CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score


Top Chicago Viral Stories Of 2013

View Comments
Ventra reader (CBS)

Ventra reader (CBS)

Don't Miss This

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

(CBS) If the stories below are any indication, 2013 was a wild year.

Before we turn the calendar to 2014, let’s recount some of the most outrageous stories from Chicago in 2013, in no particular order.

– 18 Human Heads Discovered At O’Hare: A shipment of 18 human heads was intercepted by customs officials at O’Hare International Airport.

Video Captures Flash Mob Robberies: Unbelievable surveillance video captured flash mobs dashing into store after store and running out with armloads and sometimes entire racks of sporting goods.

– Mayor Emanuel Becomes Emotional Discussing Hadiya Pendleton’s Death: The death of young Chicagoan to urban violence took a toll on the city’s mayor.

– Teacher Dies After Choking On Hot Dog At Wrigley FieldA suburban teacher and avid Cubs fan died following a choking accident while at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

– Justin Bieber Walks On Blackhawks’ Indian Head Logo: The Biebs found a new way to anger Chicago sports fans.

– Child Eats Used Condom At McDonald’s: A diner at a Gage Park neighborhood McDonald’s sued the fast food giant, claiming her young child ate a used condom he found in the restaurant’s play area.

– CTA Ventra Roll Out A Disaster: The chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority said the problems with the Ventra fare card system amount to “systemic failure,” not just “a computer glitch.”

– Frustrated Motorists Abandon Cars On Expressway: Traffic to O’Hare was so backed up that people were getting out of cars and walking from the I-190 extension to the airport.


View Comments