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Rendering of a new annex for Abraham Lincoln Elementary School (Credit: Public Building Commission)

Construction Of School Annex To Turn Lincoln Park Street Into Playground

Residents of a block in Lincoln Park have threatened to file a lawsuit, after learning their street will be closed during the day for about a year, to help make way for construction of an addition to the local elementary school. During construction, the street will be used as a playground for Lincoln Elementary.

07/25/2014

The screws have now been removed from the slides at the Oak Lawn playground. (Credit: CBS)

Police Say No Foul Play Involved After Nails Found In Slides At Oak Lawn Playground Last Month

Oak Lawn Police say there was no foul play involved in nails found protruding from slides on a playground last month.

07/23/2014

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District open Burnside Park Playground. (Credit: Brooke Collins, City of Chicago)

Mayor Emanuel Cuts Ribbon On New Park In Burnside

Mayor Emanuel helped cut the ribbon at Burnside Park on Sunday.

07/06/2014

Artistic rendering of the new playground planned for Touhy Park. (Credit: CBS)

Rogers Park Playground To Be Upgraded

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was in Rogers Park on Friday, to celebrate the latest of his administration’s makeovers of neighborhood parks.

09/27/2013

Fence at  Eugene Field Park at 5100 N. Ridgeway.. (Credit: CBS)

Parents Worried By Short Fence Separating Play Lot From Chicago River

Residents of one of Chicago’s Northwest side neighborhood are demanding that the kids who use a park play lot be protected from possible drowning. They voiced their concerns to CBS 2’s Mike Parker who has this Original Report.

06/11/2013

The playground at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School. (Credit: CBS)

School Warns Parents Of Kidnapping Attempt On Playground

A man tried to abduct a 4th grader from the playground at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School at 3730 N Oakley Ave on Wednesday.

05/24/2013

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

Police Lights Police Car

Shot Reportedly Fired On Aurora School Playground

Aurora Police received a report of a gunshot fired on a playground at an Aurora elementary school Tuesday afternoon.

10/17/2012

(credit: Uptown Chicago Facebook)

Guide To Family Fun In Uptown

If you’re feeling like a taste of Asian culture, head to Uptown’s New Chinatown, Little Saigon, or simply the Argyle Street District, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

08/12/2011

(Photo: Chicago Condos) credit: Berger Park Playground

Family Fun Guide: Edgewater

Summer is the best time to visit Edgewater and experience what living by the lake really means. Check out this go-to family fun guide.

08/05/2011

City Dog Pound

New Doggie Playground In The Works For City Pound

A new playground is in the works for Chicago’s dog pound.

WBBM Newsradio–07/08/2011

(credit: Adams Playground)

Family Fun Guide to Lincoln Park

It’s Father’s Day weekend and if you are looking for something cool to do with dad and the family then we have the place for you. Lincoln Park is a city neighborhood that seems tailor-made for family fun.

06/17/2011

Eight kids were hurt on an inflatable slide at a Lyons elementary school. (CBS)

Children Hurt On Playground At Lyons School

Eight students from a Lyons elementary school were rushed to the hospital this afternoon after a mishap on the school playground.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

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

Teens Say Burning Down Playground Was Accident

Four teens told Buffalo Grove police that they were just trying to stay warm and did not mean to burn an entire playground in the northwest suburb.

11/12/2010