A general view of atmosphere during Fare Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead at Soldier Field on July 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Grateful Dead Shows Shatter Record For Soldier Field Ticket Sales

The long strange trip is over for The Grateful Dead, and their farewell shows have gone down in the record books as by far the most popular concerts in Soldier Field history.


CHICAGO, IL - JULY 03:  A general view of atmosphere during Fare Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead at Soldier Field on July 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Dead Shows Break Concert Attendance Records At Soldier Field

Soldier Field says the 70,764 tickets sold for Friday night’s show broke a previous record. But on Saturday night, the record was broken again, with 70,844 tickets sold.


One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

1 Million Expected For This Weekend’s Pride Parade

Hundreds of Chicago police officers are expected to line the route on the North Side. Now, will the weather cooperate?


Blackhawks game at the United Center. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bulls, Blackhawks Top Their Leagues In Attendance

This is a Bears town to be sure, but the Bulls and Blackhawks are the biggest attendance draws in their respective leagues.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2014

79,444 people attended the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament semi-finals at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Final Four Sets NCAA Attendance Record

The national semifinals drew 79,444 AT&T Stadium, beating the previous record of 78,129 when Kentucky beat Michigan State in a regular-season game at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 13, 2003.


More Than 30,000 Chicago Students Miss At Least 4 Weeks Of School: Report

Truancy in the Chicago Public School system is still a major issue, according to an analysis by the Chicago Tribune.


Naperville Ribfest 10

Attendance Down At Naperville Ribfest This Year

The heat wave may have cut into attendance at a popular suburban event this week.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Abrarham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Ill. (Credit: CBS)

Attendance At State Historic Sites Down Last Year

Fewer people attended Illinois’ historic sites in 2011 than in 2010, but the numbers are beginning to level out, and that’s encouraging to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

Empty seats at Wrigley Field

Report: MLB Attendance May Decline For A Fourth Year

Major League Baseball is likely to mark its fourth straight year of declining attendance when this year’s season ends, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

CPS Classroom

First Day Chicago Public School Attendance Up

Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says first-day attendance this past Tuesday jumped to four-year high.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

(credit: Museum of Science and Industry website)

MSI To Give Out Free Admission Passes For First-Day CPS Attendance

Chicago school students are getting freebies, but they have to earn them.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Two members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight team fly in a mirror formation during the 2011 Chicago Air & Water Show. (Credit: CBS)

1.7M Attend Chicago Air & Water Show

Saturday’s rain storm put a bit of a damper on attendance for the Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2011

(credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Low Turnout At Taste Meant Low Profits For Vendors

The Taste of Chicago this summer left a sour taste with some of the festival’s food vendors.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

(credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Taste Of Chicago Arrests Drop 50%, But Attendance Down, Too

From a security standpoint, this year’s Taste of Chicago was a rousing success. From a sales and attendance standpoint, it was a flop.


(credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Mayor Calls Taste ‘Safest In Recent Memory’

The streets around Grant Park are open again today after crews finished cleaning up from the 10-day Taste of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Wrigley Field

MLB Draws Over 1.6 Million For Weekend’s Games

Leading up the last weekend’s Cubs-Yankees series it seemed as if demand for tickets was lacking, but Wrigley Field saw the biggest crowd for a three-game series in it’s 97-year history.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

Chicago Cubs Fan

Do Cubs Fans Need To Be ‘Convinced’ To Go To Wrigley?

This season’s Wrigley Field attendance has seen a roughly eight percent decrease from a season ago. While some of that could be attributed to the poor weather, there seems to be a trend developing.

670 The Score–06/02/2011

Empty seats at Wrigley Field

Declining Attendance Draws Concern From MLB

Declining attendance at games is drawing concern from Major League Baseball, according to a new report.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

Empty seats at Wrigley Field

Selig Has ‘No Concerns’ Over Cubs’ Attendance Drop

It’s no mystery that the attendance at this season’s Chicago Cubs games hasn’t been what it usually is, and according to MLB commissioner Bud Selig, that has nothing to do the team’s performance or the owners.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011