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  • Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future

    Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it. "I think...
  • Horner Park residents fight tree-felling river restoration

    Horner Park residents fight tree-felling river restoration
    After searching for years, Michael Heltzer was overjoyed when he found a location for his company tucked away on Rockwell Street with a view of the Chicago River and the wildlife that frolics in the surrounding woodlands. So last week, Heltzer and...
  • 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...
  • Field Museum was warned years ago about budget issues

     Field Museum was warned years ago about budget issues
    Years before a budget crisis forced the Field Museum to slash research and cut science jobs, three former trustees raised alarms about financial practices at the museum — including some of the same practices that experts have said contributed to the...
  • Actors' Equity names new Central region head

    Actors' Equity names new Central region head
    The Actors' Equity union has a new leader for its Chicago office, which covers the middle third of America. Sean Taylor, a former assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois and an attorney for the Chicago Park District, is the Central regional...
  • 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...
  • Promontory Point, hmmm? Big wedding there is

    Promontory Point, hmmm? Big wedding there is
    Mike Lag and his wife Kim had planned on spending the second day of their trip to Chicago on Saturday relaxing with a good book at the Chicago Park District’s Promontory Point, off 55th Street in Hyde Park. Those plans were derailed, however, as...
  • Vandals scorch Lincoln Park soccer field

    Vandals scorch Lincoln Park soccer field
    Vandals with fireworks have made an artificial turf field in Lincoln into an eyesore. Debris greeted players Monday on the turf just north of LaSalle Drive west of Lake Shore Drive.  They found a melted mess of artificial turf, 20 feet wide in the...
  • High waves close beaches along North Shore

    High waves close beaches along North Shore
    The stiff breeze that made Tuesday refreshingly September-like also stirred up Lake Michigan, prompting swimming advisories and even some beach closings as tall waves crashed onto Chicago-area shores. Forecasters expect the unseasonable conditions to...
  • Swimmers warned away from Lake Michigan

    Swimmers warned away from Lake Michigan
    Chicago-area beaches were closed today because of high waves and rip currents, while city beaches had advisories and some were closed because of Lake Michigan weather. Beaches in Evanston, Wilmette and Winnetka were closed because of high waves and...
  • Indoor swimming pools

    Indoor swimming pools
    Arctic Splash Indoor Aquatic Center The Wheeling Park District’s winter-themed splash park only looks chilly: A zero-depth leisure pool, toddler slide, interactive water play structures and mini lazy river will keep little polar bears coming...