Free Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling Program Starts This WeekendHoliday trees can be dropped off inside tree corrals. The trees will be turned into mulch and wood chips, which Chicago residents can pick up for free starting on the 16th at selected park locations.
Chicago Weather: Lakefront Trail Closed Amid High Waves, Icy ConditionsHigh waves and icy condition have prompted a lakefront trail closure, the Chicago Park District announced Wednesday.
Douglass Park Renamed For Abolitionists Frederick And Anna DouglassStudents at Village Leadership Academy had been working since 2017 to have the sprawling park renamed.
Thanks To A Simple Facebook Post, Pilsen Teen Not Only Finds Virtual Special Needs Program At Park District, But Also Gets To Star In Furniture CommercialA simple Facebook post from Pilsen turned a teen’s frown around.
Goodman Theatre Kicking Off 3-Week Tour Of Chicago Parks, With Play On Life Of Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou HamerIt's been six months without live theater in Chicago. Now one famed acting group is now getting back on stage in front of an audience.
'The Strangest Summer': Chicago Lifeguards Spent Summer Keeping People Off The Beaches During Pandemic“If we allow people to go onto the sand, that could promote large gatherings,” said lifeguard trainer and supervisor Sam Jorden.
Some Not Pleased As Access Is Cut Off Near Montrose Beach After Mayor Lightfoot Took To Twitter To Scold Group That Gathered On LawnMayor Lori Lightfoot this weekend saw sun lovers violating COVID-19 safety rules – and she has since taken action and has also said more restrictions could follow.
Lakefront Restaurants And Concessions Reopening, But Chicago Beaches Still ClosedThe Chicago Park District confirmed lakefront restaurants and concession stands were given permission to reopen this week, after being forced to close the past few months due to the pandemic.
Some Chicago Parks Closed Because Of COVID-19, But Not Everyone Knows Which Ones"We, as employees, are not being notified."
With Beaches Closed And Some Options Limited, Chicagoans Still Find Ways To Beat The HeatDangerous heat settled on Chicago Saturday, prompting a heat advisory.
City Of Chicago Offers Cooling Resources Amid Week Of Sweltering Heat With temperatures in the sweltering range in Chicago this week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other officials on Tuesday announced the availability of resources for those in search of relief.
A Bizarre Scene For Start Of July 4th Weekend: Mostly Empty Chicago BeachesCracking down on crowded sand. After days of people packing Chicago beaches, the Lakefront had a much different look on Friday.
City Claims East Lakeview Homeowner Took Public Park Land As Part Of Front YardThe city is threatening to sue a wealthy homeowner accused of turning part of the park of Lincoln Park into his own front yard.
Columbus Statues In Grant Park, Arrigo Park Covered In Plastic Wrap To 'Discourage Vandalism'The statues of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park and Arrigo Park have been seen covered with plastic wrap Monday.
Chicago Harbors To Reopen Next Week But With COVID-19 RestrictionsNext week harbors will be bustling, but COVID-19 brings a lot of changes and sinking revenue not only for boaters who make a living on the water but also for the city facing millions in losses.