| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Registration for the Chicago Park District's popular summer programs began Monday, and by 2 p.m., 6,887 people had enrolled, topping the number who registered on the entire first day last year by 8 percent, according to Park District spokeswoman Jessica...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The City of Chicago and Google have partnered to bring free wireless service to Garfield Park and the South Shore Cultural Center, officials said.
The service is now available at both locations and is planned to help thousands of people get online,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Right about now, Chicagoans are stir-crazy: anxious to get outside without a puffy coat and enjoy the few warm months the city offers between winters.
Once that first warm day hits, Chicagoans flock to the lakefront trail. It’s where they train...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:43 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the very preliminary stages of looking at a 5,000-seat expansion of Soldier Field.
The mayor's office and Chicago Park District, which owns the stadium, are exploring the possibility as Chicago mulls a Super Bowl bid.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:17 AM
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel put together his first budget in 2011, he sent a not-so-subtle message to city workers who owed City Hall for parking tickets, water bills and other fees and fines: Pay up or you could be suspended or fired.
"I am creating a...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Although it feels as if Chicago will be trapped under a polar icecap at least until the Bears head off to summer training camp, the promise that this, too, shall pass is underscored by the season announcements of the area’s two major summer music...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:31 AM
Several dozen mature trees in Lincoln Park revered by some as the seasonal nesting site of a species of heron will be cut down during the next two years because of disease and other problems, Chicago Park District officials said Wednesday.
| 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:08 AM
The Chicago Park District today announced a new slate cultural of offerings for its summer "Night out in the Parks" program.
The 14th annual Movies in the Parks series will feature multiple screenings in neighborhood parks of The Goonies, Indiana...