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World War II vet Elliott Times. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Park Ridge Man Among World War II Vets Honored During Parade

World War II veterans – the so-called “greatest generation” – had a place of honor in Memorial Day ceremonies.

05/27/2014

Governor Pat Quinn marches in the Park Ridge Memorial Day parade. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Quinn Calls On Legislators To ‘Do The Right Thing’ On State Income Tax

Governor Quinn joined veterans and others at a Memorial Day parade in the suburbs, but his re-election campaign and the fight over state spending were not far from his mind, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

05/26/2014

World War II veteran Chuck Larson is the grand marshal of the Park Ridge Memorial Day parade. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Marks Memorial Day With Parades, Masses

American servicemen and women are being honored throughout the Chicago area this Memorial Day.

05/26/2014

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Chicagoans Out Enjoying Nice Weather For Holiday Weekend

Some Chicagoans are starting their holiday weekend off at the beach and parks across the city. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley spent the afternoon checking in with those folks.

05/25/2014

Politicians Mark Memorial Day With Daley Plaza Wreath, Tollway Exhibit

Mayor Emanuel and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth laid a wreath at the eternal flame in Daley Plaza for service personnel who have died in combat.

05/24/2014

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Returning Soldier Gets Hero’s Welcome At Hoffman Estates School

A third-grade class at Frank C. Whitely Elementary School had written letters to Capt. Allen at the urging of a classmate whose father is also in the service.

05/23/2014

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Memorial Day Weekend Event Round Up

It’s finally Memorial Day weekend and that means patio and BBQ season! Here is a list of a few events around town to help you kick off summer in the city.

05/21/2014

Veterans Group Raising Money For Wreaths Honoring War Dead

A local veterans group leader says he’s confident the group will be able to raise $720 more to cover the costs of wreaths honoring each of his community’s war dead on Memorial Day.

05/19/2014

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Memorial Day Vacay: Best 3-Day Weekend Getaway Spots

For your Memorial Day mini-vacation, check out these cities with year-round appeal, plus extra holiday happenings.

05/12/2014

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Perfect Pair: Best Craft Beers To Serve At Your Summer BBQ

Try some variety with your next barbecue, and seek out some specialty craft beers instead of the regular brews. These craft beers pair exceptionally well with your carefully grilled meats.

05/12/2014

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Best Patriotic Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day

Families can preserve the sanctity of Memorial Day while maintaining hope for the future and joy in the present. No matter what state you call home, there are many ways to mark the day.

05/12/2014

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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