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If warblers had Outlook calendars, the month of September would be marked, "Fly south." And some would have an extra note: "Stop at Wooded Island." They do, in profusion. For anyone curious to see the colorful birds that pass through Chicago on their...
Tribune reporterA nearly 20-acre park at the north end of Grant Park that is being redesigned and rebuilt will be named after Maggie Daley, Chicago's late first lady, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today. The redesign was approved earlier this month after several...
The Chicago Teachers Union this evening voted to strike on Monday, Sept. 10, the earliest day possible after filing a 10-day strike notice Wednesday and saying they would remain at the neogotiating table until an agreement was reached. Sept. 10 is the...
WGN Feature ReporterOn tonight's WGN News at Five, I'm hitting the NikeFuel House in Lincoln Park. The company partnered with the Chicago Park District to renovate an old field house on the south end of the park, near the baseball fields. Inside, they've created a workout...
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Tribune reporterMayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday endorsed predecessor Richard Daley’s infamous late night bulldozing of the runway at Meigs Field on the grounds the destruction of the airport opened Northerly Island to use by many more Chicagoans. The new mayor...
Tribune reporterThey stood at the edge of the beach late Sunday afternoon, North Avenue lifeguards of beach days past, ready to pay tribute. But exactly where should the memorial be held? “Her old spot,” George Velisaris called out. They headed out onto the...
Any way you measure it, this year's Taste of Chicago was a success, reversing, even if slightly, two straight years of attendance declines. Estimated attendance for the five-day festival, which concluded Sunday, was 1.2 million, or 240,000 per day....
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LONDON — What if, on Oct. 2, 2009, in Denmark, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge had said: "Tonight I have the honor to announce that the Games of the 31st Olympiad are awarded to the city of ... Chicago."? In the nearly three...
A girl who was screaming for help was pulled from Lake Michigan off Rogers Park this evening and was in good condition, a Fire Department spokesman said. The girl was rescued near Eastlake Terrace at 7500 North along the lakefront a little before 8 p.m.,...
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This weekend, Chicago’s new marijuana ticket ordinance goes live just as bands take the stages at Lollapalooza. Will the ordinance be enforced or not? Come Saturday, police officers will be armed with the power to write tickets instead of make...
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