| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
This updated item appears in Sunday's print column For nearly 60 years, a large baseball with the name "Thillens" on it stood on a pole marking the entrance to Chicago's own field of dreams. Thillens meant the big time for......
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:08 PM
Vandals with fireworks have made an artificial turf field in Lincoln into an eyesore.
Debris greeted players Monday on the turf just north of LaSalle Drive west of Lake Shore Drive.
They found a melted mess of artificial turf, 20 feet wide in the...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:29 AM
Ten years ago as Mayor Richard M. Daley worked through political channels to accelerate federal approval to build new runways at the airport his father had dearly called "O'Hara," the mayor also issued an infamous order to destroy Chicago's little...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Mike Lag and his wife Kim had planned on spending the second day of their trip to Chicago on Saturday relaxing with a good book at the Chicago Park District’s Promontory Point, off 55th Street in Hyde Park.
Those plans were derailed, however, as...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:40 AM
For six days in September, several cities across the globe simultaneously host panels, events and more to celebrate Social Media Week (Sept. 24-28). Like social media but don’t necessarily want to get involved as a techie, an entrepreneur or a...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 6:55 PM
A veteran Chicago cop was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Friday on charges he had sex with a prisoner he’d promised to release from the West Side lockup where the officer was stationed.
Officer Nelson Stewart, 59, stood silently in court...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 7:49 PM
They stood at the edge of the beach late Sunday afternoon, North Avenue lifeguards of beach days past, ready to pay tribute. But exactly where should the memorial be held?
“Her old spot,” George Velisaris called out.
They headed out onto the...
| Jul 22, 2012
On summer evenings, players in ragtag uniforms — a few baseball caps, perhaps jerseys bearing a corner tavern's name — converge on parks all across the Windy City, honoring with ball and bat Chicago's contribution to the world of sport: the...
| Jul 25, 2012
Reporters at the Breaking News Desk work hard to cover all of the communities in the Chicago area as quickly and accurately as possible. We rush to find out the when, where, who, how and why to keep our readers informed. Sometimes, we end up covering...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Following major registration headaches in past months, the Chicago Park District has revamped its online system and divided registration times based on park location for fall programs.
The park agency said today it had been working with its web vendor,...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 6:23 PM
A girl who was screaming for help was pulled from Lake Michigan off Rogers Park this evening and was in good condition, a Fire Department spokesman said.
The girl was rescued near Eastlake Terrace at 7500 North along the lakefront a little before 8 p.m.,...