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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

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Damage to the Willis Tower Ledge. (Credit: Tony Saldana)

Damaged Ledge Reopens At Willis Tower Following Repair Job

Visitors at the Willis Tower were again standing in the Skydeck’s glass enclosures on Friday, perched 1,300 feet over the sidewalk below, after crews repaired one of the boxes that was damaged late Wednesday.

05/30/2014

Damage to the Willis Tower Ledge. (Credit: Tony Saldana)

Willis Tower’s Glass ‘Ledge’ Repaired After Cracks Appear

The cracks formed after a group of visitors to the Skydeck at the Willis Tower stepped out on the Ledge, but Willis Tower officials said the glass itself did not crack, only the protective coating.

05/29/2014

The Hancock Center observation deck's new "Tilt" allows visitors to lean at a 30-degree angle over the street below, more than 1,000 feet in the air. (Credit: CBS)

Hancock Center ‘Tilt’ Just Might Up The Ante On Willis Tower’s ‘Ledge’

The “Ledge” at Willis Tower has a new rival for skyscraper thrills in Chicago. The Hancock Center has its own gravity-defying feature, “Tilt,” which lets visitors lean out over the edge of its observation deck at a 30-degree angle.

05/08/2014

Downtown Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Wisch: Imagining The Opening Ceremony To A Chicago Olympics

Michael Jordan would have to light the torch after a tribute to the city’s diversity.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

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Best Literary Landmarks In Chicago

These Chicago sites serve as literary landmarks often recognized in the pages of a great book.

01/18/2014

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Jon Stewart, How Could You? ‘The Daily Show’ Insults Chicago Pizza

John Stewart, angered by Chicago’s response to the decision to declare One World Trade Center the tallest building in the U.S. over Willis Tower, said some unsavory things about Chicago’s famous deep dish pizza.

11/14/2013

The Willis Tower (left) lost its title as tallest building in the U.S. to the new 1 World Trade Center tower in New York City (right), after the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat determined the WTC spire is a permanent part of the building. (Credit: STR/AFP/Allan Tannenbaum-Pool/Getty Images)

New World Trade Center Tops Willis Tower As Tallest In U.S.

The Willis Tower on Tuesday lost the title of the tallest building in the United States to the new World Trade center in New York.

11/12/2013

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Height Of 1 World Trade Center Debated In Chicago

Rising from the ashes of 9/11, the new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it?

11/08/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Sen. Kirk Outlines Goal To Get Stroke Victims Back To Work

Senator Mark Kirk was in Chicago Sunday to outline what he calls his “stroke agenda” before climbing a stairway at the Willis Tower as part of a fundraiser for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. That’s where the Highland Park Republican underwent physical therapy after suffering a stroke in 2012.

11/03/2013

Zac Vawter, who lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident, became the first person to ever climb the 103 floors of the Willis Tower using a bionic limb on Nov. 4, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Man Climbs Willis Tower Using Bionic Leg

The metal on Zac Vawter’s bionic leg gleamed as he climbed the 103 floors of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task wearing a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.

11/05/2012

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk climbs Willis Tower stairs (CBS)

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Climbs Willis Tower Stairs

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk was met with hugs and cheers as he reached the finish line of a popular stair climbing event at the Willis Tower.

11/04/2012

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Man With Bionic Leg To Climb To Top Of Willis Tower

Hundreds of people will be taking part in a charity climb to the top of the Willis Tower Sunday, but all eyes will be on one man.

WBBM Newsradio–10/31/2012

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John Hancock Stands Up To Sandy’s Winds In Chicago

Strong winds forced officials at the Willis Tower to close its Sky Deck Wednesday, but the observation deck on the 94th floor of the Hancock remained open for business.

10/31/2012

John Hancock Center

Willis Tower Skydeck Closed Due To Wind, But Hancock Observatory Open

Strong winds forced officials at the Willis Tower to close its Skydeck for the day on Tuesday, but the observation deck on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center remained open for business.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2012

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United Airlines To Move Corporate Headquarters To Willis Tower

United Airlines headquarters will soon be contained within one iconic Chicago address.

WBBM Newsradio–08/13/2012

The skyscraper formerly known as the Sears Tower. (Credit: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

The Onion Sparks Anger With Picture Of Plane Flying Into Willis Tower

Headline: Sears Extremists Fly Plane Into Willis Tower. To the satirical newspaper “The Onion”, that’s comedy–the kind their writers have been doing for decades. However, many people believe any humor about the tragedy of Sept. 11 crosses the line.

08/06/2012

Steve Miller captures the view from the Willis Tower 'Ledge.' (Credit:Steve Miller/ WBBM Newsradio

Willis Tower’s ‘Ledge’ Celebrates Three Years Of Thrills

The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere is celebrating the third anniversary of its popular “Ledge.”

06/14/2012

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Willis Tower May Remain Tallest In U.S.

It appears Chicago’s Willis Tower may be holding onto its title of the nation’s tallest building.

05/11/2012

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One World Trade Center To Supplant Willis Tower As Nation’s Tallest Building

Depending on how you figure, the Willis Tower could be about to lose bragging rights as the nation’s tallest building once the skyscraper at New York’s Ground Zero is completed.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

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