CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Memorial Day

Construction, generic sized image

Road Construction Might Put A Bump In Summer Travel

Planning on driving home from a long weekend in Lake Geneva? Heading west to Elgin? Or landing at O’Hare International Airport late at night? Get ready for some heartburn.

05/28/2013

American flag (CBS)

Medals Make For A Most Memorable Memorial Day For Veteran, 96

Anthony Vaccarello will proudly display his American flag this Memorial Day, just as he does every year.

05/27/2013

(Credit: cityofchicago.org)

Emanuel, Quinn And Panetta Mark Memorial Day With Parade And Wreath Laying

Mayor Emanuel, Governor Quinn, and the former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta led the way as Chicago marked Memorial Day with a parade down State Street.

05/25/2013

Travelers stand in security lines at Midway International Airport on Thursday, at the start of the Memorial Day weekend travel frenzy. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Busy Holiday Weekend To Kick Off Summer Travel Season

The busy summer travel season got underway on Thursday, as many travelers got an early start to the Memorial Day weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2013

Photo Credit Thinkstock

Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

(Credit: cityofchicago.org)

Memorial Day Celebrations In Chicago

Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in Chicago are a chance to thank veterans and active service members.

05/13/2013

Washington Monument

Where To Experience National Monuments This Memorial Day

Visiting monuments this Memorial Day is a refreshing way of fostering a child’s education outside of the classroom, paying tribute to those who died in war and remembering America’s leaders.

05/13/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn greets parade participants on Memorial Day in Park Ridge. (CBS)

State Budget, Politics Loom Over Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day parade and politics made for an interesting mix in Park Ridge, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

05/28/2012

Military veterans with the groups Iraq Veterans Against The War and Vietnam Veterans Against The War hold a Memorial Day ceremony to call for an immediate end to the war in Afghanistan. (Credit: CBS)

Veterans Who Threw Away Medals At NATO Summit Mark Memorial Day

CHICAGO (CBS) – Veterans who returned their medals to NATO just over a week ago gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at on the Chicago River on Monday, to talk about their feelings on Memorial […]

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

Former Marine Tom Day plays "Taps" on the bugle. (Credit: CBS)

‘Taps’ Marks 150th Anniversary On Memorial Day

One of America’s most recognizable bugle calls, one that will be heard again and again in towns big and small on this Memorial Day, reaches a major milestone this year. This is the 150th anniversary of Taps, the nation’s song of remembrance.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

(CBS)

Memorial Day Sets Another Record For Heat In Chicago

Chicago saw its second consecutive day of record heat on Monday, when the temperature reached 95 degrees at O’Hare International Airport early Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

JROTC members march in the 2012 Memorial Day Parade on State Street. (Credit: CBS)

City Honors Troops, Veterans At Memorial Day Parade

A week ago, it was anti-war protesters. Yesterday, supporters of U.S. troops had their turn to take over the streets of downtown Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2012

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

5 Free Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day In Chicago

BBQ, fireworks, white pants and a new bottle of sunscreen. All signs Memorial Day weekend and summer have arrived. Here’s a list of 5 free things to do this weekend in celebration of Memorial Day. That’s right, free. You have no excuse to not come out of winter/NATO hibernation.

05/25/2012

Bob Persinger

World War II Vet Recounts Horrors Of Death Camp

Ahead of Memorial Day, a World War II veteran from Rockford says what he saw 67 years ago never leaves him.

WBBM Newsradio–05/25/2012

Expressway Traffic

Gas Prices, Airfares Down For Memorial Day Travel Weekend

The summer travel season kicks off this holiday weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–05/24/2012

(credit: Thinkstock)

Memorial Day Events In Your Area

Check out these fun Memorial Day events in your area…

05/14/2012

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

The History Of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. See what the holiday really means and why it falls on the last Monday in May.

05/13/2012

Grilling Guide

Summer Grilling Guide

As the weather warms up, it’s time to embrace cooking outdoors. Get your grill on with tips from our grilling guide.

05/13/2012

North Avenue Beach

Doubts Mount About Why City Closed North Avenue Beach

A lot of residents and beachgoers still are not buying the city’s version of events about why the city closed the North Avenue Beach on Memorial Day.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

Police chased off swimmers at North Avenue Beach on Monday after four people were treated for heat exhaustion. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy: Gang Activity Didn’t Close Beach

Reporters wanted to know today whether it was really flash mob gang activity – not cases of heat exhaustion – that closed North Avenue Beach earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

more