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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

Northerly Island Park

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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Unused NATO Summit Funds To Go Toward City Parks

A $6.5 million combination of NATO legacy and Chicago Park District capital funds will be invested in neighborhood and transformative park projects across the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Saturday.

10/06/2012

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Compressed Natural Gas Could Help Cut Fuel Costs

The average price for regular unleaded in Chicago is $4.45 a gallon, 60 cents more than the national average of $3.85, according to AAA. But CBS 2’s Mike Parker found gas selling for $2.65 a gallon. It’s not your typical gas, it’s compressed natural gas, and it could save you a bundle.

CBS 2–09/19/2012

Northerly Island Plan

Northerly Island Reimagined As Urban Camping Destination

Construction will begin this fall to turn Northerly Island – the onetime site of Meigs Field – into a new hub for urban camping.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

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

High Waves, Rip Currents Lead To Another Day Of Beach Bans, Warnings

Safety concerns from high waves and rip currents have caused Evanston to close its beaches for a second day in a row.

08/11/2012

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Best Spots For Summer Playdates in Chicago

If your playgroup’s usual location is feeling “played out” with summer well underway, now is the perfect time to get creative with new locations. Whether it’s exploring nature, unwinding in a café, getting hands-on with history or seeing animals up close, the Chicagoland area offers a variety of museums, zoos and parks that can make the dog days of summer more enjoyable. Pack a lunch, grab your sunscreen and get ready to have fun with your playgroup in a new meetup destination.

07/20/2012

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Soldier Field To Host College Hockey In February

The inaugural Hockey City Classic will pit Notre Dame against Miami (Ohio) and Wisconsin against Minnesota in a doubleheader.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

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Best Places For Film Buffs In Chicago

Love films and movies? Try going to some of the best places to see them in Chicago.

07/09/2012

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Movies In The Parks: Summer’s Savior

Honestly, we’re not sure why it took us so long to realize there should be a movie playing outside in a park every day of the summer. You go to the beach, you play some sports, maybe you just grill all day and do cannonballs in the pool, but then you want to gather up and watch a good-timey movie with the gang. We’ve rounded up some of our own favorite Movies in the Parks below!

06/26/2012

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6 More Chicago Park District Pools Open; 2 Still Closed

Six Chicago Park District outdoor swimming pools throughout the city opened Sunday after being closed for repairs.

06/24/2012

Heat

Temperature Climbs In The 90s, Heat Index To Hit 100

Chicago got a scorcher Monday, with a heat index that made it feel like 100 degrees.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

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List Of Chicago Park District Pools

The Chicago Park District has been replacing drains–and doing other repairs–on all its pools and the work has not been completed at some facilities. Officials hope to get all the pools open by next week.

06/15/2012

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