This question from Tim Garibay won our most recent Curious City voting round: "How do they clean the Bean in Millennium Park?" We'll be answering that as well as the more obvious question of who cleans Chicago's most popular sculpture. Have any leads? Let us know in our comments section.
When Chicagoans want to show off the beauty of our town, we take visitors to the lakefront. Most cities don't have such a spectacular front yard. That makes December 21st an important date.Back in 1836 Chicago was still a village.
One of the country’s oldest outdoor murals covers a storefront on Chicago’s Northwest Side. People who care about the 40-year-old painting are finishing a facelift. The mural restoration is doing more than brightening up a gritty stretch of North Avenue.
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
If you're in Lincoln Park this Labor Day, you might pass him on your way to the zoo or North Avenue Beach. Look for him a few hundred feet north of the Chicago History Museum.There he stands, gazing down the street that carries his name. He is one of Chicago's most visible statues.
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.