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.
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.”
Medical professionals, lawmakers and activists are meeting at Navy Pier for the Chicago Cannabis Conference.
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.
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.
Visiting the City of Chicago on a rainy day can make for the most memorable experiences and fun activities.
Child abuse prevention advocates gathered in front of Navy Pier on Wednesday with an important message: everyone can help prevent child abuse.
One of Chicago’s biggest bottlenecks doesn’t occur on the roadways, it’s on the lakefront trail where it passes Navy Pier.
The iconic Ferris wheel at Navy Pier will be closed for a few weeks while it gets a makeover.
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel along with Senator Dick Durban broke ground for the Navy Pier Flyover Project.
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.
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.
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.
Birders out yesterday for Chicago’s Christmas lakefront bird count documented a few unusual sightings.
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.
When you need visuals to celebrate 2014’s appearance, think fireworks.
Caroling seems to have dwindled in the popularity category when it comes to favorite holiday activities. However, it’s never too late to start up a new annual tradition, whether it’s solo or with the family.
There are Disney-themed trees, children’s board-game trees, even one called “Jiminy Christmas.” And then there was the “Fifty Shades of Grey” tree, which Navy Pier spokesman Nick Shields says didn’t quite fit in.
Halloween doesn’t have to be just about the kids. Take advantage of the many different Halloween parties in Chicago and have just as much fun in your decked-out Halloween costume.
Instead of opting for the same old bland family photo this year, check out all the different scenic backdrop options that Chicago has to offer.