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Yoenis Cespedes won the 2013 Home Run Derby. (Getty Images)

Reminder: MLB Has Changed The Home Run Derby Format

It includes a head-to-head, bracket-style format in the later rounds.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Kissing Babies For All-Star Game Berth? Rizzo Would ‘Run A Daycare’

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is embracing his candidacy to be the NL’s final All-Star.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2014

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Mundelein Woman Stabbed In Minneapolis Robbery

A college student from Mundelein was stabbed during a robbery in Minneapolis on Monday, and a quick-thinking friend might have saved her from bleeding to death.

05/07/2014

RIchard Pitino. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma: Pitino Brings Smart, Hard-Nosed Style To Minnesota

It’s taken a physical, black-and-blue effort for the Gophers to stay in the NCAA Tournament hunt.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2014

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Best Cities For Black Friday Shopping

While many other consumers will simply avoid holiday crowds at shopping malls or even wait until Cyber Monday, retail stores across the nation will be buzzing with activity on the day after Thanksgiving. The following are five of the best American cities for Black Friday deals.

11/05/2013

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback officiates the wedding of a lesbian couple in Minneapolis, one of 46 same-sex couples to get married at Minneapolis City Hall on Aug. 1, 2013, the day same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota. (Credit: CBS)

Minneapolis Mayor Urges Same-Sex Couples To Tie The Knot In Gopher State

The mayor of Minneapolis is making no bones about it, he wants same-sex couples to come to Minnesota to spend big bucks on weddings, since they can’t get married yet in Illinois.

09/05/2013

Draft Beer

Hundreds Dress Up As Zombies For Annual Pub Crawl

It’s not Halloween or the apocalypse, but hundreds of people are dressing up as zombies in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood this afternoon.

04/28/2012

Gay Rights

Chicago Doesn’t Make Magazine’s ‘Gayest Cities’ List

The Advocate Magazine has released its “Gayest Cities in America” list for the year, and some readers are rankled that Chicago didn’t make the list.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Metrodome

Minneapolis Pushes To Keep Vikings

Minneapolis wants to keep the Vikings, and they want to keep them in downtown Minneapolis. In order to ensure that that happens, officials are proposing an offer to pay more than 20% of the cost of a new stadium.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011