Chicago Park District
The damage to Grant Park after this year’s Lollapalooza wasn’t nearly as bad as the rain-soaked festival three years ago, but repairs to the sod will still take a few weeks to complete.
The centerpiece of what will be known as Big Marsh Eco-Park will be a 45-acre mountain bike park; including a single-track trail, a dual slalom course, a dirt jump trail, a pump track, a cyclocross course, a short-track course, a gravity flow trail, a slope-style course, and a bicycle skills area.
Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.
High waves on Lake Michigan have prompted a warning for boaters and swimmers, due to potentially deadly currents on the water.
Anyone considering a visit to the beach on Wednesday might want to avoid going for a swim; and not just because the lake is so cold and the weather is unusually brisk for July. Choppy conditions could make swimming dangerous.
A day after swimming was banned at most beaches on Lake Michigan in Chicago, due to high bacteria levels, the Chicago Park District has lifted swimming restrictions at all but two.
The heavy rainfall from Monday night’s storms prompted officials to open the Chicago and Wilmette locks to prevent raw sewage from overflowing out of the sewer system, and instead dump a mix of storm runoff and sewage into Lake Michigan.
All 73 Chicago Park District swimming pools were hosting swim lessons on Friday, in hopes of helping set a Guinness World Record.
The Chicago Park District is signing up children to take part in an attempt to set a new record for the world’s largest swimming lesson.
Chi League School is an intensive basketball and life skills development program for high school student-athletes who want to improve their skills but do not have the opportunity to get invited to premier off-season leagues.
The Chicago Park District has partnered with Chicago Shakespeare Theater to put on 26 performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The partnership between police, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Park District is part of what the city is calling the Summer Surge initiative.
Nicole Ellison tired of waiting for someone to fix the crumbling stairs outside the field house at Altgeld Park. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The state of Illinois Saturday awarded grants totaling $16.5 million to 46 park and playground projects statewide, including 29 in the six-county region.
The stadium that’s home to the Chicago Bears has a capacity of 61,500 people for football games and 63,500 for other events.
Call it a small silver lining to an otherwise miserable winter: Cold temperatures mean the city’s outdoor ice skating rinks can stay open an extra weekend this year.
Are you having a hard time meeting other parents? The following five places are great ways to meet other parents in Chicago.
The Chicago Park District is putting out the call to filmmakers to submit their work. A panel then will choose between 6 and 10 of the films to be shown.
Dance your way to better health by checking out the following five fitness and dance classes in Chicago.
Why wait until New Year’s Day to start your resolution to volunteer? Consider checking out the following five Chicago-area organizations that can use volunteers this holiday season.