In the late 1800s, the fountain court was the "meeting place for people from the neighborhood and from all over the city," a local leader s
The Metal Construction Association (MCA) acknowledged the IBEW Local 134 Headquarters/Union Hall and the Eleanor Boathouse, both located in Chicago
This week, the historic Scheelea Palm tree, a staple in the Garfield Park Conservatory since 1926, is being removed.
After decades spent inching up to the top of the Palm House’s haystack roof and finally outgrowing its 65-foot-tall home, the sun is settin
Chicago Tribune: Garfield Park's agave plant is having a growth spurt in the midst of a frigid winter. Here's why.
For around 55 years, the Agave americana plant at Garfield Park Conservatory has been growing slowly upward and outward, conserving its ene
Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly joined 17th Ward Alderman David Moore and members of the Engle
Block Club Chicago: How A Park District Boxing Program Helped A Woman Facing Chronic Illness Bounce Back: ‘You Gotta Fight To Live’
The park district's boxing program has produced a number of Olympians — and it helped save Noelia Cruz's life.
Now that the effort to separate cyclists from pedestrians is officially complete, here’s what to expect when you walk, run, or ride.
In its recent report alleging that racism still tinges Chicago Park District distribution of resources 30 years after a consent decree, Fri
Monday night football will never be the same for dozens of Chicago kids after they got the chance to step on to Soldier Field during the an
Chicago Tribune: 30 years after Chicago police Officer Irma Ruiz was killed in a school shooting, her partner, husband and children have done everything but get over her
The former Moses Montefiore School sits at 13th Street and Ashland Avenue on the Near West Side.
Block Club Chicago: Park District Headquarters’ Move To Brighton Park Means New Fields, A Spray Pool And More
The Chicago Park District is looking to move from Streeterville to 4800 South Western Ave.
Hundreds of Chicago teens will be playing basketball in Grant Park on Thursday, at an event to promote peace, urge people to reclaim their
Block Club Chicago: The End of Chicago’s Only ‘Waterfall’ Marks A New Beginning For Life On The River
Don't go chasing waterfalls — Chicago doesn't have one anymore. The 100-year-old four-foot dam is being torn down.
For the last couple of years, South Side natives’ Joshua Cook and Darius Davis have spent their summers home from college working as recrea
A few years ago, the City of Chicago decided to plop a handful of pianos down in the middle of city parks to promote music in neighborhoods