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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mayor: We'll 'work on' turf issues at Soldier Field

    Mayor: We'll 'work on' turf issues at Soldier Field
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said city officials are aware of Soldier Field's reputation for having the worst playing surface in the National Football League, and said "we'll work on it." Emanuel called in to the Kap & Haugh radio program on 87.7 FM,...
  • Chicago Park District Board expands smoking ban to parks, harbors

    Chicago Park District Board expands smoking ban to parks, harbors
    The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to ban smoking from Chicago’s parks and harbors. The measure takes effect immediately. The move expands a ban on smoking at Chicago’s beaches, playgrounds and...
  • Public hearings on tap for Lucas museum, officials say

    Public hearings on tap for Lucas museum, officials say
    Preliminary plans for the construction, use and operation of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art were presented Wednesday at a Chicago Park District meeting.  Preliminary plans for the construction, use and operation of the museum were presented at the...
  • Former Preckwinkle aide to lead pro-Lucas museum group

    Former Preckwinkle aide to lead pro-Lucas museum group
    A group calling itself "Friends of the Lucas Museum" has formed to "outline the potential benefits Chicagoans can expect from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art coming to Chicago" ahead of upcoming public hearings on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial...
  • Homeless pitch tents in Uptown park

    Homeless pitch tents in Uptown park
    There’s a joke William Matos makes with his friends whenever the Chicago Park District groundskeeping crew rolls through the patch of grass where he’s pitched his tent. “We’ve got maids and our own personal gardener,”...
  • Will public scorn keep cigarettes out of parks?

     Will public scorn keep cigarettes out of parks?
    Yo, you. Yeah, you with the cigarette. Get off that park bench. Come over here. Put your hands in these holes. Head in this one. Huh? No, it's not a play set. It's called a pillory. Dude. Did you just flick that butt on the playground? You have...
  • City watchdog may get oversight of public buildings panel

    City watchdog may get oversight of public buildings panel
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce a plan Tuesday to give Inspector General Joseph Ferguson oversight of the Public Building Commission, taking a step toward honoring a pledge he made during his 2011 election campaign to give the inspector general's...
  • Architect Jeanne Gang to help Museum Campus planning

    Architect Jeanne Gang to help Museum Campus planning
    The Chicago Park District has tapped acclaimed architect Jeanne Gang to help it develop a long-range plan for the Museum Campus, the district will announce Wednesday. The plan takes on added import because Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give “Star...