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Body Pulled From Lake Michigan Near Navy Pier

A body was pulled from the water Friday morning near Navy Pier.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2012

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Report: DuSable Park Site Near Navy Pier Nearly Clear Of Radioactive Soil

A published report says the long-planned DuSable Park could soon be ready for development along the lake just south of Navy Pier.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Illegal immigrants begin to form a line in order to apply for special status, allowing them to work and live here legally. (CBS)

Young Illegal Immigrants Head To Navy Pier For Help Getting Work Permits

Wednesday will be a day of historic proportions, as thousands of young people who were brought into the country illegally get the opportunity to apply to live and work in the United States legally.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

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Navy Warships On Display At Navy Pier This Week

Chicagoans are flocking to Navy Pier for Navy Week, and visitors are getting an up-close look at some Navy warships.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

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River ‘Garbage Wall’ Set For Display At Navy Pier

An unpleasant, yet thought provoking, art project is coming to Chicago next month.



Best Upcoming Theater Events In Chicago

Looking for a memorable event for an afternoon or evening? Enjoy a superb live theater perfomance that will treat the senses and the mind. Here are some performances in Chicago that are on the agenda.


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Chicago’s New Tourism Office Faces Possible Roadblock – Violence

Move over San Francisco and watch out New York — Chicago is now the second best city in the U.S. and Canada, according to Travel+Leisure magazine.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

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Police Rescue 6 After Boat Sinks Near Navy Pier

Chicago Police say a boat going too fast Wednesday afternoon caused a smaller boat to sink just south of Navy Pier.

WBBM Newsradio–07/04/2012

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Best Pet-Friendly Restaurants In Chicago

Dogs adore two things: their owners and food. Although they won’t be served a steaming platter of postman here, your canine friend may accompany you to one of these dog-friendly eateries and slurp a bowl full of cool water while spending time in his favorite place, at your side, while both of you watch the world go by.


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Best Historical Sites In Chicago

For tourists and Chicago natives who wish to spend the day exploring some of the city’s great architectural landmarks, these places to visit will provide valuable insight into Chicago’s rich cultural history.


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5 Free Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day In Chicago

BBQ, fireworks, white pants and a new bottle of sunscreen. All signs Memorial Day weekend and summer have arrived. Here’s a list of 5 free things to do this weekend in celebration of Memorial Day. That’s right, free. You have no excuse to not come out of winter/NATO hibernation.


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2 Rescued From Sinking Boat Near Navy Pier

Two men were rescued from a boat that was sinking in Lake Michigan about a half mile from Navy Pier Sunday night.


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Shedd, Adler, Art Institute To Close For 3 Days For NATO Summit

The Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago will be closed for three days on the weekend of the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

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Best Mini Golf Courses In Chicago

Cold weather will soon be behind Chicago, and that means it’s finally time to get back outside with the family. Soak up a little sun and take the family out for a day of fun putting around a mini golf course. These, the best miniature golf courses in the windy city, offer everything from professional practice courses to views of the city’s stunning skyline.


Cook County Commissioner William Beavers arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Beavers Holds Legal Fundraiser

One of the latest Chicago politicians in legal hot water hosted a fundraiser Monday night to raise money for his criminal defense. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

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Navy Pier Cruise Called Off After Bomb Threat Notes

A cruise from Navy Pier was called off Wednesday night, after threatening notes were found saying a bomb was going to blow up onboard.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Autumn Wright and her older sister Tierney are looking forward to spring break and their parents are looking for fun ways they can spend their free time without spending a lot of money. (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Saving Money On Spring Break

The next three weeks kick off spring break for hundreds of thousands of students all over the Chicago area. So on Thursday, the Wright family, like many families in the area, is looking for something to do, without spending a lot of money.

CBS 2–03/22/2012

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Navy Pier Picks Firm For Sweeping New Design

The board of Navy Pier has picked a New York design firm to upgrade its public spaces.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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High Winds Temporarily Shut Down Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

High winds along the Chicago lakefront forced Navy Pier to shut down its famous Ferris wheel for about an hour on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

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Special Deals Abound In Chicago This Leap Day

It’s that day that only comes once every four years, when women are purportedly supposed to propose to men, and when full-grown adults who are actually 28 years old get to celebrate their 7th birthdays.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012