Daley Plaza

The city has opened a new mile-long stretch of protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue, one of the most heavily traveled bike corridors in Chicago. (Credit: CBS/File Photo)

New Bike Lanes Help Steer Cyclists To Chicago Bike Week Rally

Cyclists descended on Daley Plaza on Friday morning to tout the benefits of pedaling to work during a rally to end Chicago Bike Week.

06/14/2013

City Hall: OCCUPIED

March Against Child Abuse Held In Daley Plaza

The so-called Million March Against Child Abuse is taking place today in cities across the nation. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore caught up with a small crowd of demonstrators in Daley Center Plaza.

04/22/2013

(Photo courtesy Cook County Clerk)

Pedway’s ‘Sweet Home Cook County’ Display Shows Off Local Celebrities

Cook County officials are paying homage to celebrities born in Cook, in a sometimes surprising exhibit beneath Daley Plaza.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2013

Chicago Police made arrested protestors staging a sit-down protest on LaSalle Street.

Police Detain 127 Protesters After Sit-In At Rally Opposing School Closings

Protesters filled Daley Plaza, marched through the Loop and rallied again in front of School board headquarters to protest the board’s plan to close 53 schools on Wednesday. More than 100 of those protesters were detained and ticketed after staging a sit-in outside City Hall.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

(Credit: The Chinese Fine Arts Society's facebook)

Best Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Chicago

Say goodbye to the dragon and get ready to celebrate the year of the snake as the Chicagoland area prepares for the Chinese new year. From tea ceremonies to parades, there’s plenty to do to start the new year. Use this list to get started in planning your own festivities.

02/08/2013

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
/ Todd Rosenberg Photography 2011)

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

(Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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

(credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

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

Daley Plaza

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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