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Wrigley Field Rooftop Guide

If you’re planning a North side baseball outing with modern amenities in mind, or with a group to accommodate, the Wrigley rooftops are an ideal alternative. The rooftop experience is something like watching a game in a nice bar with an actual view of the game, cleaner restrooms, and (usually) shorter food/beer lines. Gather some friends and pick a date, or start nudging the boss to get the summer office party plans rolling. Anyway, there are 16 rooftops to choose from, so here’s the breakdown.


The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

2 Investigators: The Red-Light Cameras That Generate The Most Tickets

Do red-light cameras prevent accidents or just generate money for city governments? 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.


Andrew Miller shows off some of the 13 tickets he received for not displaying a new license plate sticker, after he'd sent in a check for the sticker but it was weeks late in arriving. (Credit: CBS)

Lakeview Man Says City Giving Him Runaround On Tickets

A young musician from Lakeview who has lived in the city only a few months has already racked up an avalanche of tickets and he says he has the city is being unfair and has led him astray. The city says the man is “brazenly” disregarding Chicago’s parking regulations and deserves the tickets he’s received.

CBS 2–01/24/2012

The dolphin calf born June 3, 2011 at Shedd Aquarium, pictured atop its mother Tique, died on Thursday. (Shedd Aquarium)

Illinois Residents Offered Free Days At Shedd

Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is kicking off the new year with 11 days of free admission in January for Illinois residents.


Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Evanston Goes Easier On Minor Pot Possession

Evanston is the latest to go easier on people caught with small amounts of marijuana.


Draft Beer

Cook County Finance Committee Backs Alcohol Tax Hike

A key Cook County committee has endorsed County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s plan to raise alcohol taxes as part of next year’s budget plan.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Driver On Cell Phone

City Raking In Millions From Drivers Talking On Cell Phones

If you’re driving in the city and plan to talk on your cell phone, you might want to think twice about whether to do it without a hands-free device.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

Parking Ticket

Report: Officers Set To Be Fired For Bogus Tickets

A suburban man who has received a steady stream of Chicago parking tickets says he feels vindicated now that the Police Department is acknowledging they were bogus.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Alderman Introduce Proposed Change In Marijuana Penalties

Aldermen have introduced an ordinance that would reduce the penalties for small amounts of marijuana, but they are in no hurry to pass it.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (Photo courtesy Steve Miller, WBBM)

McCarthy Open To Changes In Marijuana Policy, But Not Decriminalization

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says he has no problem with treating low-level drug cases differently, but he draws the line at decriminalizing marijuana.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Simon Ohiri racked up more than 100 tickets and is still driving a cab. (CBS)

2 Investigators: 1 Cabbie, 116 Tickets

The case of Simon Ohiri, who has one of the worst track records, underscores loopholes in city regulations that need to be closed to protect passengers and pedestrians.


Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Cook County Expands Law To Issue Tickets For Small-Time Pot Busts

The Cook County Board has voted to extend marijuana decriminalization into all areas of Cook County patrolled by Sheriff’s police.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2011

File Photo (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Click It Or Ticket? Police May Just Give You Warning

Two months after Illinois began requiring that all passengers wear seat belts, the head of the state police is giving troopers some wiggle room in enforcement.


credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Digital Chicago

Metra Will No Longer Accept Laminated Cards

If you hold a Metra monthly pass, and you have been laminating the ticket so that it won’t get torn up — stop.

WBBM Newsradio–08/27/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

McCarthy: Tickets For Pot Possession Possible

Those possessing small amounts of marijuana in Chicago may face citations or tickets instead of the county jail, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Saturday.


Chicago's vehicle sticker. (CBS)

Last Day To Buy City Sticker, Avoid Ticket

This is your last chance to buy a Chicago city sticker if you want to avoid a ticket.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Traffic Stop

Study: Illinois Minority Drivers Ticketed, Searched More Often Than Whites

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — The long-held belief by some that “driving while black” will make you more likely to get a ticket appears to have some truth to it, at least in Illinois. As WBBM […]

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011

Temporary seats at Super Bowl XLV

NFL, Cowboys Want Super Bowl Ticket Suit Dismissed

The NFL and the Dallas Cowboys have asked a judge to dismiss the class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Super Bowl ticket holders who were denied their seats at February’s game.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2011

Bears playoff tickets (CBS)

City Wants StubHub To Collect Amusement Tax

A popular online ticket marketplace is under fire from the City of Chicago, which says it should be collecting amusement tax.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2011

Chris Bosh and Derrick Rose

Bulls-Heat Playoff Tickets Already Fetching A Premium

Tickets went on sale this morning for the Bulls playoff series with the Miami Heat, but seats on the secondary market were already selling for a premium.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011