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Daley Bicentennial Plaza

Plans Unveiled For Redevelopment Of Northeast End Of Grant Park

Drawings have been made public to transform the northernmost portion of Grant Park.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Taste Of Chicago

Taste Of Chicago To Move To Mid-July; Gospel Fest Moving To Bronzeville

The Taste of Chicago will move to mid-July next year and will only run for five days, while the Gospel Festival will return with a new home in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Occupy Chicago: Take Back Chicago

Occupy Chicago To Present Adaptation Of ‘A Christmas Carol’

On Friday afternoon in Grant Park, the Occupy Chicago movement turns from protesting to playwright production, updating Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” for the proverbial 99 percent.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

Daley Bicentennial Plaza

Big Plans For Grant Park’s Daley Bicentennial Plaza

The Richard J. Daley Bicentennial Plaza in the northeast corner of Grant Park is about to get a facelift.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

Demonstrators briefly blocked the LaSalle Street Bridge in downtown Chicago Thursday. (CBS)

Chicago Protest Takes Over LaSalle Street Bridge

Hundreds of Occupy Chicago protesters took to the streets in downtown Chicago on Thursday, marching against corporate greed and economic inequality. The protesters shut down the LaSalle Street Bridge around 4 p.m. as part of their demonstration.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Buckingham Fountain

City To Restore LSD Crosswalk At ‘Queen’s Landing’

More than six years after the city removed the Lake Shore Drive crosswalk between Buckingham Fountain and Queen’s Landing, officials are now restoring the traffic lights and pedestrian crossing.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

Occupy Chicago

Occupy Chicago Holds Off On Grant Park Encampment

Anti-Wall Street organizers with the Occupy Chicago movement say they’re holding off on another attempt set up a permanent base at Grant Park.



Occupy Chicago Wants Permanent Gathering Spot; City Says No

The Occupy Chicago protesters are trying to strike a deal with City Hall for a permanent place to gather, but haven’t gotten very far.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Children's Museum Plan

Children’s Museum Won’t Be Coming To Grant Park

Three years after it generated shouting matches and power struggles in City Hall, the plan to move the Chicago Children’s Museum to Grant Park has been declared dead by one official.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Chicago police carry off a protester at Grant Park on Oct. 23, 2011. (CBS)

Police Arrest 130 ‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters In Grant Park

For the second week in a row, anti-Wall Street protesters marched through downtown, and once again, they were arrested.


Police arrested more than 100 protesters overnight after they refused to leave Grant Park as part of the "Occupy Chicago" demonstration. (CBS)

Police: 175 Protesters Arrested At Grant Park

Chicago Police arrested about 175 Occupy Chicago protesters who refused to leave Grant Park early Sunday following a march from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to the Downtown park.


Photo Credit: Jake Mohan

Best Chicago Spots For A Pick-Up Game

Whether you’re looking to burn some calories or just want to catch up with the crew, here’s a couple places in Chicago that should accommodate the occasional athlete.


Grant Park Restoration

Post-Lollapalooza Restorations In Grant Park To Be Finished By Next Month

Grant Park was left a muddy mess after Lollapalooza this summer, but a month later, repairs are well underway.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2011

About 250 people - mostly union members and their supporters - rally outside the Hilton Chicago hotel, protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pending free trade deal with Pacific Rim countries. (Credit: CBS)

Pacific Trade Summit Draws Labor Day Protest

This Labor Day, opponents of a trade agreement with Pacific Rim countries protested what they see as another assault on labor, the environment and healthcare.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2011

Chicago Jazz Festival (CBS File Photo)

33rd Annual Jazz Festival Underway In Chicago

Underway now through Sunday is Chicago’s Labor Day tradition of the Jazz Festival, which has been expanded this year beyond music to include spoken word performances.

WBBM Newsradio–09/01/2011

Large swaths of grass at Grant Park were still brown and dried out and other patches of grass were instead patches of dirt, nearly two weeks after Lollapalooza wrapped up in 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Grant Park Repairs Continue Nearly Two Weeks After Lollapalooza

The normally lush, green grass of Grant Park remains brown and dried out as crews work on fixing the damage from the Lollapalooza music festival, which ended almost two weeks ago.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

Hutchinson Field

Grant Park Left A Muddy Mess After Lollapalooza

Officials at the Chicago Park District say it will take several weeks and tens of thousands of dollars to repair the damage done to Grant Park during Lollapalooza.


Lollapalooza Setup

Lollapalooza Set To Kick Off In Grant Park

Lollapalooza begins its three-day run in Grant Park Friday, but work has continued until the last minute to assemble the stages and everything else that goes with a music festival that attracts 90,000 music fans.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain To Be Closed Off For Lollapalooza

Much of Grant Park, including Buckingham Fountain, will be closed to the public for until next week as Lollapalooza takes over.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Chicago Bears tight end Greg Olsen

Bears’ Olsen Helping To Kick Cancer

Bears tight end Greg Olsen is helping to kick cancer. Olsen hosted a charity kickball tournament in Grant Park on Saturday, in honor of his mother, Susan, who is a 10-year breast cancer survivor.

CBS 2–07/10/2011