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Report: Free Concert Planned During NATO Summit

Protests and concerns about unrest have dominated talk about the NATO Summit, but the event could also bring some free music and festivity to Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

(credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Plan To Charge $25 For Premium Taste Seats Passes Council Panel

Attendees at this year’s Taste of Chicago can eat like a king or queen–if they’re willing to pay more for it.

04/11/2012

Occupy Chicago protesters march through downtown Chicago on April 7, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Occupy Chicago Protesters March Through Downtown

Now that spring is here, the Occupy Chicago protesters are back. Several hundred people participated in a Saturday march through downtown streets that ended in Grant Park, adjacent to Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway.

WBBM Newsradio–04/08/2012

McCormick Place

City, NATO Protesters Reach Deal On Protest March Route

Anti-war activists planning a protest rally during the NATO summit in May have reached a compromise with city officials over the route of their planned protest march on the opening day of the summit.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Anti-war protesters hold up signs outside a city hearing office, where they were appealing the city's decision to deny the preferred route they proposed for a protest march during the NATO summit in May. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Denies NATO Protesters’ Permit Request

Protestors have lost another round in their attempts to get a permit for a march through the Loop during the NATO summit.

03/29/2012

Anti-war protesters hold up signs outside a city hearing office, where they were appealing the city's decision to deny the preferred route they proposed for a protest march during the NATO summit in May. (Credit: CBS)

Hearing Officer To Rule On NATO Protest March Route By Week’s End

After listening to a full day of testimony, a city hearing officer has told anti-war protesters planning a major rally during the NATO summit in May that he will have a decision by later this week on their appeal of the city’s denial of their preferred march route.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Anti-war protesters hold up signs outside a city hearing office, where they were appealing the city's decision to deny the preferred route they proposed for a protest march during the NATO summit in May. (Credit: CBS)

Hearing Officer To Rule On NATO Protest March Route By Week’s End

After listening to a full day of testimony, a city hearing officer has told anti-war protesters planning a major rally during the NATO summit in May that he will have a decision by later this week on their appeal of the city’s denial of their preferred march route.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

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.

03/24/2012

Lollapalooza

End Of Tax Exemptions To Result In Higher Lollapalooza Ticket Prices

Fans anticipating Lollapalooza 2012 in Grant Park could face sticker shock at the gate.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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

Occupy Chicago Protesters Arrested Last Fall Want Charges Tossed

Which carries more weight, First Amendment rights or closing time at Chicago’s parks? Attorneys for dozens of Occupy Chicago protestors arrested in Grant Park last fall want a judge to answer that question.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

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.

10/29/2011

City Hall: OCCUPIED

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.

10/23/2011

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