| 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...
| Jan 24, 2013
The city of Chicago last week bought the 2.7-mile-long elevated Canadian Pacific Railway spur known as the Bloomingdale Trail.
The sales price was $1, not including administrative fees.
By the time the spur's makeover into a bike and running path is...
| 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...
| Dec 21, 2012
• Dare2Tri: Paratriathlon (swim, bike, run) program for youths, adults and injured service members with a physical disability or visual impairment. Includes beginner- through elite-level athletes. Has 137 members and 250 able-bodied volunteers. Visit...
| 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...
| Dec 13, 2012
Chicago Park District vending machines have ditched their candy bars for granola bars and exchanged fried potato chips for veggie chips.
Next year, Chicago Public Schools are scheduled to wave goodbye to sports drinks and hello to machines selling only...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced his latest partnership with Coca-Cola: The soft drink giant will pay for 50,000 blue recycling carts for Chicago homes and in return gets to put images of Coke products on the lids of the familiar bins.
| Apr 28, 2013
The Barrington Concours d'Elegance, an annual showcase of collectible cars and motorcycles, will move to downtown Chicago in 2014 and be renamed the Chicago Concours, its new management told the Tribune.
The new owners are David Cooper, founder of...