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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lights the Menorah at Daley Plaza. (CBS)

Emanuel Lights Daley Plaza Menorah

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city’s first Jewish Mayor, this evening lit a Menorah set up among the other holiday season displays at Daley Plaza.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2012

(Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo Presents Zoo Lights
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Best Places For Outdoor Winter Activities In Chicago

Once you’ve pushed yourself to brave the lower temperatures, you’ll find that Chicago does have some fun winter activities to offer.

12/01/2012

Holiday decorations have been set up in North School Park in Arlington Heights, including this snowman and a Christmas tree, but the village denied permission to a group to set up a Nativity scene in the park. (Credit: CBS)

Arlington Heights Says No To Nativity Scene For Local Park

The group that sets up Nativity scenes at Daley Plaza and the Illinois State Capitol has been denied permission to place a Nativity scene in a park in Arlington Heights.

CBS 2–11/23/2012

The Christmas Tree at Daley Plaza is lit on Nov. 20, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

City Christmas Tree Lights Up Daley Plaza Christkindlmarket

Thanksgiving is still two days away, but Christmas arrives at Daley Plaza today.

11/20/2012

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Best Alternatives To Trick-Or-Treating In Your Neighborhood

If you are looking for a different way for your child to enjoy Halloween, Chicago provides plenty of events that you can use as an alternative to trick-or-treating.

10/19/2012

Chicago Public Schools teachers flood Daley Plaza on Labor Day, a week ahead of a strike deadline, to rally for a new contract with the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Rally At Daley Plaza, Lewis Calls Emanuel ‘A Liar And A Bully’

With a strike deadline now a week away, thousands of Chicago Public Schools teachers and their supporters gathered in Daley Plaza on Monday to take their case for a new contract to the public.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

Kelly Davis plays with his 2-year-old daughter Myla in the front yard of their Zion home. On Aug. 25, 2012, a man tried to abduct Myla while she was playing on the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, but Davis intervened and chased the man down. (Credit: CBS)

Zion Dad Chases Down Man Who Tried To Abduct Daughter At Daley Plaza

A 55-year-old man with a previous criminal record allegedly tried to kidnap a 2-year-old Zion girl at Daley Plaza last weekend, but the girl’s father stopped him, then chased him down until police were able to arrest the man.

CBS 2–08/28/2012

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Best Historical Sites In Chicago

For tourists and Chicago natives who wish to spend the day exploring some of the city’s great architectural landmarks, these places to visit will provide valuable insight into Chicago’s rich cultural history.

06/18/2012

JROTC members march in the 2012 Memorial Day Parade on State Street. (Credit: CBS)

City Honors Troops, Veterans At Memorial Day Parade

A week ago, it was anti-war protesters. Yesterday, supporters of U.S. troops had their turn to take over the streets of downtown Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2012

Members of the nurses union rally in Daley Plaza on Friday. (Credit: Mason Johnson/CBS Chicago)

Nurses March To Daley Plaza To Rally For ‘The 99 Percent’

The NATO Summit does not begin until Sunday, but nurses from Chicago across the country and world are protesting Friday for a change in the nation’s economic policy.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

A military official holds a NATO flag on April 4, 2009 during the NATO summit in Strasbourg, eastern France. (MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO Parking Restrictions Begin, Security To Tighten Over The Week

Parking restrictions and other security measures for the NATO summit next Sunday have already started going into effect.

CBS 2–05/13/2012

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Unusual Weather Means Some Items Missing From Farmers Markets

This year’s unusual weather means you may not find your favorite item at your neighborhood farmers market this year.

05/12/2012

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Nurses Union Gets To Keep Protest At Daley Plaza

The demonstration was supposed to start with a march to the plaza, but when rock musician Tom Morello joined the event the city threatened to move it to Grant Park.

05/11/2012

Members of National Nurses United protest at City Hall, after city officials decided to move their protest rally on the weekend of the NATO summit from Daley Plaza to Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Nurses, Veterans Furious With City’s Changes To NATO Protests

Is the city of Chicago double-crossing demonstrators planning protests during the weekend of the NATO summit? That’s what protest organizers are charging, claiming the city is going back on its word on where and how two big marches will conclude.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

Grant Park

City Tells Nurses To Move NATO Protest To Grant Park

After learning their protest rally could be much larger than originally anticipated, city officials have told National Nurses United that they must change the route of their march to avoid the Loop.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2012

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Teddy Bears In Daley Plaza To Draw Awareness For Sex Abuse Victims

Daley Plaza will resemble a child’s bedroom Monday, in an effort to draw awareness for the victims of child sexual abuse.

WBBM Newsradio–04/30/2012

Women rally at Daley Plaza on April 17, 2012, to mark "Equal Pay Day" and demand equal pay for equal work. (Credit: CBS)

On Equal Pay Day, Women Note Gender Gap In Salaries

A few hundred people turned out in Daley Plaza on Tuesday to mark Equal Pay Day.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Members of the Tea Party rally in Daley Plaza on Monday.  (CBS)

Rep. Walsh, CNN’s Loesch Speak At Chicago Tea Party Rally

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) was set to be among the speakers Monday at this year’s Tea Party rally in Daley Plaza.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Violence victim Kevin Kennelly is remembered Monday during CrossWalk, a cross-town march. (CBS)

Hundreds March In Hopes Of Ending Violence

The four-mile trek began inside a packed St. James Cathedral and ended at Stroger hospital, where so many victims of violence die. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

04/02/2012

Anti-Violence March

Religious Leaders To March Against Youth Violence

Palm Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week on the Christian calendar, and now, political and religious leaders are using the sacred message to combat youth violence by holding a march.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

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