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  • 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...
  • Chicagoans camp out in the city

      Chicagoans camp out in the city
    Security guards stood a few feet away and the CTA's Green Line clacked in the background, but the trappings of city life didn't deter the dozens who had erected tents and roasted hot dogs around campfires on the lawn of Garfield Park Conservatory one...
  • Bocce ball keeps rolling with new, young fans

     Bocce ball keeps rolling with new, young fans
    Vanja Vidackovic stood among the 30 young professionals gathered around a bocce court on a recent weekday evening in Wicker Park, preparing to take her first stab at the centuries-old sport since her childhood in Italy more than 15 years ago, when...
  • Chicago harbors 75 percent full, lowest occupancy in 15 years: data

    Chicago harbors 75 percent full, lowest occupancy in 15 years: data
    This summer, Matt O’Donnell cruised the open waters aboard his newly-purchased 35-foot-long boat with the backdrop of the Chicago skyline and listened to the Dave Matthews Band jamming at Northerly Island, watched the Air and Water Show where the...
  • Park District assessing damage from muddy Riot Fest

    Park District assessing damage from muddy Riot Fest
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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,”...
  • 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...
  • Dire straitjackets: Bad deals remind us to take the long view

     
    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......