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The Chicago Park District will turn on Buckingham Fountain for its 86th season on Thursday, the district announced today. The fountain, a memorial to Clarence Buckingham, was donated to the South Park Commission by his sister, Kate Buckingham, cost...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced his latest partnership with Coca-Cola: The soft drink giant will pay for 50,000 blue recycling carts for Chicago homes and in return gets to put images of Coke products on the lids of the familiar bins. Emanuel tied...
Ten years ago as Mayor Richard M. Daley worked through political channels to accelerate federal approval to build new runways at the airport his father had dearly called "O'Hara," the mayor also issued an infamous order to destroy Chicago's little...
RedEyeOh, you thought Lollapalooza was a strange festival name? Prepare for Great GoogaMooga. The hybrid food and music festival, which debuted last year in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, is in talks with the City of Chicago to bring a version of its weekend-...
In 1959, Astor Piazzolla – a genius of tango composition and performance – released "Take Me Dancing," an album he later deemed an artistic "sin." The jazz-inspired recording, which Piazzolla had hoped would enable him to break through to...
Who is responsible for all the so-called artistic sculptures littering the park all down Lake Shore Drive? A few of the pieces are actually nice, but that is not the point: They don’t belong in the park. The Chicago Park District has forgotten...
Tags: Sculpture, Arts, Arts and Culture
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel is moving playgrounds to the front of the line for the Chicago Park District’s limited construction money, with other big-ticket projects like new fieldhouses moving back in the queue. For the mayor, it’s about getting the...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel maintained Tuesday that a pension fix overwhelmingly rejected by Chicago police sergeants remains a road map to restoring financial soundness to the city's woefully underfunded pension system. “Every other aspect of this plan,...
Eunita Rushing feels at home when she's near plants, so perhaps it's no surprise that since 1999 she has been the enthusiastic president of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, which works in partnership with the Chicago Park District to raise funds...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel’s chief of staff is calling it quits in a couple of weeks and his chief operating officer will step up, the mayor told his senior staff on Thursday. Theresa Mintle, a distant cousin of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, is resigning...
A decade or so ago, executive and philanthropist John H. Bryan Jr., the former CEO of Sara Lee Corp., raised a broad swath of the roughly $475 million needed for Millennium Park, the biggest and most successful cultural project in Chicago since the...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Politics, Conservation, Murder, The New York Times
Clout StreetThe company that manages Soldier Field, including maintaining the condition of the turf at the Bears’ lakefront home, is in line for a new 10-year deal, the Chicago Park District announced Friday evening. A Park District panel set up to evaluate...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Rogers Park, Soldier Field, AEG, Chicago Mayor
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