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A 48 Hour Guide To Chicago

A practical travel guide for the best lodging, dining, transportation and attractions in Chicago, especially for travelers who have just 48 hours to visit America’s third largest city.

08/21/2015

More than 200 athletes registered in the 2014 Valor Games Midwest, double the size of the first Valor Games in 2010. (Credit: Twitter/@WorldSportChi)

Valor Games Midwest Kick Off At Soldier Field

Starting Tuesday, hundreds of veterans and active military personnel who suffer physical and visual disabilities will compete in various sports across Chicago.

08/18/2015

Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Saints Fan Convicted Of Shoving Bears Owner At Soldier Field

Richard Kohnke, 58, of New Orleans, was convicted of the charge following a bench trial before Judge Anthony Calabrese, court records show. He was sentenced to six months of court supervision.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2015

(Credit: Sara Levinson, Grant Park Conservancy)

Best Upcoming Outdoor Concerts Near Chicago

Five Chicagoland outdoor venues hosting the most celebrated musical performers throughout the U.S.

07/16/2015

A general view of atmosphere during Fare Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead at Soldier Field on July 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Police Keep Focus Elsewhere As Deadheads Light Up For Final Shows

With more than 210,000 Deadheads crowding Soldier Field for three nights over the weekend, it should be no surprise there was a pervasive smell of marijuana in the air in and around the stadium as the Grateful Dead bid a final farewell to their fans.

07/07/2015

A general view of atmosphere during Fare Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead at Soldier Field on July 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Man Critically Injured In Fall At Grateful Dead Concert

A man attending the final Grateful Dead concert was critically injured Sunday night, when he fell from a railing at Soldier Field.

07/06/2015

A general view of atmosphere during Fare Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead at Soldier Field on July 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Grateful Dead Shows Shatter Record For Soldier Field Ticket Sales

The long strange trip is over for The Grateful Dead, and their farewell shows have gone down in the record books as by far the most popular concerts in Soldier Field history.

07/06/2015

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 03:  A general view of atmosphere during Fare Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead at Soldier Field on July 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Dead Shows Break Concert Attendance Records At Soldier Field

Soldier Field says the 70,764 tickets sold for Friday night’s show broke a previous record. But on Saturday night, the record was broken again, with 70,844 tickets sold.

07/05/2015

Got a ticket? One Grateful Dead fan hopes so, near Soldier Field. (CBS)

Diehard Dead Heads Gather In Chicago For Band’s Final Shows

Tie dye everywhere. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/03/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, general manager Jed Hoyer and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Joe Maddon, Theo Epstein To Become ‘Dead Heads’ This Weekend

The Grateful Dead will perform three sold-out shows at Soldier Field this weekend.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2015

Tickets to the three Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field are sold out. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago About To Come Alive With Grateful Dead Fans

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole got inside the brain of “dead-heads” today.

07/01/2015

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Best Fourth Of July Events In Chicago

Add another to the list of fun activities to take in during the Fourth of July with these Chicago events

06/27/2015

Tens of thousands of Blackhawks fans pack the stands and playing field at Soldier Field ahead of Thursday's victory rally for the Stanley Cup champions. (Credit: CBS)

VIDEO: Jonathan Toews: ‘We Play For The Best Fans In The World’

After three Stanley Cup titles and two Olympic gold medals, one can forgive Toews if he is at a loss for words.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2015

Blackhawks defenseman Kimmo Timonen kisses the Stanley Cup after being introduced at the team's victory rally at Soldier Field. Timonen is retiring after winning his first Stanley Cup at age 40. (Credit: CBS)

Blackhawks, Fans Celebrate Stanley Cup: ‘Let’s Do Four’

Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz spoke for all of Chicago on Thursday when he said celebrating a Stanley Cup championship will never get old, no matter how many times the team pulls off the feat.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2015

Blackhawks fans wait on the concourse at Soldier Field, until rain passes ahead of Thursday morning's victory rally. (Credit: CBS)

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Fans’ Spirits Ahead Of Blackhawks Parade And Rally

Blackhawks fans clearly didn’t mind getting a bit wet Thursday morning, for a chance to see the Stanley Cup champions parade through downtown Chicago, ahead of a victory rally at Soldier Field.

06/18/2015

Blackhawks fans cross the Jackson Street bridge over the Chicago River, on their way to the parade route for the Blackhawks official victory parade and rally on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Blackhawks Fans Head Downtown Early To Line Up For Parade

Thousands of Blackhawks fans will be lining the streets to cheer for their hockey heroes on Thursday, and some just couldn’t wait to get a front row seat for the Stanley Cup victory parade.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2015

Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane carries the Stanley Cup to the pitchers mound before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians on June 16,  2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Rally Tickets Sell Out Fast

Free tickets to the Blackhawks rally at Soldier Field were gobbled up in short order Wednesday afternoon, leaving lots of disappointed fans out in the cold.

06/17/2015

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Man Dies Of Suspected Overdose Outside Spring Awakening Music Festival

Steve Vongkoth was found at 11:05 p.m. Saturday near Soldier Field in the 1400 block of North Museum Campus Drive, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

06/15/2015

Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, located near Soldier Field, is dedicated to fallen Chicago police officers. (Credit: Todd Feurer, CBS Chicago)

11th Annual Walk To Remember Honors Fallen Police Officers

More than five thousand police officers, police families and supporters took part in the 11th annual Run and Walk to remember Sunday at the Gold Star Memorial Park near Soldier Field, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/02/2015

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

With NFL Draft In Town, Bears Still Hoping To Bring Super Bowl To Soldier Field

Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey admitted they’d first have to solve the problem of the stadium being about 8,000 seats too small for what the NFL wants for a Super Bowl.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2015

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