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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

Tiger Woods of the United States watches his tee shot on the first hole during the third round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Simpson Shoots 68 To Grab US Open Clubhouse Lead

Webb Simpson shot a 2-under 68 in the third round to grab the clubhouse lead at 3 over Saturday, forced to sweat out the afternoon with a pack of notable names on the course just ahead of him.

06/16/2012

Darwin Barney #15 of the Chicago Cubs throws to first base after fielding a ground ball against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park on June 2, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Vintage Uniforms No Charm For Cubs As Giants Win 2-1

Matt Cain pitched into the ninth inning on the way to winning his fifth straight start and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Saturday.

06/02/2012

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Best Green Items For Summer

Improving your family’s health is no small task, though we all would agree it’s worthwhile. Making the transition is easiest by taking baby steps. Here’s a list of must-have staple summer items aimed at creating healthier, greener, more sustainable lifestyles.

05/08/2012

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Search Ends For Missing Sailors After Chicagoan’s Yacht Crashes Off California

A yacht owned by a Chicago man was making international waves, after the boat crashed during a weekend regatta off the coast of San Francisco.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

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Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Derails In Nebraska

Amtrak says a train carrying about 175 passengers between Chicago and San Francisco has derailed in southwest Nebraska.

08/26/2011

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Threat Forces United Flight To Divert To Chicago

A United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt, Germany, has been diverted to Chicago after a threat was found in a bathroom.

07/10/2011

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Attorney: Outright Ban On Circumcision Goes Too Far

An attorney who succeeded in keeping a local boy from being circumcised now says an outright ban on the practice would be going too far.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011

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Man Subdued After Disrupting Flight To Chicago

Two flights to and from Chicago were disrupted by unruly passengers in a period of 24 hours this weekend.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

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Virgin America To Begin Service At O’Hare

It is now a done deal – Virgin America will begin service at O’Hare International Airport in May.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011

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