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Tribune reporterThe planned 2.7-mile Bloomingdale Trail and five linked parks -- envisioned as an elevated pedestrian and bicycling corridor splashed with artwork and landscaping -- will assume a new, overarching identity Tuesday when the multi-use recreation system...
How much of Jackson Park should be set aside for birds (“Bird-watchers fear the worst as Park District removes trees near Wooded Island,” June 13, 2013)? Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision was to provide a beautiful space where...
Gay marriage As our legislators in Illinois struggle with gay marriage laws, I would like to offer some insights about gay people that may help to expedite the process. I am not gay, but the following are statements I firmly believe to be true: •...
Tags: Sports, Pension and Welfare, Prisons, Family, Soldier Field
One of the things that makes going to outdoor concerts at the Grant Park Music Festival such a grand adventure is that you can never predict who will emerge victorious from the eternal struggle between mankind, mother nature and music. The Grant Park...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Grant Park Chorus, Festive Events, Culture
Stroll by any outdoor Chicago Park District swimming pool, and you're likely to notice something odd. It's probably empty. And dry. At many district-run parks, the summer schedule is delayed by two weeks or more. Lazy days of summer? Or lazy days of...
On Jan. 16, 1938, clarinetist Benny Goodman shook up the music world by bringing jazz unapologetically into a shrine of highbrow culture: Carnegie Hall. That concert, with its spectacular solos and thrilling ensemble playing, has long since acquired...
The birders made a plea last month when they saw two trees marked for destruction just outside the bird haven in Jackson Park. Wait a few more weeks, they asked, until the height of migration season is over. Although the trees aren't in the bird...
For RedEyeEAT Al Fresco Menu Wet Deck at the W Chicago Lakeshore 644 N. Lake Shore Drive 312-943-9200 Snag a lake view from the seventh floor patio and kick back with a Slagel Family Farm burger with Wisconsin white cheddar ($16), house-made sausage with...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Arts and Culture, Arts
When you're both a parent and a schoolteacher, there's a good chance that how you choose to fill your child's days over the long, lazy summer will be studied by those around you. With so much attention in recent years paid to the dreaded "summer slide,"...
Having rolled out some pretty heavy artillery to mark the 50th anniversary of the Grant Park Chorus and other musical milestones last summer, what will the 2013 Grant Park Music Festival do for an encore? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Almost every...
RedEyeWith the recent kickoff of outdoor concerts at Ravinia and Downtown Sound—plus Movies in the Parks starting for the season on June 13—now is the time to get your picnic gear in order. Whether you go all out with an antique wicker basket and...
The Community CARE Garden in Libertyville reaps 5,000 pounds of food a year for food pantries, but "that's just the byproduct," according to Roger Afman. "The main thing is the socializing among the gardeners," said Afman, facilities manager at The...
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