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Ladies and Gentlemen, Not the Grateful Dead

Stewart Sallo | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Stewart Sallo

With each passing day since these shows were announced, it has become clearer that the "Fare Thee Well" concept, ostensibly conceived to pay tribute to a beloved band on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, bears little resemblance to the Grateful Dead.

President and Mrs. Obama -- Please Don't Approve the Taking of Public Parkland for the Obama Presidential Library

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.14.2015 | Chicago
Charles A. Birnbaum

President and Mrs. Obama, given this administration's exceptional legacy on the protection of open space, please don't make history by approving the confiscation of National Register designated public parkland for the Obama Presidential Library.

Ancient Viking Ship In Chicago Park District's Care Getting Pricey

Posted 06.29.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Park District has filed a petition to transfer the responsibility to care for an 1890s-era Viking ship to a non-profit after more than 90 ...

Chicago Park District Eliminates Beach E. Coli Bans

Posted 05.24.2012 | Chicago

This summer, Chicago beach-goers won't have to worry about being locked out of Lake Michigan's shores over water contamination. The Chicago Park D...

Lizzie Schiffman

Sick Of Beach Bans? Border Collies To The Rescue! | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

When the Environmental Protection agency announced Monday that they would extend more than $2.6 million in grant funding to the Great Lakes Restoratio...

Emanuel Cracks Down On Credit Card Abuse In City Agencies

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.04.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday ordered city sister agency employees to immediately stop using government-issued credit cards, after his office learned t...

Animated Gems, '80s Throwbacks And Big Hits In 'Movies In The Park'

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.08.2011 | Chicago

This afternoon, the Chicago Park District finally announced the schedule for their 2011 Movies in the Park season. These free events will kick off on ...

Park District To Take Over 'Taste,' Big Musical Acts Cut

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After putting one of its biggest summertime festivals up for bid to private companies, the city of Chicago has decided to keep the extravaganza in hou...

A Salute to Fred Rice, Jr.

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Fred Rice Jr. was a gentleman, a scholar and a police officer: the first African American to serve as the Superintendent of Chicago's Police Department.

LACE UP: A Guide To Chicago's Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The forecast is calling for snow this weekend, making it a picture-perfect time time to lace up your skates and hit the ice. From Millennium Park to ...

PHOTOS: New Northerly Island Park Could Be 'A Millennium Park Of Nature'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley may be leaving office next May, but the man who's spent twenty years crafting Chicago's image has one more facelift in the bag. Th...

Park District Supervisor Fired Over Male Stripper's Park Performance

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 25-year veteran Chicago Park District supervisor has been fired from his $56,500-a-year job for allegedly permitting a nude male dancer to perform a...

Democracy Is Not a Tragedy

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

Rahm Emanuel's decision to return to Chicago reflects the most troubling aspect of Chicago politics: the notion that the city needs a dictator and the only important challenge is finding a new one.

Chicago Public Library Teams Up With Book Bike For A Happy Ending

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After all the drama last week over the fate of Gabriel Levinson's Book Bike, cooler heads have prevailed and we now have a happy ending. The Chicago P...

Book Bike Shut Down: Chicago Park District Prevents Man From Giving Away Free Books

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The future of the Book Bike is not looking good. A Chicago Park District official approached Gabriel Levinson and his custom-built bike full of free b...

Chicago Park District Cancels Gun-Rights Group's Meeting

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gerald Vernon says he did everything he should have to obtain a permit to hold a meeting at the Tuley Park field house on the south side. He told the ...

Not So Fast: Swim Advisories At Beaches Remain Due To E. Coli

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Swimmers beware: Many of Chicago's beaches are again under watch for bacteria. The Park District issued swim advisories for 10 beaches....

Lollapalooza Gets Bigger: 20,000 More Fans Expected This Year

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's biggest concert event is getting even bigger. Organizers of Lollapalooza, the three-day rock music fest in Grant Park, are expanding the ...

SUMMER IN THE CITY: Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's going to be a warm and clear weekend in Chicago (well, according to and there is no shortage of things to do. If metal on Chicago ...

Lakefront Parking Won't Be Free Anymore

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Free lakefront parking will be gone after the summer, if not a little before, Chicago Park District officials said Tuesday. The private operator Stan...

Alderman Offers To Cover Constituents' Overnight Parking Costs

Chi-Town Daily News | SAMANTHA LISS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Joe Moore (D-49) will provide the Park District with $89,000 a year for three years to prevent his constituents from paying overnight parking...

Ambitious Plan Would Create Fully Open Chicago Lakefront, Add 500 Acres Of Parks

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sea changes could be coming to Chicago's iconic lakefront landscape if an advocacy group gets its way. A plan released Tuesday by the non-profit Frie...

Lake Michigan Surfing: Chicago May Open 5 Beaches To Wave Riders

Chicago Sun-Times | MAURICE POSSLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the first time, Chicagoans with dusty surfboards in their garages or basements can start thinking about legally hanging 10 in Lake Michigan, perha...

City Golf Courses To Get Facelifts Under New Deal

Chicago Sun-Times | Andrew Herrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Duffers are being promised better city golf courses under a new contract OKd Wednesday by the Chicago Park District board. The six courses, two minia...

Lollapalooza To Stay In Chicago 10 More Years

Chicago Sun-Times | Andrew Herrmann and Jim DeRogatis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Days after C3 Presents staged the Election Night celebration here for Barack Obama, officials announced Thursday a plan to allow the Austin, Tex.-base...