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  • Park District assessing damage from muddy Riot Fest

    Park District assessing damage from muddy Riot Fest
    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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,”...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...