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Mayor Emanuel joins community members to break ground on a new park in the Lakeview neighborhood. (Credit:  Patrick Pyszka // City of Chicago)

City, Cubs Break Ground On New Park In Lakeview

The Chicago Cubs, elected officials and the Chicago Park District broke ground for a new playground in Lakeview.

08/03/2014

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Boy, 17, Shot In Evanston Park

The boy was in Gilbert Park with several friends when a male fired multiple shots from behind some nearby bushes.

06/06/2014

James Starkey (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Sexual Assault At Downtown Park

James D. Starkey allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old man in a park in the 400 block of South Wacker Drive.

08/30/2013

Soccer balls. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Crestwood Parents Angry Over Plan To Turn Soccer Fields Into Park

Nearly 100 youth soccer players and their parents turned out to protest in front of Crestwood Village Hall over a plan by the mayor to transform their fields into a public park. WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.

08/13/2013

A man who was playing with four kids in Atcher Park was robbed at gunpoint on July 30, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Man Robbed At Gunpoint While Playing With Kids In Schaumburg

Schaumburg police were looking for three suspects, after a terrifying robbery in a park earlier this week.

08/01/2013

A Chicago playground that is in line for a revamp. (CBS)

Mayor: Citywide Playground Revamp Could Stimulate Economic Development

Mayor Emanuel on Monday announced a program called “Chicago Plays” to rebuild 300 playgrounds from top to bottom over five years.

03/14/2013

A model of the new 45-story River Point office tower, to be built at Lake and Canal streets, at the head of the Chicago River. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Slam Use Of TIF Money For Park At West Loop Tower

Dozens of protesters rallied at the site of a new West Loop office development along the Chicago River on Tuesday, upset that taxpayers’ money is supporting the construction.

WBBM Newsradio–06/26/2012

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Best Waterparks And Pools In Chicago

As the seasons change and temperatures rise, save the family from the heat waves and make a mad dash for the city’s best waterparks and pools. Whether splashing around, diving in or sliding down an outrageous labyrinth of tubes to land in a giant pool full of refreshment, there is no better way to cool off this summer than somewhere sunny and poolside. In Chicago, the best wet and wild amusement is flexible enough to fit any schedule. Stay the entire weekend or just a few hours, but be sure to hit the best places to swim in Chicago.

06/08/2012

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Guide To Elmhurst In Fair Or Foul Weather

Elmhurst, Chi-town’s suburban cousin to the West, is a fun place for day tripping year round. Here’s a list of all the things you can do in Elmhurst year-round, no matter what type of weather Mother Nature offers up!

12/17/2011

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Empty Bucktown Lot Set To Become Access Point For Bloomingdale Trail

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday took a step forward in the plan to convert an old and defunct elevated rail line into a linear park.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

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Guide To Fishing Around Chicago

Winter, spring, summer or fall, you can find people fishing in Chicago. Though it’s far from the mind of most urban-dwellers, Chicago is one of the most popular fishing destinations for anglers world-wide. Although summer […]

09/03/2011

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Family Fun Guide To Chicago’s Chinatown

Luckily, you don’t have to catch an airplane to explore the rich cultural heritage of China. Chicago’s unique Chinatown is the 3rd largest in the United States, and offers a wide array of fun sights, activities, shops and tasty treats that both kids and adults will appreciate. Grab your (pretend) passports and fly on over to Chinatown!

08/26/2011

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Guide To: Family Fun In Bucktown

Bucktown is a hip, urban neighborhood located on the north side of the city. With its trendy boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants, it’s a great corner of the city to live in or visit for a day or evening of fun.

07/22/2011