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2 hrs ago | Bride's Magazine

Fun, No-Fuss, Close-to-Home Beach Escapes for Your Honeymoon

Want to go on a romantic beach honeymoon but don't want to travel too far? We've got you covered.


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6 hrs ago |

Navy Pier celebrates its 100 year anniversary with a new look

Navy Pier has had many incarnations. It has been a Naval training center, a school and a big empty, unused space.


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10 hrs ago | The IE's Hottest Music 99.1 KGGI

Ed Sheeran announces first solo U.S. tour

Ed Sheeran has booked his first-ever headlining tour in the U.S. The British singer-songwriter has announced new dates across North America, on the heels of the release of his single, "Sing" and an appearance on "Saturday Night Live."


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12 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

Erin Ruberry: If You Only Have a Weekend in Chicago, Do This, Eat Here and Don't Go to Bed Early

When you only have one weekend to explore a new city, it's important to make every moment count -- but at the same time, you don't want to run yourself ragged.

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15 hrs ago | CBS Local

Aldermen Delay Vote On Plastic Bag Ban

Aldermen have put off a vote on an ordinance that would ban Chicago retailers from giving shoppers plastic bags for their goods.


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18 hrs ago |

No-risk waiting on airfares

One of the most tired cliches is that so-and-so doesn't actually sell such and-such; they sell peace of mind.


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19 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Midterm Elections brought to you by Koch Inc.

It may sound counter intuitive, but have liberals ever considered financing a few Female Libertarian candidates? Libertarians hate the Kochs too.


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Mon Apr 14, 2014


Wire: Saveur's Best Food Blog Winners; Stream Kelis' Food

The recipients of Saveur 's 2014 Best Food Blog Awards have been revealed, with two winners named in each category: one selected by readers, the other by the magazine's editors.


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Northwestern University

Renowned Indian Novelist Amitav Ghosh Coming to Northwestern

Renowned Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh will visit Northwestern University for two weeks starting Monday to teach undergraduate and graduate student/faculty seminars and to give two public lectures on writing about polyglot societies and traveling the opium route in Asia.


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Government Executive

This 67-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Is Headed to Space

Bill Simpson, collections manager of fossil vertebrates at Chicago's Field Museum, dusts the teeth of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, Science / Technology, Space, us Travel, Travel, NASA, North America Travel

Streets Blog Chicago

Tell IDOT to Rehab LSD as a Complete Street, Not a Speedway

This bus stop on Inner Lake Shore Drive at Addison is an unwelcoming space for riders.


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The Atlantic

The First Emoticon May Have Appeared in ... 1648

Editor Levi Stahl, publicity manager for the University of Chicago Press, was taking in some poems by Robert Herrick when he noticed a rather unusual typographic formation in the second line of the poem "To Fortune."


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Tax Day Freebies, Promotions, Deals and Specials

Tax Day is just around the corner. Nobody likes writing a big check to Uncle Sam but there is some good news: Tax Day also means free stuff, promotions, deals and specials.


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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Heights

Pendas Brings Authentic German Experience To BC

Perhaps these early inclinations derived from his mother, who was pursuing a graduate degree in history during his early childhood and, rather than tell typical bedtime stories, would read selections from her history books to then-8-year-old specializes in modern Europe; German history; the history of war and genocide; the history of war crimes ... (more)


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Daily Kos

Odds & Ends: News/Humor

ALTHOUGH academic freedom is still limited, the new president of Iran has made positive changes, with visiting Western scholars now allowed in ... and sought-after by students.


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The Kaleidoscope

Localeur gives travelers locals' advice on what to do

Do you just live in your neighborhood, or are you a local voyager? This app offers travel tips from locals who discover and rediscover their cities as if they were on a hunt for hidden treasure.


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Sears is dying: What the ubiquitous store's death says about America

You shopped at Sears. You wore Toughskins jeans. You paged through the Fall/Winter catalog, thumbing frayed edges onto the toy section.

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How Curbside Carriers Changed America's Mind About Buses

Intercity bus travel is no longer the exclusive domain of the down-and-out. The likes of BoltBus and Megabus have, over the past few years, brought a new level of service to the open roads.


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Sat Apr 12, 2014


International Travel Writers Visit Rockford

There's no question Rockford has gotten a bad rap., but one group's visit to the Stateline this weekend could help turn that stigma around while possibly bringing more visitors and money from around the world.


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Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Hastings Tribune

Hastings resident Dan Peters finds tropical escape

Laura Beahm/Tribune Dan Peters holds his collection of Jimmy Buffet concert tickets at this home in March.


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