Some Chicago Parks Closed Because Of COVID-19, But Not Everyone Knows Which Ones"We, as employees, are not being notified."
Chicago Parks Enlist 100 'Social Distancing Ambassadors' Throughout District"While this summer will look a lot different than years past, we are eager to welcome youth back to summer camp and all Chicagoans to our new reimagined programs so that we can safely enjoy our outdoor spaces."
Lightfoot Closes Lakefront, 606 Trail; Says Repeat Violators Of Stay At Home Order Will Be ArrestedChicago's interim police superintendent Charlie Beck said the CPD issued 56 warnings on Wednesday and there was at least one arrest for the failure to obey the health order."
Thompson Center Listed As One Of Nine 'Endangered' Structures In ChicagoThis year marks the third year that the James R. Thompson Center is being listed. It's also known as the State of Illinois building. It was built in 1985 and designed by architect Helmut Jahn.
Plans To Revamp South Side Including New Golf Course Discussed In Obama Library MeetingResidents near Barack Obama’s Presidential Library received Wednesday an update on more changes to their neighborhood’s landscape.
Chicago's Playground Initiative Finishes One Year Ahead Of ScheduleMayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly announced Saturday the completion of Chicago Plays! playground initiative.
West Loop Park Patrons Call On Dog Owners To Pick Up PoopPark 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 WorldPack 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.
State Awards 46 Grants For Parks And Playground Projects Across IllinoisThe state of Illinois Saturday awarded grants totaling $16.5 million to 46 park and playground projects statewide, including 29 in the six-county region.
Caught On Camera: City Issues Over 200,000 Speed WarningsThe 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.
City Releases List Of Speed Zone CamerasThe 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.
Mayor Seeks Big Fines For Gun Offenses Near SchoolsMayor 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.
City To Use Leftover NATO Funds To Expand Summer Programs At ParksThe Emanuel administration has committed $750,000 in leftover NATO Summit funds to offer more nighttime events at city parks this summer.
17 Chicago-Area Park Projects Get Federal FundingSeventeen 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.