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10 Holiday Do’s and Don’ts

Holiday time is upon us yet again, and before the stress weighs you down, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place to help ensure that you’ll make it through the season with a smile.

12/02/2013

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Easy Ways to Save On Holiday Travel

From shipping your luggage to taking public transportation to the airport, we’ve assembled a few of our favorite tips for saving money on holiday travel. You don’t have to waste your whole holiday budget on getting home this year!

12/02/2013

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5 Reasons Being Solo During The Holidays Rocks

Alright, Singletons, it’s time to stop moping around feeling sorry for yourself for being single during the holidays. We have five reasons to celebrate your solo status!

12/02/2013

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1 Dead,12 Wounded In Shootings Throughout Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

A man is dead and at least 12 people have been wounded in separate South Side shootings since the Thanksgiving weekend began Wednesday night.

11/30/2013

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Bargain Hunters Get Early Jump On Black Friday Shopping

They didn’t sleep. They don’t care about the cold. They’re on a mission to shop.

11/29/2013

Volunteers serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington, Ill. (CBS)

In Tornado-Damaged Washington, People Find Reason To Be Thankful

The Crossroads United Methodist Church near Peoria became a huge banquet hall, serving more than a thousand Thanksgiving meals to people whose last 10 days have been kind of a blur.

11/28/2013

Brodney Serrano, 3, is recovering from a brain injury over the summer. (La Rabida Children's Hospital)

Boy, 3, Celebrates Thanksgiving Following Traumatic Brain Injury

When WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser visited, a smiling Brodney Serrano was surrounded by family.

11/28/2013

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Four Wounded In Shootings Since Thanksgiving Weekend Begins

The most recent shooting happened early Thursday when a man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Englewood.

11/28/2013

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Keidel: Feasting On Football

The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.

11/28/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who Does The Thanksgiving Game Better? Cowboys Vs. Lions

The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.

11/28/2013

Aurelio's Pizza was started in 1952. (CBS)

Pizza A Popular Pick On Thanksgiving Eve

Well we all know turkey is the most popular dish for Thanksgiving, but what are Chicagoans eating in record numbers Wednesday night? Believe it or not it’s pizza.

11/27/2013

Travelers line up at a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport early Wednesday, which is expected to be the busiest travel day of the holiday week. (Credit: CBS)

Holiday Travelers Encounter Fewer Delays Than Expected

CBS 2′s Derrick Blakely reports holiday passengers expecting turkey day travel troubles received a pleasant surprise as few O’Hare flights delayed or cancelled due to the northeast storm.

11/27/2013

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State Police Honor Fallen Trooper With Thanksgiving Patrol

Illinois State Police launched an aggressive Thanksgiving holiday enforcement effort on the state’s roadways Tuesday called Operation Kyle in honor of a state trooper who was killed a year ago conducting a traffic stop.

11/26/2013

Students at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences prepare pumpkin pies for a Thanksgiving meal for 300 senior citizens. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Agricultural Students Cooking, Serving Thanksgiving Dinner For Seniors

Students at a Southwest Side high school have been putting their lessons into practice, as they work to provide Thanksgiving meals to 300 senior citizens on Tuesday.

11/26/2013

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Sign Of The Times: More People Working On Thanksgiving

Are the stores to blame – or are you? CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

11/25/2013

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Winter Storm Expected To Disrupt Travel Plans Later This Week

Despite Monday’s snowfall, it is looking to be the best day for holiday travel between now and Thanksgiving.

11/25/2013

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Chicago Thanksgiving Basket Brigade Delivers Food To Needy Families

Volunteers at University of Illinois spent a chilly Sunday unloading trucks full of food to deliver to needy families around the city.

11/24/2013

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Donation From Pilsen Company Will Feed More Than 100 Needy Families On Thanksgiving

More than 145 needy families, most of them from the Pilsen neighborhood, will have Thanksgiving with all the trimmings this year thanks to a local business.

11/23/2013

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Thanksgiving + First Day Of Chanukah = ‘Thanksgivukah’

You better enjoy it this time around. As CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports, it won’t happen again for decades.

11/22/2013

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Carrie Morey’s Black Pepper Biscuits

Carrie Morey’s Black Pepper Biscuits will give your Thanksgiving table just the right amount of Southern flair and keep your family running for more.

11/22/2013

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