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  • Family, friends puzzling out teen's death at McKinley Park pool

    Family, friends puzzling out teen's death at McKinley Park pool
    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,"...
  • Park District may rename Rogers Park beach for activist

    Park District may rename Rogers Park beach for activist
    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 ┬áthe first step toward renaming the...
  • Chicago bracing for second deep-freeze in a month

    Chicago bracing for second deep-freeze in a month
    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....
  • Friends of the Parks President steps down

    Friends of the Parks President steps down
    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...
  • Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June

    Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June
    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...
  • Lifeguard, valet thwart iPhone robberies on Near North Side

    Lifeguard, valet thwart iPhone robberies on Near North Side
    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...
  • Far North Side residents to offer ideas for park

    Far North Side residents to offer ideas for park
    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...
  • High waves, rip currents could keep swimmers out of lake

    High waves, rip currents could keep swimmers out of lake
    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...
  • Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future

    Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future
    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. "I think...
  • $1.5 billion a year cost to fix pensions?

    $1.5 billion a year cost to fix pensions?
    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...
  • Snacks in the city getting a makeover

    Snacks in the city getting a makeover
    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...