The statue of Dorothy at Oz Park. Ariel Parrella-Aureli

Oz Park Gets New Baseball Field, Cameras To Improve Safety, Protect Park’s Statues

Contrary to what some might think, Lincoln Park was not home to Lyman Frank Baum, author of “The Wizard of Oz.”

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Elected School Board Bill To Get A Renewed Push In The Illinois Legislature

Elected school boards exist in 90% of school districts across the country, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts study.

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Chicago’s First Cider Bar, The Northman, Closes For Good Sunday

New owners are taking over the space and will continue to focus on cider, Northman owners said.

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It’s Time To Make Juneteenth An Official City Holiday, Ald. Says: ‘Black History Is American History’

Juneteenth — or June 19 — marks the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, and should be celebrated citywide, supporters say.