Spring

Science Experiment

3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer

The weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.

06/11/2015

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Best Spring Festivals In Chicago

Shake off the cold weather for good with spring festivals in Chicago. Music, culture, art and more are all on the schedule this spring.

04/27/2015

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Spring Weather Also Means Return Of Skunk Season

The smells of rain and fresh grass aren’t the only signs of spring. The strong aroma of skunk is frequently in the air.

04/16/2015

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Ask an Expert: Fashion Forward Thinking For The Season In Chicago

Ease into Spring with class via sure-bet fashion advice from an expert who has both eyes and a finger on the pulse of the
latest trends.

03/31/2015

A lone flag on a snow-covered green at Big Run Golf Club in Lockport. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Spring Snow Puts Damper On Chicago Area Golfers

Many golfers have been starting to scratch that spring itch in the past week, that is, until the snow that dropped on the Chicago area Monday.

03/23/2015

An early spring day along the board walk at Cuba Marsh in Lake Zurich.  (Credit: Cindy Spudich)

Temperatures In The 70s, But It Won’t Last Long

Hustle up, you don’t want to miss this: Chicago hasn’t experienced a 70 degree day since late October of 2014.

03/16/2015

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5 Easy Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Party Worthy Space

Let your creativity soar with some fun ideas for your next backyard barbecue. Here are five easy crafts that will make the most of any backyard party.

06/01/2014

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Winter’s Impact Still Felt In Gardens, Health

Now that spring has sprung, our frozen winter seems like a distant memory, until you step outside to take a look at your garden.

04/30/2014

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Kick Off Golf Season With E.S.P.’s Spring Golf Guide

The arrival of golf season allows us once again to hit the links with some friends, get some exercise and take in the sunshine. To help get things started, E.S.P. presents their spring golf guide.

04/24/2014

Bikes at a Divvy bike station in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Divvy Bikes Ramping Up For Spring Weather

The folks behind the scenes of the Divvy bike-sharing program have been gearing up for warmer weather, tuning up hundreds of bikes and getting them out on the streets.

04/10/2014

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The E.S.P. Spring Fashion Guide For Guys

It may still feel cold enough outside to lose a few of your non-essential extremities to frostbite, but spring fashion waits for no one.

03/28/2014

Soccer balls sit on a snowy field. (File Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Long Winter Putting A Damper On Start Of Spring Sports

As if there weren’t enough of a reason to be upset with this long, brutal winter; the continuing cold weather has proved a big downer for kids looking forward to the start of spring sports like baseball, softball, track and field, lacrosse, tennis, and soccer.

03/13/2014

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Best Summer Salad Recipes

What better way to enjoy nature’s bounty than to combine fresh produce into a beautifully created salad recipe this summer, full of wonderful flavors, scents and nutrients, while helping maintain a well balanced diet.

07/22/2013

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Mother’s Day Celebrations From Around The World

Ever wanted to know how and when Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world? We take a look at the annual traditions of five countries to find out.

04/29/2013

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Make Mother’s Day Extra Special With These Great Recipes

Are you looking for great recipes for Mother’s Day this year? Let the following three recipes help you plan your menu with food your mom is sure to love.

04/29/2013

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Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Of All Ages Can Make

For a unique Mother’s Day gift, you can’t go wrong with a homemade craft from your child. The following crafts are geared to specific ages, but all are sure to delight mom.

04/29/2013

Zeus, a black and grey mastiff, is a customer of “Have Doggie We’ll Doo,” a canine waste removal company in Chicago. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Mild Weekend Could Mean It’s Yard Cleaning Time For Dog Owners

This weekend’s warmer weather means many people will rediscover their yards – which for many means cleaning up after their dogs.

WBBM Newsradio–03/27/2013

Punxsutawney Phil climbs on the shoulder of groundhog co-handler John Griffiths after Phil predicted an early spring when didn't see his shadow on Groundhog Day 2013. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Still Waiting For Spring, Maybe We Should Sue The Groundhog

It’s March 22, the third day of spring, but you’d never guess it by going outside or checking the forecast. So who do we blame for the lack of spring weather? Maybe we can follow the lead of an Ohio prosecutor, and take the groundhog to court.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2013

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Chicago Off To Cold Start To Spring

If you walked outside, you wouldn’t believe today is the first day of spring. But there it is, right on the calendar, March 20. Spring has sprung.

03/20/2013

Kids play in a sprinkler at Washington Park on Memorial Day, when temperatures reached as high as 95 degrees in the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Record-Setting Warm Spring Expected, But Cooler This Week

This spring isn’t over yet, but it has already been one for the weather record-books.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

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