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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

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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

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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

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Memorial Day Events In Your Area

Check out these fun Memorial Day events in your area…

05/14/2012

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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

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

Ambulance

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

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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

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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.

05/27/2011

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

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