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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)

Tunney Asks Residents If Pride Parade Should Move Downtown

After saying he’s open to moving the annual Pride Parade out of Boystown, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) has launched a survey to find out if the community would support moving the parade downtown.


A Boystown bar manager said police officers essentially left the neighborhood to fend for itself after the annual Pride Parade, when an entirely different crowd of people was causing trouble on the streets. (Credit: Brenden Chrisman)

Bar Manager: Cops Acted ‘More Like Crossing Guards’ After Pride Parade

As Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) considers whether the annual Gay Pride Parade should be moved downtown, the manager of a Boystown bar said the real issue is a lack of cooperation from police officers after the parade is over.


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)

Pride Parade Drawing More Spectators — And More Cops

City planners are trying to keep things from getting out of control, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.



Police Searching For Man Who Disappeared During Pride Weekend

Chicago Police are investigating a possible sighting of a 25-year-old Evergreen Park man who disappeared near Halsted and Roscoe during Pride Weekend.



Best Free Art Activities In Chicago

From antiques made in ancient Greece to Pablo Picasso’s works from the last century, Chicago has numerous venues and tours with free admission. Check out the following list to get you started.


Newport Avenue Sex Assault

Man Tries To Sexually Assault Woman Sleeping In Lakeview Apartment

Guardian Angels are out patrolling a section of the East Lakeview neighborhood, after a man tried to sexually assault a woman in her home on Newport Avenue.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

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Woman Sexually Assaulted On Waveland Avenue In East Lakeview

A woman was sexually assaulted early Thursday in the East Lakeview neighborhood – on the densely-populated stretch of Waveland Avenue between Wrigley Field and Boystown.


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Tunney: New Route Will Keep Gay Pride Parade More Manageable

Officials say this year’s Gay Pride Parade will be more controlled—and manageable—that last year’s parade, which drew nearly 800,000 people.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

Halsted Street/Bradley Place Development

Retail-Apartment Development Moving Forward Near Boystown IHOP

A proposed retail and apartment complex in Boystown still isn’t sitting well with its neighbors.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

Gay Rights

Center On Halsted To Celebrate 5 Years Serving LGBT Community

The Center on Halsted LGBT community center will soon celebrate five years in operation with a gala expected to attract 1,500 people.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

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Man Critically Injured In Boystown Fight

A man was beaten and critically injured early Monday in a fight in the heart of the Boystown nightlife strip.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Gay Pride Parade, 2008

Church Objects To New Route For Pride Parade

A Catholic church in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood is objecting to the proposed new route of the Gay Pride Parade.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Halsted Street/Bradley Place Development

Neighbors Take Issue With East Lakeview Residential Development Plan

Some neighbors in East Lakeview are taking issue with plans for a massive 15-story residential development at the northernmost end of the Boystown strip.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

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LGBT Senior Housing Development To Go Ahead In Boystown

A handful of housing projects designed specifically for LGBT senior citizens are springing up around the country, and Chicago is about to get one soon.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

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Area Business Not Pleased With New Route For Gay Pride Parade

An East Lakeview neighborhood pizzeria is none too pleased that its stretch of Broadway has been eliminated from the Gay Pride Parade route.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

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Garbage Blamed For Boystown Fire; Caribou Coffee Collects Donations

Garbage that was exposed to an open flame is being blamed for an extra-alarm fire that ripped through two apartment buildings in Boystown over the weekend, but it remains unclear whether it was an accident or arson.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

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Investigation Continues For Boystown Apartment Building Fire

The cause remains under investigation Monday for a fire that left 100 people homeless and injured a firefighter in the Boystown neighborhood over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011


Parking Bans Instituted In Boystown To Curb Crime

In the wake of a rash of safety concerns on the sizzling Boystown strip of North Halsted Street, Ald. Tom Tunney has instituted late-night parking bans during the weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

Ahmed Wali Karzai

Karzai’s Assassinated Half-Brother Used To Run Chicago Restaurant

The half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai who was shot and killed Tuesday used to run a restaurant in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Rubin Robinson is the man stabbed in the July 3 melee in Boystown. (CBS)

Boystown Stabbing Victim: ‘I’m Happy That I’m Alive’

Rubin Robinson was walking with some friends last weekend when an insult ignited a brawl that left him stabbed multiple times. He talked with CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.