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5 U.S. Trips To Take With The Entire Family

Many of the best family-friendly destinations are also among the most obvious.


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Best Cities To Visit With Kids Less Than Five Years Old

Visiting a popular amusement park or attraction is something your child will never forget. Here are five of the best American cities to visit while traveling with kids under five, all guaranteed to provide memories that will last a lifetime.


IOC president Thomas Bach. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

IOC Opens Door To Joint Bids, New Sports Events

“We want to create more diversity in the candidatures,” IOC president Thomas Bach says.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2014

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Best Places In America To Spend Thanksgiving Weekend

Instead of gathering at someone’s home this Thanksgiving, make plans for a destination Thanksgiving getaway that the entire family will enjoy.



Best Museums In The USA

America has many of the world’s greatest museums, some of which are free.


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Your City Guide to Washington D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.



Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July


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Memorial Day Vacay: Best 3-Day Weekend Getaway Spots

For your Memorial Day mini-vacation, check out these cities with year-round appeal, plus extra holiday happenings.


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Best Historic Vacations In The US

The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.


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Wisch: A Great Start, But Do Cubs Need Samardzija In The Pen?

On Sunday, the onetime wide receiver strung together a series of goose eggs on Easter to dazzle in his 2012 debut and make it appear as if that day has perhaps finally arrived.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

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Report: Chicago’s Traffic Congestion No Longer Worst, But Still Disastrous

New research says Chicago has fallen behind Washington, D.C., for having the worst traffic in the nation.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

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East Coast Quake Reportedly Felt In Chicago

The 5.9 magnitude earthquake that rattled the East Coast may have been felt here in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

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Debt Ceiling Debate Becoming A Dangerous Game

Republicans and Democrats in Washington remained far apart on a deal to increase the federal debt ceiling and Wall Street is really worried, chalking up the biggest losses in nearly a year.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

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Top 5 Patriotic Movies

While America does love its movies about sexy bank robbers knocking off banks and street-racers smashing up cop cars, there’s still always an audience for a good patriotic movie. Whether it’s about the US of […]


A Chicago-bound American Airlines jet made an emergency landing in Dayton, Ohio, Friday. (CBS)

Flight To O’Hare Makes Emergency Landing In Dayton, Ohio

A plane headed for Chicago made an emergency landing in Dayton, Ohio, Friday morning, and two passengers were taken to the hospital.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011

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Chicago Ranked Worst In Nation For Traffic Jams

Chicago has been named the worst in the nation when it comes to traffic congestion.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011

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Mayor Daley’s Wife Hospitalized In Washington

Maggie Daley, who was in Washington to receive a leadership award from the Kuwait-America Foundation, experienced leg pain.


Transformers 3's'Bumblebee' Slams A Washington, DC Police Car (WUSA-TV Photo)

Stunt Car Slams Cop Car On Transformers Set

There’s been another accident during ‘Transformers 3’ filming. This time, it happened in Washington, D.C. SEE CRASH VIDEO

WBBM Newsradio–10/12/2010