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Chicago Area Gets Up To 11 Inches Of Snow; More Coming Thursday

After the current snowstorm tapers off Wednesday evening, a separate lake effect snow system will move into town Thursday. This second wave of snow could dump 8 to 10 more inches of snow near the lakefront.

01/01/2014

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Up To Eight Inches Of Snow Possible For New Year

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Chicago as forecasters expect up to six inches of snow in some areas for New Year’s Day.

12/31/2013

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Where To Recover From New Year’s Eve Debauchery

Here are a few great places to watch some football, cure your New Year’s hangover and eat your heart out one last time before the resolution guilt kicks in. Also, in case you need a reason to have one last cocktail before hitting the gym and vegetables, New Year’s Day is National Bloody Mary Day. Happy New Year!

12/30/2013

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Man Charged With Fatal New Year’s Day Shooting

A man was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of a man on New Year’s Day in South Side Bronzeville neighborhood.

02/15/2013

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Bridgeview Man Shot In City New Year’s Day Dies

A Bridgeview man shot New Year’s Day in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood died Saturday.

01/06/2013

Robert Terrell, charged with attempted murder. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Ex-Boyfriend Charged In New Year’s Shooting

A man has been charged after he allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend in the early hours of the new year, police said early Friday.

01/04/2013

About 500 people received a free meal at an annual New Year's Day luncheon at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse on Jan. 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Gibsons Steakhouse Treats 500 To Free New Year’s Luncheon

Some people in Chicago started the New Year with a lavish dinner at a famous Chicago steakhouse, but they weren’t ordinary diners. Many are homeless, some battling drug addiction or mental illness.

CBS 2–01/01/2013

Swimmers take the Polar Plunge in Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach on New Year's Day 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Gutsy Revelers Take Polar Plunge To Celebrate New Year

About 50 hearty souls started the first day of the New Year with a plunge into the frigid water of Lake Michigan.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2013

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1 Dead, 10 Wounded In Shootings In Early Hours Of New Year

A West Town neighborhood man became the city’s first homicide victim of the New Year, which so far has seen at least ten other people wounded in separate shootings, authorities said.

01/01/2013

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Police: Bullet Fired For New Year’s Grazed South Chicago Heights Boy

It was a close call for a South Chicago Heights 14-year-old boy after a New Year’s bullet grazed him outside his home.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

A swimmer for American Greyhound grabs a towel after taking a dip in Lake Michigan on New Year's Day in a Polar Plunge to raise awareness of efforts to find homes for retired greyhound racing dogs. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Dozens Take Polar Plunge For Charity

Several dozen people celebrated New Year’s Day on Sunday by taking a dip in Lake Michigan to help raise money for charity.

01/02/2012

Marcus James (left) and Charles Steward (right) were both arrested for firing several gunshots into the air at midnight on New Year's Day 2012. (Credit: Elgin Police Department)

Two Charged After Firing Guns Into Air In Elgin

Two men were charged Saturday night after they shot off more than 80 rounds of ammunition to ring in the New Year in northwest suburban Elgin.

01/01/2012

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Gibson’s Serves New Year Meal To Shelter Families

Women undergoing drug counseling and their children are among some 250 people being served a three-course meal at a well-known Chicago steak house today.

01/01/2012

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First Babies Of New Year Born Less Than A Second Apart

The first Chicago baby of the New Year? It’s practically a tie.

WBBM Newsradio–01/01/2012

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Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Guide To Chicago

Not everyone can stay awake all the way until midnight, but everyone likes to have fun on New Year’s Eve! These family-friendly New Year’s Eve events let you ring in the New Year a little early, with a little less noise and adult festivities, while maximizing the excitement.

12/23/2011

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Man Wanted For Beating Couple On New Year’s

Police are searching for a man who attacked and brutally beat a couple as they got out of a cab in the bustling Lincoln Park neighborhood in the wee hours of New Year’s Day.

01/11/2011

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More Than A Dozen Cars Burglarized In Wheaton

More than a dozen cars were burglarized in west suburban Wheaton between New Year’s Eve and Day.

WBBM Newsradio–01/03/2011

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Polar Bear Club To Take New Year’s Plunge

The temperature tomorrow morning is expected to be around freezing, which is perfect for a nice swim in Lake Michigan.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2010

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Paddlers To Hit Chicago River On New Year’s

A 26-year-old New Year’s Day tradition is expected to attract hundreds of people to the Chicago River’s North Branch this weekend.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2010