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WGN Radio Chicago
Navy Pier to show off new hotel, restaurants and more at meetingA rendering of the hotel planned for Navy Pier. (City of Chicago / DNAinfo) A
Navy Pier to show off new hotel, restaurants and more at meeting
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 13 hours ago
A rendering of the hotel planned for Navy Pier. (City of Chicago / DNAinfo) A rendering of the hotel planned for Navy Pier. (City of Chicago / DNAinfo) STREETERVILLE — Navy Pier plans to keep growing, and neighbors will soon get to see how. The... Read more
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Daily Herald
Will Viking vessel's arrival in Chicago provide boost for suburban ship?When the world's largest replica Viking ship -- the Draken Harald Hårfagre -- a
Will Viking vessel's arrival in Chicago provide boost for suburban ship?
Daily Herald / Posted 18 hours ago
When the world's largest replica Viking ship -- the Draken Harald Hårfagre -- arrives at Navy Pier Wednesday for the Pepsi Tall Ships Chicago 2016 festival, it will be following in the wake of another historic journey from Norway. Now housed in West... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago police union asks cops to not volunteer for overtime on Labor Day weekendwith extra police. Also included are drunken driving enforcement shifts and ove
Chicago police union asks cops to not volunteer for overtime on Labor Day weekend
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 hours ago
with extra police. Also included are drunken driving enforcement shifts and overtime for officers to watch over Navy Pier. "In order to show unity and protest the continued disrespect of Chicago police officers and the killings of law... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Top Cop Endorses CPD Officers Rejecting OT on Labor DayFOP comes after police officials touted a plan last month to have more police o
Top Cop Endorses CPD Officers Rejecting OT on Labor Day
NBC Chicago / Posted 21 hours ago
FOP comes after police officials touted a plan last month to have more police officers patrolling in areas like beaches, Navy Pier, McCormick Place, CTA stations and parks throughout the summer months, when city violence is typically at its... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Pride of Baltimore II heads for Chicago, nearly halfway through four-month expeditionship left the Inner Harbor in June and is expected to arrive in Chicago for a f
Pride of Baltimore II heads for Chicago, nearly halfway through four-month expedition
Baltimore Sun / Posted yesterday
ship left the Inner Harbor in June and is expected to arrive in Chicago for a five-day tall ships festival at the Navy Pier. Known as the city's "Star-Spangled Ambassador," the Pride II is nearly two months into its first journey outside... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Here's where to find the best views of ChicagoBeach to North Avenue Beach because the race was the next day. We rented bikes
Here's where to find the best views of Chicago
The Arizona Republic / Posted yesterday
Beach to North Avenue Beach because the race was the next day. We rented bikes at a Divvy bike-sharing station just outside Navy Pier. Bonus: There was a promotion offering free rides that weekend. Crown Fountain and the shiny "Cloud Gate"... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Tradition afloat on annual Race to MackinacCHICAGO -- At Navy Pier, the eyes of so many focused onto the water, to the boa
Tradition afloat on annual Race to Mackinac
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
CHICAGO -- At Navy Pier, the eyes of so many focused onto the water, to the boats on parade. The whistles, the waves from friends on the shore went to the crews onboard, ready for the big Race to Mackinac. The race has been a tradition for 108... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Mike Butler, who dyed Chicago River green each St. Patrick's Day, dies at 81degree in political science from Loyola sometime around 1980. Butler later wor
Mike Butler, who dyed Chicago River green each St. Patrick's Day, dies at 81
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
degree in political science from Loyola sometime around 1980. Butler later worked as an assistant to an administrator at Navy Pier and then as an assistant to the city's Streets and Sanitation commissioner before working as an associate traffic... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Coming Soon: Joffrey Ballet on Navy PierA $500,000 plan to add sophisticated, diverse, and “authentically Chicago” prog
Coming Soon: Joffrey Ballet on Navy Pier
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 4 days ago
A $500,000 plan to add sophisticated, diverse, and “authentically Chicago” programming to Navy Pier could put ballet dancers on the pier in the near future. The programming, encompassing nonprofit arts and culture, history, environment and community... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Viking longship captain at odds with U.S. Coast Guardare upset that they were invited to make the harrowing three-month voyage to co
Viking longship captain at odds with U.S. Coast Guard
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
are upset that they were invited to make the harrowing three-month voyage to compete in next week's Tall Ships festival at Navy Pier, only to be told once they arrived in U.S. waters that they could not sail on the Great Lakes without a... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Roundtable: Trump's Unconventional Convention; Missing, Mangled Waterfront PlansB Street Pier, reserved for cruise ships; Broadway Pier, a concrete plaza with
