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Best Places To Go On A Picnic In Chicago

Chicago’s warmer months can be a great time to have a picnic. Whether you’re taking in the skyline or just enjoying the outdoors after surviving another Chicago winter, there are some picnic areas in the city that stand out above the rest.


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Chicago To Put Off-Duty Cops On OT In 20 Parks, Mostly At Night

The Chicago Police Department is launching a new overtime program to put off-duty cops in the city’s most dangerous parks, even as overtime becomes a hot-button issue at City Hall.


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Celebrate Earth Day, Clean Up The Parks!

Help celebrate Earth Day with CBS 2 Chicago and Friends of the Parks.


Nearly two dozen dead geese, such as this one, have been found at McKinley Park and nearby McGuane Park on the Southwest Side between Aug. 15 and Aug. 17, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Nearly Two Dozen Dead Geese Found At Chicago Parks

Nearly two dozen dead geese have been found at two Chicago parks this week and officials were trying to figure out what killed them.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011