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Obama Center Builders Halt Construction After Noose Found On Site

The Black-led coalition of construction firms building the presidential center is offering a $100,000 reward to help find those who perpetrated the "act of hate," officials said.

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Plans For Eastern Midway Plaisance Overhaul Could Be Finalized Before End Of The Year

Officials also shared updates on a cultural project to honor Jackson Park's legacy and the stabilization of the Burnham comfort station.

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Chosen Few Picnic Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 14 Hours Of House Music In Jackson Park Saturday

The "Woodstock of house music" returns after two years online due to the pandemic, with parties held across Chicago all weekend. General admission to the picnic is $60.

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Celebrate Jackson Park’s Cherry Blossoms With Drumming, Dance, Haiku And Origami This Weekend

A traditional viewing of cherry blossoms will take place noon-3 p.m. Sunday at the Garden of the Phoenix on Jackson Park's Wooded Island.

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Lane Closures On DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Stony Island Avenue Coming Soon As Part Of Obama Center-Related Road Work

One southbound lane on DuSable Lake Shore Drive will be closed from 57th to Hayes drives starting Thursday, while Stony Island Avenue will see lane closures near the Obama Presidential Center construction site starting April 18.

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Midway Plaisance’s East End Would Get A Play Area And Renovations To Cheney-Goode Memorial As Part Of Obama Center Requirements

The green space around the Cheney-Goode Memorial must be renovated as a stand-in for Jackson Park land lost to the Obama Presidential Center.

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Organizers Rally To Save Trees From Being Cut Down In Jackson Park, South Shore Nature Sanctuary For Tiger Woods Golf Course

"We’re interested in what the people want, seeing as it is their park," one organizer said.

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After Obama Center Brings Extra Attention, Jackson Park Council Could Make It Harder To Vote On Critical Issues

Under a committee's proposal, members would have to attend twice as many meetings in a year and volunteer at sanctioned events before they could vote.

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Jackson Park’s Wooded Island To Be Gated, Locked At Dusk To Stop ‘Criminal Activity,’ Park District Says

Ald. Leslie Hairston said plans to limit after-hours island access have been floated for years. But officials gave the public only one day's notice about the significant change.

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South Midway Plaisance In Jackson Park To Close, Cornell Drive To Be Narrowed This Summer As Part Of Obama Center Road Work

The traffic changes, set to begin Aug. 13, will be temporary as the city plans to close Cornell Drive through the park by mid-2023.

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‘The Show’ Travel Baseball Team Celebrates 12 Seniors As They Head Off To College, Career Training With Scholarships

The majority of the graduates will attend historically Black schools, and all have been shaped for the better by the team, their families and coach said.

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How Will Governments Protect Jackson Park During Obama Center Construction? A New Plan Offers Ideas

It calls for the city to reapply for Jackson Park and the Midway's spots on the National Register of Historic Places, and to restore the Statue of the Republic.

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Park Activists, City Officials Return To Court In Ongoing Battle Over Obama Center Construction

Protect Our Parks is appealing a district court judge's dismissal of its lawsuit seeking to block the Obama Presidential Center's construction in Jackson Park.

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The Chosen Few Picnic’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Is Still On — For Now

The "Woodstock of house music" is still scheduled for July 4, though the coronavirus has led organizers to pause advance ticket sales.

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Black Kids Can Drum, Dance And Read Plenty Of Books During This Month’s Black History Tour

The event series was planned "to create this healthy racial identity — you are black and you are somebody," organizer Candice Washington said.

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Obama Center Plans Would Change Historic Aspects Of Park Boulevard System Too, Updated Report Says

Stakeholders will provide new input in response to the completed report next week.

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City Will Unveil Plan To Mitigate Obama Center’s Impact On Jackson Park In January

The update comes after months of silence from the city around the federal review process.

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You Can Try Dragon Boat Racing For Free In Jackson Park This Weekend

"The club provides all the equipment: the life vests, the paddles, the boat. All you have to do is bring yourself."

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South Shore Nature Sanctuary Is Far From ‘Dead,’ Neighbors Say After Ald. Hairston Pushes To Replace It With Golf Courses

Hairston made the comments at Medinah Country Club, where Tiger Woods — who's backing a plan to remove and replace the sanctuary for a PGA-level course — was prepping for a tournament.

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Saturday’s Walk Through Jackson Park And Woodlawn To Highlight Historic (And Endangered) Landmarks

Preservation Chicago will take walkers to see Jackson Park and Woodlawn landmarks like Wooded Island, Emmett Till's home and the dormant Washington Park National Bank.

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