| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:48 PM
For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings.
In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
| May 8, 2014
Maybe you've looked through your windshield at the 35th Street pedestrian bridge, a rickety eyesore that spans South Lake Shore Drive.
Rust pockmarks its steel beams. Graffiti is slathered atop its concrete deck and stone pylons. The bridge doesn't just...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Six successful Chicagoans are starring in the upcoming reality series "100 Days of Summer," which will debut Jan. 7 on Bravo.
The series "chronicles a group of young, successful and driven Chicagoans as they navigate the ups and downs of their personal,...
| Aug 26, 2012
Joe Griffith thought he could get the better of Lake Michigan. In the late 1950s, the lifeguard tried four times to swim the 38 miles from Chicago to Michigan City, Ind. Through the years, he faced stomach cramps, indigestion, 15-foot waves, navigation...
| Jun 9, 2011
On one of my days off, I decided to take my "resident" cap off and do Chicago's most touristy things possible. I hopped on a trolley, waited in lines with the throngs at Garrett Popcorn and did that thing at the "Bean" where you stand back and pretend...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:56 PM
Lake Shore Drive and Interstate Highway 55 near McCormick Place will be closed during the NATO summit, federal and Chicago officials announced today.
In addition to the highways, the security measures for the summit also will close significant portions...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 7:19 AM
For the fourth time, Montgomery Ward was entangled in a lawsuit over the destiny of the lakefront. For the fourth--and, as it turned out, the last--time, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld Ward's position. Grant Park must remain clear of buildings, the...
| Apr 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Posted by John Byrne and Hal Dardick at 11:03 a.m.; updated at 2:21 p.m. The number of liquor licenses would more than double on Chicago Park District property along the lakefront under a proposal Mayor Richard Daley introduced today. Daley......
| Sep 13, 1998
"The time has come to bring order out of chaos incident to rapid growth," wrote the architect Daniel H. Burnham. The year was 1909. The place, Chicago. The occasion, the unveiling of Burnham's sweeping, visionary plan to change the face of the city on the...