Union Park

People attending Pitchfork Music Festival on July 18th, 2014. (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Best Music Festivals Near Chicago

From big-name music festivals held in Chicago, to festivals just a short car ride away, you won’t long for more options when it comes to live musical performances this summer.


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Pitchfork Weekend Begins

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez talks with event organizers, concert-goers and a Chicago doctor about what they expect.


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Best Labor Day Celebrations In Chicago

Get out and enjoy Labor Day this year with these fun events in Chicago.


Immigration rights activists packed Monroe Street as they marched from a park on the Near West Side to Federal Plaza downtown, for a May Day rally on May 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Gather For May Day Rally For Immigration Rights

Hundreds of immigration rights activists have begun marching along Chicago streets from the Near West Side to Federal Plaza downtown, as part of an annual May Day rally calling for easing immigration laws.


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6 More Chicago Park District Pools Open; 2 Still Closed

Six Chicago Park District outdoor swimming pools throughout the city opened Sunday after being closed for repairs.


Occupy Chicago

May Day Protesters Block Bank Entrances Before Rally Through Loop

About 75 Occupy Chicago protesters held sit-ins outside at least two Bank of America branches in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, before joining a much larger protest rally and march through the Loop in honor of May Day.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

Occupy Festival

Occupy Chicago Plans 2-Day Festival In May

The Chicago outdoor festival season is about to get a new, politically-based offering in the spring, in the form of the Occupy Festival.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

See more Pitchfork photos at: http://wxrt.radio.com/shows/pitchfork-music-festival/

Pitchfork Releases This Year’s Festival Lineup

It may still be February, but summer is closer than you might realize. In fact, Pitchfork is set to release the list of performers for its annual music festival this July.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

See more Pitchfork photos at: http://wxrt.radio.com/shows/pitchfork-music-festival/

Mayor Emanuel Calls For New Park, Upgrades To 4 Old Parks

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday introduced plans for a new park on the city’s Near West Side, and four upgrades to parks on each side of the city.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley Begins Farewell Tour Of City’s Neighborhoods

As he prepares to conclude his 22 years in office, Mayor Richard M. Daley kicked off a kind of “farewell tour” of Chicago’s neighborhoods with a stop on the Near West Side Thursday.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

Best Bloody Mary In Chicago

Best Bloody Marys In Chicago

A Bloody Mary, is one of the oldest hangover cures in the book. A staple on every Sunday brunch menu, there’s no shortage of places to get a Bloody Mary in Chicago. The featured spots […]