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  • 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......
  • DuSable Museum of African American History: Filling your mind, not your day

    DuSable Museum of African American History: Filling your mind, not your day
    Chicago's DuSable Museum is not, at this point in its relatively brief history, an all-day experience. You can take in the permanent and special exhibitions and walk the parkland grounds in a scant few hours. But in a city packed with museums that'll test...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...