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  • The Great Chicago Fire Festival lights up the riverfront Oct. 4

    The Great Chicago Fire Festival lights up the riverfront Oct. 4
    It's been 143 years since the roaring flames of the Great Chicago Fire tore through the city, and now the historic event is serving as the symbolic kindling for an unprecedented civic celebration. The Great Chicago Fire Festival will light up the...
  • Repairs to Humboldt Park after Riot Fest triple last year's

    Repairs to Humboldt Park after Riot Fest triple last year's
    Landscape repairs to Humboldt Park will cost Riot Fest organizers $182,000, the Chicago Park District said Tuesday. The tab to fix Humboldt Park after this year's Riot Fest, which took place Sept. 12-14, was more than triple the cost of the estimated...
  • Chicago River bridge lifts cancelled Saturday; Wednesday next

    Chicago River bridge lifts cancelled Saturday; Wednesday next
    The movable bridge lifts on the Chicago River’s Main and South branches scheduled to start Saturday have been cancelled, with the next scheduled lift Wednesday, Sept. 24. According to Pete Scales, a spokesman for the city Department of...
  • Angelo: Bears were close to going with artificial turf

    Angelo: Bears were close to going with artificial turf
    Former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo believes the team was “around the corner” from a move to artificial turf at Soldier Field before he was fired after the 2011 season. Visiting with the “Kap and Haugh Show”...
  • Grant Park World Cup viewing party moves to bigger field

    Grant Park World Cup viewing party moves to bigger field
    So many people turned out for the official Chicago viewing party for this week’s U.S. vs. Ghana World Cup match that organizers have moved Sunday’s U.S.-Portugal viewing party to a larger field in Grant Park. Monday’s party packed...
  • World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen

    World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen
    The thousands making their way downtown for this morning’s World Cup viewing party in Grant Park are being asked to make it an alcohol-free event. Metra has banning alcohol from all its trains, and organizers are prohibiting it from the event. Beer...
  • Mayor touts World Basketball Festival benefits

    Mayor touts World Basketball Festival benefits
    Occasionally seen sitting courtside at Chicago Bulls games, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a basketball fan.   So it stands to reason Emanuel is excited for Chicago to host the World Basketball Festival that Nike, the Jordan brand and USA Basketball is staging...
  • Pioneering Cubs female exec Midge Donahue to be honored

    Pioneering Cubs female exec Midge Donahue to be honored
    She was a pioneering major league baseball executive, responsible for a series of groundbreaking innovations during her nearly 40 years as an employee with the Chicago Cubs. Now, more than 50 years after her retirement, and more than 35 years after...
  • Romeoville professor wins book award

    Romeoville professor wins book award
    Telling the story of the Chicago park that Dr. Dennis Cremin became fascinated by when he arrived in the city to attend Loyola University in 1990 has won him a book-of-the-year award. A history professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, Cremin...
  • Chicago parks announce summer programs

    Chicago parks announce summer programs
    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...
  • Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum

    Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum
    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...