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Top Stories From 03/09/2014
Weekender Report by Roz Varon
It still feels like January outside, but ABC7Eyewitness News reporter Roz Varon says not to worry as there are plenty of fun indoor events, from car shows to film fests.
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.
NLEI's 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.
Cooking With Fish
Lent is now underway, and whether you observe it or not, fish is always a great way to switch up your routine and eat healthy meals.
Let's Dish: Colcannon
This St. Patrick's Day, along with the corned beef, try making a recipe for Colcannon.
Top Stories From 03/08/2014
Each week, we list some events you can attend over the weekend.
Daily Herald: Lead Paint Dangers
Federal law banned lead in paint 35 years ago, but the toxin still threatens children in Kane County today.
Disability-related films get Oscar nominations
AIDS, mental illness and cancer are the disabilities of some Best Actor nominees' characters. There is also a disability-related film nominated for Best Picture.
Richard Roeper's Oscar Picks
Everybody is feverishly waiting to find who's going home with an Oscar this Sunday. One man who has been at his share of Academy Awards shows is film critic Richard Roeper, a regular on Windy City Live. He came into our ABC 7 Eyewitness News studio on Oscar Sunday morning to share his Oscar picks.
The Academy Awards are popular for who wins but also for what all those celebrities will be wearing. So who are the celebrities to look out for?
Top Stories From 03/02/2014
CHIditarod - Community Connection
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, participants are lining up for a fun shopping cart race that does good.
Let's Dish: BBQ Sauce
Aside from drinking big bold beers, you can also cook with them. Chris Koetke, host of the Live Well Network show Let's Dish, has a recipe for a Guinness BBQ Sauce.
Mardi Gras Cooking
Mardi Gras is associated with two staple dishes: jambalaya and beignets. So how can you dish out a taste of New Orleans here in Chiberia?
Oscar Party Ideas
As you watch the Oscars on ABC 7 this Sunday, March 2, 2014, you might want to bring home that glamorous red carpet feel to your home.
Chicago Dance Marathon
On Saturday, March 8, 2014, you can meet a real-life rock star, dance your feet off, and help kids who are sick and in the hospital.
National Chili Day
Thursday, February 27, 2014, is National Chili Day.
Inside the IKC Dog Show
Not too many of us can resist puppy dog eyes, and there are plenty at the IKC of Chicago Dog Show this weekend!
Daily Herald: Animal Hoarding
When a case of animal hoarding becomes public, the details are dramatic.
Chicago Golf Show
This harsh winter might have you feeling cabin fever. But right now, you have the perfect opportunity to cure that: at the Chicago Golf Show!
Gigi U available in Hoffman Estates
Four months after moving and expanding, Gigi's Playhouse Down Syndrome achievement center is thriving in Hoffman Estates.
ABC 7 Eyewitness News Salutes: Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
ABC 7 Eyewitness News Salutes people and organizations that are making a difference in our community.
National Margarita Day
It might not look very tropical outside right now, but you can celebrate the memory of warmer days: Saturday, February 22, 2014, is National Margarita Day!
Let's Dish: Green Onion Black Pepper Dumpling
Chris Koetke, host of the Live Well Network show Let's Dish, loves starchy soups, and he has a recipe where he whips up his all-time favorite green onion and black pepper dumplings.
ABC show Extreme Weight Loss holds casting calls in Chicago
For four seasons now, the hit ABC show Extreme Weight Loss has helped people get healthier. Host Chris Powell supports participants for 365 days on their journey to lose weight.
Women of Concern Luncheon
On Friday, February 28, 2014, the humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide U.S. will honor several women who are making a difference.
Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden
More than 10,000 sensational orchids are featured in floor-to-ceiling displays at the Chicago Botanic Garden's Orchid Show, which runs until March 15.
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.
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.
Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month
February is National Lactose Intolerance Month; but if you have that condition, you don't have to miss out on old favorites like pizza and mac 'n' cheese.
First Division Museum: History Speaks
On Saturday, February 15, 2014, history is alive in suburban Wheaton at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park. Based on research using actual veterans' letters, diaries and photographs, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble will portray veterans of World War I through Desert Storm. Ensemble members will present monologues and answer questions in the roles of veterans.
Chicago's Best WingFest
Every year, one event raises thousands of dollars for charity in a tasty way.
DIY Chocolate Facial
Is this never-ending winter leaving your skin rough and dry? A facial can help.
Let's Dish: Mint Chocolate Sauce
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a luscious chocolate sauce laced with mint that goes with just about anything! Let's Dish host Chris Koetke, from the Live Well Network, has the recipe.
Robocalls: How to stop them
You're probably all too familiar with those irritating sales calls that ring your landline or cellphone. So, how do you stop them?
Top Stories From 02/07/2014
Gut bacteria linked to body weight
It's powerful knowledge when it comes to weight loss: A recent study shows that gut bacteria can be a predictor of whether you're skinny or overweight.
Chocolate Truffles -- Morton Arboretum
Chocolate is a staple for Valentine's Day, but do you know where it comes from?
Thresholds offers services for veterans with PTSD
To meet the demands of the growing number of veterans with mental illness, Thresholds, Chicago's largest mental health agency has a program that is making a difference.
Let's Dish: Chocolate Soup
Valentine's Day is all about seductive food, and hot chocolate soup is a seductive and luxurious dessert that is perfect for that.
Single on Valentine's Day?
Valentine's Day can be hard for singles, but you don't have to spend it alone. Whether you're looking for a date or just fun company, you have options beyond singles events or online dating to meet people in person.
Heart-Healthier Meals for Valentine's Day
February is Heart Health Month, and with Valentine's Day this month, you might want to cook a meal that's also good for your sweetheart. Chef Thaddaeus Smith, Corporate Executive Chef with SternoCandleLamp, came into our ABC 7 Eyewitness News studio to show us a few recipes.
Correcting uneven limbs after hip replacement
It's one of the most troublesome and yet little known problems that occur after total hip replacement: Thousands of patients left with one leg longer than the other.
Real Money Savings: Canceling Cable
Here's a story that really caught some social media buzz: Many families are finding new ways for their media consumption without paying for cable.