| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:06 PM
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 the first step toward renaming the...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:38 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Five people have been charged after three separate iPhone robberies Saturday, two of which occurred at Oak Street Beach during the Air and Water Show, police said.
One robbery, which was thwarted by a Chicago Park District lifeguard, happened about 4:25...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:36 PM
It's down to a goat, some chickens and a few ducks, but it's still a zoo. For now, at least.
Residents of Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood plan to host a series of meetings beginning Thursday to discuss what will happen to the small zoo at Indian...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:55 AM
The last official day for Chicago’s Lake Michigan swimming season might be Labor Day, but Sunday might end up having been the last day anyone could venture into the water.
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for...
| 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.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:57 AM
After searching for years, Michael Heltzer was overjoyed when he found a location for his company tucked away on Rockwell Street with a view of the Chicago River and the wildlife that frolics in the surrounding woodlands.
So last week, Heltzer and...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:55 PM
"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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:50 AM
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...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:18 AM
In Chicago, last week was for the playing of games.
Three of Chicago's best-trained game players — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — landed lucrative, career-making gigs on "Saturday Night Live," a tantalizing reminder of the...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:19 AM
A decade or so ago, executive and philanthropist John H. Bryan Jr., the former CEO of Sara Lee Corp., raised a broad swath of the roughly $475 million needed for Millennium Park, the biggest and most successful cultural project in Chicago since the...