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Memorial Day

Lowe Avenue Fatal

Shootings Leave At Least 6 Dead, 19 Wounded

Whether it was the heat or the holiday, at least six people are dead, and 19 more are wounded, in a violent stretch of time starting Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

A wreath was laid at the statue of Gen. John Logan in Grant Park on May 30, 2011. Logan was the founder of Decoration Day, which became Memorial Day. (Credit: CBS)

Grant Park Ceremony Honors Founder Of Memorial Day

It is a longstanding tradition on this day: a service and wreath-laying at the statue of Civil War General John Logan, the founder of Decoration Day, which became Memorial Day.

WBBM Newsradio–05/30/2011


6 Treated For Heat Exhaustion At Memorial Day Parades

Six people were hospitalized for heat exhaustion Monday morning while attending Memorial Day parades in two neighboring suburbs.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2011

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

North Ave. Beach Closed For Safety Concerns

Chicago police closed North Avenue Beach Monday afternoon after five people were treated for heat exhaustion.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2011

Chicago Firefighter Memorial Day Mass at Holy Family Church

Emanuel Attends Chicago Firefighter Memorial Day Mass

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve our country. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was doing just that Monday morning, attending the Chicago Firefighter Memorial Day Mass at Holy Family Church in the University Village neighborhood.

CBS 2–05/30/2011

Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Downers Grove Memorial Day Parade Canceled Due To Construction

An ongoing construction project means there will be no Memorial Day parade in Downers Grove this year.

WBBM Newsradio–05/29/2011

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

Memorial Day Gas Prices Expected To Rise In Chicago

As motorists hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend, they can expect to pay a lot more at the pump than a year ago.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

Big Run Wolf Ranch

Weekend Family Fun Guide

When said together, they’re three of the most beautiful words in the English language: Three Day Weekend! Memorial Day is on Monday, and whether you observe the holiday in some way or just enjoy your extra time off, there are plenty of activities taking place around town.


O'Hare International Airport

Over 1 Million To Travel Through Chicago Airports For Memorial Day

More than a million passengers are expected to pass through Chicago’s two major airports during the Memorial Day travel period, according to aviation officials. Friday is expected to be the busiest single travel day of the weekend.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

7th Heaven

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival Guide

Music and entertainment lovers flock to this annual festival for a weekend of great music and partying with good friends. The fun runs this Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 28th & 29th from noon to 10pm, located on Sheffield Avenue between Belmont and School Street.


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

Gas Prices Expected To Rise As Memorial Day Nears

Motorists in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan should be aware of the likelihood of rising gas prices in the next 48 hours and through the weekend in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2011

Clark And LaSalle BP Station

Gas Prices Starting To Drop At Last

It has taken a while, but gas prices slowly but surely are starting to trickle down.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011

Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Ways to Observe Memorial Day

Honor and remember the men and women who have died in military service with these simple ways to commemorate Memorial Day.


Memorial Day Travel Tips

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips

Planning your Memorial Day weekend getaway? Check out these tips for a safe — and stress-free — journey.


Gas Prices

Gas Prices Climbing Toward $5 Per Gallon

News at the gas pump has gone from bad to worse, and Chicagoans could be looking at an all-time high sooner than you think.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2011

Gas Pump (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

No Relief In Sight For Memorial Day Gas Prices

Over the last week, gas prices have jumped just over 17 cents a gallon. And analysts predict the prices will rise into the summer months.


Gas Pumping

Gas Prices Expected To Hit $5 By Memorial Day

We’ve been hearing about it for weeks, and now, experts say $5 per gallon gas is almost certain by Memorial Day.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011