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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

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

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

Lollapalooza Marks A Decade In Chicago

Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.

07/30/2014

Bears chairman George McCaskey. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

McCaskey: Never Say Never To A Chicago Super Bowl

Soldier Field’s seating capacity is a challenge, but there could be adjustments made.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

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Best Places To Sunbathe In Chicago

There are many spots to sunbathe in Chicago. Depending on the atmosphere one is looking for, there is the perfect sunbathing spot available for everyone.

06/28/2014

Alexis Ceja was ready to cheer on Team USA on Thursday when they take on Germany in World Cup soccer. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/CBS)

USA-Germany Lures Another Big Crowd To Grant Park

Team USA fans again were crowding into Grant Park on Thursday to watch their team take on Germany in World Cup soccer.

06/26/2014

USA soccer fans celebrate in Chicago's Grant Park. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Grant Park Gets Ready For World Cup Viewing Party

Ready for another soccer fan invasion downtown? Grant Park is expected to be filled with them Wednesday morning to watch the big World Cup match between USA and Germany.

06/25/2014

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Metra Banning Alcohol On Trains Thursday Due To World Cup Viewing Party

Metra says it’s instituting its alcohol ban on trains Thursday.

06/25/2014

He's the aerial scene from the viewing party on Balbo Drive at Grant Park  for the USA-Portugal game on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Organizers Make Changes To Accommodate Crowds For World Cup Viewing Party

A massive crowd of 20,000 people in Chicago cheered Team USA in Sunday’s draw against Portugal in their second game of the World Cup.

06/23/2014

Team USA's John Brooks celebrates his game-winning goal against Ghana. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Watch: Chicagoans Celebrate Team USA’s Win In Grant Park

An estimated 8,000 fans gathered at Grant Park to watch the big game.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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Best Activities To Celebrate Father’s Day In Chicago

From a beer and barbecue boat ride to an arts festival, you and your dad can have a great weekend together while celebrating Father’s Day.

06/06/2014

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Authorities: Man Dies After Coffee Machine Falls On Him Near Grant Park

A man died Saturday afternoon after a coffee machine fell on him near Grant Park.

05/25/2014

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)

Best 2014 Summer Festivals In Chicago

With all of the festivals taking place in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, there is something for everyone almost every summer weekend.

04/21/2014

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