The crowd during the question-and-answer session of Tuesday's Midway Plaisance Advisory Council meeting. Attendees packed most of the Midway Plaisance ice rink's warming center.Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago

City Pushes To Improve Midway Plaisance ‘Swamp’ Land To Replace Parkland Lost To Obama Center

The city intends to upgrade the east end of Midway Plaisance as it tries to meet a federal requirement to replace Jackson Park land lost to the Obama Center.

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Pitchfork Lineup Announced: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Run the Jewels, The National To Headline Fest

Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Big Thief, The Fiery Furnaces and Twin Peaks will also rock the fest.

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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.