| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:27 PM
North Lake Shore Drive is a mess for many of the quarter-million drivers, bus passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists who use it each day, according to new research from city and state transportation officials who are planning an overhaul of the aging...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:34 PM
A steady stream of people teeming with ideas and supplied with colored pens and maps on Tuesday offered a mosaic of options for an upcoming North Lake Shore Drive reconstruction project aimed at carrying the roadway and surrounding open spaces into the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:29 PM
A trial to determine whether a restaurant in Millennium Park gets to keep its contract turned Wednesday to testimony from a former Chicago Park District official whose sexual relationship with the eventual winner of the lucrative deal has Mayor Rahm...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:34 AM
The impact of Millennium Park and its gleaming, otherworldly outdoor concert hall, Pritzker Pavilion, on the area's summer classical music scene cannot be overstated.
Both have become Chicago icons within the 10 years they have served as the state-of-...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Former Chicago Public Schools board President Gery Chico on Wednesday placed his three-bedroom, 2,400-square-foot condominium unit in the Metropolitan Tower on South Michigan Ave. on the market for $2.65 million.
A practicing lawyer who was then-Mayor...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
| Jul 13, 2014
Since Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, there have been lots of surprises. Most, but not all, of them have turned out to the advantage of the park and its visitors. Here are five examples:
Bigger crowds: City officials originally expected the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:35 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:13 AM
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...
| Aug 14, 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...