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.
Wireless Internet Access Coming To Chicago ParksMayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make Chicago one of the digital capitals of the country.
City Council Approves Speed Camera PlanLeadfoots look out, speed cameras are coming to Chicago this summer.
Emanuel Pushes To Build Bloomingdale Trail, Upgrade Parks CitywideMayor 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.