New Year’s


Chicago’s Best Of 2013

As 2014 draws closer, it’s time to look back on 2013’s high points in Chicago. Join us in celebrating 2013’s successes by checking out our top five posts in Chicago below.


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10 Holiday Do’s and Don’ts

Holiday time is upon us yet again, and before the stress weighs you down, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place to help ensure that you’ll make it through the season with a smile.


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Easy Ways to Save On Holiday Travel

From shipping your luggage to taking public transportation to the airport, we’ve assembled a few of our favorite tips for saving money on holiday travel. You don’t have to waste your whole holiday budget on getting home this year!


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5 Reasons Being Solo During The Holidays Rocks

Alright, Singletons, it’s time to stop moping around feeling sorry for yourself for being single during the holidays. We have five reasons to celebrate your solo status!


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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…


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Horrible Horoscopes: Capricorn

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



How To Drink Away The Pain Of 2012 OR How To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Did 2012 break you, too? Did it stomp you into the little, wretched human being your mother always claimed you’d turn into? Just shake it off, buddy. Seriously, everyone has a bad day… week… year… every once in awhile. It happens. All you need to do is blow off some steam. Here’s how you can do that on NYE…


Winter WonderFest

Best Family-Friendly New Year’s Parties In Chicago

New Year’s doesn’t necessarily strike people as being a family-friendly holiday in Chicago. However, there are many kid-friendly events that are perfect for youth of all ages.



Teen Caught Taking New Year’s Morning Joyride On Libertyville Lawns

A teen from Libertyville has found himself in police custody, after ringing in the new year by driving onto sidewalks and people’s lawns.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

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Police Watching For Drunken Drivers This New Year’s

Police all over the Chicago area will be on the lookout for drunken drivers this holiday weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2011

The Perfect Sparkling Wines For Your New Year’s Celebration

Wine expert Ron Breitstein has some ideas for the perfect sparkling wine for your New Year’s.


Sprucing Up Your Table For New Year’s

On Saturday night, it will be time to ring in the New Year, and time to spruce up your table with some festive arrangements.


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End-Of-Year Tips To Save On Taxes In 2012

There’s still time to take steps now that will save you money on the 2011 taxes you file in 2012. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


New Year’s In Chicago

In just a matter of hours, it will be 2011, and everyone is getting ready. Need some last-minute plans?


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Metra Juggles Schedules For New Year’s

Metra is juggling its schedules again tonight to accommodate both workers heading home early and revelers tonight.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2010

Family Friendly New Year's Eve

Plenty Of Family-Friendly New Year’s Options

If you want to go out tonight for New Year’s Eve, but don’t have a babysitter or want to ring in the New Year with your children, no problem.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2010

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Metra Tinkering With Schedules For Holiday

Metra is tinkering with its schedules again today, in much the same fashion as last week.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2010

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New Year’s A Prime Time For Car Thieves

An insurance industry group is reminding car owners that New Year’s Day is the leading holiday for motor vehicle thefts.


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More Of Us To Leave Home For The Holidays

Even with high gas prices and security hassles at the airports, the AAA Chicago Motor Club expects more people to be traveling for the holidays this year.

WBBM Newsradio–12/15/2010