Hoping to lift any possible legal hurdles to building either Barack Obama’s presidential library or filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum on park property, Illinois lawmakers swiftly approved legislation to make sure the Emanuel administration has the authority critics claim it lacks.
On any given day, Mounted Unit officers can be seen stopping in Jackson Park, and shoveling horse manure from their trailers onto Park District property along the golf course – on the street, curb, grass, and around trees.
The City Council has cleared the way for the city to take control of Park District land on the South Side for the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum, if the University of Chicago’s bid for the facility is selected.
At a joint meeting Wednesday, three City Council panels voted heavily in favor of the Emanuel administration’s plan to transfer about 20 acres of land in either Washington Park or Jackson Park to the city if the Barack Obama Foundation picks the University of Chicago’s bid for the future Obama presidential library.
Facing a steady stream of criticism from the Emanuel campaign for his stance on a potential Obama Presidential Library in Chicago, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia backed down from his opposition to building the facility on public park land.
The Chicago Park District unanimously approved a proposal to transfer park land for the Barack Obama Presidential Library if the University of Chicago wins its bid for the library.
Bringing the Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago might be a step closer to reality, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to unveil an ordinance he hopes will help ease concerns of the Barack Obama Foundation.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the promises of the promoters and complaints from critics.
A 2001 Mercury van was headed westbound on Marquette Drive near Richards Drive when it hit a tree, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
When choosing the location to pop the big question, it’s important to take the season into account. For those proposing during the fall, there are some great seasonal locations in and around the city to make the outing memorable.
Finding the perfect spot to picnic in Chicago is essential when some rest and relaxation are needed. Both families and couples will enjoy these best spots for picnics in Chicago.
Experience all that the Windy City has to offer and plan a visit to the best parks in Chicago.
Michael Jordan would have to light the torch after a tribute to the city’s diversity.
Two boaters were plucked out of Lake Michigan on Friday afternoon after their small sailboat tipped over and took on water.
Chicago Police have issued a community alert following three similar strong-arm robberies in South Shore, near the southern end of Jackson Park.
One man is dead after he was hit by a car in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood.
A woman was killed and two others were injured late Thursday when a car crashed into a tree on busy Cornell Drive in Jackson Park.
Dark-eyed, wild bandits have invaded both the north and south lakefront, but officials are working to out-smart them.
CTA investigators are still trying to determine why a bus ran into some trees and sent 37 people to hospitals, but two passengers CBS 2 interviewed believe they know why it happened.
Within the Chicago city limits, there are more than 7,600 acres of parkland split up into 570 individual parks. And you might be surprised at what some of them have to offer. Here’s a sample of 10 of the city’s great parks.