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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

An abortion-rights opponent demonstrates outside a Planned Parenthood event Thursday. (CBS)

Abortion Protest Staged Outside Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

Activist Sandra Fluke was the main honoree. The Georgetown University law school student became a household name last year when a talk show host called her a prostitute because she tried to lobby Congress for mandatory health care coverage of birth control.

05/02/2013

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Best Restaurants For Easter Brunch 2013 In Chicago

Celebrate Easter Brunch at one of these five hot spot restaurants in Chicago.

03/20/2013

Sure Sign Of Spring: Tulips, Chicago Flower Show

Tulips are a sure sign of spring and they’re ready for their close-ups at the 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier.

03/14/2013

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Most Stylish Places To Get Married In Chicago

Are you newly engaged? Make your plans now to have your dream wedding at some of the Chicago area’s most stylish venues.

03/12/2013

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Best Places To See Flowers This Spring In Chicago

Spring is one of the most eagerly anticipated seasons in Chicago. What better activity to celebrate winter’s end than with an outdoor excursion to observe the blooming of spring flowers?

03/09/2013

Fans toast the late, great Harry Caray Thursday at his namesake restaurant. (CBS)

For 15th Year, Fans Raise Glass To The Late, Great Harry Caray

Many of those who attended the toast had special memories of meeting Caray while he was alive. Others recalled moving away from Chicago and watching him announce Cub games on cable, giving them a taste of home.

02/28/2013

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5 Ways To Beat Cabin Fever In Chicago

Cabin fever got you down? Get out and enjoy some of the best winter happenings Chicago has to offer. From sleepovers at the zoo to hockey at Soldier Field, here’s a round up of 5 things to do in the city this season.

01/16/2013

Winter WonderFest

Best Family-Friendly New Year’s Parties In Chicago

New Year’s doesn’t necessarily strike people as being a family-friendly holiday in Chicago. However, there are many kid-friendly events that are perfect for youth of all ages.

12/28/2012

A Good Samaritan is being hailed a heroine for saving a baby's life. (CBS)

Mom Wants To Thank Woman Who Saved Her Baby’s Life

It’s one of the scariest things for a parent to experience: not knowing what to do when your child starts choking.

12/11/2012

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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

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw docks at Navy Pier to deliver hundreds of Christmas trees for needy families. (Credit: CBS)

Ship Delivers Hundreds Of Christmas Trees For Needy

Hundreds of volunteers unloaded 1,600 Christmas trees from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw at Navy Pier on Saturday. The trees will go to families who can’t afford one.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2012

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Chicago Thanksgiving Celebrations For The Family

Halloween and Christmas aren’t the only holidays with numerous activities for families in Chicago. Thanksgiving events and celebrations are a great way to enjoy the holiday with your family while spending quality time and giving thanks.

11/16/2012

Chicago Childrens Museum

Mayor Won’t Say If Incentives Given To Keep Children’s Museum At Navy Pier

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has welcomed word that the Chicago Children’s Museum has signed a new lease with Navy Pier, keeping it there through this century, but his office isn’t providing many details of the lease.

WBBM Newsradio–10/30/2012

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

High Winds Will Shut Down Ferris Wheel, Other Attractions At Navy Pier

Navy Pier’s indoor shops, restaurants and attractions will remain open Tuesday.

10/29/2012

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Best Halloween Parties In Downtown Chicago

Lucky for you, Chicago offers plenty of adult friendly events to satisfy your Halloween needs.

10/18/2012

Navy Pier

Business Owner Wants McPier Tax Reduced, Spread To Whole City

A group of Lincoln Park business owners is calling on state lawmakers to take a second look at a controversial 30-year old city tax levied on thousands of restaurants in and near downtown.

WBBM Newsradio–10/09/2012

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