| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:07 AM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:18 AM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:35 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:13 AM
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...
| Aug 14, 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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:20 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:28 PM
City Hall is looking for a team to add more than 100,000 square feet of retail space along the city’s Riverwalk and generate enough money to help pay off the $99 million federal loan being used to extend the scenic walkway along the Chicago River....
| Aug 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Chicago's newest harbor at 31st Street has less than half of its boat slips filled, but is about to make a splash.
A floating swimming pool, a pool deck and washroom facilities are under construction, and a floating restaurant is planned for the city'...
| Aug 4, 2014
Police broke up an illegal concert at Montrose Beach a few weekends ago, and suddenly there's talk of turning the parking lots into a bird sanctuary. That sounds like a fine idea — if you're a bird.
If you're the driver of a minivan carrying two...