Memorial Day

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What The Most Violent Memorial Day Weekend In Over A Decade Means For Chicago

We took a look at 10 years of violent crime statistics to get a better idea of what Chicago’s Memorial Day weekend violence really means…

05/26/2015

A Memorial Day ceremony is held by the monument to Civil War Gen. John Logan at Grant Park. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

For Families And Friends Of The Fallen, Every Day Is Memorial Day

Jim Frazier said people are too often worried they’ll offend him by asking about his son, Jake, an Illinois Air National Guard member who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2003.

05/26/2015

Chicago Riverwalk

New Chicago Riverwalk Segment Open — Sort Of

The south bank section from Clark to State is now officially open, but what exactly does “open” mean? CBS’s Marissa Bailey reports.

05/25/2015

Nick Sherbula and Jim Vitti, two World War II veterans, have remained close for more than 70 years. (CBS)

For Two World War II Vets, Friendship Endures More Than 70 Years

Native Chicagoans Nick Sherbula and Jim Vitti were strangers before World War II and the U.S. Army brought them together. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

05/25/2015

Rekia Boyd (Supplied Photo)

Memorial Service Held For Rekia Boyd Near Spot Where She Was Fatally Shot By Cop

In Douglas Park on Chicago’s Near West Side, near the spot where a police officer shot and killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd three years ago, a few dozen people held a memorial service for her and others they say are casualties of war.

05/25/2015

Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal Jerry Pask. (CreditL CBS)

Despite Rain, Suburbs Honor Vets For Memorial Day

In Elmhurst, a memorial service was moved indoors, but the rain didn’t stop the parade from marching through the streets.

05/25/2015

North Avenue Beach

Rain Puts Damper On Memorial Day Beach-Goers

Memorial Day is a day at the beach for those who just want to have some easy-going fun, but the weather hasn’t been cooperating.

05/25/2015

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Military Historian’s New Book Takes In-Depth Look At America’s Military Actions Around The World

As the nation observes Memorial Day, a new book takes an in-depth look at America’s many military actions over its history.

05/25/2015

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Grant Park Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Fallen Soldiers

A Memorial Day ceremony in Chicago’s Grant Park honored those from Illinois who served and died in the military.

05/25/2015

Weather Mem Day Cast

Chicago Memorial Day Weather Forecast

While the day may start a bit dreary, your Memorial Day won’t be a total washout.

05/25/2015

Gold Star Family Wreath

Chicagoans Remember Fallen Vets With Wreath Laying, Parade

On this beautiful, sunny day, thousands gathered to pay their respects for those who gave their lives for their country.

05/23/2015

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Memorial Day Weekend Forecast: Warm, But Rain Likely Sunday And Monday

If you’re planning a cookout for the Memorial Day weekend, you might want to fire up the grill on Friday or Saturday, as storms could wash out your holiday plans on Sunday and Monday.

05/22/2015

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Memorial Day Weekend, Expect Low Fuel Prices And More Vehicles On The Road

Regular unleaded is $3.04 a gallon in Chicagoland. The national average is $2.73, according to AAA Motor Club.

05/21/2015

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Busy Travel Weekend Expected For Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, which means the start of the busy summer travel season. Whether you’ve booked a flight, or are hitting the road, you’re sure to see some congestion.

05/21/2015

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Best Memorial Day Getaways Near Chicago

Pack up your car and hit the road for these five must-see destinations that are within a four-hour drive of the Chicago area.

05/16/2015

Barbeque (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

5 Best Ways To Observe Memorial Day

Honor Memorial Day and celebrate the national holiday with these five ideas.

05/13/2015

Napoleon Prestige 500 (Photo Credit: Napoleon Grills)

5 Best Grills To Get You Through Your Memorial Day BBQ

It’s barbecue season! Time to find the perfect backyard grill for you and your whole family. Here are five great options to get you started.

05/12/2015

Child Saluting American Flag (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Teaching Our Children The Importance Of Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day is not just the official start to summer. It’s also an important holiday to pay your respects for those men and women who died in battle.

05/12/2015

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

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