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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

Midnight Circus troupe is jumping at Garfield Park, where Mayor Emanuel announced expanded Summer programs. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

City To Use Leftover NATO Funds To Expand Summer Programs At Parks

The Emanuel administration has committed $750,000 in leftover NATO Summit funds to offer more nighttime events at city parks this summer.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2013

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Best Chicago Easter Events For Kids 2013

Celebrating Easter in Chicago should be something for the entire family. Check out some of the Easter-themed activities that cater towards families with children this Easter and make it memorable for everyone, regardless of their age.

03/29/2013

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Summer Camps & Workshops For Teens

While Chicago definitely isn’t lacking in outdoor activities during the summer, it can be helpful to give your teens some structure during their summer break.

03/22/2013

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Park District Proposes 22,000 Lawn Seats For Northerly Island Concert Venue

The concert venue at Northerly Island could take on a “Ravinia-type feel” if Chicago Park District plans are approved this week to create lawn seating that would accommodate 22,000 people.

03/20/2013

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Drop Off Your Christmas Trees At City Parks

The gifts are unwrapped, and soon the pine needles will starting to fall to the floor, meaning it’s almost time to plan for the removal of your Christmas tree.

12/26/2012

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Warm Weather Delays Opening Of Chicago Ice Rinks

This week’s unseasonably warm weather may be perfect for Thanksgiving Day football games, but it’s a little too warm for Chicago’s outdoor ice skating rinks.

11/21/2012

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Chicago Thanksgiving Celebrations For The Family

Halloween and Christmas aren’t the only holidays with numerous activities for families in Chicago. Thanksgiving events and celebrations are a great way to enjoy the holiday with your family while spending quality time and giving thanks.

11/16/2012

Grass flies out of the ground at Soldier Field as the Bears take on the Texans. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: It’s Time For Synthetic Turf At Soldier Field

On Sunday night, as the rain poured down at Soldier Field, the Bears and the Texans slipped and slogged their way to a 13-6 final score as ugly as an offensive lineman’s backside.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2012

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