On a cloudy afternoon a couple of Saturdays ago, faint lyrics could be heard echoing down Marshall Boulevard, which exits Douglass Park on the park’s south side. The sound was not coming from any of the bands performing at Riot Fest inside the park, but a small crowd had gathered under the shade of nearby […]
Contracts obtained by the Reader reveal where Riot Fest spends its money.
Join local musicians Makaya McCraven and Sons of Kemet for an outdoor show to celebrate the inaugural evening of the Salt Shed (1357 N. Elston), Chicago’s newest independent music venue, which occupies the site of the former Morton Salt complex. They’ll be joined on the lineup by British jazz musician Nubya Garcia. Tickets are $30, […]
Youth soccer coach Ernie Alvarez recounts his days in Douglass Park.
SAT 7/16 Every third Saturday of the month the South Shore Nature Sanctuary (7059 S. South Shore) welcomes volunteers to help preserve the area’s ecosystems. Past volunteer days have included everything from collecting and planting native seeds to performing nest checks on baby purple martins, a species in decline because the birds have learned […]
Early 20th century reformers wanted to give immigrants a place to get rid of their excess energy.
Break away from the tourist trap near the city’s water filtration plant.
Get a little taste of the future of the elevated park here.
Edo Belli’s mid-20th-century Cuneo Hospital complex is headed for destruction.
The man was five foot eleven. The carp was five foot three. The battle was epic.