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Gospel Music Festival Announces Choir Battle, Headliners For 2013

The city’s Gospel Music Festival will have a new wrinkle when it gets underway in late June.

WBBM Newsradio–04/17/2013

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Best Outdoor Concerts To Look Forward To This Summer In Chicago

From a spring concert set among an historic home to a summer-long festival, Chicago is the place to be for music lovers. Check out the following performances the next time you’re in the mood to hear a live concert.

04/11/2013

Millennium Park's McCormick Tribune Ice Rink (Credit: Mason Johnson)

Best Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of The Winter In Chicago

Most of us wish there was a seasonal fast-forward button for the winter temperatures, but like it or not, there are a few things that are fun to experience during the colder days, especially when you know spring is just around the corner. Take advantage of the last days of winter with a few fun winter activities.

03/02/2013

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Winter WonderLoop: Affordable Family Fun

There is no shortage of fun, free things to do this holiday season in the Chicago loop! Chicago Loop Alliance’s (CLA) fourth annual Winter WonderLoop will surprise and delight pedestrians in downtown Chicago this winter with “Random Acts of Holidays” from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on each Saturday from Dec. 1-22, 2012. Specific details on these free, family-friendly experiences around the Loop will be announced each morning…

12/06/2012

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Best Holiday Events And Celebrations In Chicago

With the Thanksgiving holiday already past, now is the time to really venture out and celebrate the festive season of lights. As Christmas day draws near, these recommended area attractions will bring much joy and peace to everyone in the family.

12/03/2012

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/ Todd Rosenberg Photography 2011)

Best Places For Outdoor Winter Activities In Chicago

Once you’ve pushed yourself to brave the lower temperatures, you’ll find that Chicago does have some fun winter activities to offer.

12/01/2012

Buddy Guy

Chicago Fetes Buddy Guy With Blues Concert

The city of Chicago sent bluesman Buddy Guy off in style to the Kennedy Center Awards–as Mayor Emanuel and a select group of bluesmen staged a 45-minute concert on the stage of Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion.

11/28/2012

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Best Free Art Activities In Chicago

From antiques made in ancient Greece to Pablo Picasso’s works from the last century, Chicago has numerous venues and tours with free admission. Check out the following list to get you started.

11/26/2012

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‘Soaring Echoes’ Audio Sculpture Brings Bird Sounds To Millennium Park

It sounded like Big Bird had found a big home on the Millennium Park Lawn this week.

WBBM Newsradio–10/25/2012

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Former Mayor Daley Recalls Vision For Millennium Park

Former Mayor Richard Daley on Monday led his own tour through Millennium Park and letting visitors know his feelings about honey locust trees, voter polling, graffiti, and the Bean.

10/09/2012

World Music Festival Chicago

Wireless Internet Access Coming To Chicago Parks

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make Chicago one of the digital capitals of the country.

09/24/2012

Tanner Conroyd, 20, had been missing since Aug. 19, 2012, when whe left her home in St. Charles. Her family thought she was driving to Illinois State University in Normal, but she didn't show up. A security guard at Millennium Park told the family she had been there on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Missing St. Charles Woman Found At Chicago Area Hospital

A missing St. Charles woman has been located at a Chicago area hospital, police said Thursday.

08/23/2012

Tanner Conroyd, 20, had been missing since Aug. 19, 2012, when whe left her home in St. Charles. Her family thought she was driving to Illinois State University in Normal, but she didn't show up. A security guard at Millennium Park told the family she had been there on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Missing St. Charles Woman Last Seen Near Millennium Park

The search for a missing 20-year-old woman from St. Charles is now concentrated in the Chicago area. because her family says she was last seen at Millennium Park.

08/22/2012

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Best Spots To Spend A Summer Day In Chicago

Chicago boasts a variety of activities that include boat rides, gardens, outdoor concerts and nature museums perfect for any family this summer. Whether you live in Winnetka, Wheaton or Wicker Park, Chicago and the suburbs offer a little bit of everything parents need to get the kids out of the house when school lets out.

07/13/2012

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Chicago’s New Tourism Office Faces Possible Roadblock – Violence

Move over San Francisco and watch out New York — Chicago is now the second best city in the U.S. and Canada, according to Travel+Leisure magazine.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Millennium Park Workouts

Looking to take your exercise outside this summer? How about a workout at Millennium Park?

06/29/2012

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Downtown Sound: Music In The Park

If you hadn’t noticed, summer has completely and totally arrived to the third coast. And spoiled kids that we are, the city is yet again throwing us a series of free Monday concerts downtown at the magical picnic-place marvel that is the hairnet, er, Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Cut out of work early, bring your good flask and your bad wine, and set up a picnic blanket for this summer’s fine lineup.

06/19/2012

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Innovative Choral Piece Celebrating Chicago To Debut Friday Night

The Grant Park Chorus will be singing Chicago Tribune Headlines this Friday, as the Grant Park Music Festival Gets underway in Millennium Park.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012

A girl splashes in the water at Crown Fountain in Millennium Park on June 10, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Hot Weekend Continues For Chicago

Chicago’s wild weather continued Sunday, as the rising mercury sent people scrambling to do anything they can to stay cool.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2012

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Best Spots For A Picnic In Chicago

Chicago is blessed with well-maintained public parks, but not all picnic spots are created equal. With beautiful summer weather warming up the city, packing a picnic might just be the ticket to a perfect season. From scenic to secluded, Chicago’s best picnic spots offer a little bit of all things ambiance.

06/09/2012

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