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Two concert-goers pose by the namesake sign at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival. (Lisa Fielding/CBS)

City Warns Of Street Closures For Lollapalooza

Streets bordering Grant Park will be blocked off to traffic for at least three days, from Friday through Sunday, during the sold out festival, according to a statement from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

08/01/2014

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Rewind Chicago: The Rise, Fall And Revival Of State Street

State Street, once known as “that Great Street,” had fallen on hard times by the late 1970s.

05/20/2014

Five people were seriously hurt in a crash at Congress and Wells Thursday night. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Five Seriously Hurt In South Loop Crash

The five-vehicle crash happened at 9:30 p.m. at Congress Parkway and Wells Street.

05/02/2014

Ambulance

Boy, 13, Seriously Hurt In West Side Hit-And-Run

The boy was struck by a vehicle while he was crossing the street about 7:05 p.m. near South Pulaski Road and West Congress Parkway.

01/21/2014

A 27-year-old man was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head early Wednesday in the 3900 block of West Congress Parkway. (Credit: NVP Video News)

Man Shot To Death In Garfield Park

Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 1:25 a.m. found the 27-year-old man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head in the 3900 block of West Congress Parkway.

01/15/2014

Congress Parkway Bridge

Chicago Bridge Rededicated To Honor Former Alderman

A bridge at Congress Parkway and Wells Street downtown once again bears the name of a man considered to be one of the city’s most significant political leaders.

07/10/2013

Police Tape Around Light Pole (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Three Killed In Separate West Side Shootings

Three people — including a 15-year-old boy — were fatally shot Monday afternoon on the West Side, police said.

07/09/2013

Light sculptures along Congress Parkway cost the city $3.4 million. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Light Sculptures Cost Chicago Taxpayers Millions

Chicago is synonymous with classic architecture, and public art projects like the Picasso and the so-called “Bean” at Millennium Park. Now there’s a newly unveiled light sculpture project in the South Loop. We asked 2- investigator Pam Zekman to check out how much it cost. And who is paying for it?

05/08/2013

The first two cars drive along Upper Wacker Drive after the north-south section of the street reopened to traffic on Nov. 30, 2012, after a 2 1/2-year reconstruction project. (Credit: CBS)

Wacker Drive Reopens To Traffic

After several years of re-construction, the north-south section of upper Wacker Drive opened to traffic in downtown Chicago this morning. Lower Wacker will re-open to traffic early this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

Jeannette Drummer

West Side Woman Vanishes After Leaving Hospital

A West Side woman could be in danger, after leaving a downtown hospital.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Congress Parkway Bridge

Congress Parkway Bridge Finally Reopens

The work is done at last. Congress Parkway fully reopened Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

Anti-war activists announce their plans to hold a rally and march to McCormick Place on May 20, the start of the NATO summit in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Rejects Protesters’ Plans For March During NATO Summit

The city of Chicago has rejected a request by anti-war protesters to march through downtown Chicago on May 20, the first day of the NATO summit.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Rush University Medical Center

Rush Unveils State-Of-The-Art New Hospital Building

Rush University Medical Center on Thursday is dedicating its new, state-of-the-art hospital building.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Terrance Shelton, 25, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault of a police officer with a firearm, burglary, and three other charges for allegedly pointing a gun at police during a chase on Nov. 21, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Burglary Suspect Arrested After Pointing Gun At Cops

A burglary suspect was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault of a police officer after being shot when he allegedly pointed a gun at officers during a Monday night chase through the West Side.

11/23/2011

Maywood Fire

Fire Sweeps Through House In Maywood

A raging fire broke out Wednesday morning at a house in west suburban Maywood.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Congress Parkway Bridge

New Lane Configuration For Congress Parkway Project

Drivers will notice some changes this week in the ongoing work to rebuild the Congress Parkway bridge over the Chicago River.

09/19/2011

Congress Parkway Bridge

Congress Parkway Bridge Project Taking Longer Than Planned

Motorists on the Eisenhower Expressway and elsewhere are not imagining it – Illinois Department of Transportation officials agree that rebuilding the Congress Parkway Bridge is taking a lot longer than originally expected.

WBBM Newsradio–08/08/2011

Congress Pkwy. Crash

3 Hurt In Congress Parkway Crash

Three people were injured early this morning in a crash involving three cars downtown.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011

Congress Parkway Artist Rendering (City Of Chicago)

Congress Parkway Getting A Makeover

Downtown project to bring wider sidewalks, less zig-zagging of lanes, new traffic signals, new turn lanes.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2010