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  • Mystery sign sows cheer on Lake Shore Drive

    Mystery sign sows cheer on Lake Shore Drive
    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 ground level on Chicago Park District land on the...
  • If this doesn't make you smile, what would?

     
    This billboard is on Chicago Park District property at South Lake Shore Drive at about 3800 South. It seems to be popular with passers by judging by the several minutes I spent at the site the other day. The message......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dr. Bryan Traubert steps down from Chicago Run

     Dr. Bryan Traubert steps down from Chicago Run
    Chicago Park District board President Dr. Bryan Traubert is stepping down as chairman of Chicago Run, the school-based running program he founded with his wife, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, in late 2007. Traubert, an ophthalmologist and...
  • Chicago parks announce summer programs

    Chicago parks announce summer programs
    The Chicago Park District today announced a new slate cultural of offerings for its summer "Night out in the Parks" program. The 14th annual Movies in the Parks series will feature multiple screenings in neighborhood parks of The Goonies, Indiana...
  • REVIEW: 'Exit Strategy' by Jackalope Theatre ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Exit Strategy' by Jackalope Theatre ★★★★
    At once poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex and compassionate, Ike Holter's thrilling, beautiful new play "Exit Strategy" is the story of the desperate final days of a condemned, crumbling Chicago public school dreading its upcoming prom date...
  • Artists gather to reclaim Englewood parks during 'So Fresh Saturdays'

    Artists gather to reclaim Englewood parks during 'So Fresh Saturdays'
    A collective of community-based poets, rappers, musicians, dancers and other artists will gather Saturday in Englewood to kick off a series of free outdoor festivals in the neighborhood, officials said. “So Fresh Saturdays” is a series of...
  • Dandelions are a sign that lawns are pesticide-free

    Regarding the abundance of dandelions on public property, I thank the Chicago Park District for limiting the use of pesticides in parks and for educating the public about the issue. This is a benefit for kids and pets too. I had dandelions on my lawn...
  • Storm cuts short Grant Park concert

     Storm cuts short Grant Park concert
    Call it the Grant Park concert that almost was. As in soggy, man, soggy. The Wednesday night Grant Park Music Festival event was another exasperating – also losing, this time – wrangle with the storm gods that tests the resilience of the...
  • Tribune summer music guide

    Tribune summer music guide
    Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...