| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The City of Chicago and Google have partnered to bring free wireless service to Garfield Park and the South Shore Cultural Center, officials said.
The service is now available at both locations and is planned to help thousands of people get online,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Right about now, Chicagoans are stir-crazy: anxious to get outside without a puffy coat and enjoy the few warm months the city offers between winters.
Once that first warm day hits, Chicagoans flock to the lakefront trail. It’s where they train...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:43 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the very preliminary stages of looking at a 5,000-seat expansion of Soldier Field.
The mayor's office and Chicago Park District, which owns the stadium, are exploring the possibility as Chicago mulls a Super Bowl bid.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Telling the story of the Chicago park that Dr. Dennis Cremin became fascinated by when he arrived in the city to attend Loyola University in 1990 has won him a book-of-the-year award.
A history professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, Cremin...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:08 AM
The Chicago Park District today announced a new slate cultural of offerings for its summer "Night out in the Parks" program.
The 14th annual Movies in the Parks series will feature multiple screenings in neighborhood parks of The Goonies, Indiana...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:55 PM
It sounds like something out of a Gothic novel. Golfball-sized hail falls in the night and blasts football-sized holes in the delicate glass roof covering a storied, turn-of-the-last-century indoor garden.
Or maybe it's just a new twist on an old saw:...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Last week as TV networks announced their lineup for the upcoming season, I noticed more grumbling than usual about the short life span that befalls shows that aren't an instant ratings hit.
"The press release for NBC's Manson-killings drama "AQUARIUS"...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Don't mind the dandelions, the Chicago Park District is telling residents this spring.
It's all part of the plan: officials say the yellow-bloomed weeds show a neighborhood park is free of chemicals.
Chicago is touting its fifth year of working with...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:47 PM
At once poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex and compassionate, Ike Holter's thrilling, beautiful new play "Exit Strategy" is the story of the desperate final days of a condemned, crumbling Chicago public school dreading its upcoming prom date...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Best lifeguard candidates can juggle risk and responsibility
After Chicago's seemingly endless winter, the weather is finally heating up, and thousands of local residents are heading to swimming pools and Lake Michigan to cool off. And as all those...