade edible gifts can save time and money over the holidays. Try out these tasty treats on some of the special people in your life.

11/06/2012

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O’Hare Set For Busiest Day Of Holiday Season

Holiday travel is in full swing Thursday, as O’Hare International Airport expects to see its busiest day of the season.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

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Busiest Shipping Day Ever For FedEx

While the economy may be hurting, business is booming for FedEx, and records are being set.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

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Pick-A-Side: Which Thanksgiving Food Is Your Favorite?

Turkey, cornbread or stuffing? Choose your favorites from this array of classic Thanksgiving foods.

11/21/2011

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Gallery: Fun Technology Gifts For 2011

Need a gift for the technophile in your life? Here are a few fun and exciting gift ideas you probably haven’t thought of.

11/10/2011

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Gift Guide For The Sports Fan

Don’t know what to get that sports fan on your list? We’ve got you covered.

11/10/2011

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Gift Guide For The Creative Type

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to think about that shopping list. Here are a few gift ideas for those creative types.

11/10/2011

Tech Gift Guide

Gift Guide For The Technophile

All sorts of tech gifts are available this holiday season. Here are some of our favorites for that technophile on your list.

11/10/2011

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Gift Guide For The Car Lover

We all spend a lot of time in our cars. Here are a bunch of great gift ideas for that frequent driver on your holiday list.

11/10/2011

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The Pros And Cons Of Gift Cards

To gift card or not to gift card? That is the question. Here are the pros and cons of giving a gift card this holiday season.

11/10/2011

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Gift Guide For The Foodie

The holidays are filled with festive food. Here are some delicious edible gifts to give your hungry friends and family.

11/10/2011

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Stores Starting To Hire Seasonal Workers For Holidays

Fourteen million Americans are still looking for jobs – more than 423,000 in the Chicago area alone. But there’s hope on the horizon. Retailers are beginning to hang out the “for hire” signs for seasonal jobs for the holiday season.

CBS 2–09/19/2011

Retail

Holiday Retail Season May Be Best Ever

Retailers didn’t have high expectations this year, but as the holiday shopping season wraps up, they are on pace for the best sales since 2007.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2010