| May 17, 2013
| 10:40 AM
On a quiet street of century-old cottages in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood sits a house that stands out. It could be the trio of blue wooden ladders rising from the miniature woodland. Or perhaps it's the row of old doors painted in eye-popping hues...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:41 PM
The company that manages Soldier Field, including maintaining the condition of the turf at the Bears’ lakefront home, is in line for a new 10-year deal, the Chicago Park District announced Friday evening.
A Park District panel set up to evaluate...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Dozens of people showed up with extensive concerns at a forum tonight for a proposed West Ridge Nature Preserve on 20 acres of former Rosehill Cemetery property purchased by the city in 2011.
The property is the largest lot purchased -- for $7.7...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Once again the Grant Park Music Festival is taking the lead among local summer festivals when it comes to presenting eclectic combinations of popular symphonic and choral fare and more adventuresome classical music programming. And it's all free.
| Feb 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
The Chicago Park District Board this evening approved a new 10-year contract for the company that manages Soldier Field.
The board made its unanimous decision about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday after an extensive presentation by the evaluation team and SMG,...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 2:11 PM
If Donny Jones hadn't been rehabbing a house, he wouldn't have been headed to a Home Depot and he wouldn't have been driving along Lake Shore Drive just as a woman needed his help as she fled an attacker.
"The chances of me being right there at the right...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Circus performers and Shakespearean actors helped Mayor Rahm Emanuel announce Tuesday that the city is doubling the number of performances and cultural events at its parks this summer.
Amid lush greenery and newly bloomed flowers at Garfield Park...
| May 7, 2013
| 12:53 PM
There could be new grub to chomp on while watching the Bears next season at Soldier Field.
The Chicago Park District board of commissioners on Wednesday will consider authorizing the district to enter into a 10-year food management contract with Aramark...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The Chicago Park District will turn on Buckingham Fountain for its 86th season on Thursday, the district announced today.
The fountain, a memorial to Clarence Buckingham, was donated to the South Park Commission by his sister, Kate Buckingham, cost...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Feb 6, 2012
On a mild winter afternoon on Chicago's Far South Side, David Doig toured the soon-to-be home of a Wal-Mart Supercenter, now an empty lot stretching the length of 2 1/2 football fields.
The lot is a small portion of a 180-acre site that has sat empty...