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Experts: How Name-Brand And Store-Brand Batteries Stack Up

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has tips that could save you a bundle this holiday.

12/18/2014

Tendayi playing with 5-year old Joshua after giving him some toys at Advocate Children's Hospital. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Hospital Cafeteria Worker Donates Hundreds Of Toys To Sick Kids

A woman who works in the cafeteria of a Southeast Side hospital visited her company’s children’s hospital this morning and brought with her hundreds of toys.

12/15/2014

More than 100 exhibitors from around the world are at the Chicago Toy and Game Expo. (Credit Mariam Sobh)

More Than 100 Exhibitors Show Off Latest Toys And Games At Navy Pier Expo

More than 100 exhibitors from around the world are participating in Chicago’s annual toy and game expo this weekend.

11/22/2014

Christmas Presents (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Local Doctor Lists Toys That Pose Danger To Kids

You might want to check some of those Christmas presents before it’s too late.

WBBM Newsradio–12/24/2012

Salvation Army Bell Ringer

Evanston Salvation Army In Need Of Storefront

The Evanston Salvation Army need a storefront to wrap gifts, assemble baskets and serve its clients.

12/14/2012

Sale prices on toys at a Chicago area Target store. (Credit: CBS)

Study: Black Friday Not The Best Time To Shop For Toys

Parents looking for the best deals on toys for their kids’ Christmas gifts can sleep in the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday.

CBS 2–11/09/2012

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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

Lego City Public Transport

Top Seven Kid-Friendy Stores On Michigan Avenue

Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue is the place to shop ‘til you drop. From high-end boutiques to funky fashion hotspots, there’s a shop to satisfy everyone. Even kids will find a shop or two that meets their wildest shopping dreams. Here are my top seven picks for fun and kid-friendly shops on the Magnificent Mile.

03/30/2012

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Best After Christmas Sales For Kids

If gift cards are burning a whole in your kid’s pockets, there’s no shortage of after Christmas sales to choose from. Spend that hard earned Christmas cash, gift cards or store credit wisely. Stores are boasting big savings for the new year. According to Google, ecommerce sales from December 26-January 15th in 2011 were higher than they were on Black Friday.

01/06/2012

Seized Toys

Customs Agents Seize Toys Full Of Lead, Other Dangerous Chemicals

Some toys imported from China won’t make it under Chicago area Christmas trees, after Customs and Border Patrol officers found they were full of lead and other toxic chemicals.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

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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

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Guide To: Family Fun In Andersonville

If you are looking for something to do with the kids, head north to Andersonville: “A quaint village in the heart of a world class city.” Andersonville was founded by Swedish immigrants and remains a thriving Swedish community with plenty to offer families that visit or choose to make it their home.

07/29/2011

Sanctuary Family Worship Center

Church Misses Deadline, But Still Gets Toys

The head of a Far South Side church missed the deadline for Toys for Tots. But needy kids will get Christmas presents this afternoon.

WBBM Newsradio–12/24/2010

Toys Of 2010

Pastor Pleads For Help To Fill Empty Charity Toy Chest

A pastor in the West Pullman neighborhood who usually provides Christmas toys to hundreds of needy children says he missed a deadline this year – and because of that, he says the toy chest is bare.

12/02/2010

Fisher Price Recall

Fisher-Price has announced the largest toy recall of the year, just in time for the holiday shopping season. A total of 46 different toys are on the list – about 10 million items in all.

10/05/2010

Cat & Mouse (credit: cat-n-mouse.com)

Best Chicago Toy Stores

For children in Chicago, there are more than a few toy stores in town that make a big impression.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2010

Toys Of 2010

Meet The Hottest Toys Of 2010

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist has a peek at the Toys R Us list of the hottest toys of 2010.

CBS 2–10/01/2010