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  • The FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler is supporting two causes: honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and supporting the CARA Road Scholars, which help Chicago youth get healthier.
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  • The13th Annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival is an independent, not-for-profit, nonsectarian film festival.
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  • Elgin mechanic builds Lincolns funeral car replica
  • A Bartlett master mechanic with a penchant for trains and Abraham Lincoln is building a replica of the ornate train car that carried the 16th President's body from Washington, D.C., back to Springfield, Ill.
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  • Elgin mechanic builds Lincolns funeral car replica
  • A local mechanic is building a full-size replica of the funeral train car that carried Lincoln's body in 1865 from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Ill.
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  • Antiques and Garden Fair, Chicago Botanic Garden
  • One of the first, grand gardening events of the season is underway at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
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  • Antiques and Garden Fair, Chicago Botanic Garden
  • One of the first, grand gardening events of the season is underway at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
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  • Mortgage Tips
  • Spring has finally arrived and with it, the traditional opening to the home-buying season. But the mortgage application process has changed significantly, and that could mean it's tougher to buy a house.
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  • Mortgage Tips
  • Spring has finally arrived and with it, the traditional opening to the home-buying season. But the mortgage application process has changed significantly, and that could mean it's tougher to buy a house.
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  • Its a service called ATEN, short for Assistive Technology Exchange Network.
  • It's a service called "ATEN," short for Assistive Technology Exchange Network. It's run by the non-profit United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago. They collect donated computers and refurbish them. That includes erasing the computer's hard drive.
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  • Be The Match Walk+Run
  • Every year, more than 12,000 patients in the U.S. are diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia. For many, a marrow transplant from an unrelated donor might be their best or only hope of a cure.
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  • Easter Family Fun On A Budget
  • Easter is right around the corner, and that means families get together.
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  • ABC7 Eyewitness News' Karen Meyer honored with lifetime achievement award from Chicago Headline Club.
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  • Record turnout expected as thousands honor fallen and seriously injured Chicago police officers at 10th annual Run to Remember.
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  • 100 Club DuPage
  • Before anyone heard the iconic sounds of Frank Sinatra, they heard his opening act of comedian Tom Dreesen. He'll headline a charity event hosted by The Hundred Club of DuPage County called "An Evening of Laughter & Memories of Sinatra."
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  • Easter Egg Hunt For Disabled Children
  • Easter Egg Hunts are fun for kids, but they can pose a challenger for children with disabilities.
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  • Wheaton?s Fun Run In Color
  • Hundreds are signed up for suburban Wheaton's first-ever Fun Run 2014 In Color. It's on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Memorial Park, and proceeds go to several great causes.
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  • Prom Dress Advice
  • In April, thousands of high school juniors and seniors will get a free prom dress, courtesy of the Glass Slipper Project and the Cinderella Project.
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  • Age Well DuPage
  • On Sunday, April 6, 2014, you can learn about Tai Chi, gardening, retirement, job search and more  all for free  at the Age Well DuPage event.
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  • Secretary of State Jesse White unveiled a new ad campaign today showing how all Illinoisans can become heroes by joining the state's Organ/Tissue Donor Registry.
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  • Latino Film Fest
  • In April, the 30th Chicago Latino Film Festival will feature more than 100 feature-length and short films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States.
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  • ABC 7 Eyewitness News Salutes Ethel Crowder - a Chicagoan and World War II veteran.
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  • Shamrock Shuffle begins running season
  • Sunday morning it was all about "racing into spring," as 40,000 people laced up their shoes for the Shamrock Shuffle.
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  • Fun hats for a good cause
  • On May 3, 2014, a fun fundraiser invites everyone to wear all kinds of different hats.
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  • Guiro Heroes
  • Nature is fighting its way back from underneath a thick coat of snow, and that means you can re-discover plants. There are actually a lot of fun things you can do with them, such as making instruments!
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  • This weekend, you can meet ABC's own Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts and other famous people at the 20th Annual Black Women's Expo at McCormick Place.
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  • International Vintage Poster Fair
  • After a winter of looking at the same four walls, you might be ready to redecorate. One easy change is to put up a special poster!
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  • Family Fun Spring Break ideas
  • Family Fun ideas for Spring Break and you don't even have to leave the area.
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  • Japanese Garden
  • The Japanese Garden at the Chicago Botanic Gargens is inviting you for all kinds of activities.
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  • Celebrity Hair Styles
  • Celebrity hair styles always generate talk, such as Beyonce's bob, Shakira's wild curls, or Mary J. Blige's elaborate hairdos. The stylist who helps these stars look like that is Chicago-native Kim Kimble, who has her own TV show, "LA Hair," on WE-TV.
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  • Want to know what Chicago students are up to these days? You can check out our city's future scientists at the 64th Annual Chicago Public Schools Citywide Science Fair at the Museum of Science and Industry.
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  • Want to know what Chicago students are up to these days? You can check out our city's future scientists at the 64th Annual Chicago Public Schools Citywide Science Fair at the Museum of Science and Industry.
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  • March Madness Party Ideas
  • March Madness is underway, and no matter how your brackets are doing, this is a great time to get together with friends to cheer on your teams.
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  • ABC 7's Emmy Award-winning "THE Ñ BEAT", hosted by ABC 7's Theresa Gutierrez, celebrated the accomplishments of Chicago's Latino community, Saturday, March 22.
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  • Now that it's finally spring, it's time to get back in touch with nature and revamp your diet. How about combing that with edible plants?
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  • ABC7 Chicago teams up with Chicago fire department for "Operation Save-A-Life"; fire safety campaign kicks off 11th year ; 2013 marks lowest recorded fire fatality total in Chicago
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  • ABC7 celebrated St. Patrick's Day an with hour-long parade broadcast Sunday, March 16.
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  • Chicago Pet Expo
  • Whether you own a pet or not, you can have a good time at the 22nd annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo.
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  • Mujeres Latinas
  • A non-profit organization that strives to empower women, especially Latinas, is inviting everyone to have fun at a fundraiser.
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  • St. Patricks Day Family Party
  • St. Patrick's Day weekend is all about parties, but you don't have to go out to have fun, especially if you have kids.
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  • Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Slam
  • On Saturday, March 15, 2014, young poets are taking the stage at the "Louder Than A Bomb" poetry festival team finals.
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  • A Silver Lining - Help For Breast Cancer Survivors
  • The Chicago organization "A Silver Lining Foundation" now has a new program to offer free health screenings to breast cancer survivors who are uninsured or underinsured.
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  • Charles Peanut Tillman 5k Walk/ Run
  • On Saturday, March 8, 2014, hundreds are running in a 5k at Soldier Field with Chicago Bears Cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman, #33.
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  • NLEIs Construct Program
  • The National Latino Education Institute in Chicago has partnered with ComEd to offer a training program for people interested in getting into the construction business.
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  • "An Evening of Laughter and Memories of Sinatra" featuring Comedian Tom Dreesen.
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  • As Black History Month comes to a close, we'd like to introduce you to a woman who has seen quite a bit of it.
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  • ABC 7 Eyewitness News Salutes people and organizations that are making a difference in our community.
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  • A 5K Run and 3K Walk in Chicago's Lincoln Park!
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  • Lone Survivor Foundation Fundraiser
  • The Lone Survivor Foundation works to empower veterans hurt in combat, In February, the foundation will host two fundraisers in support of veterans.
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  • National Engineers Week
  • National Engineers Week starts on February 16, 2014, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation is inviting everyone to several programs to celebrate the week.
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