New Year’s Eve

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and  his bride, Kristin Barnette. (Dana Ann Photography)

Chicago’s Top Cop Ties The Knot With Lawyer

Garry McCarthy, a New York City native, married Chicago personal injury lawyer Kristin Barnette on New Year’s Eve Wednesday.


A CTA train. (CBS)

Plenty Of Safe Alternatives To Driving Home After Celebrating New Year

CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports staggering to the car should not be an option, there are other ways to do it and they’re safe.


New Year's Eve

Chicagoans Get Ready To Ring In New Year

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports safety is definitely being emphasized at Navy Pier, along with all the celebrating.


New Year's Eve is the biggest day of the year  for Doolins Amusement. (Credit: Doolins Amusement)

Business Ballooning For River West Party Supply Store On NYE

This is the biggest day of the year for Doolin’s, the River West party supply store founded in the 1950s.


Car dealership (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts Say New Year’s Eve A Great Time To Buy A Car

As the hours of 2014 dwindle down to a precious few, car dealers are scrambling to meet year-end sales quotas and sell off inventories to save on taxes.



Best Holiday Destinations For Singles

The best way to prevent a Blue Christmas is to visit one of the best holiday destinations in America for singles.


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A History Of The Holidays From Thanksgiving To New Years’

How many people actually know the history behind one of the most joyous seasons?


John H. Reardon (Des Plaines Police)

Police: Des Plaines Man Stabbed His Father During NY Eve Fight

John H. Reardon, 20, of the 900 block of East Rose Ave. in Des Plaines stabbed 62-year-old James Reardon, of the same address, about 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 31, according to a report from Des Plaines police.


Owner John Corry takes reservations for last minute NYE planners. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Snow Doesn’t Worry Chicago Bar Owners

Things are bustling inside Four Farthings Tavern & Grill in Lincoln Park. Owner John Corry is answering phones every few minutes, confirming reservations and making new ones.


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Palos Park’s Top Cop Offers To Be Designated Driver

A south suburban police chief wants residents to get home safely this New Year’s Eve, and he’s even giving out his own cellphone for those who might need a ride home after a night of partying.


Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says every major city must deal with rising crime in summer, when temperatures get hotter. (Credit: CBS)

Supt. McCarthy Urges New Year’s Eve Party-Goers To Stay Safe

As you finalize New Year’s Eve plans, Chicago’s top cop reminds you to figure out how you’ll get home, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.



Evanston Brings Back First Night Celebration

A beloved Evanston tradition is back this New Year’s Eve.


Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy during a New Year's Eve ride-along. (CBS)

New Year’s Eve Patrol With Supt. Garry McCarthy

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spent some time driving around with the city’s top cop, who was the focus of national media attention last week when Chicago’s homicide tally hit 500.


The Maiden And The Huntsman Recipe

The recipe for The Maiden and the Huntsman is as follows: 2 oz Campo de Encanto Pisco .5 oz fresh lime juice .5 oz simple syrup 1.5 oz pear/caraway nectar .5 drops of Angostura Bitters […]



How To Drink Away The Pain Of 2012 OR How To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Did 2012 break you, too? Did it stomp you into the little, wretched human being your mother always claimed you’d turn into? Just shake it off, buddy. Seriously, everyone has a bad day… week… year… every once in awhile. It happens. All you need to do is blow off some steam. Here’s how you can do that on NYE…


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.


An 18-year-old woman was raped Saturday night near the Congress Theater in Logan Square. (CBS)

Third Teen Charged In Rape Of Woman Outside Congress Theater

Another teenager has been charged in the brutal attack of an intoxicated 18-year-old Highland Park woman outside a New Year’s Eve concert at the Congress Theater, authorities said.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

An 18-year-old woman was raped Saturday night near the Congress Theater in Logan Square. (CBS)

Teenage Boys Charged In Brutal Sex Assault Near Congress Theater

Bond was set at $750,000 Tuesday for two teenage boys accused in the brutal sexual assault of an 18-year-old girl near the Congress Theater in the Logan Square neighborhood on New Year’s Eve.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Illegal Guns

Illegal Gun Busts Way Up This New Year’s Eve

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says Chicago Police take many more guns off the streets than their New York counterparts.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Armando Vega, 58, is charged with two counts of felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for stabbing two people on New Year's Eve. Vega was also injured in the domestic dispute. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged In Double Stabbing On New Year’s Eve

A 58-year-old man has been charged with stabbing two people in a domestic dispute on New Year’s Eve.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2012