Magnificent Mile

A minivan crashed through a glass entrance to the Neiman Marcus store on the Magnificent Mile on Wednedsay, in an apparent crash-and-grab burglary. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two In Custody After Van Crashes Into Neiman Marcus On Mag Mile

Police said officers responded to a call of a theft in progress around 4 a.m. at 737 N. Michigan Av. When they arrived, officers saw a van had crashed through the storefront on the Superior Street side of Neiman Marcus, and several males were fleeing the scene.

12/10/2014

Authorities respond to the scene of a shooting at Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., Friday. (CBS)

Woman Dies After Shooting At Mag Mile Store

A Mag Mile store became a crime scene Friday night after police say a gunman walked in and shot his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend before committing suicide.

11/29/2014

Mickey and Minnie Mouse ride a Magic Kingdom-themed parade float in the 2011 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade. (Credit: CBS)

Street Closures, Parking Restrictions Planned Downtown For Lights Festival

“Hundreds of thousands” of spectators are expected downtown for the annual holiday lighting ceremony along Michigan Avenue on Saturday.

11/21/2014

A window was smashed and cell phones were stolen from the Best Buy at the Hancock Center early Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Window Broken, Cell Phones Stolen At Mag Mile Best Buy

Around 4:30 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm at the Best Buy in the Hancock Center, at 800 N. Michigan Av. Officers discovered a broken window, and searched the building, discovering an unknown number of cell phones had been stolen.

08/21/2014

Harsh winter weather killed most of the bushes at Water Tower Park. City officials plan to replace them after finishing a capital improvement project underground. (Credit: Steve Miller/CBS)

Harsh Winter Killed Bushes At Water Tower Park

If you’ve been out along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile lately, you might have noticed that the bushes in the city’s most historic park are more brown than green.

07/18/2014

Glass pieces fell on Michigan Avenue Thursday evening during strong winds. (CBS)

Broken Window Rains Glass On Magnificent Mile

Police swarmed the scene and closed lanes of traffic while investigating. No serious injuries were reported. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

02/20/2014

Oprah Winfrey attends Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular at the United Center on May 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images)

Oprah Lists Mag Mile Condo For $7.75 Million

The unit includes four bedrooms, five bathrooms and two half-baths, as well multiple living areas and two kitchens, including “a huge chef’s kitchen,” according to the listing.

01/15/2014

A water main break sent water pouring into the street in the 4900 block of North Pulaski Road about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, closing the street between Argyle and Ainslie streets. (Credit: NVP News video)

Burst Pipes Damage Businesses, Flood Streets Across Chicago

A leak in a company’s fire system flooded the business and Pulaski Road Tuesday night, forcing firefighters to wade through knee-deep icy water in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

01/08/2014

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Passerby Stops Mag Mile Robbery; Police Make Arrest

A man who beat a woman with his belt after she refused to give him money appeared on court on Monday to face charges in the attack.

08/19/2013

Guardian Angels member Thomas Hunt hands out a flyer of safety tips on Michigan Avenue near the Water Tower on July 23, 2013. The group says it wants to make sure the popular tourist and shopping district known as the Magnificent Mile doesn't become known as Muggers' Mile. (Credit: CBS)

Guardian Angels: Don’t Let Mag Mile Become “Muggers’ Mile”

A volunteer group of citizen crime fighters is calling the Magnificent Mile – a popular tourist destination in Chicago – the “Muggers’ Mile,” to spotlight robberies along Michigan Avenue.

07/23/2013

Photo Credit: Kathleen Virginia Page

Police Debunk Woman’s Story Of Jewelry Robbery On Mag Mile

The purported victim, a 68-year-old woman from Homewood, told authorities she was accosted by about a dozen African American men while walking in the 700 block of North Michigan around noon Wednesday in front of Saks Fifth Avenue.

05/16/2013

PETA volunteers Jenna Cameron and Derek Ritchison stage an anti-fur protest in their underwear, in a bed on Michigan Avenue. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

PETA Activists Draw Stares With Protest In Bed On Michigan Avenue

Two protesters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), staged a brief anti-fur protest in their underwear Wednesday afternoon along the Magnificent Mile.

WBBM Newsradio–02/13/2013

Cell Phone (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Police Warn Of Cell Phone Thefts From Mag Mile Restaurants

The distraction techniques of the thieves are brazen, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

01/03/2013

Workers stage a Black Friday protest to demand better wages from Chicago retailers. (CBS)

Retail, Restaurant Workers Stage Black-Friday Wage Protest

The workers who usually spend Black Friday ringing up purchases and completing food orders spent time Friday morning protesting their pay at those jobs.

11/23/2012

Dr. Shah (CBS)

Man Stabbed Off Magnificent Mile, Near Holiday Parade Route

A botched robbery attempt has an Oak Brook doctor in stable condition tonight.

WBBM Newsradio–11/17/2012

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Racked.com Seeks Votes On Best Shopping Intersections

The Web site Racked.com may be pitting trendy hipsters against young and snazzy professionals, as they ask Chicagoans to pick one of six intersections as the best for shopping.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

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Clothing Retailer Mark Shale Going Out Of Business

The famed Chicago clothing retailer Mark Shale is will be closing three of its stores.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

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Woman Found Slain At Luxury Hotel Off Mag Mile

A woman was found slain Monday at the tony Whitehall Hotel just off the Magnificent Mile, and police were conducting a homicide investigation.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

The Bloomingdale Building, at 900 N. Michigan Av., where former Mayor Richard M. Daley moved after leaving office. The developer-owned condo where he lived with his late wife, Maggie, is up for sale, listed at $2.725 million. (Credit: CBS)

Daley’s Michigan Avenue Condo For Sale For $2.7M

The Magnificent Mile condo where former Mayor Richard M. Daley moved shortly after leaving office is on the market.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

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Report: Alderman Proposes Allowing Electronic Signs On Mag Mile

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) has proposed an ordinance that some say could make the already Manhattan-like Magnificent Mile look like Times Square.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

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