Chicago Park District
It’s early in the week, and already I’ve discovered my hero of the week – the Chicago Park District official who’s accepting responsibility for the Friday night fiasco at Soldier Field.
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel says he expects the Chicago Park District to come up with a solution to make Soldier Field’s playing surface more reliable.
Much of Grant Park, including Buckingham Fountain, will be closed to the public for until next week as Lollapalooza takes over.
A Batavia woman who prompted a frantic search when it was believed she fell into the water and went missing was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct because she was “hiding’’ while multiple fire and police emergency crews were looking for her Saturday night on the North Side, police said.
An investigation that uncovered credit card abuses, which led to the ouster of the heads of the Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Park District, has prompted Mayor Rahm Emanuel to cancel most city credit cards and all petty cash.
From a security standpoint, this year’s Taste of Chicago was a rousing success. From a sales and attendance standpoint, it was a flop.
This year’s Taste of Chicago wrapped up Sunday evening and the Chicago Park District, which was running the scaled-down festival for the first time, described this year as a big success.
Three areas of the Garfield Park Conservatory were reopened to the public on Sunday after tens of thousands of window panes were smashed by hail last week, forcing the historic site to close.
The Fourth of July is the biggest grilling day of the year, and many will flock to the lakefront and Chicago area parks to enjoy a few burgers, hot dogs and anything else some hot coals can turn into a meal.
The Chicago Park District, the Chicago Housing Authority and other city agencies have been stripped of credit-card privileges after some employees were caught using them to buy gifts, expensive dinners and to even pay off red-light camera tickets.
Dark-eyed, wild bandits have invaded both the north and south lakefront, but officials are working to out-smart them.
In an effort to balance its budget, the Chicago Park District will close its offices and field houses for four days this year – including Pulaski Day this Monday – in an effort to balance its budget.
The Chicago Park District will be taking over control of the Taste of Chicago this summer and four other popular summer fests — the Country Music Festival, the Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival, the Gospel Music Festival and Celtic Fest Chicago — will be merged into the Taste.
The Chicago Park District is about to acquire nearly 600 acres of wetlands on the city’s Southeast Side as part of a decades-long plan to make sure industry and mother nature can be better neighbors.
CHICAGO (STMW) – If your 2011 resolutions including slimming the waistline and beefing up the wallet, then the Chicago Park District may have something to get you started: A week of free workouts at their […]
Supporters of the old Meigs Field–and they still exist–say the Chicago Park District’s framework plan for Northerly Island steals liberally from their vision of a reopened airport.
Whether you are as graceful as Michelle Kwan or a total disaster on skates, ice skating is a time-honored Chicago winter tradition. Plus, it is a ton of fun. Seriously, it is. Your kids will think so too.
Visitors to Chicago’s public parks could soon see advertisements on such things as lifeguard stands, garbage cans and tennis courts.
Time to dust off and sharpen your skates — the Chicago Park District’s outdoor ice skating rinks open for the season on Friday, Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving, if the weather allows.