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A Day In Capri, Italy

Traveling to Capri? Karina Halle, author of “Racing The Sun,” shares her guide to a day in Capri, Italy.


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The 5 Best Adventures For Your Rome Vacation

Explore five of the greatest adventures to be had in one of the most famous cities in the world, Rome.


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5 Tips For Budget Travel To Italy

Traveling to Italy is a wonderful but expensive adventure. Make the most of your money with these five budget tips.


Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini shows an apparent bitemark by Uruguay forward Luis Suarez in a World Cup match. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

Uruguay’s Suarez Suspended 4 Months For Biting Opponent

The suspension is huge blow to Uruguay’s World Cup title chances.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2014

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini shows an apparent bitemark by Uruguay forward Luis Suarez in a World Cup match. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

167 People Won Bet That Suarez Would Bite Someone At The World Cup

The odds were reportedly 175-to-1.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2014

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini shows an apparent bitemark by Uruguay forward Luis Suarez in a World Cup match. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch: Uruguay Star Suarez Appears To Bite Italy Player

Luis Suarez could face a suspension.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2014

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8 Notable Players Missing The World Cup

Each country can only bring 23 men to Brazil to compete for the World Cup this year. A few notable men were left off rosters for various reasons and some may surprise you …



The 25 Best Beaches In The World

After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.



How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.


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Valentine’s Traditions From Around The World

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it can be interesting to learn the different Valentine’s Day traditions that vary with each country. The day that honors love is celebrated in different ways around the globe.


Gerald and Barbara Heil (CBS)

American Couple Confirmed Dead In Italian Cruise Ship Disaster

A Minnesota family with ties to the northwest suburbs has issued what it calls “the final update” on its blog – about their parents who died on the Costa Concordia cruise ship three months ago.

WBBM Newsradio–04/17/2012

Clint Dempsey. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

U.S. Scores First Soccer Win Vs. Italy

The United States beat Italy for the first time in 11 games over 78 years, a 1-0 victory in an exhibition Wednesday night on Clint Dempsey’s goal in the 55th minute.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Gerald and Barbara Heil (CBS)

American Couple Still Missing After Italy Cruise Ship Disaster

A Minnesota couple with ties to the Chicago area is still missing after the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Shame On Italy Cruise Ship Captain

The cruise ship disaster off the coast of Italy, that does it for me. I’ve often thought it might be fun to go on a cruise, but I know now I’ll never do it, never ever get onto one of those boats.

CBS 2–01/17/2012

The Salzburg family -- Jo, Jim and Mary-Jo -- talk about their experience fleeing the cruise ship that partially capsized off the Italian cost last week. (CBS)

Northern Illinois Family Survived Italian Cruise Ship Disaster

Jim and Jo Salzurg and their daughter, Mary-Jo, were among the thousands of passengers on the Costa Concordia, the luxury liner that hit a rock along the Tuscany shore last week.


Gerald and Barbara Heil (CBS)

Couple With Chicago Ties Among Missing In Italian Cruise Ship Crash

The American Embassy in Rome now says 118 of the 120 Americans aboard the Costa Concordia have been accounted for, but a Minnesota couple with ties to the Chicago area is still missing.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2012

The Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini, West Virginia To Take To Basketball Court In Italy

The Fighting Illini basketball team will be joined by West Virginia in a stop at an American air base on its upcoming trip to Italy.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Michigan And Balbo Avenues

Debate Rages Over Whether To Rename Balbo Drive

A call to rename Balbo Drive downtown is being met with a new petition, asking city officials to leave the street name alone.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Anthony Zawila is one of the Chicago-area pilgrims traveling to Rome this weekend. (CBS)

Chicagoans Make Holy Pilgrimage To Rome

Chicagoans are among the throngs of Catholics in Rome this weekend to help honor the late Pope John Paul II. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with some of the pilgrims.


U.S. Women's Soccer Team

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Faces Italy Saturday

The Eagles and the Bears aren’t the only big football game in town this weekend. The U.S. Women’s soccer team is taking on Italy Saturday at Toyota Park with a spot in next year’s World Cup at stake.

CBS 2–11/23/2010