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  • Surf park proposed for Montrose Beach

    Surf park proposed for Montrose Beach
    Daring Chicagoans may not have to zip up a wet suit, jump into chilly Lake Michigan and hop on a surfboard 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...
  • 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...
  • It's official: Smoking banned in parks, harbors

    It's official: Smoking banned in parks, harbors
    If you're going to Riot Fest this weekend, be on the lookout for no smoking signs. Smoking at Humboldt Park, where Riot Fest will be held, or any other city park was officially banned Wednesday after the Chicago Park District board passed a resolution...
  • 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...
  • If this doesn't make you smile, what would?

     
    This billboard is on Chicago Park District property at South Lake Shore Drive at about 3800 South. It seems to be popular with passers by judging by the several minutes I spent at the site the other day. The message......
  • Sign sows cheer on South Lake Shore Drive

     
    From Sunday's print column, photo by Michael Tercha One of Chicago's newest lakefront attractions is a simple plywood billboard — 11 feet by 15 feet — offering an unadorned message in lower-case lettering: "you are beautiful." It sits at...