Sport & Outdoors
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
15 Things To Do Outside In Chicago This May: Bike Swap, Birdwatch, Kayak The Fox River And More
You can also go to a bike garage sale, help identify native bird and plant species, and volunteer to clean up the Chicago River.
Chicago Fire Training Center Approved By City Council Despite Complaints From Housing Activists
The Chicago Housing Authority vowed to turn the property into housing for former ABLA Homes residents, but it'll likely become a training facility for the pro soccer team instead.
Despite Rocky First Week, CPS Chief’s Confidence In Reopening Has ‘Only Increased’
CPS CEO Janice Jackson said people have been "across the board" happy with the district's reopening plan — but many teachers remain fiercely opposed to the district's mandate.
Chicago’s Overnight Winter Parking Ban Starts Tuesday. Make Sure You Don’t Get Towed
Anyone who ignores the ban will face a $150 towing fee and a $60 ticket, according to the Department of Streets and Sanitation.
With No Help From D.C., Indie Music Venues Launch Virtual Concerts To Help Save Struggling Clubs
The weekly virtual concerts will feature local artists performing from empty Chicago venues to raise money for a new emergency relief fund.
‘Hawkwatch’ Is On As People Longing To Get Outside Gather To Spot The Majestic Birds
"You need hawks to take your mind off the cold. Funny how it starts to feel warm when you see them,” said Vic Berardi, a co-organizer of the "Hawkwatch" that meets in Lake County.
City Council Approves Law To Require Nonbinary Gender Option On City Paperwork
Chicago's City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday requiring the city to update its forms and paperwork with gender-neutral designations.
State Releases Coronavirus-Friendly Halloween Guidance: Leave Candy Out, Haunted Houses Not Allowed
Typical Halloween parties and events are not allowed or are highly discouraged, but state officials said there still are plenty of ways to safely celebrate the holiday.
Chicago Park District’s Plan For New Brighton Park Headquarters Approved By Key Committee
Some commissioners lauded a "transformational" investment in the South Side neighborhood while others cautioned about the risk of gentrification.
Family Gatherings A ‘Major Source’ Of Coronavirus Spread In Illinois, Public Health Boss Says
Facing rising numbers and reinstated restrictions in the suburbs, public health boss Dr. Allison Arwady begged Chicagoans to "avoid unnecessary gatherings of any kind."
Here’s How You Can Host A Windy City Coop And Eco-Yard Tour In Your Own Backyard
Anyone in the Chicagoland area whose yard shows examples of urban livestock, chicken coops or eco-yards are eligible to apply.
Blue Angels To Take Flight Over Chicago In Support Of Frontline Workers
The 15-minute flyover is scheduled for Tuesday morning.
Want To Tour Chicago From Your Couch? Chicago Detours Launches Free Online Happy Hour Tours
The company is moving its tours online with daily 20-minute programs.
Criminal Justice Reform Activists: If Blago Wants To Help Prisoners, He Needs To Listen To Them — And Get Over Himself
Local activists and advocates offer advice to the self-proclaimed "political prisoner"-turned-prison reformer.
At St. Sabina’s All-Star Peace Tournament, Teams From Across The City Impressed Their NBA Idols
At the tournament's first event, a shooter and his intended target made peace while playing together. "If something like that can happen, then there's hope."
Jennifer Hudson, Chance The Rapper & Common Set To Perform At NBA All-Star Weekend
Other performers include Taylor Bennett, Chance's brother, and the Chicago Children's Choir.
Basketball Stars To Talk About Mental Health And Sports In Englewood Thursday
Athletes, medical professionals, and journalists will explore how professional sports teams are approaching mental health on and off the field.
A West Side Minigolf Course Is Coming In 2020, But You Can Check Out Plans For It Now In The Pedway
A new exhibit in the Pedway features a diorama and renderings of the student-designed minigolf course, set to open by summer 2020 in Douglas Park.
Friday Classes Canceled As Chicago Teachers Strike Will Enter Day 2
The teachers' sticking points, including smaller classes sizes and increased staffing, remain.
Change To Allow Cell Towers In City Parks Alarms Park Groups Who Say There Was No Community Input
An ordinance to allow "freestanding facilities" up to 150 feet tall in city parks was submitted to City Council Sept. 18, but activist groups say no one informed them of the proposal until Monday.