Though the city of Chicago was built from a swamp, wetland remnants remain only in its most remote corners. Hegewisch Marsh is a prime example of a hemi-marsh, a mix of open water and stands of vegetation. A solar-powered pump could revive this refuge for rare birds and frogs.
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