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  • 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...
  • City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk

    City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk
    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....
  • Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor

    Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor
    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'...
  • Keep Montrose Beach family friendly

    Keep Montrose Beach family friendly
    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...
  • Lollapalooza organizers say mudbath damage 'more' than last year

    Lollapalooza organizers say mudbath damage 'more' than last year
    Scattered showers Sunday during the final day of Lollapalooza left fan-filled Grant Park wetter and muddier than in years past, organizers said.  But clean up won't be as extensive as it was after an epic 2011 rainstorm, said park advocate Bob O'Neill....
  • Brendan Gleeson on playing a priest in 'Calvary'

    Brendan Gleeson on playing a priest in 'Calvary'
    When Brendan Gleeson was not quite 7, a Catholic boy growing up in Dublin, he had it all figured out. "One of the teachings was that you reached the age of reason at 7, I think. Something like that. Up till then you were still a child and you couldn't...
  • Lawsuit filed by father of boy who drowned at McKinley Park pool

    Lawsuit filed by father of boy who drowned at McKinley Park pool
    The father of a teen who died at a public pool last year is suing the Chicago Park District, saying officials there failed to properly monitor the swimming pool and render aid to the boy. Christopher Bowen, 14, died Aug. 9, 2013, after he was pulled out...
  • 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...