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  • In shadow of Spire project, city park fails to take root

    In shadow of Spire project, city park fails to take root
    Consider DuSable Park the Block 37 of parkland. Like Block 37, the prime real estate that stood vacant for decades at Randolph and State streets until a shopping center went up on the site, the scrubby swath of undeveloped parkland known as DuSable...
  • 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...
  • Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot

    Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot
    Much has been made of Mayor Rahm Emanuel offering lakefront land to "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for a museum and the pushback from open-space advocates opposed to the site, but a Chicago Tribune poll found that many city voters don't think it matters...
  • Back from NYC, Emanuel to talk health care tech, summer camp signups

    Back from NYC, Emanuel to talk health care tech, summer camp signups
    A day after traveling to New York to talk about a minimum wage increase, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is back in Chicago to announce the next step in an initiative to promote the growth of  local healthcare companies and tout an increase in the number of kids...
  • Chicago Park District day camp numbers up

    Chicago Park District day camp numbers up
    More kids attended Chicago Park District day camp this summer than in years past, the city reported today. There were 41,468 children ages six to 12 enrolled in the day camps in more than 230 parks across the city this summer, according to Mayor Rahm...
  • Repairs to Grant Park after Lollapalooza could cost $266,000

    Repairs to Grant Park after Lollapalooza could cost $266,000
    More than a week after music fans rocked out at Lollapalooza, two mud-slopped fields in Grant Park remained closed to the public for the repair work that is set to begin Wednesday. The price tag for the post-fest repairs is estimated at $266,000, the...
  • Jon Erikson, record-setting English Channel swimmer, 1954-2014

    Jon Erikson, record-setting English Channel swimmer, 1954-2014
    Jon Erikson took his first swimming lessons at the Chicago Park District's Ridge Park pool in the Beverly neighborhood, but his aquatic future lay in open waters. His father, Ted, a marathon open-water swimmer, set a world record in 1965 by swimming the...
  • 'Nowhere to run': Chicago boxers come out swinging in new event

    'Nowhere to run': Chicago boxers come out swinging in new event
    Chicago has a long and storied history in boxing. Now Big Knockout Boxing wants to add a more physical brand to the sport. According to a BKB statement, its style of boxing is a more intense, toe-to-toe version. Big Knockout Boxing takes place in a...
  • City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk

    City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk
    City Hall is looking for a team to add more than 100,000 square feet of retail space along the city’s Riverwalk and generate enough money to help pay off the $99 million federal loan being used to extend the scenic walkway along the Chicago River....
  • Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor

    Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor
    Chicago's newest harbor at 31st Street has less than half of its boat slips filled, but is about to make a splash. A floating swimming pool, a pool deck and washroom facilities are under construction, and a floating restaurant is planned for the city'...
  • Keep Montrose Beach family friendly

    Keep Montrose Beach family friendly
    Police broke up an illegal concert at Montrose Beach a few weekends ago, and suddenly there's talk of turning the parking lots into a bird sanctuary. That sounds like a fine idea — if you're a bird. If you're the driver of a minivan carrying two...