Off-Duty Detective, Firefighter Rescue 5 After Boat CapsizesDetective Donovan Jackson and firefighter Rylenski Strong were jet skiing on Lake Michigan about 8:20 p.m. near 65th Street when they came across a 16-foot boat that capsized,
Best Parks In Chicago For A Winter Nature WalkChicago has always had a deep commitment to greenspace, and the seasonal chill shouldn't dissuade you from enjoying its particular serenity in the winter.
Best Places For Bird Watching Near ChicagoIf you want to spend the afternoon watching for birds, then you're in luck. Grab your binoculars and check out these locations for birding in and around Chicago.
Fans Celebrate House Music At Chosen Few Old School Reunion PicnicAs the nation celebrates its independence, the Chosen Few DJs are again hosting the Chosen Few Picnic Weekend, a house music festival celebrating Chicago’s homegrown dance genre, through Sunday.
Yoko Ono To Create Public Art Project On Wooded Island In Jackson ParkThe work will be called Sky Landing, and will be installed on the two-acre Wooded Island in the center of the park, the former site of the Phoenix Pavilion, a gift from Japan built during the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.
Obama Library Site Selection Will Raise New Questions On South SideWith the official announcement coming Tuesday that the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum will be built in Chicago, comes a host of other questions, from exactly where it will be built, to the impact the project will have on small businesses on the South Side.
Rauner Signs Legislation Aiding Obama Library, Lucas MuseumGov. Bruce Rauner bolstered plans to build the Barack Obama Presidential Library and filmmaker George Lucas’ museum in Chicago.
State Lawmakers Try To Clear The Way For Obama Library, Lucas MuseumHoping 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.
Mounted Officers Caught Improperly Dumping Horse Manure In Jackson ParkOn 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.
Aldermen Approve Park Land Transfer For Obama LibraryThe 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.
Aldermen Overwhelmingly Support Transferring Park Land For Obama LibraryAt 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.
Garcia Reverses Course On Building Obama Library In A ParkFacing 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.

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