The Top Stories Of 2019 On CBSChicago.com2019 was a busy year in the news in Chicago – from a historic election that brought a new mayor into office to a scandal that forced a police superintendent out. But the Jussie Smollett saga was the big show-stopper here on CBSChicago.com.
Protective Layer Of Willis Tower Skydeck Ledge Cracks Under Visitors' FeetThere was another sky-high scare at the Willis Tower, when the skydeck cracked under visitors' feet.
Fuel Spill Closes Part Of Lower Wacker Drive After Truck Crash At Willis TowerPart of Lower Wacker Drive was closed Thursday morning, after a dump truck crash caused a fuel spill outside the Willis Tower.
Falling Ice Closes Streets Again Near Willis Tower, Former Hancock CenterHuge chunks of ice falling off the Willis Tower and the former Hancock Center led to street closures and damaged at least one car early Thursday morning.
Falling Ice Shuts Down Streets Near Willis Tower, Former Hancock CenterPolice have closed streets around Willis Tower and the former Hancock Center, as chunks of ice have been falling Tuesday morning, following a night of sleet and freezing rain in Chicago.
'Dibs' And Sue The T. Rex Among Chicago-Themed Holiday Cards For Sale"Dibs" and Sue the T. Rex are some of the sights local artists feature on their Chicago-themed holiday cards.
Street Outside Willis Tower Blocked Due To Falling IcePolice have blocked off Franklin Street between Jackson and Adams, on the east side of Willis Tower, due to falling ice.
Chicago Fire Department Plans Drill At Willis Tower SaturdayThe full-scale drill will start at 5 p.m. and is set to last until midnight.
A Facelift Fit For A Skyscraper"This is like a big erector set. You see it built from the ground up which is very cool."
United Airlines May Move Headquarters Out Of Willis Tower United Airlines might be moving out of Willis Tower. The Chicago-based airline is reportedly in discussions with developers about moving to a new headquarters somewhere in the city.
Willis Tower Fast FactsThe Sears Tower was the world's tallest building until 1996, when it was surpassed by the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Willis Tower To Be Renovated To Improve EfficiencyChicago's tallest building will be renovated starting next month.
Woman Stuck In Willis Tower Elevator For HoursWhen the fire department responded, they were told the woman had already been in the elevator for two hours before their arrival.
High Winds Take Out Trees; Willis Tower & Hancock Center Decks ClosedWind gusts of up to 55 mph were recorded at O'Hare International Airport on Wednesday, and a wind advisory was in effect until 6 p.m.
Willis Tower In Chicago Prepares For A $500M Face-LiftWillis Tower in Chicago is preparing for a $500 million face-lift under an ambitious plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports.