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West Loop Park Patrons Call On Dog Owners To Pick Up Poop

Park patrons in the West Loop are calling on police to ticket irresponsible dog owners who leave dog droppings behind, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.



Guide To Disney World

Pack up the family and head out for a vacation at the “Happiest Place on Earth.” As a guest of the Walt Disney World Resorts, you and your family will be treated to themed accommodations, fabulous theme parks, unique dining venues and lots of activities.


Playground File Photo (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

State Awards 46 Grants For Parks And Playground Projects Across Illinois

The state of Illinois Saturday awarded grants totaling $16.5 million to 46 park and playground projects statewide, including 29 in the six-county region.


A city worker installs a speed camera near Gompers Park. (Credit: CBS)

Caught On Camera: City Issues Over 200,000 Speed Warnings

The city’s nine speed-sensing cameras have captured more than 200,000 violations in the first 40 days of the program, the city said Friday.


A city worker installs a speed camera near Gompers Park. (Credit: CBS)

City Releases List Of Speed Zone Cameras

The city on Friday announced the 50 zones around parks and schools which will be equipped with automated speed enforcement (ASE) cameras this year, part of the Children’s Safety Zone Program to increase safety, reduce speeding and fund critical safety programs.


City Hall

Mayor Seeks Big Fines For Gun Offenses Near Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to keep gunslingers away from public schools, buses and Safe Passage Program routes by creating a city ordinance with stiff fines for weapon offenses.


Midnight Circus troupe is jumping at Garfield Park, where Mayor Emanuel announced expanded Summer programs. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

City To Use Leftover NATO Funds To Expand Summer Programs At Parks

The Emanuel administration has committed $750,000 in leftover NATO Summit funds to offer more nighttime events at city parks this summer.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2013

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17 Chicago-Area Park Projects Get Federal Funding

Seventeen Chicago-area park expansion and acquisition projects are getting funding through a federal-state grants.



Unused NATO Summit Funds To Go Toward City Parks

A $6.5 million combination of NATO legacy and Chicago Park District capital funds will be invested in neighborhood and transformative park projects across the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Saturday.


World Music Festival Chicago

Wireless Internet Access Coming To Chicago Parks

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make Chicago one of the digital capitals of the country.


Speed Cameras

City Council Approves Speed Camera Plan

Leadfoots look out, speed cameras are coming to Chicago this summer.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

Artistic renderings of plans for the Bloomingdale Trail, a park city officials plan to build on the site of a 2.7-mile stretch of abandoned elevated railroad tracks on the Northwest Side. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Pushes To Build Bloomingdale Trail, Upgrade Parks Citywide

Mayor Richard M. Daley had his Millennium Park, now Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his own plan to beautify the city with public space by investing $290 million in hundreds of parks over the next five years, including the long-delayed Bloomingdale Trail on the Northwest Side.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

Red Light Cameras

Alderman Questions Plan To Use Cameras To Catch Speeders

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to use cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks might have run into a minor roadblock.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Approves City’s Plan To Bust Speeders With Cameras

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing the City of Chicago to use cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

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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!


A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Approve Speed Cameras For Chicago

State lawmakers have approved legislation to allow the city of Chicago to use cameras to catch speeders near city schools and parks.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

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Mayor Emanuel Calls For New Park, Upgrades To 4 Old Parks

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday introduced plans for a new park on the city’s Near West Side, and four upgrades to parks on each side of the city.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Speed Camera Legislation Clears State Senate Committee

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed speed camera legislation is on the radar in Springfield, and passed one hurdle Monday.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Wants To Use Red Light Cameras To Catch Speeders

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he’s pushing for state lawmakers to allow the city to use its red light cameras to catch speeding drivers near schools and parks.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2011

A Chicago parking pay and display box (Credit: CBS)

Parking Spaces To Turn Green On PARK(ing) Day

This is PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide effort to turn some street parking spaces into temporary parks in order to reclaim public space.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2011