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Best Public Art In Chicago

Indeed, more than 700 works are scattered around the city in and outside public facilities and parks.


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Ellen DeGeneres Gives Chicagoans Chance To Be On Her Show

When Ellen DeGeneres gives her followers an order, they listen. Ellen DeGeneres had plans for Chicago on Tuesday (October 1), instructing her followers on Facebook and Twitter to go to Cloud Gate — the public sculpture in Millennium Park more commonly known as the Bean — at 4pm.


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Former Mayor Daley Recalls Vision For Millennium Park

Former Mayor Richard Daley on Monday led his own tour through Millennium Park and letting visitors know his feelings about honey locust trees, voter polling, graffiti, and the Bean.



Light Show Coming To The Bean

The Bean at Millennium Park is about to come alive with color and music.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012


‘Caroling At Cloud Gate’ (aka The Bean) Starts Friday

Starting this Friday hundreds of singers will gather in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park each week for holiday caroling.


Emmett DeFrisco, 18, was charged with disorderly conduct, after a prop -- two bricks covered in duct tape, with wires sticking out -- he was using for a cos-play event at Millennium Park was found near "The Bean," prompting a bomb scare and an evacuation of part of the park. (Credit: Facebook)

Teen Says Suspicious Package At Millennium Park Was ‘Misunderstanding’

An 18-year-old Lincoln Park resident accused of causing an evacuation at Millennium Park Saturday evening told WBBM Newsradio 780 that he was taking part in a “costume play” and that it was all a misunderstanding.

WBBM Newsradio–07/10/2011

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Guide To Using The Metra To Go Downtown

Are you from the far flung reaches of Chicago’s suburbs and, like me, afraid to take the Metra? It’s okay, you can admit it, the Metra confuses me too. Don’t worry though! We’ll figure that giant, metal, moving monster out together!


Best Family-Friendly Acivities in Millennium Park

Best Family-Friendly Activities In Millennium Park

Millennium Park is my absolute favorite destination for Chicago families – in any season. During the summer months, families can splash around in the Crown Fountain, enjoy a free outdoor concert, or take advantage of […]