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Building brains all summer long

Summer vacation has just begun. Long lazy days for children to chase the ice cream truck and play in the open fire hydrant, right? Not if they’re going hold on to what they learned during the school year. (Not to mention if there’s going to be water in the hydrant when your house is the […]

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Preliminary renovation plans for Kelly Park announced

The Chicago Park District presented preliminary plans for the long-sought renovation of Kelly Park at a meeting of the park’s advisory council on January 15. Funding from the state, the NFL, and Chicago Public Schools — along with a $100,000 grant from the U.S Soccer Foundation announced at the meeting — will go to install […]

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Redmoon’s Sonic Boom Comes to Sherman Park

On July 12, the Redmoon’s Sonic Boom is coming to Sherman Park for a night of performances in collaboration with Young Chicago Authors, The Bucket Boys and Free Spirit Media. As part of the city’s Night Out in the Parks, the Redmoon’s Sonic Boom is taking place in 10 parks across the city’s South and […]

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Little Village Park Plan is Not What Some Residents Hoped

New park will have three baseball fields, two soccer fields and a basketball court as part of its amenities Some Little Village community members are calling the final plans for a neighborhood park unrealistic. The park, planned to replace the former Celotex asphalt factory site on 31st Street and Albany Avenue, includes three baseball fields, […]

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“Take the Field” Initiative Breaks Ground at Harrison Park in Pilsen

Harrison Park will soon have a new state-of-the-art, all weather athletic field, as the Chicago Cubs, Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation, 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School came together to break ground on Friday, August 3. The athletic field at Harrison Park is one of five fields being built as part […]

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Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Coming to Dvorak Park

In efforts to break down barriers to arts participation and give Chicagoans direct access to their city’s cultural resources, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), Chicago Park District and The Boeing Company have partnered to bring a free performance of The Taming of the Shrew to various parks around the city, this summer including Dvorak Park on […]

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Community Unites to Rebuild Kelly Park

  Over 350 Brighton Park community members united to voice the dire need for public officials to step up and renovate Kelly Park on August 4th at St. Pancratius Church. Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Senator Martin Sandoval, Representative Dan Burke, Kelly High School Principal Algrid Pretkelis, representatives from the Chicago Park District, and officers from […]