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Resident Complains West Side Park Is In Disrepair

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.

04/17/2014

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State Awards 46 Grants For Parks And Playground Projects Across Illinois

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.

04/05/2014

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Emanuel Considering 5,000-Seat Expansion At Soldier Field

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.

03/05/2014

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City Ice Skating Rinks To Stay Open For Extra Weekend

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.

02/25/2014

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Best Parent Gathering Places In Chicago

Are you having a hard time meeting other parents? The following five places are great ways to meet other parents in Chicago.

01/17/2014

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Park District To Showcase Local Independent Films For ‘Movies in the Parks’

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.

01/14/2014

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Best Fitness And Dance Studios In Chicago

Dance your way to better health by checking out the following five fitness and dance classes in Chicago.

01/06/2014

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Best Places In Chicago To Give Back This Holiday Season

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.

12/09/2013

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Park District Ice Rinks Open For Winter Season

Ice skating rinks at seven parks across the city will open for the season Friday, with a brand-new eighth rink set to open next month.

11/29/2013

Chicago seniors get ready for the "Senior Games" on the South Side. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

‘Senior Games’ Kick Off On South Side

The Chicago Park District’s “Senior Games” began Tuesday morning on the South Side, but hot weather was not much of a factor, despite the 90-plus temperatures.

09/10/2013

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Best Dog Walking Trails In Chicago

Take your four-legged friend for a quick walk along these five stunning trails in the Chicago area.

09/06/2013

A Chicago Park District lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers at North Avenue Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Beach Visitors Warned About Choppy Conditions On Lake

Lakefront visitors are being advised to check the flags at Chicago beaches before going into the water on Friday, because of possible danger of rip currents from choppy conditions.

08/23/2013

High waves pound the lakefront at Fullerton Avenue, just north of North Avenue beach. (Credit: CBS)

Rip Currents, High Waves Prompt Swim Ban On Lakefront

Swimming was banned at all Chicago beaches Tuesday afternoon, due to high waves and potentially dangerous rip currents.

08/13/2013

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Chicago Parks Offering Rewards Program To Attract Teens

You start by going to http://www.chiparkpoints.com and earning 100 points just to register and an additional 75 points for linking your social media accounts to the program.

08/13/2013

Basketball players warm up at the Chi League Parks summer basketball league championship at Whitney Young High School on Aug. 10. 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Nike Helping Provide Fall Basketball Clinics At City Parks

“It’s exciting, really,” Pippen said. “It’s really giving the kids something to do.”

08/10/2013

Boxers in the ring at Daley Plaza. (Credit: Lisa Fielding

Chicago Boys Show Off Boxing Skills At Daley Plaza

Put up your dukes! Commuters in downtown Chicago enjoyed a few rounds center ring at Daley Plaza today.

07/16/2013

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Thillens Family: Namesake Ballpark ‘Embarrassing’

WBBM Newsradio first reported the disappearance of the Thillens name and the removal of the iconic giant baseball that marked the entrance to Thillens Stadium, the little league park built in 1938 on Chicago’s North Side.

06/21/2013

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Park District Takes Away Sign, Name From Historic Little League Stadium

A piece of Chicago history has been wiped out by the Chicago Park District, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/15/2013

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Best Summer Movie Events In Chicago

From film festivals to outdoor movie screenings, the Chicago area offers a wealth of opportunities to see both old favorites and new films on the big screen. Check out the following summer movie events and find an event near you.

05/27/2013

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Best Places To Go Fishing Near Chicago

Tired of fishing in the same spot every time? Shake it up a bit and check out these five hotspots for reeling in a big one.

05/25/2013

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