Chicago Tribune: Chicago Park District hosts its first homecoming dance for LGBTQ teens, complete with a DJ, voguing and a stately ballroom
Even in an era when LGBTQ teens are increasingly joining the ranks of homecoming royalty, some feel uncomfortable with the highly gendered
ABC 7 Chicago: Youth Boxing Program Teaches Life Skills, Showcases Thousands at Weekly Fights in Chicago
Thousands of kids from 22 gyms are taking the ring at weekly boxing showcases in Chicago, representing their neighborhoods from July to Dec
Anthony Dunbar wasn’t having any of it when his friend and fellow Army veteran Isaac Gilmore got the best of him early on in the archery co
Block Club Chicago: 38-Foot-Tall Agave Plant Begins Death Blossom At Garfield Park Conservatory After More Than 50 Years
The American agave, nicknamed Maya, blooms only once before it dies. And that's happening right now. Read the complete story at:
Chicago Tribune: Chicago gets its own cherry blossom season: 160 trees planted in Jackson Park will finally be ready for viewing this year
The scene is familiar: billowing clouds of pink and white cherry blossoms hovering above gently rippling waters, with stately neoclassical
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
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.