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From Home To Car: The Ultimate Guide To Planning Your Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is almost upon us. The holiday marks the beginning of the summer season, and as such, it’s also the beginning of summer vacation for many.

05/21/2014

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Go On The Ultimate Game Of Thrones Fancation

Take your Game Of Thrones fandom to the next level by booking Black Tomato’s nine-day Game of Thrones Croatian/Icelandic vacation. The trip is designed to take you to some of the HBO show’s most iconic filming locations.

04/11/2014

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Score Cheap Hotel Rooms By Letting Hotels Fight Over You

Hotels now want to treat you like a storage unit full of crappy furniture — they bid on YOU!

03/27/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses proposed gun control measures he's introduced to the City Council. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Travels To China To Promote Chicago

City officials say a memorandum of understanding to be signed in China will establish Chicago “as a gateway for Chinese investment.”

12/22/2013

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How To Do Hawaii Like A Man

Kauai is the place to visit if you like your slice of paradise served with a healthy dose of well-earned cuts and bruises, and a sore muscle or two. It’s an amazing, exotic place that’s definitely worth the visit, but if you’re going to attempt it — you should do it right. And here is how.

10/30/2013

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The Bahamas Destination Guide

If you want to truly experience The Bahamas, get ready to do some island hopping. Check out this destinations guide to Nassau, Grand Bahama Island, Great Exuma, Green Turtle Cay and more.

10/25/2013

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The Six Best Hotel Beds For Shut-Eye

Check out these hotel beds around the world that help you get the best possible night’s sleep.

10/24/2013

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The Most Expensive Cruise In The World

Whether you can afford a complete splurge of a vacation or not, Silversea’s World Cruise is entertaining enough to learn more about. The most expensive cruise on the planet hits up 49 ports in 115 days of pure indulgence.

10/23/2013

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.)

Congressman Roskam Facing Ethics Probe Over Taiwan Trip

The committee announced on its website Friday that it was extending its investigation of Roskam, and that the Office of Congressional Ethics – an independent, non-partisan group – had brought the matter to its attention.

07/26/2013

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Best Scenic Drives Within 60 Miles Of Los Angeles

Getting out of town for a quick respite from daily life doesn’t have to mean straying too far from Los Angeles proper. In fact, these drive-away mini-vacations can start immediately with eye-catching scenery about an hour or so from the city of angels. When you fall in love with these locales, stop at these places to rest your head or snap your shutter.

03/22/2013

Field Museum photographed by John Weinstein (Credit: The Field Museum's facebook)

2013 Guide To The Field Museum

The Field Museum is all about history, so here’s a little history about the Field Museum. The museum was first incorporated into the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893 as part of an outgrowth of the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893…

01/10/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Criticized For Flying Off To New York To Ring NASDAQ Bell

Gov. Pat Quinn is catching some heat for a quick overnight trip he made to New York City.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Visiting Factories, Meeting Dignitaries In Israel

Gov. Pat Quinn is spending the week and Israel, in the interest of further developing a relationship for Illinois there.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

Mayor Daley At Wheaton College

Daley Set To Leave For China

Mayor Richard M. Daley leaves for China tomorrow, for a two-week trip with civic and business leaders to drum up more investment in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–03/17/2011

Red Kite Roundup

Virtual Camping Trip Coming For Kids With Autism

Children with autism can experience something new this winter – camping.

WBBM Newsradio–01/31/2011