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  • 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...
  • Northerly Island to host 6 to 8 30,000-capacity concerts a summer

    Northerly Island to host 6 to 8 30,000-capacity concerts a summer
    Northerly Island will host as many as eight 30,000-capacity concerts a summer in addition to a full slate of smaller shows, promoters Live Nation and the Chicago Park District will announce Monday. The first major concert will be Jimmy Buffett on June...
  • Lollapalooza on way to sellout; day-by-day lineups set

    Lollapalooza on way to sellout; day-by-day lineups set
    Lollapalooza will put 60,000 single-day tickets on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. central for the festival Aug. 2-4 in Grant Park. The only question remaining is how fast they’ll sell out. The festival’s entire lineup leaked weeks early last...
  • Grant Park chorus master readies singers for a busy festival summer

    Grant Park chorus master readies singers for a busy festival summer
    Having rolled out some pretty heavy artillery to mark the 50th anniversary of the Grant Park Chorus and other musical milestones last summer, what will the 2013 Grant Park Music Festival do for an encore? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Almost every...
  • Emanuel signs letter suggesting no food stamps for soda purchases

    Emanuel signs letter suggesting no food stamps for soda purchases
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to ban soda from City Hall vending machines and has not joined the push to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy, citing the importance of “personal responsibility.” That philosophy apparently does not...
  • Emanuel's trade: recycling carts for soft drink plugs

    Emanuel's trade: recycling carts for soft drink plugs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced his latest partnership with Coca-Cola: The soft drink giant will pay for 50,000 blue recycling carts for Chicago homes and in return gets to put images of Coke products on the lids of the familiar bins. Emanuel tied...
  • City employees sign up in droves for wellness program, except cops

    City employees sign up in droves for wellness program, except cops
    More than 38,000 Chicago government workers and their spouses have signed up for a new program designed to improve their health and save the city millions of dollars in health care costs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration announced today....
  • The CPS contingency plan

    The CPS contingency plan
    Here are some frequently asked questions about the CPS contingency plan. The answers were compiled from CPS and chief Jean-Claude Brizard's comments during a teleconference with parents last week. Q: How will the CPS sites in the district's Children...
  • Optimism over ending Chicago teachers strike, but no classes Friday

    Optimism over ending Chicago teachers strike, but no classes Friday
    The two sides in the Chicago teachers strike remained optimistic about a deal as they resumed contract talks today, but it appeared the earliest classes could resume would be Monday. On a scale of 1-10, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said...
  • Resources for athletes with disabilities

    Resources for athletes with disabilities
    • Dare2Tri: Paratriathlon (swim, bike, run) program for youths, adults and injured service members with a physical disability or visual impairment. Includes beginner- through elite-level athletes. Has 137 members and 250 able-bodied volunteers. Visit...
  • Field Museum was warned years ago about budget issues

     Field Museum was warned years ago about budget issues
    Years before a budget crisis forced the Field Museum to slash research and cut science jobs, three former trustees raised alarms about financial practices at the museum — including some of the same practices that experts have said contributed to the...