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  • City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk

    City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk
    City Hall is looking for a team to add more than 100,000 square feet of retail space along the city’s Riverwalk and generate enough money to help pay off the $99 million federal loan being used to extend the scenic walkway along the Chicago River....
  • Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor

    Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor
    Chicago's newest harbor at 31st Street has less than half of its boat slips filled, but is about to make a splash. A floating swimming pool, a pool deck and washroom facilities are under construction, and a floating restaurant is planned for the city'...
  • Keep Montrose Beach family friendly

    Keep Montrose Beach family friendly
    Police broke up an illegal concert at Montrose Beach a few weekends ago, and suddenly there's talk of turning the parking lots into a bird sanctuary. That sounds like a fine idea — if you're a bird. If you're the driver of a minivan carrying two...
  • Lollapalooza hangover: Damage to park worse than last year, organizers say

    Lollapalooza hangover: Damage to park worse than last year, organizers say
    Grant Park had a serious hangover from Lollapalooza -- but it's been worse. Rain pounded music fans who danced in the muddy pits of Grant Park on Sunday, leaving the fields in worse shape than last year, organizers said. "Due to heavy rains on Sunday,...
  • Lollapalooza organizers say mudbath damage 'more' than last year

    Lollapalooza organizers say mudbath damage 'more' than last year
    Scattered showers Sunday during the final day of Lollapalooza left fan-filled Grant Park wetter and muddier than in years past, organizers said.  But clean up won't be as extensive as it was after an epic 2011 rainstorm, said park advocate Bob O'Neill....
  • Close LSD for biker/racers

    I recently tried to go for a bike ride along the lake only to find the path obstructed by a race. This is a very common occurrence on summer weekends and begs the question, if the parks are supposed to be for all people, why are they really for special...
  • Brendan Gleeson on playing a priest in 'Calvary'

    Brendan Gleeson on playing a priest in 'Calvary'
    When Brendan Gleeson was not quite 7, a Catholic boy growing up in Dublin, he had it all figured out. "One of the teachings was that you reached the age of reason at 7, I think. Something like that. Up till then you were still a child and you couldn't...
  • Lawsuit filed by father of boy who drowned at McKinley Park pool

    Lawsuit filed by father of boy who drowned at McKinley Park pool
    The father of a teen who died at a public pool last year is suing the Chicago Park District, saying officials there failed to properly monitor the swimming pool and render aid to the boy. Christopher Bowen, 14, died Aug. 9, 2013, after he was pulled out...
  • Soldier Field expansion plan runs into unanswered questions

    Soldier Field expansion plan runs into unanswered questions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s idea of expanding Soldier Field was met with questions Wednesday about how the city would pay for added seats and whether it’s a prudent move given the city’s shaky finances. The administration’s stadium...
  • Angelo: Bears were close to going with artificial turf

    Angelo: Bears were close to going with artificial turf
    Former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo believes the team was “around the corner” from a move to artificial turf at Soldier Field before he was fired after the 2011 season. Visiting with the “Kap and Haugh Show”...
  • 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...