Roundtable: Trump's Unconventional Convention; Missing, Mangled Waterfront Plans
KPBS San Diego / Posted 5 days ago
B Street Pier, reserved for cruise ships; Broadway Pier, a concrete plaza with a steel and glass pavilion most often empty; Navy Pier, now a sea of parked cars; and several hotels, retail shops and more parking lots. Through documents and... Read more
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MLive.com
Coast Guard saves girl, 2, who fell off boat into Lake MichiganCoast Guard crew on Thursday rushed to save a 2-year-old girl who had fallen fr
Coast Guard saves girl, 2, who fell off boat into Lake Michigan
MLive.com / Posted 5 days ago
Coast Guard crew on Thursday rushed to save a 2-year-old girl who had fallen from a boat into Lake Michigan near Chicago's Navy Pier. When members of the Wilmette Harbor station reached the scene, the toddler had been pulled from the water and was... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lester: Naperville man vies for 'Island goat' status in Mackinac raceoriginally a term for racers who come off their boats stinking like, well, goat
Lester: Naperville man vies for 'Island goat' status in Mackinac race
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
originally a term for racers who come off their boats stinking like, well, goats. The Sail Monkey is scheduled to depart Navy Pier in Chicago at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. GoFundNoland? With average cost per delegate at next week's Democratic National... Read more
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Mashable
Interactive 'Icebergs' exhibit is up in D.C.'s National Building Museumexhibit, designed by James Corner Field Operations (whose major projects includ
Interactive 'Icebergs' exhibit is up in D.C.'s National Building Museum
Mashable / Posted 6 days ago
exhibit, designed by James Corner Field Operations (whose major projects include New York City's High Line and Chicago’s Navy Pier) represents an underwater world of glacial ice fields spanning the museum’s Great Hall. The structures are built... Read more
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The Express-Times
Tour before you go: Check out Target at Hamilton Crossingsbeen announced include Costco, Nordstrom Rack, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Desi
Tour before you go: Check out Target at Hamilton Crossings
The Express-Times / Posted 6 days ago
been announced include Costco, Nordstrom Rack, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), Five Below, Old Navy, Pier 1 Imports, Aspen Dental, Rally House, Smashburger, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, Hand & Stone, Ulta and Hand &... Read more
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MLive.com
World's largest Viking ship departs Bay City, sets sail for Chicagoa crowdfunding campaign organized by the Sons of Norway to pay for a pilot to h
World's largest Viking ship departs Bay City, sets sail for Chicago
MLive.com / Posted 7 days ago
a crowdfunding campaign organized by the Sons of Norway to pay for a pilot to help the crew navigate its ship to the Navy Pier in Chicago. The crew was initially going to cancel its stops across the Great Lakes due to "unexpected" pilotage... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
LuPone and Ebersol, BBQ, French films and moreis one of the world's longest-running freshwater distance races. Kicking off at
LuPone and Ebersol, BBQ, French films and more
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 7 days ago
is one of the world's longest-running freshwater distance races. Kicking off at the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse just off Navy Pier and ending in the Round Island Channel off Mackinac Island in Lake Huron (an idyllic spot where Christopher Reeve... Read more
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DNA Info
Hometown Bar-B-Que Owner to Open New Spot in Urby Staten IslandIsland and the views were just amazing and the project was just amazing. You co
Hometown Bar-B-Que Owner to Open New Spot in Urby Staten Island
DNA Info / Posted 7 days ago
Island and the views were just amazing and the project was just amazing. You couldn't say no." Urby Staten Island, at 8 Navy Pier Court, opened up its first batch of 104 apartments in March after years of development. The $150 million... Read more
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Daily Herald
What witnesses saw before Route 53 head-on collisionCity, Michigan by its need for a U.S.-required navigational pilot -- will set s
What witnesses saw before Route 53 head-on collision
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
City, Michigan by its need for a U.S.-required navigational pilot -- will set sail for Chicago's Tall Ships exhibition at Navy Pier after all. Not all the money sought has been raised, but at least Chicago was added back to the Viking ship's... Read more
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Daily Herald
Viking ship resumes voyage to ChicagoCity, Michigan by its need for a U.S.-required navigational pilot -- will set s
Viking ship resumes voyage to Chicago
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
