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Shelves are empty at the Rogers Park Dominick's. (CBS)

Final Curtain Falls For Most Dominick’s Stores

The final day for stores in the closing chain is Saturday. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez visits one North Side location.

12/27/2013

Sports Authority (CBS)

Sports Retailer Takes Steps To Deter Flash Robberies

Popular and expensive Starter jackets will no longer be displayed prominently at the front of Sports Authority stores. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/07/2013

Plastic Bag (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Weigh Possible Plastic Bag Ban

Aldermen heard from environmental groups and local retailers Tuesday, at a hearing Tuesday on a proposed ban on plastic shopping bags.

06/18/2013

Story time at Women and Children First, a great Chicago bookstore. (Credit: Women and Children First's facebook)

Best Halloween Children’s Books

There’s not much more relaxing and enjoyable than jumping into some cozy pajamas on a chilly fall night and snuggling up with a good book. Even when you’re only four or five years old. Here are some fabulous family-friendly books that celebrate autumn and Halloween with all of the fun and none of the scare!

10/25/2012

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Best Lil’ Gift Shops In Chicago

What do you get the guy or gal whose birthday you’re attending that you barely know? A gift card? Too aunt-y. Socks? What are you, a creep? What you need is a trinket, my dear — holiday tchotchkes, everyday baubles, and birthday bric-a-brac. The following are some of Chicago’s fine purveyors of them.

08/24/2012

Some of the synthetic marijuana seized Wednesday from 41 News, an adult book store in Wadsworth, by Lake County Sheriff's officers. ( Lake County Sheriff's office)

Six Lake County Stores Busted For Selling Synthetic Pot

The Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit wrapped up the six-month investigation nicknamed Operation Log Jam by executing warrants or conducting bust buys at six stores, seizing drugs, weapons and cash, and arresting four people in the operation aimed at the sale of K-2, or synthetic marijuana.

07/26/2012

Best Buy

Best Buy To Close 1 Chicago Store, 5 In Suburbs

Best Buy — the nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer — is announcing which of its many Chicago area stores will be closing next month.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

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Guide To Black Friday Deals

It’s that time of the year again, early birds! Grab a cup of coffee, set the alarm and make a list. This year, you might not even need to go to bed at all. With many retailers staying open on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday is starting earlier than ever. Some retailers are offering deals starting Thursday evening or even earlier online.

11/24/2011

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Approves New Stores On Red Line

The Chicago Transit Board today approved three new leases for concession space on the Red Line.

11/09/2011

Ally Bain, 21, helped push for "Ally's Law," legislation requiring stores in Illinois to provide restrooms for people with medical emergencies. She suffers from Crohn's disease, which can make her need to use the restroom almost without a moment's notice. (Credit: Facebook)

Vernon Hills Teen’s Disease Spurs Her Activism

A 21-year old Vernon Hills woman was recently honored for her work on behalf of people like her, who suffer a painful and potentially embarrassing disease.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

Not all fitting-room doors provide privacy. (CBS)

Peek-a-boo: Some Fitting-Room Doors Can Leave You Exposed

You’re heading to a dressing room to try on clothes. You usually pay a lot of attention to what you see in the mirror, but maybe you should be focusing more on the door. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist explains why.

09/29/2011

Exterior of hhgregg store. (Credit: hhgregg)

hhgregg Electronics Plans To Open Stores In Chicago

Electronics retailer hhgregg plans to open at least 20 stores in the Chicago area, beginning this fall, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday.

02/16/2011