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  • Backstreet Boys concert gets late start, early finish

    Backstreet Boys concert gets late start, early finish
    The Backstreet Boys were back, all right, but not for as long as their excited fans at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion expected. The '90s pop sensation — known for such hits as "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" — was apparently cut off Friday night...
  • Swimmers warned to stay out of Lake Michigan

    Swimmers warned to stay out of Lake Michigan
    The National Weather Service is warning people on beaches along Lake Michigan to stay out of the water because of dangerous swimming conditions. A beach hazards alert is in effect until 9 p.m. today because of high waves and strong rip currents along the...
  • Saturday night best chance to catch falling stars

    Saturday night best chance to catch falling stars
    Those hoping to catch a glimpse of falling stars this weekend may have the best luck Saturday night. The Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday through Monday. While Chicagoans are plagued with some of the worst light pollution in the country (think orange...
  • Fire officials: Boy drowns in McKinley Park pool

    Fire officials: Boy drowns in McKinley Park pool
    To Christopher Bowen's friends and family, the 14-year-old boy was either swimming or fishing and when he told his father Friday afternoon that he was going swimming at the McKinley Park pool no one thought twice about it. After all, Christopher was at...
  • Family, friends puzzling out teen's death at McKinley Park pool

    Family, friends puzzling out teen's death at McKinley Park pool
    The day after 14-year-old Christopher Bowen died at a Chicago Park District pool, friends and family on Saturday were trying to piece together what went wrong when the boy dove into the deep end of the pool. "We just want to know what happened and why,"...
  • 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...
  • Chicago Park District to increase property taxes

    Chicago Park District to increase property taxes
    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...
  • Early-season cold grips Chicago; snow possible Sunday

    Early-season cold grips Chicago; snow possible Sunday
    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...
  • Cops pull man from icy Chicago River: 'He was completely submerged'

    Cops pull man from icy Chicago River: 'He was completely submerged'
    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...
  • Park District may rename Rogers Park beach for activist

    Park District may rename Rogers Park beach for activist
    The Chicago Park District is accepting comments from the public on a proposal to rename Pratt Beach in honor of Tobey Prinz, a Rogers Park community activist. The district’s board on Wednesday voted to take ┬áthe first step toward renaming the...
  • Lakefront ribbon bows to nature

    Lakefront ribbon bows to nature
    Maybe you've seen the signs reading "Burnham Centennial Prairie/Native Prairie Planting in Process" along South Lake Shore Drive or the lakefront path. Maybe you've wondered about the grassy plants growing on the east side of the drive, or the trees...
  • Vanguard captures gold medal

    Vanguard Water Polo Club of Huntington Beach traveled to Indiana University to compete at the TYR Championship Cup and returned home with the gold medal in the boys' 14-and-under division. The Championship Cup included the top teams which had to...