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Poor wax Harry. When will the matriarchy start respecting him? (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds)

Chicago ‘Mistletoe Kissing Contraption’ Video: Funny Or Creepy?

One CBS Chicago writer thinks this video isn’t only creepy, but sexist. What do you think of this Chicago YouTuber? Funny and wholesome, or worse… ?

12/12/2014

The 2014 Daley Plaza Christmas Tree during the official tree lighting ceremony. (Credit: CBS)

The History Of The Official Chicago Christmas Tree

For 101 years now, the City of Chicago has lit up an official tree to celebrate Christmas.

12/12/2014

A nativity scene is displayed in Daley Plaza next to the Christkindlmarket German Christmas festival.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Volunteers Assemble Daley Plaza Nativity Scene

For three decades, a couple dozen volunteers have gathered on this day on the Daley Plaza for what some feel is an obligation.

11/29/2014

The 57-foot blue spruce in Donna Atkinson's yard in Elgin will be cut down and installed at Daley Plaza as the city's official Christmas tree for 2014. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Elgin Woman’s Blue Spruce Selected As Chicago Christmas Tree

The nearly 70-foot tall tree on Donna Atkinson’s property in Elgin dwarfs her tiny one-story house, so she figured donating it to the city of Chicago would be the perfect inexpensive way to remove it.

11/05/2014

The Picasso statue at Daley Plaza (Credit: CBS)

Interfaith Service In Daley Plaza Prays For Peace In Chicago, Ferguson

Religious leaders from several faiths gathered to pray for peace at Daley Plaza Monday afternoon, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.

08/18/2014

(credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

City Holds Taste Of Chicago Preview In Daley Plaza

There were some long lines Wednesday during lunch on the Daley Plaza as the city presented a Taste of the Taste of Chicago.

06/25/2014

Bicyclists gather at Daley Plaza on Friday for the 23rd annual Bike To Work Rally. (Credit: Twitter/bikechicago)

Cyclists Celebrate Chicago Bike Week At Daley Plaza

The Bike To Work Rally is the culmination of Chicago Bike Week, a weeklong series of activities to promote bicycle commuting.

06/20/2014

Daley Plaza

Panorama Chicago: Sweeping Views Of Cityscapes

Editor’s Note: This is an occasional feature exploring Chicago through panoramic photographs. These pictures were taken with an iPhone 5s “pano” feature. If you would like to contribute to the series, please tweet @cbschicago, using […]

05/21/2014

Volunteers donated money to ALS research for a chance to take a few swings at an Oldsmobile with aluminum baseball bats to symbolically "beat" Lou Gehrig's Disease. (Credit: Facebook)

Volunteers Take Swings At ALS At Daley Plaza Fundraiser

Daley Plaza echoed with the sound of church bells and baseball bats pounding dents on an old car, all for a good cause Wednesday afternoon.

05/14/2014

(Photo from the Thomas More Society)

Christian Display At Daley Plaza Vandalized

A religious display set up at Daley Plaza appears to have been vandalized sometime Tuesday night, according to the organization that displayed it.

04/23/2014

(Credit: One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago's Facebook)

Best Places For Handmade Gifts In Chicago

With the Christmas holiday upon us, perhaps now is the best time to consider including a unique, handmade item on your shopping list.

12/03/2013

Daley Plaza

Daley Center Nativity Scene Back For 29th Year

A church choir sang, a children’s bell choir played Christmas carols and two Catholic priests blessed the nativity scene during the noontime ceremony Saturday.

11/30/2013

christmas tree

Christmas Tree Lights Up Daley Plaza

Chicago’s official Christmas tree is lighting up Daley Plaza this hour after the official tree-lighting ceremony during the Tuesday evening rush hour.

11/26/2013

A depiction of fireworks above the Daley Plaza tree lighting. (Credit: City Of Chicago)

2013 Chicago Tree Lighting Tuesday To Include Fireworks

The city will officially light up its Christmas tree on Daley Plaza on Tuesday, but that’s only part of the show.

11/26/2013

(Credit: www.christkindlmarket.com)

Guide For Thanksgiving Weekend Visitors To Chicago

Visitors to Chicago on Thanksgiving weekend will find many activities and things to do related to the holidays and especially appropriate for families.

11/16/2013

A Christmas Story (credit: goodmantheatre.org)

Best Unique Holiday Experiences For Kids In Chicago

Bundle up and head out for some fun this winter break with the following five holiday activities in Chicago.

11/08/2013

Hot Food Truck

City To Host Food Truck Rally On Friday

Mary Slowik, program director for the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, said it will be a first-of-its-kind party.

10/07/2013

Carl Chatman's inmate mugshot. (Illinois Dept. of Corrections)

Inmate Convicted In Courthouse Rape Case To Be Freed

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez confirms the case against inmate Carl Chatman is about to be dismissed and Chatman set free.

09/09/2013

Boxers in the ring at Daley Plaza. (Credit: Lisa Fielding

Chicago Boys Show Off Boxing Skills At Daley Plaza

Put up your dukes! Commuters in downtown Chicago enjoyed a few rounds center ring at Daley Plaza today.

07/16/2013

Ana Claudia Gomez (Cook County Sheriff)

Courthouse Officers Find Loaded Gun In Indiana Woman’s Purse

Ana Claudia Gomez was in Chicago to help her father in an eviction case Friday morning when deputies at a courthouse screening station discovered a semi-automatic 9-mm handgun in her purse, Cook County police say.

07/08/2013

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