| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The National Weather Service is warning people on beaches along Lake Michigan to stay out of the water because of dangerous swimming conditions.
A beach hazards alert is in effect until 9 p.m. today because of high waves and strong rip currents along the...
| Aug 6, 2013
When Write Club founder Ian Belknap was offered the opportunity to curate and host the free Live Lit on the Lake series as part of Chicago Park District's Theater on the Lake program, he immediately set three criteria: to balance the approach with both...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:34 AM
The Backstreet Boys were back, all right, but not for as long as their excited fans at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion expected.
The '90s pop sensation — known for such hits as "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" — was apparently cut off Friday night...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:24 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Somebody asked new Bears tight end Martellus Bennett if he had eaten at Ditka's restaurant yet.
"I'm not a big steak person (and) I don't eat pork,'' Bennett said. "I'm not a Muslim but I don't eat pork.''
Another questioner at...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Chicago-area beaches were closed today because of high waves and rip currents, while city beaches had advisories and some were closed because of Lake Michigan weather.
Beaches in Evanston, Wilmette and Winnetka were closed because of high waves and...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Mike Lag and his wife Kim had planned on spending the second day of their trip to Chicago on Saturday relaxing with a good book at the Chicago Park District’s Promontory Point, off 55th Street in Hyde Park.
Those plans were derailed, however, as...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column expands on an item posted Sunday evening. Comments from that thread are appended here Yes, we drove to the lakefront Sunday for a bike ride. That was our first offense against the environment. But bike riding for......
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Sheepish but sincere, Derrick Rose diverted his eyes from the CNN interviewer who asked the kid from Englewood why gun crime was so bad in Chicago.
As Rose looked away, you wondered whose faces popped into his head while delivering an answer as accurate...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:44 PM
The stiff breeze that made Tuesday refreshingly September-like also stirred up Lake Michigan, prompting swimming advisories and even some beach closings as tall waves crashed onto Chicago-area shores.
Forecasters expect the unseasonable conditions to...
| Jul 2, 2013
It is very sad to read that the Chicago Park District is considering closing the small zoo at Indian Boundary Park (“Indian Boundary Park zoo to close?,” News, June 30).
The park in itself was a no-hassle way for generations of moms and kids...
| Jul 9, 2013
Last month saw the first large-scale concert on Northerly Island when the reconfigured FirstMerit Bank Pavilion hosted upwards of 30,000 attendees for the June 29 Jimmy Buffett concert. Previously the outdoor venue managed by LiveNation had its attendance...