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Navy Pier

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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Best Places To See New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Chicago

When you need visuals to celebrate 2014’s appearance, think fireworks.

12/16/2013

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Best Places To Go Caroling In Chicago

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.

12/13/2013

A picture shows copies of the novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' on display at a book shop in central London on July 19, 2012. It's a literary phenomenon: with nearly 40 million copies sold, 'Fifty Shades of Grey', an erotic romance spiced up with sado-masochism is well on its way to breaking all the records. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/GettyImages)

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’-Themed Tree Gets The Axe At Holiday Event

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.

12/06/2013

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Best 2013 Halloween Parties In Chicago

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.

10/10/2013

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Best Places In Chicago To Take Family Photos

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.

09/13/2013

Crews are searching around Navy Pier for a missing 18-year-old woman. (CBS)

Navy Pier Search Called Off After Teen Spotted Boarding Bus

The Chicago Fire Department was called to search for an 18-year-old girl who was feared to have gone overboard from one of the city’s tour boats.

08/07/2013

The Flagship Niagara is one of the most historically authentic tall ships in the United States and an accurate reproduction of Commodore Perry’s victorious flagship from the War of 1812’s Battle of Lake Erie. She offers three educational programs to the public: educational day sails, an individual trainee program, and for-credit high school and college programs. All students and trainees receive an authentic onboard living experience from sleeping on hammocks to meals cooked off of a woodstove. (Credit: Navypier.com)

Tall Ships Sail To Navy Pier

The tall ships will arrive at Navy Pier in the “Parade of Sail” Wednesday afternoon, and stay through Sunday.

WBBM Newsradio–08/07/2013

Pizza is served at the Brain Food restaurant court. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Tourist Spots Fail Food Inspections

You would think that some of the busiest restaurants in the city — those located in tourist destinations — would be some of the safest. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

07/18/2013

Quejuan Henley, 18, is charged with robbery for allegedly stealing a woman's cell phone in a pedestrian tunnel under Lake Shore Drive on July 4, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Cop’s Brother Chased Robber Because ‘I Was Just Sick Of It’

Gary Dailey, a former track athlete and marathoner, ran after a man who stole a woman’s cell phone in the pedestrian tunnel under Lake Shore Drive near Division Street on July 4th.

07/08/2013

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Best Places To See Fireworks In Chicago

Whether you’re looking for fireworks in the heart of Chicago or in one of the neighboring suburbs, there are a number of Independence Day celebrations to choose from.

06/21/2013

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Best Activities To Do With Dad In Chicago

Chicago shows that the best gift for Father’s Day 2013 is partaking in a family-friendly event.

06/14/2013

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

Navy Pier Staffer’s 2-Day Ferris Wheel Ride Breaks Guinness World Record

It didn’t seem right to Clinton Shepherd that the birthplace of the Ferris wheel didn’t hold the record for the longest Ferris wheel ride. “I thought Chicago should have that title,” he said Sunday, after spending a record-shattering 48 hours, 8 minutes and 25 seconds awake riding Navy Pier’s iconic attraction.

05/20/2013

East view of plans for two new hotels and a 10,000-seat arena near McCormick Place. (Source: City of Chicago)

DePaul Arena Part Of Larger Plan To Revamp McCormick Place, Navy Pier

City Hall has unveiled plans to build a new arena for DePaul basketball at McCormick Place, as part of larger plans to upgrade the convention center and redesign much of Navy Pier.

05/16/2013

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Best Mother’s Day Events In Chicago

Mother’s Day is a great day for celebrating all your mother has done for you throughout the year. Make this year’s Mother’s Day extra special by taking your mother out for a great family experience in Chicago.

05/10/2013

A man was arrested after allegedly exposing himself and rubbing himself against a woman on this CTA bus near Navy Pier on May 6, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Man Arrested For Exposing Himself, Rubbing Against Woman On CTA Bus

Police said the woman, who is in her 20s, was about to exit the #29/State bus at 500 E. Illinois St., near Navy Pier around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2013

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