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.
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.
Six people were hospitalized for heat exhaustion Monday morning while attending Memorial Day parades in two neighboring suburbs.
Chicago police closed North Avenue Beach Monday afternoon after five people were treated for heat exhaustion.
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.
An ongoing construction project means there will be no Memorial Day parade in Downers Grove this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It has taken a while, but gas prices slowly but surely are starting to trickle down.
Honor and remember the men and women who have died in military service with these simple ways to commemorate Memorial Day.
Planning your Memorial Day weekend getaway? Check out these tips for a safe — and stress-free — journey.
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.
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.
We’ve been hearing about it for weeks, and now, experts say $5 per gallon gas is almost certain by Memorial Day.