CBS 2 Chicago: LOCAL NEWS Chicago's Hidden Gems: Art teacher shares passion with kids at park district, around the world

CHICAGO (CBS) – Many may remember a teacher or two who really had a positive impact on their lives, and they may not have always met them i

WGN TV: Weekend Break: Spring Flower Show in full bloom at Garfield Park Conservatory

The Spring Flower Show is now in full bloom at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

WBBM Radio: Chicago Park District gets head start to fill more than 2,500 summer jobs

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Chicago Park District has already begun looking for workers to fill more than 2,500 jobs this summer.

Block Club Chicago: Kiwanis Park’s North Park Shoreline Restoration Is Underway

Kiwanis Park is one of four riverfront parks in Albany Park, North Park and Lincoln Square being upgraded this year to improve their shorel

WGN TV's Spotlight Chicago: Blooming Life Into Winter Months At The “Winter Green Flower Show

Imagine beautiful flowers blooming during the winter months.

Hyde Park Herald: Here’s where Hyde Parkers can recycle Christmas trees

Starting this weekend, Chicagoans can recycle their Christmas trees at one of 27 locations around the city. 

The Beverly Review: Mt. Greenwood Park among sites of park district speed skating competitions

The Chicago Park District will host its 107th Silver Skates Speed Skating Competition at 6 public ice rinks, including Mt.

Fox 32 Chicago: Winter Flower Show: Escape the cold at the Garfield Park Conservatory

A good way to escape the cold this winter is by taking a trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory.

WGN TV's Spotlight Chicago: Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions With Free Fitness Centers Week

Visualize becoming a healthier version of yourself and achieving your New Year’s goals — the Chicago Park District is helping you get the p

Fox 32 Chicago: Winter Flower Show: Escape the cold at the Garfield Park Conservatory

A good way to escape the cold this winter is by taking a trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory.

WGN TV's Spotlight Chicago: “Holiday Magic Event” & Winter Programs At Ellis Park

The Chicago Park District makes sure there’s programs and fun for the community especially through the holidays.

Fox 32 Chicago: Chicago Park District launches early lifeguard recruitment drive amid staffing concerns

CHICAGO - The Chicago Park District is proactively addressing potential staffing shortages for the upcoming beach and pool season by launch

Environmental Monitor: Protecting Chicago’s Lakefront: Freshwater Beach Monitoring

Thousands of people flock to the Great Lakes every year to enjoy the freshwater beaches along the coast.

Spotlight Chicago: Chicago Park District: The Girls P.L.A.Y. Initiative

67% of women feel that society doesn’t encourage girls to play sports – so when Chicago Public Schools are out, the Girls P.L.A.Y.

Nature Play Space Planned For Edgewater’s Senn Park

A playground featuring scalable logs and stones is planned for the area next to Senn Park’s existing playground, down the street from Senn

Block Club Chicago: Riverfront Parks In Albany Park, North Park, Lincoln Square Getting Upgrades To Bolster Ecosystems

Ronan Park will get a new public plaza, while work to stabilize the shoreline from erosion and remove invasive species will take place at L

CBS 2 Chicago: Chicago Park District building new fieldhouse at Cragin Park in Belmont Cragin

CHICAGO (CBS) -- As demand grows for indoor programs in the Belmont-Cragin community, the Chicago Park District is building a new fieldhous

WBBM Radio: Piping Plovers raised in captivity released into the wild for the first time in Illinois

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Chicago Park District said for the first time in the state of Illinois, piping plovers raised in captivity

NWI.com: ALERT TOP STORY EDITOR'S PICK Ford Calumet Environmental Center tells story of Region's history

CHICAGO — A former slag dump on the Southeast Side was once slated to be the city's next landfill but instead ended up home to egrets wading in sea

WTTW Chicago: Chicago Parks Are on Fire, and That’s a Good Thing

In a city synonymous with fire, the sight of flames rising up against the backdrop of Chicago’s skyscrapers would typically raise an alarm.

WGN TV: Need a summer job? Chicago Park District is hiring

Young Chicagoans looking for summer jobs throughout the city can start applying at the Chicago Park District.

CBS Chicago: Chicago Park District seek to fill over 2,500 summer job positions

The question for kids in high school or college what are you doing this summer?

Yahoo! News: Chicago Park District now accepting applications for summer jobs

The Chicago Park District wants those 16 and over to apply now.

Chicago Tribune: Chicago birders rejoice as Arctic gull makes rare visit to local beaches: ‘This is about as good as it gets.’

It was 8:15 on a Saturday morning when Woody Goss’ phone started buzzing.