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The Bears Looking for a "Sod-mother"... The controversy surrounding the slippery sod at Soldier Field isn't on solid footing behind the scenes. As Bears' and Chicago Park District bigwigs bicker about how best to maintain the field, my football feelers...
Tribune reporterMore dead wildfowl were found today in a Southwest Side park, and officials are warning against fishing in or walking pets near ponds there while an investigation is held to figure out what's causing the deaths. The Chicago Commission on Animal Care...
Healthier snacks are coming to Chicago Park District vending machines. Officials on Tuesday showed off the revamped snacking options at the Humboldt Park fieldhouse. Out are candy bars and in are granola bars, park district officials said. About 20...
Tags: Health, Obesity, Humboldt Park, Weight
If a healthy Matt Forte sits out the opening exhibition game Saturday the way he has been talking, then the Bears have to fine him or maybe suspend him. Or maybe demote him. The Bears’ starting tailback is worried about getting injured. Yes. Well....
Portions of the Garfield Park Conservatory, devastated by Thursday night's massive hailstorms, reopened today. The rooms of the 100-year-old conservatory that are open to the public sustained minimal damage during the storms because they were fitted with...
Clout StreetA powerful alderman has dropped his opposition to a bump in entrance fees at the Adler Planetarium in light of the museum’s decision to exempt Chicago children from the increase. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said there is no longer a need to fight...
The Chicago City Council today moved a step closer to turning part of historic Rosehill Cemetery into a public nature preserve. The council's Housing Committee approved paying $7.7 million to buy about 21 acres at the northwest corner of the North Side...
Tribune reporterMayor Rahm Emanuel is cracking down on City Hall and agency employees who owe Chicago $3 million in unpaid water bills, parking tickets, business license fees and other fines. Employees will have 30 days to pay up or face disciplinary action, ranging...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday previewed a pair of ways he plans to balance the city’s budget: collecting overdue fines, fees and taxes from city employees and companies, and pooling resources with Cook County. Emanuel and County Board President...
Taste of Chicago could get shortened by several days next summer as city officials again retool Chicago’s iconic summer party. The city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will run the Taste in 2012, after the Chicago Park...
Ideas are bubbling that can help Chicago fix the dismaying lack of open space away from its park-rich lakefront. New York is closing lightly trafficked local streets and turning them into temporary playgrounds. San Francisco is taking parking spaces...
Tags: Government, George A. Cardenas, Traffic, Michael Pfleger, Travel
Tribune reporterThe Chicago Bears and the company charged with tending the grass at Soldier Field have formed a “field committee” to prevent another debacle like last week’s cancellation of an open practice for fans because the sod hadn’t been...
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