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The "United States That Never Was" (Credit: Andrew Shears)

Welcome To Chicagoland, The 81st State In The Union

History buff Andrew Shears doesn’t really live in an alternate reality, but he does like to imagine what the United States might look like if one added small twists to historical events.

04/11/2014

Canada's Jonathan Toews, left, and Team USA's Joe Pavelski. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Canada Tops USA, 1-0, To Reach Gold-Medal Game

Jamie Benn scored the lone goal in the second period.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2014

Team USA goalie Jonathan Quick (bottom of pile) makes a stop in a quarterfinal win against the Czech Republic. (Jonathan Nackstrand/Getty Images)

Team USA Tops Czech Republic, Advances To Hockey Semifinals

Team USA will play Canada on Friday in the semifinals.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2014

Sidney Crosby, right, and Chris Kunitz. (Getty Images)

Ten Things To Know About Olympic Hockey

From the big ice to the favorites to breaking furniture, here’s what you need to know.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

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Which Countries Require Americans To Get A Visa Before They Fly?

If you have an American passport, you pretty much have access to the most of the world. However, there are some countries that still require you to have some extra documentation. Check out all the countries that require Americans to get a visa before they fly here.

01/08/2014

Patrick Kane. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)

Kane Named to USA Olympic Hockey Team

Patrick Kane is the lone Blackhawk representative on the squad.  

670 The Score–01/01/2014

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The Best (Free!) Hotel Happy Hours

Check out the best FREE hotel happy hours from around the US.

12/31/2013

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The 5 Best Stadiums In The NFL

From location, fans, and noise level to architecture, food & beer, and proximity to post-game shenanigans, here are football’s five best stadiums in the NFL.

11/25/2013

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America’s Most Hipster Cities

Pretty much any US city, short of maybe Birmingham, AL, has some elements/neighborhoods of hipster culture at this point (you really just need a fixed-gear bike shop, right?), but these 10 cities are vying for the title of hipster-est. Behind Williamsburg, of course.

11/15/2013

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America’s Seven Best Beercations

You love beer. You love vacations. So it’s only natural you’ll like this rundown of America’s seven hottest travel destinations with a hopping beer scene.

11/01/2013

Lake Michigan sunrise along North Avenue beach. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

U.S., Canada Re-Sign Pact To Protect Great Lakes

The United States is combining forces with our neighbors to the north to keep the Great Lakes safe and pure.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Gold medallists Clement Lefert, Yannick Agnel, Amaury Leveaux and Fabien Gilot of France pose with the medals won in the medal ceremony following the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Realty on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 29, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

French Get Revenge For 2008 Relay Loss To U.S.

Ryan Lochte grabbed at the edge of the pool, head down, staring at the water. Michael Phelps glared at the scoreboard, trying to digest the first silver medal of his Olympic career. Right beside them, the French celebrated.

07/29/2012

The United States took the overall medal count with 37 during the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, but the home nation won the most gold with 14 medals. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Deal Clears Way For U.S. To Bid For Olympics Again

International and U.S. Olympic leaders finalized a new revenue-sharing agreement on Thursday that ends years of acrimony between the powerful bodies and clears the way for future American bids for the games.

670 The Score–05/24/2012

The Japanese women's soccer team celebrates its World Cup title. (CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Women’s World Cup Final Breaks Twitter record

The Women’s World Cup final set the record for tweets per second, eclipsing the wedding of Prince William and Kate and the death of Osama bin Laden.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

World Cup

U.S. Headed To World Cup Final After 3-1 Win Over France

The United States is in the World Cup final for the first time since it last won the title in 1999, and once again, it was Abby Wambach coming up big in a 3-1 victory over France.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Brazil v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Quarter Finals

Muller: U.S. Women Win One Of The Most Memorable Games Ever

In my 31 years on this planet, I have witnessed some pretty entertaining sporting events.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Downtown Parking Lot

Chicagoans Pay Some Of Nation’s Highest Parking Rates

Chicago’s parking rates rank among the highest in the nation, both for daily and monthly parking.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Guantanamo Bay

Former Prosecutor: U.S. Will Have To Apologize For Guantanamo

Former U.S. Attorney Tom Sullivan is warning that the United States will eventually have to apologize for its treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011