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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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Kid-Friendly Gardening: The Best Plants

Before a patch of grass has been chosen, fresh Earth tilled and little hands become eager to sink their fingers into the Midwestern soil, a successful gardener gives thought to the crops he or she wants to reap and sow. Of course, not all plants grow easily or are hardy enough to survive little feet stomping around the garden, so the family garden bed needs extra-special thought. Here’s a list of the best, kid-friendly plants to grow in our May 15th – late October Zone 5 Chicago growing season.

04/11/2012

Trees in city planters on Michigan Avenue downtown were already blooming on March 19, 2012, the day before the official start of spring. (Credit: CBS)

Warm Weather Has Plants Blooming Before Winter Ends

It’s hard to believe spring doesn’t even start until Tuesday, but already flowers are blooming, and trees are budding.

CBS 2–03/19/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Thing About Spring?

03/19/2012

Chicago Botanic Garden

Spring Flower Shows

After a long cold winter, nothing can brighten your day like the bright colors of spring flowers. Even if it’s still a little chilly outside, these indoor gardens and show promise you a blooming good time. In addition to being able to view unique and beautiful plants, at some shows you’ll have the chance to talk to the growers, purchase the latest gardening supplies and pick up a few plants or flowers for your home.

03/17/2012

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Best Of Spring Break Fashion

Warmth is in the air. Though Spring is always a hit or miss season with 60 degrees one day and snow the next, spring vacation offers a guaranteed week of sunshine. Just like the first day of school, spring vacation outfits are planned weeks in advance. From new suits to sandals, here are a few trends to get you started this vacation season. Each piece featured below is priced under $50. Happy sunning!

03/14/2012

Spring allergies. (CBS)

Warm Winter Likely Means Early Onset Of Spring Allergies

If you’re inclined to allergies, you might have to pull out the hankies a couple of weeks earlier than usual.

02/28/2012

Gas Prices

$4.60 Per Gallon For Gas?

A new published report says we need to get ready for wild swings in the price at the pump.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Snow On Edens Expressway

Late April Snowstorm Sets New Record

The calendar says April but the Chicago area could see as much as three inches of snow on the ground by Monday morning.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2011

Potholes

Potholes On The Rise In Chicago

The number of potholes in the city is skyrocketing, and the city is now on track to fill 220,000 potholes this season.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

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