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Five Reasons To Visit Chicago In The Fall

After Labor Day weekend’s goodbye to the lazy days of summer, a re-energized city welcomes autumn with fall fests, a new theater season, blockbuster art shows and fun outdoor explorations. Here are some of Chicago’s best happenings this fall.

09/20/2014

Navy Pier

Hispanic Business Owners Gather For Annual Expo

Laura Sanchez, CEO of Swatware, said she considers herself a pioneer, as a Latina running an information technology business.

08/28/2014

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Four Rescued After Boat Hits Lake Michigan Breakwall

Police said the boat ran onto the breakwall northeast of Navy Pier around 10:30 p.m.

08/28/2014

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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: August 18th-24th

Check out the priceless things to do this week in Chicago, week of August 18th-24th.

08/18/2014

Chicago Jazz Festival

Best Things To Do Labor Day Weekend In Chicago

End summer on the right note with these fun-filled activities in the Chicago area. Grab your family and friends for a fun-filled last hurrah for summer.

08/15/2014

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National Hot Dog Day Celebrations

It may not have fancy Hallmark cards but National Hot Dog Day is being celebrated in Chicago throughout July. In case you’d like to buy your family a hot dog present, the actual holiday is July 23rd. Celebrate the American icon and delicious Chicago staple at any of the local restaurants below. Happy Hot Dog Day!

07/22/2014

The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. (CBS)

Polk Family’s $20 Million Navy Pier Donation A Gift To Chicagoans

Members of the Polk family explain the gift they’re offering to revamp Navy Pier’s entrance. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.

07/17/2014

Jawaun Westbrook (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Hammer Attack Near Navy Pier

Jawaun Westbrook, of the 400 block of East Ohio Street, was charged Thursday with two felony counts of aggravated battery, police said. He was due to appear for a bond hearing Thursday afternoon.

07/10/2014

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Man Arrested After Attacking Women With Hammer Near Navy Pier

Police said the women were walking on the Lakefront Path near lower Lake Shore Drive and Grand Avenue around 6:30 p.m., when a man attacked them with a hammer.

07/09/2014

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Navy Pier Hits Crowd Capacity For Fireworks Show

If you’re planning to head to Navy Pier to watch the July 4th fireworks show Friday night, you better be there already.

07/04/2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen To Weigh Potential Honors For Former Mayor Byrne

For the first time since former Mayor Jane Byrne left office in 1983, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday took the first steps toward officially honoring the city’s first and only female mayor.

06/25/2014

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy shakes hands with police officers before a recruit graduation at Navy Pier, about one week after having angioplasty for blocked arteries. (Credit: CBS)

Recovering McCarthy Says “I’m Doing Very Well. I Feel Great”

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Wednesday made his first public appearance since undergoing an emergency heart procedure last week, joking with a class of new police recruits that “Word of my demise was greatly exaggerated.”

06/11/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Experts Discuss Benefits Of Cannabis At Navy Pier Conference

Medical professionals, lawmakers and activists are meeting at Navy Pier for the Chicago Cannabis Conference.

06/08/2014

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Memorial Day Weekend Event Round Up

It’s finally Memorial Day weekend and that means patio and BBQ season! Here is a list of a few events around town to help you kick off summer in the city.

05/21/2014

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Coast Guard, City Officials Urge Boaters To Use Caution On Lake

The temperatures might have been cold, and there was snow in the air, but city officials and the U.S. Coast Guard said those were perfect conditions to remind boaters the Lakefront can be an unpredictable place.

05/16/2014

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Best Rainy Day Activities In Chicago

Visiting the City of Chicago on a rainy day can make for the most memorable experiences and fun activities.

04/26/2014

Volunteers and officials with Prevent Child Abuse America passed out blue and white pinwheels -- the group's symbol -- as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month on April 16, 2014. (Credit: Facebook)

Child Abuse Prevention Group Hosts Pinwheel Garden At Navy Pier

Child abuse prevention advocates gathered in front of Navy Pier on Wednesday with an important message: everyone can help prevent child abuse.

04/16/2014

Artist rendering of the Navy Pier Flyover Project. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Construction Begins On Navy Pier Flyover

One of Chicago’s biggest bottlenecks doesn’t occur on the roadways, it’s on the lakefront trail where it passes Navy Pier.

03/24/2014

The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. (CBS)

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel Closed For A Makeover

The iconic Ferris wheel at Navy Pier will be closed for a few weeks while it gets a makeover.

03/21/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the groundbreaking for the Navy Pier Flyover project. (Credit: Kimberly Easton.)

Durbin, Emanuel Break Ground On Navy Pier Flyover Project

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel along with Senator Dick Durban broke ground for the Navy Pier Flyover Project.

03/18/2014

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