I can’t imagine summer in Chicago without the Chosen Few Picnic & Festival, and that’s not just because this grassroots house-music gathering is celebrating its 30th annual installment (plus two years online during the pandemic). It’s also because house music—and Chicago—would be very different if it weren’t for the Chosen Few DJ collective. Chicago’s gay […]
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Groundhog Day in federal court for the Obama Center
Protect Our Parks wants to put the brakes on the Obama Center groundbreaking.
Reset your mind with cherry blossoms
Upcoming events and recommendations from our listings coordinator
The Obama Center: opening in 2025
But Protect Our Parks says more legal challenges are coming for the Jackson Park plan.
The Chosen Few Picnic & Festival comes to everybody’s backyards
For its 30th anniversary, one of the world’s largest house-music parties has been pushed online by the pandemic—but it might reach even more people that way.
Chicago’s seven “most endangered” buildings
Preservation Chicago releases its 2020 list.
Photos: The grill masters of the Chosen Few Picnic
The grill masters of the Chosen Few Picnic are the fans who feed the fans.
The Chosen Few Picnic is the homegrown festival every Chicagoan should attend
If you’ve ever wished that more music festivals were like family picnics, then you need to go to this Jackson Park house-music blowout. In the late 80s, DJs and brothers Tony and Andre Hatchett and their families began hosting an annual Fourth of July reunion barbecue behind the Museum of Science and Industry. For the […]
A judge has dismissed the lawsuit that sought to stop the Obama Presidential Center
The activist group Protect Our Parks has been fighting to keep the center out of Jackson Park.
After a Halloween vote by the City Council, it looks like the Obama Presidential Center is finally a done deal
Among the voters: Freddy Krueger, a bunny, a shark, and Prince.
Now’s the time to visit Jackson Park while you still can
See Frederick Law Olmsted’s stunning grounds before the Obama Center further encroaches.
A lawsuit to prevent the Obama Presidential Center’s ‘illegal land grab’ in Jackson Park is moving forward
The activist group Protect Our Parks claims that the city’s plan to turn 19 acres of Jackson Park over to the Obama Foundation is unconstitutional.
There’s no devil in Burnham’s Dream: The White City, only music
Ragtime! Waltzes! World’s Fair architecture!
Does Chicago have too many music festivals?
Lollapalooza’s ticket sales have slowed, and Reggae Fest and Chicago Open Air are canceled—are these the growth pangs of a healthy but crowded festival market, or is a crash on the way?
Chicago’s next great park? Hardly
The city is missing a huge opportunity to turn Rezkoville, 62 acres of barren land along the river in the South Loop, into a park or prairie preserve.