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  • Picnic pick-ups near 6 parks

    Picnic pick-ups near 6 parks
    Some people call it a picnic; I call it the perfect excuse to drink wine and pig out on cheese and olives outside in the middle of the day. Either way, there's always the question of where to pick up pre-picnic provisions. So you don't end up stuck with...
  • Most Chicago beaches reopened for swimming

    Most Chicago beaches reopened for swimming
    Chicago reopened most of its beaches to swimmers today, but some North Shore suburban beaches remained closed because of high bacteria levels following Monday's storms. The heavy rains required opening the locks in both Chicago and Wilmette, releasing...
  • City watchdog may get oversight of public buildings panel

    City watchdog may get oversight of public buildings panel
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce a plan Tuesday to give Inspector General Joseph Ferguson oversight of the Public Building Commission, taking a step toward honoring a pledge he made during his 2011 election campaign to give the inspector general's...
  • Architect Jeanne Gang to help Museum Campus planning

    Architect Jeanne Gang to help Museum Campus planning
    The Chicago Park District has tapped acclaimed architect Jeanne Gang to help it develop a long-range plan for the Museum Campus, the district will announce Wednesday. The plan takes on added import because Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give “Star...
  • Riot Fest: Sun shines on day two

    Riot Fest: Sun shines on day two
    Reports from Saturday, day two at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG): 12:02 p.m.: Humboldt Park looks destroyed. Little, if any effort, has been made to cover the vast mud fields with straw or drying agents. Lollapalooza...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Will mayor, group ignite effort to end smoking in Chicago parks?

    Will mayor, group ignite effort to end smoking in Chicago parks?
    Smokers may no longer be allowed to light up cigarettes as they watch bands play at Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Riot Fest or North Coast music festivals in Chicago. That’s if a push to ban smoking in the city’s nearly 600 city parks –...
  • Surf park proposed for Montrose Beach

    Surf park proposed for Montrose Beach
    Daring Chicagoans may not have to zip up a wetsuit, jump into chilly Lake Michigan and hop on a surf board just to ride a wave. They could hang ten without dipping a toe in the lake if Chicago Surf, a proposed stationary surf park, opens next summer...
  • In Chicago Tree Project, a second life as sculpture

    In Chicago Tree Project, a second life as sculpture
    As Kara James turns the group of dead trees in a public park near Foster Avenue Beach into art, pretty much everyone who walks by has something to say, she says. "It's just a community. It's totally different from working in the studio," said James, a...
  • Bigger video boards for Soldier Field

    Bigger video boards for Soldier Field
    The Bears' big plays on the field are about to get bigger. The team, along with the Chicago Park District, are looking to swap out the video boards at the north and south endzones of Soldier Field for newer, brighter, clearer and bigger ones. But fans...