New Year

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Some Small Businesses Optimistic About 2015

We’re not talking about record profits for these small businesses. It’s more about a confident feeling that the economy is chugging along at a pace where they can expand. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Meet Matthew Hower, who was born shortly after midnight on New Year's Day 2015. (CBS)

New Year Brings Newborns

Maximus Edward Maise arrived at one minute past midnight and may be the first Chicago-area baby to be born. But stories like that played out across the region, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.


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Best Healthy And Diet Books For The New Year

With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re ready to be fitter, trimmer, and healthier. These great books from Simon & Schuster will help you kick off 2014 the right way—and stick to your health resolutions this year.


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How To Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Most of us make them, and then most of us break them. Resolutions are uttered the first days of January, but by February we’ve already abandoned that which we so wanted…


ADHER I'M JASON STATHAM (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Capricorn

You, Capricorn, are majestically beautiful — like a frozen bean burrito microwaved to perfection…



West Town Man Becomes City’s First Homicide Of 2013

Officers discovered a 20-year-old man laying on the ground in the 700 block of North Noble Street. He was bleeding from a gunshot wound to the throat.


Georgina Acosta and Fernando Alvarado hold their newborn son, Aydan Alvarado, who was born at 12:08 a.m. on New Year's Day 2013 at Saint Anthony Hospital. (Credit: St. Anthony Hospital)

St. Anthony Hospital Delivers Chicago Area’s First Baby Of 2013

Aydan Alvarado was born at 12:08 a.m. at Saint Anthony Hospital. He weighs 7 pounds, 3 ounces.


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New Fees, Taxes Sure To Affect Your Life This New Year

You might say that the New Year starts in earnest today, as just about everyone gets back to work. And it’s almost a sure thing that if you live in Chicago or suburban Cook County, your day-to-dat life will be more expensive.

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Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Gambling, Economic Issues Remain Unresolved As New Year Approaches

A new year doesn’t mean the end to old problems for the State of Illinois.

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Let The Sticker Shock Begin

The company that leases Chicago’s streetside parking spaces has already begun implementing a scheduled rate hike, starting with the most expensive zones.


Walter Jacobson

What Walter Wants In The New Year

Cross my fingers and make a wish — that the race for Mayor of Chicago becomes about quality of ideas instead of color of skin and that candidate Rahm Emanuel argues his issues in public […]