City, Michigan by its need for a U.S.-required navigational pilot -- will set sail for Chicago's Tall Ships exhibition at Navy Pier after all. Local organizers of a reception for the ship's crew confirmed Tuesday that the scheduled stop at Navy... Read more
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MLive.com
Popular Viking ship casts off Wednesday for Chicago Tall Ship eventon Monday and Tuesday. The Andlucîa is expected to also depart for Chicago Wedn
Popular Viking ship casts off Wednesday for Chicago Tall Ship event
MLive.com / Posted 7 days ago
on Monday and Tuesday. The Andlucîa is expected to also depart for Chicago Wednesday afternoon. Officials from the Chicago Navy Pier responded to the Draken crew's Facebook post, saying, "We're so excited that you can join us for the festival! See... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
New Navy Pier attraction: Climbing wallCHICAGO — Navy Pier is rebuilding its attractions. The next one visitors will s
New Navy Pier attraction: Climbing wall
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
CHICAGO — Navy Pier is rebuilding its attractions. The next one visitors will see is an outdoor climbing wall. The wall that was part of the indoor “Winter WonderFest” will be moved outside, near the new ferris wheel. It’s part of Navy Pier’s 100th... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Navy Pier to Debut New Outdoor Rock Climbing WallNavy Pier decided to treat itself to another gift following its 100th anniversa
Navy Pier to Debut New Outdoor Rock Climbing Wall
NBC Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
Navy Pier decided to treat itself to another gift following its 100th anniversary last week. The Chicago landmark is reaching new heights with the addition of a 24-foot rock climbing wall at the end of July. Originally premiering as a part of the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Lost wallet at Lollapalooza? Chicago-based Crowdfind will help hunt ita consumer app, and pivoted in 2014 to serve businesses. Later that year, Crowd
Lost wallet at Lollapalooza? Chicago-based Crowdfind will help hunt it
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
a consumer app, and pivoted in 2014 to serve businesses. Later that year, Crowdfind began testing its enterprise program at Navy Pier, and is still being used as the tourist attraction’s lost-and-found. The startup was born at Chicago-based L... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Outdoor climbing wall coming to Navy PierNavy Pier is rebuilding its attractions one step at a time. Up next: a climbing
Outdoor climbing wall coming to Navy Pier
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Navy Pier is rebuilding its attractions one step at a time. Up next: a climbing wall. The plan is to add a 24-foot-tall climbing wall this month at Pier Park near the new Centennial Wheel. Navy Pier is in the midst of a renovation as part of its... Read more
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Daily Herald
Viking ship replica headed to Chicago stuck in Bay City, Michiganfrom Norway, a newly-built replica of the Viking ship era, was expected to be a
Viking ship replica headed to Chicago stuck in Bay City, Michigan
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
from Norway, a newly-built replica of the Viking ship era, was expected to be a part of Chicago's Tall Ships exhibition at Navy Pier, July 27 to 31. But entering U.S. waters from Canadian waters last week, the crew ran into an unforeseen... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Free Divvy bike rides this weekendweekend, there will be free Divvy valet service at Pitchfork Music Festival at
Free Divvy bike rides this weekend
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
weekend, there will be free Divvy valet service at Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park, the Chinatown Summer Fair, Navy Pier, North Avenue beach and the Theater on the Lake location at Fullerton Parkway and Lake Shore Drive. After rolling... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Navy Pier celebrates its 100th birthday todayCHICAGO –Navy Pier, the world’s longest pier, turns 100 years old Friday. Fest
Navy Pier celebrates its 100th birthday today
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 11 days ago
CHICAGO –Navy Pier, the world’s longest pier, turns 100 years old Friday. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. including free slices of Eli’s Cheesecakes, games and activities for children and other surprises. At 6:30 p.m., the Chicago Shakespeare Theater... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Vintage: Navy Pierfrieghters, passenger boats and an indoor and outdoor space for recreation for
Vintage: Navy Pier
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
frieghters, passenger boats and an indoor and outdoor space for recreation for the public. By 1927, the pier was renamed Navy Pier to honor the naval veterans who served in World War I. Navy Pier was redesigned in 1995 and became a retail,... Read more
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NBC Chicago
What Navy Pier Was Before It Became an IconIf Chicago landmarks could talk, Navy Pier would have a lot to say. One of the
What Navy Pier Was Before It Became an Icon
NBC Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
If Chicago landmarks could talk, Navy Pier would have a lot to say. One of the city’s largest tourist attractions, Navy Pier has humble beginnings dating back to its grand opening in 1916 and a storied history since then. You’ll be surprised to... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Adele Rode Navy Pier Centennial Wheel During Chicago VisitMore than 250,000 guests have ridden the Navy Pier Centennial Wheel since it fi
