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5 Activities To Do Before The Leaves Start To Fall

With autumn around the corner many people are desperately clutching to the remaining days of summer. Take some time to indulge in these five summer activities to ease the seasonal transition.

08/12/2013

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“Under The Dome” Renewed For Second Season

The network has announced that the series, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, has been renewed for a second season.

07/31/2013

Backpack

Boys & Girls Club Donates Backpacks Filled With School Supplies To Chicago Kids

Some Chicago kids can skip the back to school shopping, thanks to generous donations, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/24/2013

Field Green Salad

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

Summer Volleyball

Cold, Rainy Weather Has Chicagoans Wondering Where Summer Went

- The calendar says July 3 – but the thermometer says September – and it seems like summer has passed us by.

07/03/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says every major city must deal with rising crime in summer, when temperatures get hotter. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Cops Ready For Expected Summer Spike In Crime

Summer is officially here, and – not surprisingly – Chicago saw a spate of shootings overnight. With hot and muggy conditions expected the next several days, the city could also see a typical spike in violent crime.

06/21/2013

Juggle

Unique Outdoor Games To Keep Kids Active This Summer

It’s summer and the kids are out of school….now what? These outdoor games are designed to get kids moving and actively engaged in activities that will keep them having fun off the couch.

06/21/2013

4th of July food

4th Of July Party Essentials

Creating a memorable family gathering for the Fourth doesn’t have to be fussy or complicated. Here’s how to set a sizzling table, serve a crowd-pleasing meal, and keep everyone entertained with minimal effort or hassle.

06/17/2013

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Pick-A-Side: What Is Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?

06/10/2013

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Road Construction Might Put A Bump In Summer Travel

Planning on driving home from a long weekend in Lake Geneva? Heading west to Elgin? Or landing at O’Hare International Airport late at night? Get ready for some heartburn.

05/28/2013

Midnight Circus troupe is jumping at Garfield Park, where Mayor Emanuel announced expanded Summer programs. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

City To Use Leftover NATO Funds To Expand Summer Programs At Parks

The Emanuel administration has committed $750,000 in leftover NATO Summit funds to offer more nighttime events at city parks this summer.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

Summer Garden

Tips for Preparing Your Vegetable Garden This Summer

Are you considering growing your own vegetables to save money and eat healthier? Growing a garden takes some advanced planning, as well as a great deal of time, patience and effort. Utilize these 10 helpful tips to prepare your garden and make it flourish.

05/13/2013

Camp Counselor

10 Part-Time Summer Jobs Perfect for Teens

Summer, summer, summertime! It’s every kid’s favorite time of year, but too much time on their hands can be a concern for parents. A fun part-time summer job may be the answer.

05/13/2013

BBQ Wing Rack

Best Grilling Gadgets For Your Summer Cookouts

Everyone longs for summer, barbecues, and cookouts. Whatever your specialty, there are grilling gadgets galore to make the job easier and even more fun.

05/13/2013

Beach Safety

Water Safety: How To Keep The Kids Safe Around The Beach Or Pool

Whether planning a beach vacation this summer or staying closer to home at the neighborhood pool, be mindful of water safety and how to keep the kids safe.

05/13/2013

Police officers on foot patrol in the Uptown neighborhood, near Truman College. (Credit: CBS)

Police Hope Foot Patrols In Uptown Help Stem Last Summer’s Violence

Sadly, the warm weather often means more crime. Jason in the Uptown neighborhood sent us an e-mail about a shooting this week near Truman College. In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker caught up with officers walking the beat near the scene of the crime.

CBS 2–04/30/2013

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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

Lake Michigan sunrise along North Avenue beach. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

This Summer, It’s Hotter Over The Lake

In a Chicago summer that’s broken all kinds of heat records, another one has fallen.

07/31/2012

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