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  • Debts to Chicago by its workers balloon

    Debts to Chicago by its workers balloon
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel put together his first budget in 2011, he sent a not-so-subtle message to city workers who owed City Hall for parking tickets, water bills and other fees and fines: Pay up or you could be suspended or fired. "I am creating a...
  • Downers Grove seeks state grant for Lincoln Center repairs

    Downers Grove seeks state grant for Lincoln Center repairs
    Downers Grove Park District leaders plan to apply for a state grant that they would use to make major repairs to its downtown community center. Officials said they will seek $1 million from the Park and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) grant...
  • Grant Park Music Festival lineup revealed

    Grant Park Music Festival lineup revealed
    Although it feels as if Chicago will be trapped under a polar icecap at least until the Bears head off to summer training camp, the promise that this, too, shall pass is underscored by the season announcements of the area’s two major summer music...
  • Lincoln Park trees where herons nest to be felled

    Lincoln Park trees where herons nest to be felled
    Several dozen mature trees in Lincoln Park revered by some as the seasonal nesting site of a species of heron will be cut down during the next two years because of disease and other problems, Chicago Park District officials said Wednesday. Bird...
  • Dandelions a sign that a park is chemical free, park district says

    Dandelions a sign that a park is chemical free, park district says
    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...
  • Prosecutors: Man struck, killed another man with his car

    Prosecutors: Man struck, killed another man with his car
    A South Austin man was ordered held on $750,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors say he struck and killed a man with his vehicle Saturday. Darrell Cooper, 41, of the first block of North Lorel Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 20-...
  • Pioneering Cubs female exec Midge Donahue to be honored

    Pioneering Cubs female exec Midge Donahue to be honored
    She was a pioneering major league baseball executive, responsible for a series of groundbreaking innovations during her nearly 40 years as an employee with the Chicago Cubs. Now, more than 50 years after her retirement, and more than 35 years after...
  • City parents can take part in a "mini-shopping spree" for new playground equipment

    City parents can take part in a "mini-shopping spree" for new playground equipment
    So long, sandboxes. Monkey bars? They can keep hanging around — if they’re the twisty, turny, modern kind. In the next several months, Chicago residents will be invited to choose from the latest in playground equipment as the city...
  • Park district's summer programs click with Web users

    Park district's summer programs click with Web users
    Registration for the Chicago Park District's popular summer programs began Monday, and by 2 p.m., 6,887 people had enrolled, topping the number who registered on the entire first day last year by 8 percent, according to Park District spokeswoman Jessica...
  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...
  • Free wireless service offered at West, South Side locations

    Free wireless service offered at West, South Side locations
    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,...