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PHOTOS: Bloomingdale Trail Rebranded As 'The 606'

Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago

The Bloomingdale Trail, we hardly knew ye. Just months after officials tried to rename the long-awaited elevated park and trail system simply "The...

City's Island Venue Could Get Major Boost By Summer

Posted 03.19.2013 | Chicago

A new expansion has been proposed for Northerly Island — the stunning-yet-underused gem on Chicago's lakefront — that could transform the park spa...

WATCH: Chicago Summer, In Stunning Time-Lapse

Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago

With weekend storms and cooling temps, Chicago is undeniably, firmly into fall. To help soothe the "I miss summer" ache, check out a gorgeous time-lap...

National Picnic Day In Chicago: 13 Reader-Selected Spots To Celebrate

Posted 04.22.2012 | Chicago

Monday reportedly marks National Picnic Day and Chicago certainly is not short on great places to mark the day. According to FoodHistory.org, the o...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Chicago Neighborhood Could Be Home To New Parklets

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.13.2012 | Chicago

Life in a city as large as Chicago comes with plenty of oft-heralded perks, namely a seemingly endless plethora of dining, nightlife and cultural opti...

Conservationists Fight South Side Firing Range

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

Chicago conservationists on Thursday expressed alarm that an outdoor firing range the city previously planned to build on undeveloped land near the Ca...

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 ...

Lollapalooza Ticket Needed To Visit Buckingham Fountain?

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Strokes, Mavis Staples and Green Day weren't the only attractions in Grant Park requiring a pricey Lollapalooza ticket to see up close. Despite...

Shooting Range Near Bird Paradise?

CBS 2 Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's 33 acres of land filled with trees, grass and plants. It's home to rare birds and other wildlife, and it's in the city of Chicago. But Chicag...

Chicago's Best Free Places: Top 10 Free Museums, Parks And Attractions In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Every time we get a couple of nice days back to back, it's tempting to think that spring is finally springing. Of course, then it's 45 degrees and rai...