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A float in the 4th of July parade in northwest suburban Arlington Heights. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Shows Its Patriotic Spirit For 4th Of July

A sunny morning made the perfect start for the July 4th weekend; and an ideal day for parades, picnics, and barbecues before the night’s fireworks.

07/04/2014

Fourth Of July Parade-Watching Gets Cutthroat In Evanston

It’s dibs, suburban style — and just as serious as dibs in certain Chicago neighborhoods after a big snowstorm.

07/03/2014

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Police: Man Made Bomb Threat Against Elmhurst Parade

Authorities say Glenn Schumacher, 58, posted a comment on a website that said he was going to place pressure cooker bombs to resolve traffic issues at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

03/13/2014

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Lady Antebellum to Perform During Thanksgiving Day Parade On CBS

Lady Antebellum will be joining forces with a slew of Broadway casts during The Thanksgiving Day Parade On CBS on Nov. 28.

11/13/2013

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Best Bars Where You Can Hide From Blackhawks Fans

I don’t begrudge Blackhawks fans their fun. Your team won! Awesome! You deserved the parade today. I am however afraid to leave my house tonight. It’s Friday. I deserve a drink. And I have no desire to walk into every neighborhood bar just to find it filled with red jerseys and drunken Hawks fans. Again, Hawks fans deserve their celebrations! But that doesn’t mean I have to celebrate with them.

06/28/2013

A double-decker bus carries Blackhawks players on a parade through the Loop before a Stanley Cup victory rally in Grant Park on June 28, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Blackhawks Players Celebrate At Championship Rally

For the second time in four seasons, the Blackhawks celebrated their Stanley Cup Final victory in the streets of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2013

Chicago Blackhawks fans. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Idiots Come Out For Blackhawks Celebration

They break windows and throw bottles in the street and really stick it to The Man when they think The Man (who likely hasn’t oppressed them, as these twenty-somethings are mostly suburban-raised fortunates thinking they’re cool by slumming it in the city for street cred) isn’t looking.

670 The Score–06/28/2013

Jonathan Toews carries the Stanley Cup on a bus in the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory parade to Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Blackhawks Fans Pack Downtown For Victory Parade, Rally

Hundreds of thousands of Blackhawks fans have crowded city streets downtown and packed into Grant Park for the team’s Stanley Cup victory parade and rally.

06/28/2013

Chicago Blackhawks Victory Parade

Businesses Along Blackhawks Parade Route Gear Up For Extra Customers

Seats at Cardozo’s Pub at 170 West Washington are easy to come by now. But during the Blackhawks parade? Not so easy.

06/27/2013

The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate with the fans.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It Pays To Be A Blackhawks Fan This Weekend

There’s plenty for Blackhawks fans to celebrate lately. Their second Stanley Cup in four years. Patrick Kane being named the playoff MVP. A victory parade through downtown and a rally at Grant Park on Friday.

06/27/2013

Bagpipers march in the South Side Irish Parade on March 10, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Families Celebrate At South Side Irish Parade

As the bagpipes, marching bands and fire trucks rolled down Western Avenue, the biggest crowds were near the start of the route at 103rd and Western.

03/10/2013

Bagpipers march in the South Side Irish Parade on March 11, 2012. The parade returned to Chicago's Beverly neighborhood for the first time since 2009, after parade organizers cancelled the event because of complaints about fights and too much drinking. (Credit: CBS)

Alderman Pushing For Crackdown On Drunks At South Side Irish Parade

Inebriated “idiots” once accused of “hijacking” the South Side Irish Parade would pay a heavy price if they dare to do it again, under a crackdown advanced Thursday by a City Council committee.

02/07/2013

Mickey and Minnie Mouse ride a Magic Kingdom-themed parade float in the 2011 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade. (Credit: CBS)

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Kicks Off Holiday Season

Saturday night, there were e a lot of smiles and excitement as Magnificent Mile lit up.

CBS 2–11/17/2012

The 86th Annual Veterans Day parade on the South Side. (CBS)

Veterans Honored With Ceremony, Service

Servicemen and women joined community leaders on the South Side on Monday for the city’s annual Veterans Day parade. CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked to a retired vet that has continued to serve.

11/12/2012

Ron Raidy, wearing a Confederate Army uniform, marches with a group of Civil War re-enactors at the Hinsdale 4th of July parade, a year after he collapsed from a heart attack while marching in the same parade. (Credit: CBS)

Heart Attack Victim Marches In July 4th Parade Again, A Year After Collapsing

The 4th of July isn’t just any holiday for a man named Ron Raidy. It’s anniversary of the day he died and was brought back to life.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.

07/04/2012

An honor guard carries the U.S. flag in the Independence Day parade in Hoffman Estates on July 4, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Show Goes On For 4th Of July, Despite The Heat

Wednesday’s heat and humidity didn’t stop the 4th of July parade in Hoffman Estates, where four towns were coming together to celebrate the nation’s birthday.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

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Neighbors Set Up Ahead Of Time For Evanston 4th Of July Parade

July 1 can only mean one thing on busy Central Street in Evanston — it’s time to bring out the lawn chairs, duct tape, blankets and beach towels.

WBBM Newsradio–07/03/2012

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Wheaton Calls Off Fireworks Due To Damage From Sunday Storms

While the drought has forced some suburbs to cancel fireworks this year, Sunday’s storms have halted the parade and the fireworks in Wheaton.

WBBM Newsradio–07/03/2012

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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.

05/25/2012

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