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  • Swimmers warned to stay out of Lake Michigan

    Swimmers warned to stay out of Lake Michigan
    The National Weather Service is warning people on beaches along Lake Michigan to stay out of the water because of dangerous swimming conditions. A beach hazards alert is in effect until 9 p.m. today because of high waves and strong rip currents along the...
  • Saturday night best chance to catch falling stars

    Saturday night best chance to catch falling stars
    Those hoping to catch a glimpse of falling stars this weekend may have the best luck Saturday night. The Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday through Monday. While Chicagoans are plagued with some of the worst light pollution in the country (think orange...
  • Fire officials: Boy drowns in McKinley Park pool

    Fire officials: Boy drowns in McKinley Park pool
    To Christopher Bowen's friends and family, the 14-year-old boy was either swimming or fishing and when he told his father Friday afternoon that he was going swimming at the McKinley Park pool no one thought twice about it. After all, Christopher was at...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • Laughter flies in 'The Birds'

    Laughter flies in 'The Birds'
    The opening shtick of "The Birds," surely one of the funniest camp parodies in off-Loop history, involves an actress playing Peggy Robertson, Alfred Hitchcock's assistant. The famously brittle Peggy leads the bemused audience from the Berger Mansion...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Horner Park residents fight tree-felling river restoration

    Horner Park residents fight tree-felling river restoration
    After searching for years, Michael Heltzer was overjoyed when he found a location for his company tucked away on Rockwell Street with a view of the Chicago River and the wildlife that frolics in the surrounding woodlands. So last week, Heltzer and...
  • After outcry, river project near Horner Park will fell fewer trees

    After outcry, river project near Horner Park will fell fewer trees
    A nearly $6.5 million restoration along the Chicago River in Horner Park that would have cut down dozens of trees will be scaled back after an outcry from area residents, officials announced this week. Several community members said they are pleased...