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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

6 hours ago

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Southwest Flight From Chicago Midway To LaGuardia Makes Emergency Landing

A Southwest Airlines flight form LaGuardia Airport to Chicago made an emergency landing Tuesday after an engine warning light came on in the cockpit, an airline spokeswoman said.

19 hours ago

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Columbia Bid Makes Short List For Obama Presidential Library Site

Four applications – including one from Columbia University – have made the cut for the short list to host President Barack Obama’s future potential library.

09/15/2014

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NYC’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: September 15th-21st

Check out the Priceless Things To Do this week in NYC, week of September 15th-21st.

09/15/2014

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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Team Beats Philly, Advances To Little League Title Game

Chicago’s celebrated Jackie Robinson West team eliminated Philadelphia 6-5 Thursday night, in a matchup at the Little League World Series.

08/21/2014

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America’s Best High-End Restaurants

New York City has many of the country’s best restaurants but other foodie towns give the city some competition. For instance, Chicago’s Alinea and the Napa Valley’s Restaurant at Meadowood also deserve merit.

06/03/2014

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5 Things Blackhawks Fans Are Saying About Thrilling Game 7 Loss

Well, the stage for the Lord Stanley Cup Playoffs is set. The first puck will drop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday where the Kings will take on the New York Rangers. As you might imagine there are dozens of ecstatic fans of both teams here at CBS Local Sports National headquarters. We do, however, have one resident hardcore Chicago Blackhawks fan; Field Operations Manager Stan Pillman who has a few things to say about last night’s loss. Here are the top five things Blackhawks fans are saying about last night’s thrilling Game 7 loss, according to Stan.

06/02/2014

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Regulations On E-Cigarettes To Take Effect Tuesday In New York

Laws in New York and Chicago making electronic cigarettes subject to the same regulations as tobacco are taking effect Tuesday, and their sellers and users are steadfast in their opposition.

04/28/2014

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Hoffman’s Will: Son Should Be Raised In New York, Chicago Or San Francisco

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will was released Wednesday, showing that he bequeathed all his personal property to the mother of his three children.

02/19/2014

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Christie Makes First Public Appearance Since Bridgegate Erupted

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in Chicago Tuesday, making his first public appearance since the scandal at the George Washington Bridge came to light.

02/11/2014

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N.J. State Lawmaker Demands Probe Of Red-Light Camera Vendor After Bribery Claims

A New Jersey state lawmaker called for an investigation Sunday, in the wake of a lawsuit alleging bribes to government officials in 13 different states by a red-light camera company.

02/09/2014

Garbage trucks plow past a Citi Bike station after winter storm Hercules on January 3, 2014 in New York, United States. The major winter snowstorm forced New York City schools to close and shut down the Long Island Expressway. Dangerously cold temperatures are predicted for the evening hours.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

‘Polar Vortex’ Bringing Deep Freeze To Wide Swath Of U.S.

Tri-State Area residents were not the only ones suffering through a bitter blast this weekend, and some areas have seen conditions far more severe. At least 16 deaths were blamed on the snowstorm.

01/04/2014

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Cold Snap, Possible Snowstorm Looming In Days To Come

Cold air was moving into the Tri-State Area Monday night, and it could be setting the stage for the first major snowstorm of the season later in the week.

12/30/2013

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American Cities With The Best Public Transportation Systems

One of the best ways to cut down on our carbon footprint is to use mass transportation, which of course is much easier to do when cities offer convenient transit options. Find out which American cities have the best public mass transportation systems and how they have been recognized.

12/17/2013

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GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inducts 27 New Recordings from Dolly Parton, The Rolling Stones, U2 and More

The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”

12/04/2013

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