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  • Planned memorial to Daniel Burnham revised

    Planned memorial to Daniel Burnham revised
    Five years after unveiling plans for a public memorial to the great Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham, the project's backers issued a revised concept Thursday that includes an interactive, 1.6-mile walking trail stretching from Millennium...
  • Best lifeguard candidates can juggle risk and responsibility

    Best lifeguard candidates can juggle risk and responsibility After Chicago's seemingly endless winter, the weather is finally heating up, and thousands of local residents are heading to swimming pools and Lake Michigan to cool off. And as all those...
  • Lucas museum might be better than parking lots

     Lucas museum might be better than parking lots
    I went out to the lakefront on Thursday, to the spot where George Lucas wants to build his museum, prepared to be alarmed and appalled. My expectations were quickly met. Twenty-two dollars to park even if you're staying for only an hour? Appalling....
  • Conservatory struts its floral stuff at Fleurotica

    Conservatory struts its floral stuff at Fleurotica
    For Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance's sixth annual Fleurotica fashion show June 12, guests could smell the fashions as well as view them as models wore designs created entirely of flowers and plant materials and sashayed down a runway in...
  • Lucas museum: New hope for the lakefront or Darth Invader?

    Lucas museum: New hope for the lakefront or Darth Invader?
    Celebrity-starved Chicago is having so much fun with the museum that "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to build here that there is a danger of losing sight of some very basic issues: Will the museum enhance the city's lakefront or clutter it? Will...
  • Village with a vision

    Village with a vision
    When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
  • Officials quiet on fireworks enforcement despite 2013 tragedy

    Officials quiet on fireworks enforcement despite 2013 tragedy
    A brand-new artificial turf field now covers a portion of West Lawn Park, where a woman lost her foot and lower leg and another woman also was badly injured by stray fireworks last Fourth of July. Residents who live near the Southwest Side park say...
  • Picnic pick-ups near 6 parks

    Picnic pick-ups near 6 parks
    Some people call it a picnic; I call it the perfect excuse to drink wine and pig out on cheese and olives outside in the middle of the day. Either way, there's always the question of where to pick up pre-picnic provisions. So you don't end up stuck with...
  • Most Chicago beaches reopened for swimming

    Most Chicago beaches reopened for swimming
    Chicago reopened most of its beaches to swimmers today, but some North Shore suburban beaches remained closed because of high bacteria levels following Monday's storms. The heavy rains required opening the locks in both Chicago and Wilmette, releasing...
  • Northerly Island makeover well underway

    Northerly Island makeover well underway
    Work on transforming the southern 40 acres of Northerly Island into a six-ecosystem nature park is well underway, and the area is set to be partially open to the public this fall, officials said Tuesday. “(People) can come out and expect to see...
  • 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...