Bagpipers march in the 2009 South Side Irish Parade. Organizers shut down the parade after that year due to drunken violence among the crowd. Organizers plan a one-year trial of a new parade with a zero-tolerance policy on alcohol in 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Stricter South Side Irish Parade Marks 2nd Year

After a three-year hiatus, the parade returned last year with a zero tolerance policy for drunks. As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, organizers say expect the same crackdown this year.



Baconfest Tickets On Sale

Baconfest co-founder Seth Zurer pictures bacon as inspiration for the ages.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2013

Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines drives between Jared Swopshire #12 and Dave Sobolewski #3 of the Northwestern Wildcats at Welsh-Ryan Arena on January 3, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Northwestern To Experiment With New Ticket Pricing For Basketball

Northwestern University basketball will try out “Purple Pricing,” designed by economics professor Jeffrey Ely to increase revenue and fairness, and also decrease the number of empty seats at low-interest games.


A US government official with the State Department's Passport Services reaches for a new blank US Passport. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

When Is The Best Time To Get The Cheapest Flights? Experts Crunch The Data

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reviews the specially conducted research.


Indiana v Northwestern

Wildcats’ Bowl Win Sparks Big Interest In Tickets, Souvenirs

Fans are reacting to Northwestern’s victory in the Gator Bowl by buying tickets and souvenirs – lots of them.

WBBM Newsradio–01/02/2013

Downtown Parking Lot

City May Refund Parking Tickets For Some Drivers

Some drivers who paid parking tickets issued in the city may be due a refund.


Handicapped Parking

Disabled Parking Crackdown At Soldier Field

Illinois Secretary of State Police say they gave out tickets at last night’s Bears game – as they cracked down on people who parked illegally in spaces for the disabled.


Garbage Can

Woman Says She Was Cited For Others’ Dumping, Fines Doubled In Court

A South Side woman was left scratching her head when she got $600 in tickets for garbage left behind her home.

WBBM Newsradio–09/14/2012

Festival atmosphere during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 3, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Lolla Day 1: 13 Arrests, 38 Tickets

Aside from a stabbing nearby, the first day of Lollapolooza Friday was relatively uneventful in terms of tickets and arrests.


Parking Ticket

Crackdown Begins For Chicago Motorists Without City Stickers

CBS 2’s Jim Williams rode along Monday as authorities went on the hunt for scofflaws.



Deadline Comes Monday For Reserved Seats At Taste Of Chicago Concerts

The deadline is fast approaching for people who want a reserved seat for concerts at the Taste of Chicago, less than a week away.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Herbie Zucker (Credit: CBS)

Sports Agent Accused Of Ticket Scam

A sports agent from a prominent family is accused of selling seats to some of the hottest games in town, but never turning over the tickets.

CBS 2–06/27/2012

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

City Council Approves Plan To Issue Tickets For Small Amounts Of Pot

The City Council has passed an ordinance that will make the possession of small amounts of marijuana punishable only by a ticket in most cases.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

City Adopts Strategies To Weed Out Dangerous Cab Drivers

A city commissioner is crediting CBS 2 for helping set up new screening methods to keep dangerous cab drivers off the road. Pam Zekman reports.


Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Burke Concerned About Mayor’s Marijuana Ticketing Plan

The city’s most influential alderman on Monday said he had serious concerns about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

U.S. Cellular Field

White Sox Offer $5 Tickets For Upcoming Toronto Series

The Chicago White Sox are offering fans special $5 tickets for the upcoming series vs. Toronto, the team announced Saturday morning.


Cubs and White Sox fans sit together at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Broker: Crosstown Classic Tickets Just Aren’t Selling

A Chicago ticket broker says he’s taking a bath in Crosstown Classic tickets, both because of the because of NATO Summit and a lackluster season by both the Cubs and the White Sox.

WBBM Newsradio–05/17/2012

Parking Ticket

Police Board To Decide Whether To Fire Officers Over Bogus Tickets

A Police Board hearing into the alleged harassment of a man by two Chicago police officers has ended, and the officers will soon learn whether they will be fired.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Leandria Williams (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Woman Faces Charges For Trying To Scam Mega Millions Lottery

An Elgin woman faces more charges for allegedly trying to cash an altered lottery ticket worth hundreds of millions of dollars.


Behold, the Dark Lord imperial stout, which trickled out Saturday during the brewery's once-a-year release day. (CBS)

Munster, Ind. Buzzing Over Once-A-Year Brew

It’s called Dark Lord, and it dominated on Saturday as Three Floyds Brewery released its once-a-year batch of imperial stout. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.