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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

Clint Eastwood (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Empty Chair Day 2012 and #Eastwooding

Instead of getting rowdy at a demonstration or protest regarding the lack of jobs throughout the country, people can voice their discontent with the nation’s current unemployment rate on this Labor Day by simply placing an empty chair in their front yard.

09/03/2012

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac is making its way north. Radar image as of 11:15 a.m. (CBS)

Heat To Give Way To Rain For Weekend

Excessive heat on Friday will turn to soaking rains for the Chicago area, thanks to the leftovers of Hurricane Isaac.

08/31/2012

Motorist Joe Rich says the higher gasoline prices make no sense. (CBS)

Labor Day Drivers Socked With Record Prices

Your Labor Day road trip may be more expensive than ever.

08/31/2012

Drew Peterson Court

Closing Arguments In Drew Peterson Trial Set To Begin Tuesday

Jurors in the Drew Peterson murder trial will hear closing arguments after the Labor Day weekend and presumably begin deliberations soon after.

08/30/2012

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Labor Day Weekend Fun

Labor Day means one more weekend of festivals, BBQs and all that is right with the Chicago weather. Here’s a weekend itinerary with fun ideas to get you started!

08/30/2012

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Cops To Be Out In Force To Catch Drunk Drivers On Labor Day Weekend

Illinois safety officials have a new Labor Day mantra, as they try to stem the state’s rising highway death toll.

WBBM Newsradio–08/29/2012

Storms

Remnants Of Isaac Could Mess With Chicago’s Holiday Weekend

Hurricane Isaac could affect the Labor Day holiday in the Chicago area with heavy rain.

08/29/2012

Labor Day Baby

Mother Thrilled By Healthy Birth On Momentous Labor Day

After spending the day in labor at Loyola University Medical Center, Monica Aguirre’s prayers for a miracle were answered at last.

CBS 2–09/06/2011

Naperville residents march in the Labor Day parade on Sept. 5, 2011, as part of the town's annual "Last Fling" celebration at the unofficial end of summer. (Credit: CBS)

Gloomy Jobs Numbers Put Damper On Labor Day

Labor Day is a day to honor the American worker, but at a time when the national unemployment rate is over 9 percent, this year’s holiday has a bit of a different feel.

CBS 2–09/05/2011

Many Chicagoans were wearing jackets and sweatshirts on Sept. 5, 2011, as they were out celebrating Labor Day, when temperatures dropped to the low 60s after being in the 80s and 90s in the days before. (Credit: CBS)

Cool Labor Day Weather Has Chicagoans Bundling Up Early

For many out celebrating on Monday, the unexpectedly cold temperatures made this Labor Day seem much more like an official end to summer.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2011

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