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Film director George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Names Task Force To Find Location For Lucas Museum

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has appointed a task force of a dozen civic leaders to find a potential location in Chicago where “Star Wars” creator George Lucas could build a new interactive art and filmmaking museum.

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On Two Wheels: America’s Best Bike Destinations

There’s not much better than seeing America on a bicycle. Here are just five of the best bike destinations in America.

04/15/2014

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Wisch: Is Chicago Missing An Olympic-Sized Opportunity in 2024?

There’s a growing sentiment that the Olympics are coming back to America in 2024.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

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Survey: Chicago Among Top 25 Travel Destinations In World

Chicago was named one of the top 25 places to visit in the world, according to a travel website survey.

04/10/2014

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Boers: The Ballad Of Teenage Girls Screaming At The Beatles

The week long tribute to the Beatles was terrific, but it reminded Terry Boers of the screamers in the old days.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

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Must-See US Technology Conventions In 2014

Among the must-see technology conventions to visit are the Cloud Expo in New York, E3 2014 in Los Angeles, MacWorld/iWorld and Dreamforce in San Francisco and South by Southwest in Austin.

02/04/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers passes against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at Candlestick Park on December 23, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kaepernick, Strong Defense Help Establish 49ers Among NFL’s Best In 2013

Although they made a deeper playoff push a year ago, the 2013 season for the 49ers was far from a letdown. The team continued to improve each week, and heading into the off season know that they have a quarterback and defense that is going to make them contenders for years to come.

01/21/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 19: Strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after an interception in the fourth quarter as quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers walks by during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Late Mistakes Doom 49ers, Seahawks Claim NFC Crown

The NFC Championship Game came down to the 49ers offense verses the Seahawk defense, and Seattle’s number one ranked defense prevailed. San Francisco got the ball down six with the chance to pull off the upset but couldn’t make one more big play against their opponent.

01/21/2014

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Best Places To Visit Off Season In The US

New Orleans, Orlando, Maui, Phoenix, and San Francisco are among the best places to visit in the U.S. in the off season.

01/07/2014

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Best Rock ‘N Roll Cities In America

This list includes five of the best rock ‘n roll cities in America, with honorable mentions to the cities of Austin, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Seattle.

09/10/2013

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Durkin: Week 1 NFL Picks

It’s here. It’s finally here. The NFL is back!

670 The Score–09/07/2013

The wrecked fuselage of Asiana Airlines flght 214 sits in a storage area at San Francisco International Airport on July 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Nearly one week after Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash landed at San Francisco International Airport, the wrecked fuselage was moved from the runway. Two people died in the crash and hundreds were injured. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

30 Hurt In Asiana Airlines Crash Seek Records From Boeing

The petitioners — including one U.S. national and 29 residents of China, four of whom are minors — filed the petition Monday in Cook County Circuit Court.

07/15/2013

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing on July 6, 2013. Two people were killed and at least 182 others were injured.  (Photo credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Aviation Expert: San Francisco Crash Likely Result Of Pilot Error

A local aviation expert said he believes the fiery San Francisco plane crash that killed two people and injured dozens more was likely the result of pilot error.

CBS 2–07/08/2013

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San Francisco Bay Area’s Best Beaches

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to over 30 stunning beaches, both right on the Pacific Ocean, as well as inland. Explore dozens of beautiful Bay Area beaches, from great views to awesome hikes, and even to the perfect road trip pit stop.

04/02/2013

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Smith Ready To Play Backup QB Role In Super Bowl

After being sidelined with a concussion earlier in the season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is handling an uncomfortable situation well, saying he is ready to back up Colin Kaepernick in the Super Bowl.

01/25/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

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What To Expect Before Joining A Homeowner Association

Most homeowners associations come with a lot of rules. But they also come with plenty of benefits.

11/28/2012

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Retired San Francisco Firefighter’s Body Found After He Never Made It To Chicago

The body of a retired San Francisco firefighter has been found in Nebraska, after he disappeared from a Chicago-bound Amtrak train.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

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Family Furious After Little Girl Gets Lost At O’Hare

A family from San Francisco is furious, after their young daughter was stranded for hours at O’Hare International Airport as she flew alone to a camp in Michigan.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Gilbert Baker created the rainbow flag as a symbol of gay pride in 1978. (Photo courtesy Gilbert Baker)

Gay Pride Flag Creator Proud But Humble

They wave it. They wear it. They put it on their cars. It’s even on their pets. The Rainbow Flag is the symbol of the international Gay Pride movement and will be prominent fixture in Gay Pride parades and festivals this weekend across the country and in Chicago.

06/24/2012

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