| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:48 PM
For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings.
In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:48 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| May 25, 2014
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...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:32 PM
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......
| May 23, 2014
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
Everyday Chicagoans came armed with plenty of ideas Wednesday night about where to locate a home for George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia.
But members of the Galactic Empire seemed to be otherwise engaged, as no one arrived in a "Star...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:34 AM
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...
| May 15, 2014
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:37 PM
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...