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New Hotel Planned For McCormick Place

A new 1,200 room hotel is in the works for McCormick Place, the city announced on Tuesday.

02/19/2013

This iconic statue greets visitors at the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Bronzeville

Just south of McCormick Place is a district where African Americans flourished after the Civil War. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

11/09/2012

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his victory speech. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Paramedics Treat Revelers At Obama Party

Paramedics were called to McCormick Place after receiving a report that more than a dozen revelers at President Barack Obama’s election night gathering were overcome by heat-related illnesses.

11/07/2012

President Obama makes calls to volunteers during a stop at his Hyde Park campaign field office.  (Credit: Obama Campaign via Twitter)

President Obama Spends Election Day In Chicago

President Obama has arrived in Chicago, to once again spend Election Day in his hometown.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2012

The McCormick Place convention center complex. (Credit: CBS)

Obama’s Election Night Rally Planned For McCormick Place

We’ve known for a while President Barack Obama would be spending Election Night in Chicago. Now, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports it appears the president’s Election Night event will be held inside McCormick Place.

10/17/2012

Navy Pier

Business Owner Wants McPier Tax Reduced, Spread To Whole City

A group of Lincoln Park business owners is calling on state lawmakers to take a second look at a controversial 30-year old city tax levied on thousands of restaurants in and near downtown.

WBBM Newsradio–10/09/2012

Thousands of runners participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Running Coach: Sunday’s Weather Perfect For Chicago Marathon

McCormick Place on Saturday hosted 45,000 runners preparing for Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The runners picked up race materials, and got some advice from marathon coaches.

WBBM Newsradio–10/06/2012

(Credit: Jim Prisching/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon Preview

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is in its 35th year and is expecting 45,000 participants from all over the world. Join in the excitement by getting involved at this year’s event.

10/05/2012

Don Welsh

Tourism Official Backs DePaul Basketball Stadium Near McCormick Place

Tourism officials are applauding the possibility of locating a new sports arena near McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

The McCormick Place convention center complex. (Credit: CBS)

2 Big Trade Shows Agree To Stay At McCormick Place

Two major trade shows have extended their commitments to Chicago’s mammoth McCormick Place.

10/01/2012

Tony Freeland

Report: DePaul Now Considering Brand New Stadium Near McCormick Place

On the heels of a report about a possible move to the United Center for DePaul Blue Demons basketball, another account indicates that the university is also weighing far more ambitious plans.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2012

Ambulance

Man Killed In Lake Shore Drive Crash

A man died early Monday in a single-vehicle crash on Lake Shore Drive south of McCormick Place, police said.

09/03/2012

Heads of state and government pose for the official family photo in Chicago during the NATO 2012 Summit on May 20, 2012. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

NATO Summit: Obama, Karzai Affirm Plan To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

After months of hype, and a week of protests throughout Chicago, the NATO Summit officially got underway Sunday afternoon at McCormick Place.ay Sunday afternoon at McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2012

Anti-NATO protesters make their way down State Street. (Credit: Mason Johnson/CBS Chicago)

Protesters Rally Outside NATO Summit After March From Grant Park

Thousands of anti-NATO activists were staging a rally outside McCormick Place during the NATO summit Sunday afternoon, after marching from Grant Park.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2012

Road Closed

Additional Lake Shore Drive Closure For NATO Summit

An extra portion of Lake Shore Drive on the Near North Side will be shut down Sunday evening, adding to a maze of street closures already in place for the NATO Summit.

05/20/2012

A big protest march during the NATO summit Sunday will pass near McCormick Place where world leaders will be meeting. (CBS)

Will Sunday’s Big NATO Protest Be Peaceful Or Chaotic?

Police and most protesters say they don’t want trouble, and South Loop business owners surely don’t.

05/19/2012

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama step off Air Force One upon arrival at Chicago O'Hare International Airport May 19, 2012. Obama is in his hometown to host the 2012 NATO Summit. AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Arrives In Chicago For NATO Conference

President Obama has arrived in Chicago for the two-day NATO summit that is being held in his hometown amid protests by demonstrators.

05/19/2012

Lake Shore Drive Closed

Lake Shore Drive To Be Closed From Grand Avenue To McCormick Place Sunday

An additional mile of Lake Shore Drive north all the way to Navy Pier will be closed beginning Sunday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

NATO Coalition Already Fracturing Over Afghanistan

Many world leaders have arrived in Chicago for the NATO Summit on Sunday, and some friction is already emerging on the issue of military action in Afghanistan.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrives in Chicago Friday for the NATO summit, which will focus on the future of his nation. (CBS)

World Leaders Arrive On Eve Of NATO Summit

More than 2,000 reporters from around the world will be covering the NATO summit here. Chicago hopes they’ll pass along the good word about the Windy City.

05/18/2012

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