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Best Literary Landmarks In Chicago

These Chicago sites serve as literary landmarks often recognized in the pages of a great book.

01/18/2014

CBS 2 Is Stepping Out For Diabetes On Sept. 28 & 29

Some of your favorite CBS 2 meteorologists, reporters, and anchors will be stepping out for Diabetes this weekend, at two walks to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.

09/26/2013

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The Remains Of Lolla: Big Cleanup In Grant Park

The party is over and the cleanup is on. Lollapalooza 2013 is history.

08/05/2013

Scattered showers and thunderstorms on Friday left puddles of water in Grant Park, just hours before the start of Lollapalooza. Muddy conditions have been a problem at the festival the previous two years, causing major damage to the park. (Credit: CBS)

Rain Leaves Muddy Mess For Start Of Lollapalooza

Rain was a problem for the three-day music festival for the previous two years, causing major damage to the grass at Grant Park.

08/02/2013

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Best Fall Concerts In Chicago

Enjoy the change in season with some of the top performers in music, right here in Chicago.

08/01/2013

A Red-winged Blackbird swoops onto the head of Saul from Brazil as he reads a warning sign about birds protecting their nests at Grant Park. (Credit: Cher Ames)

When Animals Attack: Red-Winged Blackbirds Protect Nests At Grant Park

It’s not quite a scene out of Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” but if you’re visiting Grant Park anytime soon, make sure to keep your eye out for some aggressive birds that are protecting their nests, or you could find out the hard way just how protective they can be.

07/26/2013

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)

Authorities Brace For Ecstasy OD’s At Lollapalooza

Experts say the problem drugs are Ecstasy, a combination amphetamine and hallucinogen, and its sister drug, “Molly.” CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

07/25/2013

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Two Hit, Seriously Injured By Taste Of Chicago Vehicle

A Taste of Chicago vehicle on Friday evening struck two people, seriously injuring them, fire officials said.

07/12/2013

People entering the main gate for the first day of the Taste of Chicago (Credit: Steve Miller)

Taste Of Chicago Kicks Off In Grant Park

The 33rd annual Taste of Chicago got off to a hot and muggy start on Wednesday, but city officials were hoping some new attractions would help the summer festival become profitable again.

07/10/2013

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Best Upcoming Races With A Competitive Edge In Chicago

Are you ready for a challenge? These five Chicago races will push you to your limits and let you earn bragging rights after you’ve crossed the finish line.

06/29/2013

Jonathan Toews carries the Stanley Cup on a bus in the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory parade to Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Blackhawks Fans Pack Downtown For Victory Parade, Rally

Hundreds of thousands of Blackhawks fans have crowded city streets downtown and packed into Grant Park for the team’s Stanley Cup victory parade and rally.

06/28/2013

The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate with the fans in 2013.  (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It Pays To Be A Blackhawks Fan This Weekend

There’s plenty for Blackhawks fans to celebrate lately. Their second Stanley Cup in four years. Patrick Kane being named the playoff MVP. A victory parade through downtown and a rally at Grant Park on Friday.

06/27/2013

Fernando Jones’ Blues Kids of America perform at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on the opening night of the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival. (Credit: CBS)

Blues Fest Kicks Off At Millennium Park, Moves To Grant Park

Blues fans filled the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on Thursday for the first night of the 30th Annual Chicago Blues Festival.

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Best Free Summer Music Events In Chicago

A great concert doesn’t have to cost a dime. Treat your ears by attending free music concerts this summer in and around Chicago.

05/23/2013

Buckingham Fountain was running again on Thursday. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Buckingham Fountain Turned On For Season

Buckingham Fountain roared back to life on Thursday in Grant Park.

05/02/2013

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Best Upcoming Food Events In Chicago

Warm-weather food events make sense when one can sample an array of Midwestern masterpieces all in one fell swoop.

04/24/2013

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Best Competitions To Get Dirty Around Chicago

Instead of opting for the same old traditional marathon run, try something with a little more kick.

04/13/2013

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Best Outdoor Concerts To Look Forward To This Summer In Chicago

From a spring concert set among an historic home to a summer-long festival, Chicago is the place to be for music lovers. Check out the following performances the next time you’re in the mood to hear a live concert.

04/11/2013

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

Lollapalooza Single-Day Passes Sell Out

Single-day tickets for Lollapalooza sold out in less than two hours on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2013

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Grant Park To Open Up New Skateboarding Area

Grant Park is putting out a “welcome” sign for skateboarders, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

02/23/2013

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