CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score
New!  CBS Chicago Weather iPhone App: Daily Forecasts, Weather Alerts & Radar Maps!  Free Download »

Magnificent Mile

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: I Miss Marilyn Already

It’s not a good night in Chicago; not for me.

05/08/2012

A man dressed in a yellow poncho, black cap, surgical mask, and black surgical gloves tried to rob a Citibank on Michigan Avenue, by claiming he had a bomb, but he fled the bank without taking the money he demanded, and left the fake bomb behind. (Credit: Bandittrackerchicago.com)

Man Tries To Rob Magnificent Mile Bank, Leaves Without Cash

A man tried to rob a Magnificent Mile bank on Monday, but left the loot behind.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

The new Marilyn Monroe statue was unveiled Friday on Chicago's Michigan Avenue. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Adieu, Marilyn: Sexy Statue Leaving Mag Mile

The iconic statue of actress Marilyn Monroe along Michigan Avenue just north of the Chicago River will be removed beginning May 7.

04/30/2012

The Ron Santo Suite is decorated with plenty of Cubs gear and plaques honoring Santo. (Credit: Nancy Harty, WBBM)

Mag Mile Hotel Dedicates Suite To Ron Santo

Cubs fans can celebrate the start of a new season in a hotel room devoted to the late Ron Santo.

WBBM Newsradio–04/05/2012

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Police Officer, Other Driver Injured In Crash Near Mag Mile

A police squad car headed to an emergency call just off the Magnificent Mile was hit by another driver Friday morning, leaving both the officer and the other driver injured.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

Shoppers were out early on the day after Christmas, which is not only the busiest day of the year for returns, but the third busiest shopping day of the year. (Credit: CBS)

Local Retail Sales In Major Post-Holiday Slump

You may not see a lot of shopping activity on the Magnificent Mile these days.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Early-Morning Crash Snags Traffic At Michigan Avenue, Ohio Street

An accident snagged early-morning traffic early Friday on the Magnificent Mile.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

Water Tower Place

Police, Family Seek Driver Who Slammed Into Woman On Mag Mile

The family of a woman who was hit by a car on Michigan Avenue is asking for your help to find the hit-and-run driver.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

Holiday shoppers pack the aisles. (credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Last-Minute Christmas Shoppers Converge On Chicago

Chicago shoppers were rummaging through mounds of what was left on the shelves Thursday, in search of last-minute deals.

12/22/2011

Chicago Fire Department's Engine 13 races down Randolph Street on its way to a call.  (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Fire Crews Rush To Mag Mile High-Rise For Small Fire

Fire crews rushed to a high rise on the Magnificent Mile Friday and put out a small fire within five minutes.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Retail Therapy For Free In Chicago

It’s ok to just look. Here are a few of Chicago’s best spots to window shop.

11/07/2011

Signs warn drivers of the pending start of construction along a stretch of Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to Illinois Street, beginning Sept. 28, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Major Construction Project Begins On Michigan Avenue

If you drive, take a bus or even just walk down the Magnificent Mile, you’ll notice a big difference through mid-November.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

Topshop, a hip clothing retailer, opened Thursday on the Magnificent Mile. (CBS)

Mag Mile Store Opening Creates More Than 200 Jobs

A hip clothing store, Topshop, has taken the place of the defunct Borders book store at a prime retail location. But one critic says the type of service-industry jobs it brings won’t save the U.S. economy. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.

09/08/2011

Michael Jordan Steakhouse

New Michael Jordan Steakhouse Opening On Mag Mile

The new Michael Jordan Steakhouse opens Tuesday on the Magnificent Mile, in what is the first restaurant with the Bulls icon’s name on it in 13 years.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Michigan Avenue Crash

Cab Driver Ticketed For Hitting 2 Little Girls On Mag Mile

A cab driver from Richton Park has been ticketed for hitting two little girls on the Magnificent Mile over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Spectators look at “Forever Marilyn,” a sculpture by Seward Johnson, on Friday. The sculpture was inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic scene in the 1955 movie “Seven Year Itch.” (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Marilyn Monroe Sculpture Drawing Controversy On Mag Mile

The long-awaited 26-foot sculpture of Marilyn Monroe was unveiled on the Magnificent Mile Friday morning, amid controversy about its risqué appearance.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

In this Sept. 9, 1954 file photo, Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of a New York subway grating while in character for the filming of "The Seven Year Itch" in New York. (AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman, File)

Walter’s Perspective: Marilyn A Welcome Addition To ‘The Mile’

CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson welcome’s the city’s newest piece of public art to North Michigan Avenue.

07/14/2011

A teen mob of thieves hit a Walgreens off the Magnificent Mile this week, store officials confirm. (CBS)

Teen Mob Hits Walgreens On The Mag Mile

The teenage robbery-burglary mobs are at it again on North Michigan Avenue. Youths stole merchandise from a Walgreens, then fled the scene.

06/23/2011

Streeterville

Neighbors Celebrate Streeterville On 6.06.11 Day

Monday is 6.06.11 day, and neighbors and visitors are everything in one of the city’s most prestigious ZIP codes.

06/06/2011

Police Generic

Man Plunges To Death From Condo Tower Near Mag Mile

A man plunged to his death this morning from a condo tower just west of the Magnificent Mile.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

more

previous