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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...
  • 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...
  • Dog beach afternoon

    Dog beach afternoon
    The weather hasn’t been exactly ideal for beachgoing lately, but on a recent Monday morning, the sunken strip of sand along West Lawrence Avenue was packed. Chances are, though, that these visitors weren’t working on their tans. While it&...
  • 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...
  • Village with a vision

    Village with a vision
    When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
  • Prosecutors say nearly 500 attended unauthorized concert at Montrose Beach

    Prosecutors say nearly 500 attended unauthorized concert at Montrose Beach
    Cook County prosecutors said today that nearly 500 people had gathered Sunday afternoon for an unauthorized concert at Montrose Beach that turned into a melee after police officers attempted to shut it down. Judge James Brown ordered two west suburban...
  • Bad deals remind us to take the long view

    Bad deals remind us to take the long view
    Consider these six deals: 1. In 2003, the Chicago Park District entered into a 20-year contract that exempted the new Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park from property taxes and from paying for garbage pickup, water and gas. 2. In 2004, the...
  • Chicago Latin Jazz Festival takes off in Humboldt Park

    Chicago Latin Jazz Festival takes off in Humboldt Park
    Chicago does not lack for jazz festivals, but surely one of the most appealing unfolds each summer at the Humboldt Park Boathouse. Set on the veranda of a historic building alongside a picturesque lagoon, the Chicago Latin Jazz Festival feels like...