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Friends of the Parks

Some Residents Resist Calls For Completing Burnham's Lakefront Plan

Chicago Public Radio | Shawn Allee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's lakefront is having a birthday of sorts. On July 4, 1909, architect Daniel Burnham unveiled a plan for continuous park space up and down the...

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...

Chicago Olympic Bid: Leaders Optimistic, Community Groups Angry

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Leaders of Chicago's Olympic bid were quite pleased with the results of the IOC's recent evaluation visit, the AP reports. But just as Chicago 2016 ch...