The Hotel Florence, part of George Pullman's company town, is currently overseen by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which bought the building to avoid demolition. (Credit: CBS)

Pullman: From Labor Strife To Historic Monument

President Obama reflected on the importance of the site, saying it holds a special place in his memory of his time in Chicago. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.



15 Of The World’s Oldest Bars (The Beer’s Fresh, Though)

Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars – most of which are older than America.


Wagon Wheel

Des Plaines River Cleanup Volunteers Find Historic Wagon Wheel

You never know what you’re going to find if you volunteer to clean out your local river.

WBBM Newsradio–08/24/2012

Brand Brewery

Preservationists Mobilize To Save Historic Elston Avenue Brewery

Preservationists are trying to save a historic brewery complex on Elston Avenue from being torn down to make way for a big-box store parking lot.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

First Baptist Congregational Church roof collapse. (Photo by Wanda Washington)

Historic Church To Reopen After Being Damaged In Blizzard

The congregation from one of Chicago’s oldest churches will be back in its sanctuary this weekend, seven months after infamous the Blizzard of 2011 caused more than $3 million in damage to the church.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Michigan Avenue

Fire Quickly Put Out At Historic Water Tower

Firefighters quickly put out a small fire at the historic Water Tower Tuesday morning – so fast, in fact, that the tower remained open to visitors the whole time.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011


Chicago Election Historic In Many Ways

Tomorrow’s municipal elections will be history-making in a number of ways.