Labor Day Weekend

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Two Drown In Separate Incidents In Chicago Area

For many, Labor Day means a day on the water but this year might be a little more dangerous than year’s past. Already this holiday weekend, two people drowned in the area.

09/01/2014

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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: September 1st-7th

Check out the priceless things to do this week in Chicago, week of September 1st-7th.

09/01/2014

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AAA: More Americans To Travel For Labor Day

It might be a bit more crowded on the roads and at the airport during the upcoming Labor Day weekend, when compared to last year.

08/21/2014

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Travel On A Budget This Labor Day Weekend

Here are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.

08/20/2014

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Labor Day Weekend Gas Prices Spike From Start Of Week, But Down From Last Year

About 2 million people are expected to hit the road for the Labor Day weekend, and in the Chicago area, they’ll be getting a big break on gas prices compared to last year, even though prices made their predictable holiday spike this week.

08/30/2013

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More Cops Than Ever Looking For Drunk, Distracted Drivers

Police from the state, the city and the suburbs say that starting Thursday more officers than ever before will be involved in a stepped-up effort to deal with drunk and distracted drivers heading into the Labor Day weekend.

08/29/2013

Expressway Traffic

Labor Day Travel Could Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Experts say the upcoming holiday could be the busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the start of the recession in 2008.

WBBM Newsradio–08/20/2013

Vending Machine

Vendor For I-65 Rest Stops Upset At Labor Day Weekend Closure

A blind woman who has the vending machine contract at two Northwest Indiana rest stops is upset with the state transportation department because she says it’s put her a few thousand dollars in the hole.

WBBM Newsradio–09/04/2012

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Cops To Be Out In Force To Catch Drunk Drivers On Labor Day Weekend

Illinois safety officials have a new Labor Day mantra, as they try to stem the state’s rising highway death toll.

WBBM Newsradio–08/29/2012

Gas Prices

Labor Day Travelers Face Near-Record Gas Prices

Near-record high gas prices will greet Labor Day weekend travelers as they hit the road.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

Anti-DUI Campaign

Police Warn Drivers To Stay Safe And Sober For Holiday Weekend

Many Chicagoans will be hitting the road for the last holiday weekend of the summer Friday, and police will be out in force to make sure the roads stay safe.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

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Construction Takes A Holiday On The Tollways

The Illinois Tollway is suspending its temporary construction lane closures beginning Friday to accommodate the more than 7 million drivers expected on the tollway system this Labor Day weekend.

08/31/2011

Kennedy Expressway Traffic

Road Travel Expected To Increase For Labor Day Weekend

Where are you going over the Labor Day weekend? AAA says the majority of us won’t be going very far.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011