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  • Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy

    Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy
    The guy in the black shirt had a confused look on his face. "Are you from here?" he said, which is what tourists ask when they're in desperate need of directions. Our lost tourist had been walking east on Roosevelt Road when he confronted a sign near...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • DuSable Museum of African American History: Filling your mind, not your day

    DuSable Museum of African American History: Filling your mind, not your day
    Chicago's DuSable Museum is not, at this point in its relatively brief history, an all-day experience. You can take in the permanent and special exhibitions and walk the parkland grounds in a scant few hours. But in a city packed with museums that'll test...
  • Humboldt Park reopens after Riot Fest

    Humboldt Park reopens after Riot Fest
    All of Humboldt Park opened to the public Thursday for the first time since Riot Fest ended Sept. 14. All stage equipment, carnival rides and gates from the three-day music fest were removed from the park Thursday. Joggers ran and residents walked...
  • Riot Fest: Sun shines on day two

    Riot Fest: Sun shines on day two
    Reports from Saturday, day two at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG): 12:02 p.m.: Humboldt Park looks destroyed. Little, if any effort, has been made to cover the vast mud fields with straw or drying agents. Lollapalooza...
  • Bocce ball keeps rolling with new, young fans

     Bocce ball keeps rolling with new, young fans
    Vanja Vidackovic stood among the 30 young professionals gathered around a bocce court on a recent weekday evening in Wicker Park, preparing to take her first stab at the centuries-old sport since her childhood in Italy more than 15 years ago, when...
  • Chicago harbors 75 percent full, lowest occupancy in 15 years: data

    Chicago harbors 75 percent full, lowest occupancy in 15 years: data
    This summer, Matt O’Donnell cruised the open waters aboard his newly-purchased 35-foot-long boat with the backdrop of the Chicago skyline and listened to the Dave Matthews Band jamming at Northerly Island, watched the Air and Water Show where the...
  • Riot Fest cleanup begins

    Riot Fest cleanup begins
    Riot Fest became a mud fest this year. Just how much damage was done to Humboldt Park, home of the three-day music festival, still was being assessed Monday, according to the Chicago Park District.  But one thing was certain: It was difficult for...
  • 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...