The Chicago Park District waived costs of around $1 million for the NFL, the Tribune reported.
A Memorial Day ceremony in Chicago’s Grant Park honored those from Illinois who served and died in the military.
An estimated 50,000 people visited Draft Town in Grant Park on the first day of a three-day fan festival outside the Auditorium Theatre, where the draft stage has been set up.
Representatives from every NFL team are in town for the draft, and the league has transformed part of Grant Park into “Draft Town,” a sprawling fan festival where fans can meet this year’s prospects, watch the draft, and even learn football skills.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was enjoying his role playing host to the 2015 NFL Draft on Wednesday, hoping to convince NFL officials to bring the draft back to Chicago for years to come.
Shake off the cold weather for good with spring festivals in Chicago. Music, culture, art and more are all on the schedule this spring.
Thousands of people walked along the lakefront Sunday morning to raise money to help premature babies.
Most every popular destination in America shares something in common — a waterfront setting.
Draft Town will be taking over Grant Park in a couple of weeks for the 2015 NFL Draft, and we’re getting our first look at what it will look like.
The draft will take place from April 30-May 2.
The NFL Draft sounds like a mini-Olympics, what with all the league’s demands.
A state appellate court reinstated arrests against 92 people who were arrested in Grant Park as part of the Occupy Chicago protests in 2011, ruling that the city’s curfew in some public parks is constitutional.
The first Chicago Ale Fest, on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon in Grant Park, will have tastier brews than Homer Simpson’s Duff beer at Moe’s Tavern.
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 Federal Aviation Administration won’t charge the man who shot live footage with an aerial drone over the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park, but the videos did catch the agency’s attention.
Grant Park might look like a muddy mess in the wake of Lollapalooza, but the head of the non-profit that protects the city’s front yard said he’s not alarmed by how much damage was done this weekend, especially compared to the million-dollar mess three years ago.
Lollapalooza, says Grant Park Conservancy President Bob O’Neill, has become one the of the best rock concert public-private partnerships in the world.
Lollapalooza — which marks its 10th year — is three days of non-stop music on eight stages, and all that goes with it.
Today’s the day! Lollapalooza is rocking Chicago for the tenth year in a row, and hundreds of thousands of people are expected to cram Grant Park to see their favorite bands for the next three days.
Lollapalooza might be sold out, and officials have said they expect 300,000 people to attend the three-day music festival, but many tickets were still in the hands of ticket brokers on Friday.