| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The Chicago Park District plans to raise property taxes as part of a 2014 budget that would add swimming classes, summer Night Out in the Park events and sports programs, the agency announced late Friday.
Parks Superintendent Michael Kelly is...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Rates for parking at North Avenue Beach, Belmont Harbor and other park district lots may go up.
The change in parking fees is part of the Chicago Park District's $425.6 million budget proposed for 2014.
While the district expects to save money due...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Winter has come early to the Chicago area this weekend, with the coldest daytime temperatures since February and a chance of snow showers or snow through Sunday evening, according to forecasts.
High temperatures across the area were only in the high...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:02 PM
The price to enter the Field Museum may go up for visitors who don't live in the city.
The Chicago Park District board of commissioners on Wednesday will consider authorizing an increase to the general admission fee and special passes for the Field...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:57 AM
The year may be drawing to a close, but not before two world premieres light up our stages.
That they originate from opposite ends of the musical spectrum – one from a master of age-old ragtime, the other from a fearless experimenter in new...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:18 AM
The man poking his head out of the water had one hand on the dock, but he was losing his grip after several minutes in the Chicago River this morning, large ice chunks floating feet away.
Kneeling above him was Officer Wayne Kramer, who had sprinted down...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum.
1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:20 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:48 PM
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.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:33 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
Yes, we drove to the lakefront Sunday for a bike ride. That was our first offense against the environment.
But bike riding for fun on the Northwest Side is an oxymoronic concept, and even getting to suitable trails from our house requires a somewhat...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:44 PM
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...