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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!

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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

Jane Byrne

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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The Top 50 Tourist Destinations In The World: Navy Pier Makes List

As with many tourist destinations, the locals swear that they avoid them at all costs. In Chicago, that may or may not be true with Navy Pier, but one thing is clear: The world loves it.

03/03/2014

Chicago Childrens Museum

Elevator Fire At Navy Pier Briefly Closes Children’s Museum

No evacuations of Navy Pier were required, but Fire Media said the patrons of the Children’s Museum conducted an orderly voluntary departure, and that facility was temporarily closed to allow ventilation of smoke.

02/13/2014

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Snow Sculptures Take Shape At Navy Pier

Several teams from the U.S. and around the world are transforming 10-foot blocks of snow into creations of art. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

02/07/2014

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Annual Winter Bird Count Makes Rare Find For This Time Of Year

Birders out yesterday for Chicago’s Christmas lakefront bird count documented a few unusual sightings.

12/26/2013

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Best 2014 New Year’s Eve Parties In Chicago

New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration, letting go of past dilemmas and looking forward to what the new year brings. Let loose this year and take advantage of the many different events and venues offered in Chicago to make this New Year’s Eve extra special.

12/19/2013

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