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  • 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...
  • It's official: Smoking banned in parks, harbors

    It's official: Smoking banned in parks, harbors
    If you're going to Riot Fest this weekend, be on the lookout for no smoking signs. Smoking at Humboldt Park, where Riot Fest will be held, or any other city park was officially banned Wednesday after the Chicago Park District board passed a resolution...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,”...
  • 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&...
  • 15 local films hit the big screen in Movies in the Park

    15 local films hit the big screen in Movies in the Park
    If watching a movie outdoors is still on your summer checklist, there's still time. This weekend marks the Chicago Park District's foray into showcasing local films about Chicago as part of its Movies in the Parks series. Fifteen films out of nearly...
  • Lawsuit filed by father of boy who drowned at McKinley Park pool

    Lawsuit filed by father of boy who drowned at McKinley Park pool
    The father of a teen who died at a public pool last year is suing the Chicago Park District, saying officials there failed to properly monitor the swimming pool and render aid to the boy. Christopher Bowen, 14, died Aug. 9, 2013, after he was pulled out...
  • Charter captains bemoan unlicensed operators

     Charter captains bemoan unlicensed operators
    Al Skalecke has been a charter boat captain out of Burnham Harbor for more than 30 years. In the last five, he said, business has dwindled. So far this season, he has taken 50 trips instead of his usual 150. On a recent weekend, Skalecke's schedule...