An almost-end-of-the-year press release from the Chicago Park District—the kind that often is lost or buried—has announced a most interesting change in the artistic structure of Theater on the Lake, the annual Lincoln Park summer theater program which will be 60 years old in 2012.For quite a few yea
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is heading to court against a Millennium Park restaurant that gets a bargain deal for a prime location.In 2003, the Chicago Park District signed the 20-year deal that gave the Park Grill free utilities and freedom from property taxes.
The Garfield Park Conservatory on Chicago’s West Side is continuing cleanup efforts and unveiling a fundraising campaign Wednesday night following severe hail damage.The June 30 hailstorm pounded the conservatory and damaged about 40,000 panes of glass.Eunita Rushing, president of the Garfield Park
The city of Chicago could be near the end of a five-year legal battle for control of a former industrial site with potential to help form a 24-acre park. If an eminent-domain settlement holds up, the land could be an asset for a Mexican-American area of the Southwest Side.
The head of Chicago's Park District says this year's Taste of Chicago was a success, even though he says the city likely lost money on the festival.Leading up to this year's Taste of Chicago, which ended Sunday, the city had considered privatizing the event in an effort to grab some quick cash.