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Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen To Weigh Potential Honors For Former Mayor Byrne

For the first time since former Mayor Jane Byrne left office in 1983, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday took the first steps toward officially honoring the city’s first and only female mayor.

06/25/2014

Pumps that push 20 thousand gallons of water through Buckingham Fountain. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Chicago Park District Turns On Buckingham Fountain

You know summer is just around the corner when the Chicago Park District turns on Buckingham Fountain which it did Saturday morning.

05/10/2014

Buckingham Fountain was running again on Thursday. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Buckingham Fountain Turned On For Season

Buckingham Fountain roared back to life on Thursday in Grant Park.

05/02/2013

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Best Spots For A Mother’s Day Picnic

Why not try something different for Mother’s Day this year? Instead of a Mother’s Day brunch, a spa treatment or breakfast in bed, how about treating mom to a picnic outside to enjoy the weather and nature. Mom can kick back, relax and still enjoy spending time with her family. She’ll enjoy homemade sandwiches Dad can make with the kids, or if that’s too adventuresome there are plenty of places where you can pick up some nice sandwiches and sides to take along with you.

05/07/2012

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Best Iconic Works Of Art In Chicago

Chicago locals enjoy hosting out-of-town friends and families. They get to show off the artistic side of this exciting city. Here are some of the unforgettable works of art in Chicago that can’t be missed on the next visit.

04/16/2012

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City To Restore LSD Crosswalk At ‘Queen’s Landing’

More than six years after the city removed the Lake Shore Drive crosswalk between Buckingham Fountain and Queen’s Landing, officials are now restoring the traffic lights and pedestrian crossing.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

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Buckingham Fountain To Be Closed Off For Lollapalooza

Much of Grant Park, including Buckingham Fountain, will be closed to the public for until next week as Lollapalooza takes over.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Mayor Daley Turns On Buckingham Fountain

Daley Starts Buckingham Fountain For Last Time; Talks Education

Education was on Mayor Richard M. Daley’s mind this morning as he turned on Buckingham Fountain for the last time before he leaves office.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2011