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.
A Natural Resources Defense Council report indicates the use of dogs to harass gulls has helped reduce water contamination levels at Chicago-area beaches.The border collies being used at the beaches are trained to distinguish gulls from other birds.
Yay. New budget. Yay. New casino in Chicago. Yay. Quinn has 60 days to slow this story to a crawl, giving more and more media outlets the chance to speculate on what is next. Yay.Poor Pat Quinn. Remember when his job was all about walking across the state to raise awareness for health care?
Chinatown residents are inching closer to winning some city resources that they’ve lobbied for during the last several years. Chicago’s City Council allocated funding in September for a new field house to replace one that was torn down nearly 50 years ago.
There’s a new photo exhibition at Harold Washington College in Chicago’s Loop. It features young boxers from some clubs run through the Chicago Park District. What you won’t see are typical boxing shots - all hard punches and flying sweat.
The results of a fiercely contested Cook County election are exposing a gulf between white liberals and minority voters.Forrest Claypool’s anti-machine rhetoric has proven popular over the years with white progressives.
The reputation of Crain's Chicago Business blogger Greg Hinz precedes him: He's an arrogant, surly bulldog and dedicated contrarian, and he seemed to be gunning for me, eager to challenge my reporting on Lollapalooza's unprecedented, long-term, tax-exempt, competition-free sweetheart deal with