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  • Chicagoans camp out in the city

      Chicagoans camp out in the city
    Security guards stood a few feet away and the CTA's Green Line clacked in the background, but the trappings of city life didn't deter the dozens who had erected tents and roasted hot dogs around campfires on the lawn of Garfield Park Conservatory one recent weekend.
  • Bigger video boards for Soldier Field

    Bigger video boards for Soldier Field
    The Bears' big plays on the field are about to get bigger. The team, along with the Chicago Park District, are looking to swap out the video boards at the north and south endzones of Soldier Field for newer, brighter, clearer and bigger ones. But fans...

    Dog beach afternoon

    Dog beach afternoon
    The weather hasn’t been exactly ideal for beachgoing lately, but on a recent Monday morning, the sunken strip of sand along West Lawrence Avenue was packed. Chances are, though, that these visitors weren’t working on their tans. While it&...

    Potential sites to honor DuSable Museum founder

    Potential sites to honor DuSable Museum founder
    A cultural center, a city park and even some beaches are among the potential sites that could be named in honor of Margaret Burroughs, the co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History. And the longstanding request to rename 31st Street...

    Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot

    Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot
    Much has been made of Mayor Rahm Emanuel offering lakefront land to "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for a museum and the pushback from open-space advocates opposed to the site, but a Chicago Tribune poll found that many city voters don't think it matters...