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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Getty Images)

Report: NFL Used Grant Park For Free During Draft

The Chicago Park District waived costs of around $1 million for the NFL, the Tribune reported.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2015

Child Saluting American Flag (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Grant Park Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Fallen Soldiers

A Memorial Day ceremony in Chicago’s Grant Park honored those from Illinois who served and died in the military.

05/25/2015

Grant Park is hosting Draft Town, a three-day fan festival that is part of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. (Credit: 670 The Score)

Fans Excited For Day 2 Of NFL Draft, Impressed With “Gorgeous” Draft Town Venue

An estimated 50,000 people visited Draft Town in Grant Park on the first day of a three-day fan festival outside the Auditorium Theatre, where the draft stage has been set up.

05/01/2015

Grant Park is hosting Draft Town, a three-day fan festival coinciding with the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Three-Day Football Frenzy Begins As NFL Draft Kicks Off In Chicago

Representatives from every NFL team are in town for the draft, and the league has transformed part of Grant Park into “Draft Town,” a sprawling fan festival where fans can meet this year’s prospects, watch the draft, and even learn football skills.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel chats with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in Grant Park, where the league will hold the "Draft Town" fan festival during the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Basks In National Spotlight As NFL Draft Ramps Up

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was enjoying his role playing host to the 2015 NFL Draft on Wednesday, hoping to convince NFL officials to bring the draft back to Chicago for years to come.

04/29/2015

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Best Spring Festivals In Chicago

Shake off the cold weather for good with spring festivals in Chicago. Music, culture, art and more are all on the schedule this spring.

04/27/2015

The walk in Grant Park is expected to raise $1.5 million. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Thousands Walk In Grant Park To Raise Money To Help Premature Babies

Thousands of people walked along the lakefront Sunday morning to raise money to help premature babies.

04/26/2015

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Best Waterfront Destinations In The US

Most every popular destination in America shares something in common — a waterfront setting.

04/22/2015

Grant Park from Columbus to the Auditorium Theatre. (Credit: NFL)

NFL Releases Details On What ‘Draft Town’ In Grant Park Will Look Like

Draft Town will be taking over Grant Park in a couple of weeks for the 2015 NFL Draft, and we’re getting our first look at what it will look like.

04/14/2015

Preparations for the NFL Draft in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Excitement Growing In Chicago For NFL Draft

The draft will take place from April 30-May 2.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2015

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Something Is Already Not Sitting Right With NFL Draft In Chicago

The NFL Draft sounds like a mini-Olympics, what with all the league’s demands.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2015

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Appellate Court Rules Park Curfew Constitutional, Occupy Protesters To Face Charges

A state appellate court reinstated arrests against 92 people who were arrested in Grant Park as part of the Occupy Chicago protests in 2011, ruling that the city’s curfew in some public parks is constitutional.

12/23/2014

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First Chicago Ale Fest At Grant Park Canceled

The first Chicago Ale Fest, on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon in Grant Park, will have tastier brews than Homer Simpson’s Duff beer at Moe’s Tavern.

09/15/2014

Fields at Grant Park were a muddy mess the day after Lollapalooza ended, but in better shape than 2011, when it took two months and $1 million to repair the park. (Credit: CBS)

Grant Park Repairs To Cost $266,000 After Lollapalooza

The damage to Grant Park after this year’s Lollapalooza wasn’t nearly as bad as the rain-soaked festival three years ago, but repairs to the sod will still take a few weeks to complete.

08/13/2014

A YouTube user recorded aerial video of Lollapalooza using a drone, drawing a reprimand from the FAA, which requires authorization for anyone to fly a drone. (Credit: YouTube)

Drone Videos Taken Over Lollapalooza Draw FAA Lecture

The Federal Aviation Administration won’t charge the man who shot live footage with an aerial drone over the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park, but the videos did catch the agency’s attention.

08/08/2014

Crews work on cleaning up and repairing the fields at Grant Park after a rainy, muddy end to Lollapalooza. (Credit: CBS)

Park Advocate: Lollapalooza Mess At Grant Park Not As Bad As 2011

Grant Park might look like a muddy mess in the wake of Lollapalooza, but the head of the non-profit that protects the city’s front yard said he’s not alarmed by how much damage was done this weekend, especially compared to the million-dollar mess three years ago.

08/04/2014

Fans are evacuated from Grant park due to an approaching storm during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Parks Advocate: Lollapalooza Has Paid Dividends To City, Neighborhoods

Lollapalooza, says Grant Park Conservancy President Bob O’Neill, has become one the of the best rock concert public-private partnerships in the world.

08/01/2014

The possibility of heavy rain delayed the start of some acts on Friday at Lollapalooza. (Credit: CBS)

A Little Rain Doesn’t Dampen Lollapalooza Start

Lollapalooza — which marks its 10th year — is three days of non-stop music on eight stages, and all that goes with it.

08/01/2014

Lollapalooza stages ready for the three-day festival starting Friday in Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Lollapalooza Guide

Today’s the day! Lollapalooza is rocking Chicago for the tenth year in a row, and hundreds of thousands of people are expected to cram Grant Park to see their favorite bands for the next three days.

08/01/2014

Lollapalooza fans line Michigan Avenue as they wait for the gates to open for the first day of the 3-day music festival at Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Lollapalooza Tickets Still Available Through Brokers

Lollapalooza might be sold out, and officials have said they expect 300,000 people to attend the three-day music festival, but many tickets were still in the hands of ticket brokers on Friday.

08/01/2014

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