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  • Lakefront ribbon bows to nature

    Lakefront ribbon bows to nature
    Maybe you've seen the signs reading "Burnham Centennial Prairie/Native Prairie Planting in Process" along South Lake Shore Drive or the lakefront path. Maybe you've wondered about the grassy plants growing on the east side of the drive, or the trees...
  • Vanguard captures gold medal

    Vanguard Water Polo Club of Huntington Beach traveled to Indiana University to compete at the TYR Championship Cup and returned home with the gold medal in the boys' 14-and-under division. The Championship Cup included the top teams which had to...
  • After outcry, river project near Horner Park will fell fewer trees

    After outcry, river project near Horner Park will fell fewer trees
    A nearly $6.5 million restoration along the Chicago River in Horner Park that would have cut down dozens of trees will be scaled back after an outcry from area residents, officials announced this week. Several community members said they are pleased...
  • Executive profile: Deborah Lahey

    Executive profile: Deborah Lahey
    In her official photo, Deborah Lahey has accessorized with a snake, which is draped around her neck and hands. She has an affection for other creatures as well, from treat-loving rats to hardworking leaf-cutter ants, and she's been known to chat...
  • It's their Chicago, too

    It's their Chicago, too
    Read the newspapers and you can conclude that Chicago's children are, as a group, vulnerable waifs in need of rescue. And many are: Horrific sagas of child abuse deaths, pint-sized shooting victims and astonishing parental neglect intensify the impression...
  • Backstreet Boys concert gets late start, early finish

    Backstreet Boys concert gets late start, early finish
    The Backstreet Boys were back, all right, but not for as long as their excited fans at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion expected. The '90s pop sensation — known for such hits as "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" — was apparently cut off Friday night...
  • Swimmers warned to stay out of Lake Michigan

    Swimmers warned to stay out of Lake Michigan
    The National Weather Service is warning people on beaches along Lake Michigan to stay out of the water because of dangerous swimming conditions. A beach hazards alert is in effect until 9 p.m. today because of high waves and strong rip currents along the...
  • Saturday night best chance to catch falling stars

    Saturday night best chance to catch falling stars
    Those hoping to catch a glimpse of falling stars this weekend may have the best luck Saturday night. The Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday through Monday. While Chicagoans are plagued with some of the worst light pollution in the country (think orange...
  • Fire officials: Boy drowns in McKinley Park pool

    Fire officials: Boy drowns in McKinley Park pool
    To Christopher Bowen's friends and family, the 14-year-old boy was either swimming or fishing and when he told his father Friday afternoon that he was going swimming at the McKinley Park pool no one thought twice about it. After all, Christopher was at...
  • Family, friends puzzling out teen's death at McKinley Park pool

    Family, friends puzzling out teen's death at McKinley Park pool
    The day after 14-year-old Christopher Bowen died at a Chicago Park District pool, friends and family on Saturday were trying to piece together what went wrong when the boy dove into the deep end of the pool. "We just want to know what happened and why,"...
  • Joined at the quip

    Joined at the quip
    The year is 1955. At a Friday night dance in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, 14-year-old Art ("Sandy" to his friends) Frisch summoned the courage to ask 15-year-old Lois Statt to dance. What followed was six years of group dates with their...