| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Chicago Park District outdoor ice skating rinks are set to open on Friday. But it'll cost skaters to get on the ice this year.
This season, adults will be charged $3 for admission while it is free for children and students with a valid ID. Last year,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:18 PM
This year, lakeside runners, bikers and dog walkers will have more than the waves of Lake Michigan and traffic on Lakeshore Drive to take in.
A bright red, 250-foot-long, 10-foot-tall sculpture rises, falls and wraps around trees along the lakefront...
| Nov 23, 2013
The Chicago Park District plans to raise property taxes as part of a 2014 budget that would add swimming classes, summer Night Out in the Park events and sports programs, the agency announced Friday.
Parks Superintendent Michael Kelly is recommending...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The Chicago Park District plans to raise property taxes as part of a 2014 budget that would add swimming classes, summer Night Out in the Park events and sports programs, the agency announced late Friday.
Parks Superintendent Michael Kelly is...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Vanguard Water Polo Club of Huntington Beach traveled to Indiana University to compete at the TYR Championship Cup and returned home with the gold medal in the boys' 14-and-under division.
The Championship Cup included the top teams which had to...
| Nov 20, 2013
Illinois' four legislative leaders have been meeting privately in an effort to carve out a pension reform deal. Only top staffers have been allowed in the room with them. No news conferences. No comment.
Members of the General Assembly have been told to...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Ten thoughts after the Bears' 23-20 overtime victory Sunday over the Ravens.
1. It’s been a while since Martellus Bennett was a major part of the passing game, but the tight end came up with one of the biggest plays of the game when he extended...
| Nov 18, 2013
Illinois lawmakers blew another opportunity this month to fix the state's disastrous pension fund crisis. But all was not lost during their — count 'em — five days of legislating in October and November.
They passed bills to spend more on...
| Nov 15, 2013
Another sign that winter is coming: The ice rink in Millennium Park will officially open Friday, with a few new — and free — perks.
The rink, which draws about 100,000 skaters each winter, will for the first time host free skating lessons for...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:06 PM
The Chicago Park District is accepting comments from the public on a proposal to rename Pratt Beach in honor of Tobey Prinz, a Rogers Park community activist.
The district’s board on Wednesday voted to take the first step toward renaming the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:31 AM
One of the most deeply memorable events of last summer's Chicago Jazz Festival came courtesy of an exceptional New Orleans musician.
Saxophonist Donald Harrison, who had been booked to close the event, invited Chicago piano master Willie Pickens to play...