| May 9, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The YWCA Flying Fish and the Chicago South Swim Club partnered this spring to co-host "Stop the Drowning, Stop the Violence," the first officially sanctioned …...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Work is set to begin Monday to replace the 72-year-old Fullerton Avenue bridge over the Lincoln Park Lagoon, city officials said today.
The $11.6 million project involving the deteriorated bridge and an adjacent pedestrian underpass is aimed at...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 2:44 PM
A new agreement with the Chicago Park District announced Wednesday will extend Lollapalooza's stay in Grant Park through at least 2021, while requiring the promoters to pay millions in annual city and county amusement taxes and state liquor taxes for...
| Mar 15, 2012
A new agreement between Chicago Park District board and Lollapalooza's promoters, C3, will keep the music festival in Grant Park through at least 2021 with the requirement that C3 pays millions of dollars in annual city and county amusement taxes and...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 7:32 PM
Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance presented the Fleurotica fashion show March 23 at Venue One. With women's fashions created entirely out of flowers, leaves and other plant material, this was not your typical runway event.
More than 300 patrons cheered...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:16 PM
Tricia Poreda thought she had done everything she needed to do to get her three children into a Chicago Park District summer camp.
The Old Irving single mom had dutifully read the e-mails leading up to the opening day for registration Monday. She created...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:39 AM
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| Apr 4, 2012
The bike was specially designed to help 13-year-old Josh Silvern overcome disabilities that affect his balance. But his mom hopes cycling — and other adaptive sports — will help bring another kind of balance to his life too.
| Dec 20, 2011
| 7:49 AM
The Chicago Park District's Theatre on the Lake announced Tuesday that its popular summer program has two new "artistic creators" in Michael Patrick Thornton and Meghan Beals McCarthy.
Thornton is the artistic director of the Gift Theatre; McCarthy is...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Taste of Chicago will be chopped in half to a five-day event next summer, and the city's annual smorgasbord will be moved to the middle of July from its traditional late June start.
The festival will run from July 11 to July 15 in Grant Park, according...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today justified cutting Taste of Chicago in half, saying the number of days do not determine the appeal of the lakefront restaurant showcase.
“It’s what we fill those days with and what quality of both food and experience...