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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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Rolling Meadows Seeking Donations To Pay For July 4th Parade

Northwest suburban Rolling Meadows is trying to put together a 4th of July parade — on the cheap.

05/01/2012

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Report: Feud Among Organizers Has Hurt Funding For Greektown Parade

A public feud among Greektown organizers over allegations of missing money has sponsors backing off from the community’s biggest event of the year.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

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St. Patrick’s Day In Chicago

Think you know everything there is to do on Saint Patrick’s Day in Chicago? Think again! Don’t worry, we’ll give you all the info you need and more…

03/09/2012

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Cure For Boredom: March’s Events

Crawl out of your hole (preferably dressed) and hit the town! March is comin’ up and there are things to do. Cool things to do. So get out there and do them. Here are the best events for March, you’re welcome.

02/28/2012

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Best Holiday Lights In Chicago

What would the holidays be without traditional, extravagant light displays and winter festivals? In addition to exploring the lights in your neighborhood, create wonderful family memories by venturing out to these long-time favorites.

12/16/2011

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Fills Streets Of New York

Best Of Thanksgiving Weekend In Chicago

Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago has more to offer than turkey and fixings. Just say no to the craziness that is Black Friday shopping and try something new this long weekend. Usher in the holiday season by taking part in these fun and festive Thanksgiving happenings.

11/19/2011

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Guide To Celebrating Mexican Independence Day

¡Viva México! It’s time again to celebrate Hidalgo y Costilla’s cry for independence, which allowed him to single-handedly start the Mexican War for Independence just over two hundred years ago. What does this mean to you? Great historical stories, amazing Mexican food right here in Chicago, and a great parade…

09/08/2011

Naperville residents march in the Labor Day parade on Sept. 5, 2011, as part of the town's annual "Last Fling" celebration at the unofficial end of summer. (Credit: CBS)

Gloomy Jobs Numbers Put Damper On Labor Day

Labor Day is a day to honor the American worker, but at a time when the national unemployment rate is over 9 percent, this year’s holiday has a bit of a different feel.

CBS 2–09/05/2011

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Doctors In July 4th Parade Save Heart Attack Victim

His lifeless body fell to the ground during a Fourth of July parade. Doctors say he was dead, but on Tuesday the Bartlett resident was breathing and talking about what happened.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

One of the two floats taking part in the Independence Day parade in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood on July 4, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Local Residents Mark Independence Day With Neighborhood Parades

Chicagoans were celebrating Independence Day on a bit more modest scale on Monday. It’s a day for family, fireworks, and fun; and for many, that means heading out for a parade.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

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Downers Grove Memorial Day Parade Canceled Due To Construction

An ongoing construction project means there will be no Memorial Day parade in Downers Grove this year.

WBBM Newsradio–05/29/2011

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Thousands March In, Watch Memorial Day Parade

Following a wreath-laying ceremony in Daley Plaza, thousands marched in, and thousands more watched this year’s Memorial Day weekend parade down State Street.

05/28/2011

Polish Constitution Day Parade May 7, 2011 (CBS)

Thousands Attend Polish Constitution Day Parade

Thousands of people lined Columbus Drive for Chicago’s annual Polish Constitution Day parade.

05/07/2011

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