Best Single-Day Road Trips Around ChicagoBoating? Yes. Biking? Of course. Shopping? Definitely. Zip-lining? No problem. Merely walking and exploring? You've got it.
Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near ChicagoYou are already looking at the calendar to see when you can get away. If you don't have a lot of time and you want to spend it out among forests and geographical points of interest, consider backpacking through state parks and forests within a few hours of Chicago.
Church & Community Groups: 4 Exciting Day Trips You Can Do With A Chartered Bus (Without Breaking The Bank)Hike, learn about history or catch a baseball game with your community group at one of these four road trip destinations.
Best Places Near Chicago To Watch The Geminid Meteor Shower2015's sky show radiating from the stars in the Gemini constellation may be spectacular.
Best Places For Fall Colors In ChicagoExperience the beauty of the Midwest and see some wonderful fall colors with these five Chicago-area destinations.
Best Day Trips From ChicagoDay trips can be energizing or relaxing or even a combination of both, taking a day trip can make for memories that last a lifetime. Here are the best day trips from Chicago.
Flooding Along Illinois River Prompts Evacuations In UticaThe Utica Fire Department began helping people move to dry and safe places on Tuesday, a day after heavy rains inundated the area.
Best Places To Honeymoon Near ChicagoYou don't have to go far for a romantic honeymoon. Keep this list of some of the best honeymoon spots near Chicago in mind when making your post-wedding plans.
Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Chicago For College StudentsCollege students do not need to travel far nor incur great expenses to enjoy their spring break 2015. Here you will find the best spring break destinations near Chicago.
Best Places For A Fall Marriage Proposal In ChicagoWhen choosing the location to pop the big question, it's important to take the season into account. For those proposing during the fall, there are some great seasonal locations in and around the city to make the outing memorable.
Sand Is Like Gold In LaSalle County, Where Some Oppose More MiningSome residents near Starved Rock State Park say an increase in the mining of sand -- a resource used in "fracking" -- could harm the land and water supplies. CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports.
Best Weekend Getaways In The Chicago AreaWhether you're looking for a low-key spot to relax or something interesting and new, there are several spots around Chicago close enough for a weekend recharge.

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