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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.



McCarthy Encouraged By Drop In Murder Rate In July, But Overall Rate Still Up

The Chicago Police Department hopes the latest monthly murder numbers are a sign of better things to come.


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Cure For Boredom: July’s Great Events

My mom said if I don’t go outside at least five times this month she’ll ground me and I won’t be able to play any videogames. So I made a list. It’s a list of five things I want to do in July. You might like this list. Here it is.


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Home Prices Rise 1.9 Percent In July

Home prices in the Chicago area rose 1.9 percent in July from June—the third straight monthly increase.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

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Police: Crime Down In Chicago For July

Police say crime was down in Chicago for the month of July, making it the 31st month in a row that’s happened.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

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Record July Rain Brings Crop Of Mosquitoes

Record rainfall levels in July could leave Chicago area residents itching.


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Ominous Signs Of Surging Layoffs In Illinois, Nationwide

Ahead of the key government employment report for July, which comes out Friday, there are ominous signs today that more people are losing their jobs.

WBBM Newsradio–08/03/2011

Oak Park Robberies

Rash Of Robberies Strikes Oak Park

Police in Oak Park are trying to stop a rash of robberies that has hit the suburb over the past month.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2011

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Dalai Lama To Appear In Chicago This Summer

The Dalai Lama is returning to Chicago this summer, to deliver a public talk and conversation.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011