Adele Rode Navy Pier Centennial Wheel During Chicago Visit
NBC Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
More than 250,000 guests have ridden the Navy Pier Centennial Wheel since it first opened Memorial Day weekend but one guest stands out from the rest. Singer and song-writer Adele rode the Centennial Wheel twice this week with her 3-year-old son,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
'Cake Boss' talks fate of Wrigley cake, Rosemont restaurant plansValastro's agenda when he visits Chicago this week with his sons Buddy Jr., 11,
'Cake Boss' talks fate of Wrigley cake, Rosemont restaurant plans
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
Valastro's agenda when he visits Chicago this week with his sons Buddy Jr., 11, and Marco, 9. Valastro said they may visit Navy Pier, walk up the Magnificent Mile and check out the observation deck at the Willis Tower. They also plan to grab... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Who Does That?: Navy Pier’s Centennial WheelChicago at the Worlds Fair in 1893 ... and now over 120 years later the newest
Who Does That?: Navy Pier’s Centennial Wheel
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
Chicago at the Worlds Fair in 1893 ... and now over 120 years later the newest state of the art wheel is turning heads at Navy Pier. It's the Centennial Wheel, named in honor of the Pier's 100th birthday this summer. WGN Radio's Kim Gordon tells... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Maritime Museum tells the city's story via its waterwaysnot, he hopes, a final destination. When the society first talked about making
Chicago Maritime Museum tells the city's story via its waterways
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
not, he hopes, a final destination. When the society first talked about making a museum two-plus years ago, "we talked to Navy Pier and the city," he said. "It became clear to me in my negotiations with City Hall that they didn't believe we could... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Playing in all-star game caps Saunders' emotional yearMichael Saunders has been through in the past year would fill the USS Midway ai
Playing in all-star game caps Saunders' emotional year
Calgary Sun / Posted 14 days ago
Michael Saunders has been through in the past year would fill the USS Midway aircraft carrier that rests in this city’s Navy Pier. A trade to the team that he grew up dreaming of playing for, a freak injury that initially derailed that first... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet Starring “Gary Busey”David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Now thru July 17 Chicago Shakespeare Theater
David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet Starring “Gary Busey”
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 14 days ago
David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Now thru July 17 Chicago Shakespeare Theater Navy Pier NY Fringe Outstanding Solo Performance Award-winner David Carl portrays Gary Busey in this offbeat, hilarious one-man show. Having triumphed in Celebrity Big... Read more
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WAOW Wausau
Chicago's Navy Pier plans 100th birthday festivitiesCHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's Navy Pier turns 100 later this week and the date will
Chicago's Navy Pier plans 100th birthday festivities
WAOW Wausau / Posted 15 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's Navy Pier turns 100 later this week and the date will be marked with cake, Shakespeare and fireworks. The landmark on Lake Michigan reaches the 100th anniversary of its opening on Friday. That day, a family-friendly party... Read more
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Daily Herald
Chicago's Navy Pier plans 100th birthday festivitiesCHICAGO -- Chicago's Navy Pier turns 100 later this week and the date will be m
Chicago's Navy Pier plans 100th birthday festivities
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
CHICAGO -- Chicago's Navy Pier turns 100 later this week and the date will be marked with cake, Shakespeare and fireworks. The landmark on Lake Michigan reaches the 100th anniversary of its opening on Friday. That day, a family-friendly party starts... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
University of Illinois at Navy Pier opened in 1946 to serve WWII veteransPlease join its alumni in a chorus or two of alma mater in honor of Navy Pier's
University of Illinois at Navy Pier opened in 1946 to serve WWII veterans
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
Please join its alumni in a chorus or two of alma mater in honor of Navy Pier's slapdash repurposing 70 years ago as a poor outpost of the University of Illinois. "This move is unheard of in educational circles," noted its founding president,... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
Tribute for July 10until Jim’s death on May 21, 2014. Marie loved dancing and travel. Her love of
Tribute for July 10
Greeley Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
until Jim’s death on May 21, 2014. Marie loved dancing and travel. Her love of dancing began with war time dances at the Navy Pier Ballroom during WWII, led her into learning tap dancing as an adult and also led her to introduce all four of her... Read more
