Northerly Island

Aerial view of the Museum Campus in Chicago, including (top to bottom) Soldier Field, the Field Museum, and the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: CBS)

Park District Seeking Public Input On Future Of Museum Campus

The Chicago Park District has asked one of the designers of the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to help with discussions about a long-term vision for the entire lakefront Museum Campus where it is planned to be built.


The Aqua hotel and condo tower was designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang. (Credit: Aqua Condo Chicago)

Lucas Museum Names Two Architects For Lakefront Site

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang and China’s Ma Yansong have been picked to design the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which has been planned as an addition to the Museum Campus just south of Grant Park.


Artistic rendering of the Northerly Island nature preserve once construction is completed on the project. (Credit: Chicago Park District)

Feds Tout Progress On Northerly Island Transformation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy had high praise for Mayor Rahm Emanuel as she walked along the hills and wetlands areas being created on the manmade peninsula that was once the Meigs Field airport.



Best Places In Chicago To Give Back This Holiday Season

Why wait until New Year’s Day to start your resolution to volunteer? Consider checking out the following five Chicago-area organizations that can use volunteers this holiday season.


AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell and Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys perform during the opening night of 'In a World Like This' 2013 tour at Charter One Pavilion on August 2, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images

Fans Angered By Shut Down Of Backstreet Boys Concert

Fans of the Backstreet Boys were upset Friday night when their concert was shut down, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Mud at Northerly Island. (Credit: CBS)

Buffett Concert-Goers Angry After Lawn Seating Turns Into Mud Bath

He sings about cheeseburgers in paradise, but some Jimmy Buffett fans say they got mud baths in hell at a weekend concert in Chicago.



Best Activities To Do With Dad In Chicago

Chicago shows that the best gift for Father’s Day 2013 is partaking in a family-friendly event.


Planes sit on the tarmac at Meigs Field on March 31, 2003, the morning after then-Mayor Richard M. Daley had excavation crews dig giant Xs in the runway, closing the airport in the middle of the night, to make way for a lakefront park. Sixteen planes were stranded for several days. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ten Years Later: Daley’s Midnight Raid Shuts Down Meigs Field

Ten years ago Saturday, then-Mayor Richard M. Daley had backhoes dig giant X’s into the lone runway at Meigs Field in the middle of the night, setting the stage to turn the peninsula into a lakefront park.

WBBM Newsradio–03/29/2013

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.


Northerly Island is offering snowshoe rentals after the latest snowstorm in Chicago, while the snow lasts. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Northerly Island Offering Snowshoe Rentals While Snow Lasts

Northerly Island Center Director Teish Daniel said, “we wanted to take advantage of the snow, and not have it melt away before Saturday got here.”

WBBM Newsradio–02/27/2013


Best Fall Family Getaways In Chicago

Chicago might be known for its summer festivals but fall can be just as exciting for family fun. Check out the great fall family getaways in Chicago and make the most of the changing season.


(credit: Bonnie Kenaz-Mara)

Dog Sled Demos: Chicago’s Snow Fun In The Wintertime

If this winter is anything like the snowbound, blizzard bonanza we’ve had in year’s past, we may all need to travel by Siberian Husky powered dog sleds before spring! Our family has had four huskies/husky mixes over the years and they are wonderful family dogs. There’s something to be said for curling up by the fire with a pack of big, furry dogs, to keep warm on those three-dog nights.


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Snowshoeing In Chicagoland

Is all this snowy weather giving you cabin fever – but don’t feel like packing the car to hit the slopes? Well, snowshoeing is the perfect excuse to don your cold-weather gear and get outside this winter. You’ll burn calories and maybe even spot some snow-loving animals along the way. There really is nothing quite like exploring a pristine forest, covered with a white blanket of snow. Here are some tips.


Skiing Grand Geneva

Wintertime Fun: Cheap Ski & Shoe Rentals

Winter 2012 is forecast to be a wicked one. You can hunker down indoors or embrace the white stuff and have some wild, wintery, family fun. Chi-town may lack mountains and ski slopes, but Northerly Island, 1400 S. Lynn White Dr., is an ideal place to cross country ski and snowshoe. Come out for some northerly adventures in this urban, wilderness oasis.


Northerly Island Park

Daley Calls Airplane-Free Northerly Island ‘Fabulous’

Continuing his farewell tour, Mayor Daley points with pride to an airplane-free Northerly Island–once known as Meigs Field.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Northerly Island Plan

Meigs Supporters Say Northerly Island Plan Looks Familiar

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.

WBBM Newsradio–12/06/2010

Northerly Island Plan

Park District Unveils Northerly Island Revamp At Meeting

Officials now envision a wetland haven for migratory birds, with a huge lagoon where people can swim and kayak and canoe. The lagoon would be made safe by a chain of reefs just off shore.


Northerly Island Plan

Upgrades Planned For Northerly Island

Changes are coming again to Chicago’s lakefront, with additions planned for Northerly Island.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2010


4 Best Places To Experience Nature Right Here In Chicago

Chicago is home to many picturesque natural spaces – you just have to know where to go to find them. Amidst the skyscrapers, cab exhaust and urban hustle and bustle, peaceful serenity awaits. We are […]