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  • 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...
  • Holidays Hit Home with the Top 13 Chicago Traditions

    When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole. “That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
  • Actors' Equity names new Central region head

    Actors' Equity names new Central region head
    The Actors' Equity union has a new leader for its Chicago office, which covers the middle third of America. Sean Taylor, a former assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois and an attorney for the Chicago Park District, is the Central regional...
  • Laughter flies in 'The Birds'

    Laughter flies in 'The Birds'
    The opening shtick of "The Birds," surely one of the funniest camp parodies in off-Loop history, involves an actress playing Peggy Robertson, Alfred Hitchcock's assistant. The famously brittle Peggy leads the bemused audience from the Berger Mansion...
  • Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears-Raiders

    Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears-Raiders
    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...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows

     Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand when an organization of female business executives paid tribute last year to his financial guru, Lois Scott, for her pioneering role in helping cash-strapped governments solve their problems. Many in the room shared an...
  • George Lucas, Mellody Hobson donate $25 million to Maggie Daley after school group

    George Lucas, Mellody Hobson donate $25 million to Maggie Daley after school group
    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas was on hand to Wednesday to announce a $25 million contribution he and wife Mellody Hobson are making to After School Matters, a children’s program originally launched by the late Maggie Daley. The money will mainly...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • After outcry, river project near Horner Park will fell fewer trees

    After outcry, river project near Horner Park will fell fewer trees
    A nearly $6.5 million restoration along the Chicago River in Horner Park that would have cut down dozens of trees will be scaled back after an outcry from area residents, officials announced this week. Several community members said they are pleased...