| Jul 16, 2014
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:44 AM
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...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:07 AM
Border collies have been heroes of Chicago beaches in recent years, clearing 63rd Street Beach of gulls and the swimming bans blamed on them.
But the same approach hasn’t worked at Montrose Beach, which the Natural Resources Defense Council...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Attorneys for a popular Millennium Park restaurant filed a motion Friday stating their case for making former Mayor Richard M. Daley disclose in open court the medical reasons that his lawyers say should prevent him from testifying in the city’s...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:37 PM
A lime-green piece of fiberglass resin lay in the grass Sunday next to a concrete pad where statues paying homage to the Tuskegee Airmen had stood.
“This one is broken,” said 2-year-old David Molina-Kwan, in Chinese, to his mother as he...
| Jul 21, 2014
Nearly every day in the last years of his life, Casimir Paugys drove to Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve in River Forest, sat in his car, read the paper and enjoyed the placid pond and nature center there.
He often remarked on his visits when talking to...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Richard M. Daley won't have to take the witness stand in the case over the city's controversial contract with a clout-heavy group of investors to run a Millennium Park restaurant after attorneys for the Park Grill agreed it would be a “medical...
| 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-...