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A 48 Hour Guide To Chicago

A practical travel guide for the best lodging, dining, transportation and attractions in Chicago, especially for travelers who have just 48 hours to visit America’s third largest city.

08/21/2015

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A History Lover’s Travel Guide To Chicago

The Chicago Water Tower, Grant Park and Wrigley Field are among the must see attractions in Chicago for history lovers.

07/03/2015

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Illinois High-Speed Rail Work to Disrupt Some Amtrak Routes

Illinois transportation officials say that work to increase rail speeds to 110 mph will mean service changes for some Amtrak trains between Chicago and St. Louis.

06/12/2015

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Crime On The Rise, Again, In St. Louis

Murder, robbery, burglary, car thefts and assaults all went up double digits last month, as the city’s year-to-date crime report for May shows a total crime increase of 15.5 percent.

06/08/2015

The Amtrak Texas Eagles crashed near Wilmington, Illinois on June 5, 2015 (CBS Radio Chicago)

Amtrak’s Texas Eagle Crashes in Northern Illinois

Train was on way from St. Louis to Chicago. No serious injuries reported.

06/05/2015

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NFL Owners to Discuss L.A. Plans in Chicago

Special meeting set for August 11 to finalize plans for October owners meeting

06/04/2015

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Casino Group to Buy Fairmount Park Pending Approval of Slots

Casino Queen owners plan to purchase Fairmount Park, if Illinois lawmakers pass a gambling expansion at horse racing venues in the state.

05/26/2015

Riders slow their horses after racing 5 furlongs on a sloppy track during the first race of the year at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois, on March 15, 2011. (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Gambling Experts Set to Testify on Potential Chicago Casino

Proposals to expand Illinois gambling have recently resurfaced as legislators prepare to adjourn at the end of the month.

05/11/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois Can’t Bail Out Chicago

The Republican governor delivered a rare speech to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday. He said the city’s agenda for fixing its fiscal issues cannot be separate from the state’s own reform efforts. He says it will require shared sacrifice and asked council members to work with him.

05/06/2015

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the nation about normalizing diplomatic relations the Cuba in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, over 50 years after they were severed in January 1961. In a prisoner exchange, U.S. contractor Alan Gross was freed after being held in Cuba since 2009 and sent to Cuba three Cuban spies who had imprisoned in the U.S. since 2001.  (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

Report: Obama Picks Chicago For Presidential Library

University of Hawaii and Columbia University were also considered

04/30/2015

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