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Harsh winter weather killed most of the bushes at Water Tower Park. City officials plan to replace them after finishing a capital improvement project underground. (Credit: Steve Miller/CBS)

Harsh Winter Killed Bushes At Water Tower Park

If you’ve been out along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile lately, you might have noticed that the bushes in the city’s most historic park are more brown than green.

07/18/2014

A street sign at the intersections of Chicago and Michigan avenues. (Credit: CBS)

Fourth Of July A Busy Night For Chicago Cops

With more than 100,000 people at Navy Pier alone and thousands more packing the lakefront to watch the Fourth of July fireworks, it was a busy night for Chicago Police.

07/05/2014

A two-vehicle crash left four people seriously injured early Wednesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Downtown Taxi Crash Leaves 4 Hurt

A Porsche SUV was northbound in the 400 block of South Michigan Avenue about 2:30 a.m. when the driver failed to stop at a red light and struck a taxi, police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.

05/21/2014

A PetSmart puppy booth drew a crowd on Michigan Avenue on Friday, providing a bit of cheer after some people woke up to snow flurries in the middle of May. (Credit: Terry Keshner/CBS)

Snow Got You Down? These Puppies Will Cheer You Up

A tent full of puppies drew a crowd at Pioneer Court, just off Michigan Avenue on Friday. It was part of Pet Smart’s “Inspired By Pets” Campaign, which brings dogs and cats from city to city, trying to brighten people’s days.

05/16/2014

James Pugh (Credit: Chicago Police)

Driver Charged In Roseland Crash That Injured 5

James Pugh, of the 1400 block of West 115th Street, has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated fleeing; and five various misdemeanor counts including DUI, driving on a suspended license, marijuana possession, and criminal damage to property.

04/24/2014

Chicago police investigate after five children were shot near 66th and Michigan on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Five Children Shot In South Side Drive-By

The kids were walking from a nearby park to a convenience store, when they were shot in the 6600 block of South Michigan Avenue around 7:30 p.m., police said.

04/20/2014

A hot air balloon from an Airheads marketing campaign got stuck on a lamppost in Millennium Park. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Hot Air Balloon Stuck At Millennium Park

The Airheads balloon has been floating around Chicago and passing out samples of candy downtown, as part of a marketing campaign.

04/04/2014

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New Owner Could Revive Tip Top Tap At Allerton Hotel

A historic, but long-shuttered tavern atop a landmark Magnificent Mile hotel could be making a comeback.

03/10/2014

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Businesses Team Up With Police To Clean Up Roseland

Police are teaming up with business leaders in a high-crime neighborhood on the South Side, to try to make the area safer and more attractive for doing business.

03/03/2014

A taxi cab crashed into an SUV, which flipped over, at the intersection of Michigan and Monroe late Monday night. (Credit: NVP News Video)

One Hurt When Taxi Strikes SUV Downtown

A taxi driver was southbound on Michigan Avenue about 11 p.m. when his car collided with a 2004 Ford Escape going east on Monroe Street.

02/25/2014

Water Tower Place

Man Falls To His Death At Water Tower Place

About 9 p.m., the man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, “fell or jumped” to the ground floor from the seventh floor of the shopping center, located at 835 N. Michigan Ave.

02/25/2014

An astonishing and dangerous scene unfolded downtown on Tuesday when two men were spotted on a ledge high atop a Michigan Avenue hotel . (Credit: Facebook)

Men Arrested Trying To Access Roof At Hotel InterContinental

One day after two men were spotted on the ledge of a posh Michigan Avenue hotel taking pictures, Chicago police arrested two men trying to gain access to the roof on Wednesday.

02/19/2014

A water main break sent water pouring into the street in the 4900 block of North Pulaski Road about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, closing the street between Argyle and Ainslie streets. (Credit: NVP News video)

Burst Pipes Damage Businesses, Flood Streets Across Chicago

A leak in a company’s fire system flooded the business and Pulaski Road Tuesday night, forcing firefighters to wade through knee-deep icy water in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

01/08/2014

A Chicago Fire Department diver enters the icy Chicago River early Tuesday, after a woman fell in the water. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Dies After Being Pulled From Icy Chicago River

Police sources said it appeared the woman slipped and fell into the river.

12/17/2013

Emergency crews respond to a high-rise fire in the 1200 block of South Michigan Avenue early Wednesday. (Credit: NVP Video)

Two Hurt In High-Rise Fire In South Loop

The two, whose ages were not immediately known, were transported from the blaze to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition.

11/06/2013

Money

Man Robs Bank On Michigan Avenue

A Loop bank was robbed Wednesday morning.

10/23/2013

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8 Hurt When CTA Bus Makes Sudden Stop

Police said the bus driver hit his brakes to avoid a collision with a taxicab at Michigan Avenue and South Water Street around 8:45 a.m.

10/09/2013

The iPhone 5C on display at an Apple Store. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

New iPhones Draw Big Crowd To Mag Mile Apple Store

The line wrapped around the corner of Michigan and Huron Street, with approximately 200 people waiting to get a new iPhone 5s or 5c.

09/20/2013

Police Lights Police Car

Passerby Stops Mag Mile Robbery; Police Make Arrest

A man who beat a woman with his belt after she refused to give him money appeared on court on Monday to face charges in the attack.

08/19/2013

Darrell Griffin (left) and Garland Smith (right) both face felony charges after allegedly stealing iPhones in separate incidents on or near the lakefront on Aug. 17, 2013. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Lifeguard Thwarts iPhone Robbery During Air Show

Five suspects – including three juveniles – face charges, following three separate robberies on Saturday, two of them at the Air & Water Show.

08/19/2013

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