| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:31 AM
Several dozen mature trees in Lincoln Park revered by some as the seasonal nesting site of a species of heron will be cut down during the next two years because of disease and other problems, Chicago Park District officials said Wednesday.
| 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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:20 PM
A South Austin man was ordered held on $750,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors say he struck and killed a man with his vehicle Saturday.
Darrell Cooper, 41, of the first block of North Lorel Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 20-...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:09 PM
She was a pioneering major league baseball executive, responsible for a series of groundbreaking innovations during her nearly 40 years as an employee with the Chicago Cubs.
Now, more than 50 years after her retirement, and more than 35 years after...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:01 PM
So long, sandboxes. Monkey bars? They can keep hanging around — if they’re the twisty, turny, modern kind.
In the next several months, Chicago residents will be invited to choose from the latest in playground equipment as the city...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:32 PM
For the second time in less than a month, predictions of dangerous subzero temperatures have closed many Chicago-area schools Monday, invited transportation delays and added to a general fatigue over the unrelenting chill and unusually high snowfall....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Friends of the Parks President Erma Tranter is stepping down after leading the advocacy group for more than three decades.
Tranter, 70, said she will begin working with a startup nonprofit that will take medical resources to Guatemala. Leaving the parks...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Dr. John, Aaron Neville and Bettye LaVette will headline the 31st annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 13-15 in Grant Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
The festival will kick off June 13 at the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:44 AM
The much-discussed government worker pension debt in Chicago now has a price tag: $18,596 for every man, woman and child living in the city.
That per-person figure is the highest among the nation’s 25 largest cities. It’s nearly double that...
| Jan 12, 2014
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Registration for the Chicago Park District's popular summer programs began Monday, and by 2 p.m., 6,887 people had enrolled, topping the number who registered on the entire first day last year by 8 percent, according to Park District spokeswoman Jessica...