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  • 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...
  • Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot

    Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot
    Much has been made of Mayor Rahm Emanuel offering lakefront land to "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for a museum and the pushback from open-space advocates opposed to the site, but a Chicago Tribune poll found that many city voters don't think it matters...
  • Potential sites to honor DuSable Museum founder

    Potential sites to honor DuSable Museum founder
    A cultural center, a city park and even some beaches are among the potential sites that could be named in honor of Margaret Burroughs, the co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History. And the longstanding request to rename 31st Street...
  • Back from NYC, Emanuel to talk health care tech, summer camp signups

    Back from NYC, Emanuel to talk health care tech, summer camp signups
    A day after traveling to New York to talk about a minimum wage increase, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is back in Chicago to announce the next step in an initiative to promote the growth of  local healthcare companies and tout an increase in the number of kids...
  • Dangerous conditions expected at Chicago beaches Tuesday

    Dangerous conditions expected at Chicago beaches Tuesday
    Tuesday is anything but a beach day, as the National Weather Service is warning the public to stay out of the high waves and rip currents expected in Lake Michigan. According to the weather service, waves of up to four to seven feet are expected in...
  • Repairs to Grant Park after Lollapalooza could cost $266,000

    Repairs to Grant Park after Lollapalooza could cost $266,000
    More than a week after music fans rocked out at Lollapalooza, two mud-slopped fields in Grant Park remained closed to the public for the repair work that is set to begin Wednesday. The price tag for the post-fest repairs is estimated at $266,000, the...
  • Chicago Park District day camp numbers up

    Chicago Park District day camp numbers up
    More kids attended Chicago Park District day camp this summer than in years past, the city reported today. There were 41,468 children ages six to 12 enrolled in the day camps in more than 230 parks across the city this summer, according to Mayor Rahm...
  • Jon Erikson, record-setting English Channel swimmer, 1954-2014

    Jon Erikson, record-setting English Channel swimmer, 1954-2014
    Jon Erikson took his first swimming lessons at the Chicago Park District's Ridge Park pool in the Beverly neighborhood, but his aquatic future lay in open waters. His father, Ted, a marathon open-water swimmer, set a world record in 1965 by swimming the...
  • 'Nowhere to run': Chicago boxers come out swinging in new event

    'Nowhere to run': Chicago boxers come out swinging in new event
    Chicago has a long and storied history in boxing. Now Big Knockout Boxing wants to add a more physical brand to the sport. According to a BKB statement, its style of boxing is a more intense, toe-to-toe version. Big Knockout Boxing takes place in a...