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Willis Tower Skydeck: It’s Really High Up

The Willis Tower is tall! Just… you know… so you know. Why not take a trip up to its Skydeck to get a real grasp of how big this behemoth building is?

11/04/2011

Blues Brothers

Top Chicago Movie Spots

There just ain’t no other place like Chicago. (Don’t judge my grammar now, I’m on a roll here.) We’re radicool (made that word up, sweet, right?), and here are five great movies that recognize that.

09/23/2011

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9/11 Dealt A Blow To Willis Tower, But Chicago Icon Is Rebounding

A look back at the September 11th attacks includes a look up in Chicago to the Willis Tower. The Chicago icon was among those eventually named as a potential terror target.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

'Superman'

‘Superman’ Movie Filming Begins Downtown

Starting Wednesday, downtown Chicago is being transformed into Metropolis, and the Chicago Board of Trade and the Willis Tower reportedly will serve as the offices of the Daily Planet.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2011

Julija Petraityte allegedly joked about a bomb to a Willis Tower security officer. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Lemont Woman Makes False Bomb Threat At Willis Tower: Police

A 19-year-old southwest suburban Lemont woman who told a Willis Tower security officer her companion “had a bomb’’ was arrested Thursday in the Loop, police said.

08/19/2011

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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!

06/15/2011

United CEO Jeff Smisek and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

United Transferring 1,300 Workers To Willis Tower

United Airlines on Friday announced that it will be bringing an extra 1,300 workers into downtown Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2011

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Willis Tower Owners Seek New Partner

The Willis Tower is reportedly hundreds of millions of dollars in debt, and its owners are looking for help.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

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Mentally Ill Man Slips Past Security At Willis Tower

Managers of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building are trying to determine how a mentally ill man made it past security and nearly to the top of the building recently.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2011

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Man’s Guns Confiscated After Willis Tower Threat

After he reportedly threatened the Willis Tower, Chicago Police found a stash of guns in a man’s Uptown neighborhood apartment.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

The Willis Tower. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Reported Fire At Willis Tower A False Alarm

Fire crews rushed to the Willis Tower this morning, but reports of a fire and smoke turned out to be unfounded.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Earth Hour 2010

Landmarks To Turn Lights Out For Earth Hour

Several Chicago area landmarks will go dark Saturday night for at least an hour as Illinois takes part in Earth Hour.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2011

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Electric Vehicle Owners Getting More Places To Charge Up

Chicagoans soon will be able to juice up their electric cars at charging stations at Willis Tower, five local tollway oases, O’Hare and Midway airports and at select I-GO, Zipcar, grocery store and shopping mall parking lots.

02/20/2011

Sears Tower And John Hancock Go Dark In Observance Of Earth Hour

Best Things To Do In A Skyscraper

Chicago is home to some of the tallest buildings in the world. With so many things to do in the city, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best activities, tourist attractions, dining and shopping in the sky!

02/01/2011

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Thousands Climb Willis Tower To Benefit Rehab Institute

Thousands climbed to the top of the Willis Tower Sunday to help thousands more take a step toward recovery. SkyRise Chicago benefits The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

11/14/2010

The Chicago skyline featuring Willis Tower. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Willis Tower On Terror Website

Authorities are stepping up their investigation into the mail bombs addressed to Chicago synagogues, and they weren’t the only Chicago locations showing up on al-Qaeda’s radar.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2010

Willis Tower

Cyclone Winds Close Willis Tower Skydeck

Even tourists who are willing to brave the wind on Tuesday won’t be able to see the views from the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2010

Willis Tower

United Airlines Begins Move Into Willis Tower

United Airlines has started moving its operations center employees into a new home — the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2010

'The Universe' At Willis Tower

Willis Tower Owners Battle Sears Over Artwork

The current owners of the Willis Tower are in a nasty legal battle with the former owners.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2010

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