| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:39 PM
The day after 14-year-old Christopher Bowen died at a Chicago Park District pool, friends and family on Saturday were trying to piece together what went wrong when the boy dove into the deep end of the pool.
"We just want to know what happened and why,"...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:06 PM
The Chicago Park District is accepting comments from the public on a proposal to rename Pratt Beach in honor of Tobey Prinz, a Rogers Park community activist.
The district’s board on Wednesday voted to take the first step toward renaming the...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:32 PM
For the second time in less than a month, predictions of dangerous subzero temperatures have closed many Chicago-area schools Monday, invited transportation delays and added to a general fatigue over the unrelenting chill and unusually high snowfall....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Friends of the Parks President Erma Tranter is stepping down after leading the advocacy group for more than three decades.
Tranter, 70, said she will begin working with a startup nonprofit that will take medical resources to Guatemala. Leaving the parks...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Dr. John, Aaron Neville and Bettye LaVette will headline the 31st annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 13-15 in Grant Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
The festival will kick off June 13 at the...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Five people have been charged after three separate iPhone robberies Saturday, two of which occurred at Oak Street Beach during the Air and Water Show, police said.
One robbery, which was thwarted by a Chicago Park District lifeguard, happened about 4:25...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:36 PM
It's down to a goat, some chickens and a few ducks, but it's still a zoo. For now, at least.
Residents of Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood plan to host a series of meetings beginning Thursday to discuss what will happen to the small zoo at Indian...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:55 AM
The last official day for Chicago’s Lake Michigan swimming season might be Labor Day, but Sunday might end up having been the last day anyone could venture into the water.
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it.
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Absent significant pension system reforms, it would cost the city an extra $1.5 billion a year beginning in 2016 to start the process of restoring financial health to its pension funds, aldermen were warned Monday.
If those costs kicked in, services...
| Dec 13, 2012
Chicago Park District vending machines have ditched their candy bars for granola bars and exchanged fried potato chips for veggie chips.
Next year, Chicago Public Schools are scheduled to wave goodbye to sports drinks and hello to machines selling only...