| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:54 PM
A group of Magnolia Park merchants has asked the city to crack down on parking enforcement and add tougher parking restrictions on their block, arguing that customer traffic has suffered due to a local cafe "monopolizing" area parking.
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:08 PM
In the immortal words of Ricky Bobby: "If you ain't first, you're last." And pulling into victory lane means winning traditions.
Most often, drivers smoke their tires during burnouts, then grab the checkered flag and drive the opposite way (so the...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:41 PM
With the arrival of the summer construction season, officials in Northfield said they are expecting to see ramped-up activity on the $27 million Illinois Department of Transportation project to widen Willow Road from two to four lanes.
"The project is...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Imagine Millennium Park without the Bean in its current spot, sitting pretty atop the Park Grill restaurant.
The Cloud Gate sculpture, created by Anish Kapoor and known as the iconic symbol of Millennium Park, originally was planned for another area of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Last weekend, a group of bicyclists gathered around a coffee-shop table and solidified a new era for Burbank’s bike and pedestrian paths.
“Walk Bike Burbank” was borne more or less as a response to the City Council’s June 10...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Richard M. Daley's health took center stage Tuesday in the city's lawsuit against the operators of a popular Millennium Park restaurant, with a judge calling on lawyers to provide more proof it would be a medical hardship for the former mayor to be forced...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Whoever thought Millennium Park would become a place for lovers?
But on a hot July afternoon in Chicago, on a footprint where tracks once visibly sliced through a great American city, a skinny couple cavorts on the verdant lawn of Pritzker Pavilion....
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
| Jul 13, 2014
Since Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, there have been lots of surprises. Most, but not all, of them have turned out to the advantage of the park and its visitors. Here are five examples:
Bigger crowds: City officials originally expected the...
| Jun 27, 2014
Five years after unveiling plans for a public memorial to the great Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham, the project's backers issued a revised concept Thursday that includes an interactive, 1.6-mile walking trail stretching from Millennium...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:27 AM
When Chicago residents Nathan Huynh and Tina Tran woke up Sunday morning, they did what they've been doing every morning for the past week: They checked Twitter for the latest hidden cash clues.
Around 10 a.m., the two found what they said was their...