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Daily Herald
Chicago mayor names new events and culture commissionerKelly will succeed Michelle Boone, who held the position five years. The Chicag
Chicago mayor names new events and culture commissioner
Daily Herald / Posted 20 days ago
Kelly will succeed Michelle Boone, who held the position five years. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/29oe0yi) that Boone is taking an arts programming job at Navy Pier. Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotri... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Choose Chicago hires former Emanuel aide as government liaisonagreement with the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (McPier), the age
Choose Chicago hires former Emanuel aide as government liaison
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 20 days ago
agreement with the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (McPier), the agency that operates McCormick Place and owns Navy Pier. It has thrived over the past few years with that funding. Chicago is coming off of a record year for tourism,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Thousands gather at Navy Pier Eid Expo to promote Islam, peaceBright colors and breezy fabrics of traditional tunics and trousers floated acr
Thousands gather at Navy Pier Eid Expo to promote Islam, peace
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
Bright colors and breezy fabrics of traditional tunics and trousers floated across the sidewalks of Navy Pier, which housed the first Eid Expo, bringing together diverse denominations and ethnicities Wednesday. The two-day event celebrated Eid... Read more
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ajc.com
Inside ‘Icebergs,’ the National Building Museum’s summer...by James Corner Field Operations, the design firm behind New York’s High Line,
Inside ‘Icebergs,’ the National Building Museum’s summer...
ajc.com / Posted 21 days ago
by James Corner Field Operations, the design firm behind New York’s High Line, Seattle’s Central Waterfront and Chicago’s Navy Pier, the exhibition, which opened July 2, features more than 30 translucent pentahedrons and octahedrons that mimic... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Heading to Navy Pier Fireworks? Arrive EarlyMore than 100,000 people are expected to celebrate this Fourth of July at Navy
Heading to Navy Pier Fireworks? Arrive Early
NBC Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
More than 100,000 people are expected to celebrate this Fourth of July at Navy Pier. That means navigating large crowds and tight security for those planning to attend the big fireworks show during the tourist attraction's biggest night of the... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Crowds building at Navy Pier ahead of fireworksday we celebrate our Independence as a country, the state's most popular touris
Crowds building at Navy Pier ahead of fireworks
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
day we celebrate our Independence as a country, the state's most popular tourist attraction is teeming with Americans. At Navy Pier there's plenty to do - and eat and drink. The beautiful view is all under the watchful eyes of security, from bags... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
With so many kids shot, what kind of city has Chicago become?comes alive with the joys of summer — The Taste of Chicago, concerts on the law
With so many kids shot, what kind of city has Chicago become?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
comes alive with the joys of summer — The Taste of Chicago, concerts on the lawn of Millennium Park and fireworks at Navy Pier. We will try to forget that all around us, babies are getting shot. In some neighborhoods, parents will not dare... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Gray skies won't hide Fourth of July fireworksfireworks show like moths to crackling, dazzling fits of light. Melrose Pyrote
Gray skies won't hide Fourth of July fireworks
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
fireworks show like moths to crackling, dazzling fits of light. Melrose Pyrotechnics, the Indiana-based company behind Navy Pier's Fourth of July fireworks, will kick off its biggest show of the year at 9:30 p.m. sharp. In the hours leading up... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Navy Pier’s Centennial CelebrationJennifer Kramer, Navy Pier Director of Special Events of Navy Pier joins Dave t
Navy Pier’s Centennial Celebration
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
Jennifer Kramer, Navy Pier Director of Special Events of Navy Pier joins Dave to talk about the history and future of Chicago’s most celebrated entertainment venues and the Centennial happenings this summer. Visit wgnplus.com for blogs, podcasts and... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Drop in Fourth of July violence may show police strategies are workingofficers are working overtime this weekend, patrolling the streets and paying p
Drop in Fourth of July violence may show police strategies are working
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 23 days ago
officers are working overtime this weekend, patrolling the streets and paying particular attention to parks, beaches, and Navy Pier. Deputy Police Superintendent John Escalante said he's encouraged by the numbers he sees and the strategy appears... Read more
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