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Best Cities For Black Friday Shopping

While many other consumers will simply avoid holiday crowds at shopping malls or even wait until Cyber Monday, retail stores across the nation will be buzzing with activity on the day after Thanksgiving. The following are five of the best American cities for Black Friday deals.

11/05/2013

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Roasted Lamb Recipe From “The Way We Ate”

Learn to make Melissa Clark’s roasted leg of lamb with mint salsa verde from the new cookbook “The Way We Ate” by Noah Fecks and Paul Wagtouicz.

11/04/2013

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5 Non Traditional Dishes To Serve At Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again for social gatherings and home cooked meals. Here are some non-traditional dishes for your Thanksgiving dinner!

11/01/2013

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Kid-Friendly Crafts For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a family affair, and one in which every member of the family can contribute. While not all children need to be in the kitchen helping to prepare the feast, children of any age can make something out of craft materials to help decorate the house and table.

11/01/2013

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Unique DIY Centerpieces For Your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy great food with family and friends and reflect on what’s important. Decorating the table doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Therw are plenty of creative options beyond the cornucopia. Take a look at these elegant and easy alternatives.

11/01/2013

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Tired of Turkey? Main Course Alternatives For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is not just about turkey – especially for those who do not like or are tired of the traditional stuffed bird. Many families prefer a roast, seafood, lasagna or even a rice-based dish. Here are just four main course alternatives.

11/01/2013

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Tips For A Successful Holiday Gathering

So you’re hosting a Thanksgiving gathering. Whether it’s your first time hosting Thanksgiving or you’re a seasoned vet, there is a lot of pressure to make your event flawless. Here are a few creative ways to make your holiday great!

11/01/2013

George Washington's signature caps a communication about a new holiday called Thanksgiving. (CBS)

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation On Display At Hancock Center

Washington’s John Hancock, at it were, was affixed on October 3, 1789, proclaiming the first Thanksgiving, after the creation of the U.S. Constitution.

10/24/2013

Tiarria Stallworth, a 29-year-old mother, was hit while putting her child into a car over the Thanksgiving holiday.  (Shamika Burton)

Mom Injured In Hit-And-Run Over Thanksgiving Goes Home For Christmas

Tiarria Stallworth was struck by a white sport-utility vehicle in the 8700 block of South Burley Avenue last month.

12/23/2012

Wow. A Thanksgiving eating contest. How festive. (Credit: Joe Kohen/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Virgo

The stars have some very solid advice, Virgo: Lose that temper, or you’ll never get invited to another Thanksgiving again.

11/28/2012

Leroy Haynes, 65, has an artificial heart powered by the Freedom Driver, a portable power supply worn as a backpack or carried like a suitcase. (Credit: CBS)

Monee Man Celebrates Thanksgiving 2 Months After Getting Artificial Heart

It was a hearty Thanksgiving for many, but especially heavy on the heart of a Monee man. He’s thankful, and a medical marvel to boot.

CBS 2–11/23/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. talks to reporters on Thanksgiving Day, the day after his son Jesse Jr. resigned from Congress. He would only say his son was spending the day with his family. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson: Jesse Jr. Spent Thanksgiving With His Family

The day after former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, things were quiet at the home of Jackson’s famous father. But Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. did come out to talk to reporters on Thanksgiving.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2012

The 79th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on State Street. (Credit: CBS)

Balmy Weather Makes For Perfect Day For Parade

The weather was a big hit at the Thanksgiving Day Parade on State Street this morning. Thousands of parade-goers came out to the 79th annual parade.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2012

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Mild Thanksgiving Will Give Way To Cold Black Friday

Enjoy the unseasonably warm Thanksgiving Day, because winds are expected to pick up and temperatures will be dropping soon.

11/22/2012

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Governor Urges Illinoisans To Help Food Banks

Gov. Pat Quinn is reminding state residents to support food banks around Illinois during the holiday season and throughout the year.

11/22/2012

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Two Dead, 10 Wounded In Thanksgiving Weekend Violence

A man attempting to stop a fight between a married couple was stabbed to death, another man was found shot dead in a backyard and at least ten other people — including two teenage girls and a CTA passenger shot by police — were wounded by gunfire since the start of the Thanksgiving weekend.

11/22/2012

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Baffoe: What I’m Not Thankful For In Sports

Thanksgiving kind of came out of nowhere, didn’t it? Actually, I apologize for that because that question makes me a hypocrite. One of my bigger pet peeves is people who are annually amazed at annual stuff.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2012

President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden after his victory speech on election night(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Happy Thanksgiving

The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.

11/22/2012

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Best Thanksgiving Books For Kids

Snuggle up with your little ones and let these beautifully worded (and funny!) stories about being thankful and celebrating with gratitude soak into your heart!

11/21/2012

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Want To Burn Thanksgiving Calories? You Gotta Actually Cook The Dinner

You can actually burn calories at Thanksgiving.

11/21/2012

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