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For RedEyeThis summer, one of the hottest in Chicago history, has dealt some deadly consequences to swimmers seeking refuge from the heat. Since mid-June, 12 people have drowned to death in Illinois and Northwest Indiana compared with 15 total drowning deaths in...
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...
It’s a ritual by now at Lollapalooza. Once again the Perry’s stage, devoted to DJ’s and electronic music artists, was a sea of pumping fists, pogoing heads and all-around madness Friday. Germany'sZedd and London’s Nero...
The Chicago Park District had been dying for more rain this summer, just not immediately before the Bears' exhibition opener at Soldier Field. A blue tarp covered the field before Thursday night's game against the Broncos as a steady drizzle and...
Tribune reporterChicago Park District officials are seeking to relieve the agency of its official responsibility to take care of an 1890s-era replica of an ancient Viking ship. The district argued in a petition filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court that for...
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WGN NewsLollapalooza August 5-7 Grant Park For more information: www.lollapalooza.com Parkways Foundation invests in Chicago's parks to enrich communities through historic preservation, environmental initiatives, capital projects and youth/family programs....
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Tribune reporterMayor Rahm Emanuel put the arm on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today, making a case for a Super Bowl to be held at Soldier Field. Don’t start making plans to buy tickets yet, however. Chicago's lakefront is often arctic in February, and the...
Tribune reporterThe Chicago Puerto Rican Festival was unable to open on time today after organizers failed to file the proper paperwork, a Chicago Park District spokeswoman said. When the 2012 Fiestas Puertorriquenas was scheduled to open this afternoon in Humboldt...
Earlier this month, Chicago impresario Geraldine de Haas announced that her South ShoreJazzFest -- which has played the South Shore Cultural Center annually since 1981 -- would be canceled. But a groundswell of support has revived hopes the event will...
Clout StPosted by John Byrne at 1:10 p.m. Powerful Ald. Edward Burke today called for a hearing on a proposal by the Adler Planetarium to raise admission fees. Speaking at a meeting of the council Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs......
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
Special to Tribune NewspapersGarfield Park Conservatory Alliance presented the Fleurotica fashion show March 23 at Venue One. With women's fashions created entirely out of flowers, leaves and other plant material, this was not your typical runway event. More than 300 patrons cheered...
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