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This App Will Plan Your Entire Trip

Instead of spending hours tabbing through travel sites, hit Rome2Rio: an oracle-like web/app that maps out the exact planes, trains, and automobiles (with fares) to take between any two places on the planet.

04/16/2014

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10 Of The World’s Most Iconic Hotels

We’ve put together a guide to 10 of the world’s most storied hotels.

04/02/2014

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Honesty Bars: The Bars Where You Pay Whatever You Want

If you’ve ever stayed at a boutique hotel abroad, odds are you’ve come across a “Seriously, where on earth did the bartender go — oh wait, there is no bartender?” honesty bar.

03/26/2014

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Stay In The Real-Life Grand Budapest Hotel

The luxury hotel tucked away in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary isn’t the actual hotel where the film was shot, but the hapless romantic/lover of old ladies and poetry-reciting concierge Monsieur Gustave and his humble protégé Moustafa would’ve felt plenty at home running the place.

03/21/2014

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The World’s 7 Coolest Floating Hotels

From retired ocean liners and rock-themed submarines, to tricked-out houseboats and huts tied to inner tubes, here are seven of the world’s coolest.

03/19/2014

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds (in cap) after he was arrested by immigration officials and CID officers at the Bronte Garden Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Picture By Justin Mutenda/The Herald)

Former Congressman Reynolds Pleads Not Guilty In Zimbabwe

Visibly exhausted, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty in a Zimbabwe court on Wednesday to charges of possessing pornography and must spend another night in jail before he can apply for bail.

02/19/2014

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Rosemont Hotel Evacuated After Pipes Burst

Nearly 300 guests at a northwest suburban hotel awoke to a fire alarm Thursday morning and were evacuated to the lobby after a frozen pipe in the sprinkler system burst.

01/10/2014

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Man Charged With Killing Friend At Waukegan Hotel

Kevin Curtis, 26, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jacob Blum, 19.

08/22/2013

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Deal On Wrigley Means Final Approval Likely On Wednesday

A compromise on some of the details behind the $500 million Wrigley Field renovation plan should clear the way for final City Council approval on Wednesday.

07/23/2013

The Harley-Clarke Mansion in Evanston, (Credit: CBS)

Evanston Rejects Plan To Convert Historic Mansion To Hotel

The Evanston City Council rejected a plan by James Pritzker to convert a mansion into a hotel. Alderman voted 6-3 against the plan.

07/22/2013

Rendering of the hotel Chicago Cubs owners want to build across the street from Wrigley Field. (Credit: WrigleyField.com)

Residents Near Proposed Wrigley Hotel Say Changes Are Needed

Across the street from the storied ballpark and just behind the McDonald’s on Clark, neighbors on a lovely block are worried.

07/22/2013

Kevin Curtis (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Man Charged With Killing Teen At Waukegan Hotel

A 26-year-old transient, who lives in Waukegan and Kenosha, Wis., has been charged with the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man in a north suburban hotel.

07/17/2013

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Skokie Police Warn About New Debit Card Scam

A woman staying at the Double Tree Hotel got a call late at night from a man claiming he was the front desk clerk, asking for her debit card information to verify her account at the hotel.

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Sources: Wrigley Renovation Deal Could Be Done By Home Opener

The Chicago Cubs and their Wrigleyville neighbors appeared close to an agreement Tuesday to give Cubs owners the green light for their planned renovation of the team’s landmark stadium.

CBS 2–04/02/2013

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Ricketts Family Plans Athletic Club In New Hotel, Pressures Emanuel On Wrigley Deal

The billionaire family that owns the Cubs sweetened the pot Wednesday in an apparent attempt to prod Mayor Rahm Emanuel into siding with the team in the dispute over Wrigley Field signage that’s holding up a $300 million plan to renovate the historic ballpark.

03/07/2013

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New Hotel Planned For McCormick Place

A new 1,200 room hotel is in the works for McCormick Place, the city announced on Tuesday.

02/19/2013

The man, 25, was attending a party in the hotel, at 17 E. Monroe St., when someone took out a gun and fired shots, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. (Credit: CBS)

Man Shot During Party On 22nd Floor Of Palmer House Hotel

Chicago Police say a 25-year-old man was shot in a room of the Palmer House Hotel early this morning.

01/20/2013

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Fall Hotel Packages In Chicago

From fashionistas and foodies to history buffs, if you plan to visit Chicago this holiday season, these Chicago hotels have fall packages you won’t want to miss out on. Each package below is just in time for holiday travel and shopping!

11/13/2012

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Man Charged With Taking Teen Girl To Illinois For Sex

Indiana authorities have arrested a man accused of taking a 14-year-old girl from Hammond into Illinois and forcing her to have sex with him.

10/17/2012

JW Marriott Chicago hotel at 151 W. Adams St. (Credit: CBS)

2 Deaths Linked To Legionnaires’ Outbreak At Downtown Hotel

Two guests who contracted Legionnaires’ disease at the downtown JW Marriott are dead, and the outbreak is worse than first reported, city health officials said Monday.

08/27/2012

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