Labor Day

Canned Fruit

How To Can Your Freshly Picked Summer Fruits

Canning is the best way to store those large bushels of summer fruit that you’ve grown all year long. Make some tasty jams and jellies, then have something delicious to enjoy all year, or to give as a very special homemade gift.

08/24/2015

Burger, SoCal Burger, Grilling, Cook Out, Labor Day

3 Creative Burger Recipes For Labor Day Cookouts

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, so why not go out with a bang this Labor Day with a cookout to remember? Read on for three tasty and delicious burger recipes that put a new twist on that last summertime cookout of the season.

08/24/2015

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Best Free Labor Day Events In Chicago

It may be the last hurrah of summer, but that’s no reason why you can’t enjoy Labor Day weekend just as thoroughly as the rest of the summer — and for free!

08/24/2015

Black Fall Outfits

4 Fall Styles To Add To Your Closet Now

As fall approaches, it can be a little tough to make the transition from breezy summer styles to clothes geared for cooler weather.

08/24/2015

Police have released surveillance video and are asking for the public’s help in finding two males wanted in connection with a Labor Day shooting. (Photo from Chicago Police surveillance video)

Police Release Surveillance Images From Labor Day Shooting

Chicago Police have released surveillance video and are asking for the public’s help in finding two males wanted in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and a teenager critically wounded Labor Day weekend in the South Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

11/21/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Out Campaigning At Labor Day Parades

It’s Labor Day, but the candidates for governor are not taking a holiday break.

09/01/2014

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AAA: More Americans To Travel For Labor Day

It might be a bit more crowded on the roads and at the airport during the upcoming Labor Day weekend, when compared to last year.

08/21/2014

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Labor Day Weekend Staycation: 5 Ways To Relax Like You’re Vacationing

Plan ahead and prepare for some relaxing time at home this Labor Day weekend. Have your own staycation and get all the relaxation you need without ever leaving town.

08/18/2014

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3 Recipes For Delicious End Of Summer Meals

Summer is a delicious season of fresh produce, outdoor cooking and refreshing treats.

08/18/2014

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5 Fall Fruits & Veggies To Plant As Summer Winds Down

Get your fall garden ready by planting these five fruits and veggies in late Summer.

08/18/2014

Pullman (CBS)

Kelly, Durbin, Kirk Push For National Park Status For Pullman District

Three members of the state’s congressional delegation are teaming up in a bipartisan effort to establish a national park in the historic Pullman neighborhood.

01/24/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn marched in a Labor Day parade in Naperville. (CBS)

On Labor Day, Candidates For Governor Kick Campaigns Into Gear

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and an opportunity for candidates for Illinois governor to get their campaigns in gear.

09/02/2013

Storm clouds gather over Winfield. (Viana Oliver)

Storms Pummel Chicago Area

The Labor Day weekend kicked off Friday with immensely powerful thunderstorms that felled trees and power lines, temporarily halted some commuter rail lines and brought the threat of flooding to the Chicago region.

08/30/2013

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On Labor Day, Sales Are Plentiful For Bargain Seekers

Celebrating the Labor Day holiday has just begun, and many can’t wait to soak in the sun. Retailers are hoping for rain, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports

08/30/2013

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Labor Day Weekend Gas Prices Spike From Start Of Week, But Down From Last Year

About 2 million people are expected to hit the road for the Labor Day weekend, and in the Chicago area, they’ll be getting a big break on gas prices compared to last year, even though prices made their predictable holiday spike this week.

08/30/2013

Expressway Traffic

Labor Day Travel Could Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Experts say the upcoming holiday could be the busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the start of the recession in 2008.

WBBM Newsradio–08/20/2013

Sunset

5 Activities To Do Before The Leaves Start To Fall

With autumn around the corner many people are desperately clutching to the remaining days of summer. Take some time to indulge in these five summer activities to ease the seasonal transition.

08/12/2013

Fall Centerpiece

8 Easy DIY Projects to Ready Your Home for Fall

Weatherproofing your home or updating your decor can be a fun and easy do-it-yourself project before fall sets in. Here are a few options to inspire you to get creative.

08/12/2013

A school hallway (CBS)

Parents Prepare For First Day Of School, Hoping To Avoid Strike

Tuesday is the first day of school for many Chicago kids, and that means Monday was the day for last-minute school shopping, but parents were also looking ahead to a possible teachers strike starting in one week.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

Mitt and Ann Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Middle Class Economic Plan: Work More, Make Less

Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.

09/03/2012

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