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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.”


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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.


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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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Best Iconic Works Of Art In Chicago

Chicago locals enjoy hosting out-of-town friends and families. They get to show off the artistic side of this exciting city. Here are some of the unforgettable works of art in Chicago that can’t be missed on the next visit.


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Low-Flying Plane Near Willis Tower Gives Downtown Workers A Scare

Something that happened over downtown Chicago Thursday morning is confirmation that the fear of another 9/11 is never far from people’s minds.

WBBM Newsradio–02/09/2012

At The O'Hare Stop On The CTA Blue Line. (CTA File Photo)

Mayor Emanuel: Time To Speed Up Trains To O’Hare, Midway

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s evaluating plans to shave up to 12 minutes off CTA travel times between downtown and O’Hare Airport and Midway Airports, a goal he views as more attainable than his predecessor’s dream of an express train to O’Hare.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel participates in a jobs forum at United's corporate headquarters in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

United Workers Meet Mayor To Talk Pluses, Minuses Of Living In City

A few of the 1,300 United Airlines employees relocating to Chicago got the chance Wednesday to tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel what they do and don’t like about their new home.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

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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?


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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.


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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’ 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.


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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!


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

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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.