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A First-Timer’s Guide To Airbnb

Tips on getting you started on Airbnb and how to be a good guest during your stay

07/31/2015

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Opinion: Guy Leaving ‘No Tip’ Cards Because Of Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Is An Idiot And Here’s Why

Ladies and gentleman, we finally have a hero among us willing to go toe to toe against the evil forces known as the “minimum wage”! There’s only one problem… He doesn’t seem to understand how it works.

07/22/2015

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Ask An Expert: Overcoming First Day Of School Jitters

Overcoming first day jitters — whether for kindergarten or a new school — all starts with the parents, according to two counselors who weigh in on the subject.

07/14/2015

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VIDEO: A Time Lapsed Tour Of The Entire 606 Trail

After a decade in the making, the 606 Trail finally opened this past weekend. I decided to ride the entire trail during the opening weekend and mount a camera on my bike to document the experience.

06/08/2015

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Best Chicago Marathon (Or Any Marathon) Advice

The upcoming October 11th Bank of America Chicago Marathon is NOT to be trifled with, and you need to be prepared.

05/12/2015

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5 Tips To Get Your Pet Ready For Summer

Help your pet enjoy the Summer by preparing them with these five tips.

05/12/2015

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When It Comes To Tipping, Chicago Is Tip-Top

Chicagoans rank among the most generous in the nation when it comes to leaving tips.

03/21/2014

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Servers Get Thousands From Anonymous Tips For Jesus

It’s a mystery that’s creating intrigue from coast to coast. Someone is visiting restaurants, including right here in Chicago, and leaving astronomical tips for the wait staff, like $5,000 tips.

12/03/2013

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Space-Saving Tips for Dorm Room Living

When you live in a tiny dorm room, maximizing space is a priority. These 10 space-saving tips will help you keep your room organized while still having room to move.

08/22/2013

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Guide To Lollapalooza 2013

Lollapalooza isn’t just something you can ignore (even if you wanted to). With an eclectic mix of bands, big and small, Lollapalooza brings us back year after year. The Cure, Mumford and Sons, Wavves, Matt and Kim and a bunch of bands we’re not cool enough to have ever heard of all make Lollapalooza worthwhile.

08/01/2013

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Chicago Karaoke Tips: Dance… Or Else

Even some good singers will screw up their performance by standing still as a statue (but not one a those hot nude statues people label as “art” — like a scary gargoyle statue). Great, you sing well, but who cares? A drunk, chatty karaoke audience will happily ignore you, good voice or not, if you’re not animated enough.

07/25/2013

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Some Tipsters Having Trouble With New Police Texting System

One day after unveiling its new anonymous text-messaging number, some people trying to text tips to the Chicago Police Department are having problems.

07/09/2013

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Tips For Choosing Health Insurance

Below are some practical tips for selecting a health insurance policy that include advice from experts and suggested research. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation over the coming years will likely have some […]

07/02/2013

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Experts Offer Tips To Get The Best Travel Deals This Summer

Experts say you won’t find the usual summer air-fare wars, but there are still some bargains you don’t want to miss. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/03/2013

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Best Spring Beauty Tips And Trends From A Chicago Beauty Guru

Don’t get left on the sidelines when the weather breaks! Get expert advice on how to get gorgeous for another spectacular spring.

02/19/2013

The iWatch app allows smart phone users to send tips about crime to authorities, including photos. (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Getting High-Tech Crime Tip App

A new crime-fighting tool in Cook County might soon be in the palm of your hand.

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Looking For The Perfect Holiday Tree? Here Are Some Hints

CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman talked to some tree experts to get the tips you need to know before making the big decision.

11/23/2012

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Best Holiday Travel Tips For People From Chicago

Holiday travel is difficult no matter where you’re from. Everyone is trying to get home to see their loved ones as fast as possible and generally traveling with more luggage than usual as they’re all bearing gifts. Chicagoans have a further cross to bear being a hub city and a centralized urban area. Here are a few tips to make your holiday trip less hectic.

11/17/2012

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Tips To Stay Safe In Extreme Heat, Find A Cooling Center

Health officials are warning people about extreme heat this week, especially on Thursday, and are reminding people to take steps to avoid being overcome by the hot and humid conditions.

06/27/2012

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Not All Home Remodeling Pays Off When You Put Your Home On The Market

If you are longing to knock out a wall, or add a room in your home, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on just how much you can expect to recoup if you ever decide to sell.

06/18/2012

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