Lincoln Park Zoo Euthanizes Its Oldest Lion

Lincoln Park Zoo Euthanizes Its Oldest Lion
If you visited the Lincoln Park Zoo in the last 18 years, you probably heard the magnificent roar of Adelor, the “king” of the zoo’s big cats, whose thunder-like cries could literally be felt deep in your own chest. The elderly African lion was put to rest today after suffering a variety of geriatric health... Read more »

Lincoln Park Zoo Bashes CareerBuilder's "Insensitive" Super Bowl Ad

Lincoln Park Zoo Bashes CareerBuilder's "Insensitive" Super Bowl Ad
Remember those 2007 Super Bowl commercials with chimpanzees, dressed in business casual, running an office? Chicago’s own CareerBuilder is bringing the chimps back this year, much to the chagrin of the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes. According to assistant director Steve Ross, Ph.D., “There is ample scientific... Read more »

Historical Photo of the Week: Lake Shore Drive in 1905

Historical Photo of the Week: Lake Shore Drive in 1905
Lincoln Park, 1905. Long before Lake Shore Drive was a bustling eight-lane expressway, it was just a wide unpaved path along the lake, where the wealthiest Chicagoans would go for an afternoon stroll or a scenic ride in their horse-drawn carriages. In fact, one of those affluent Chicagoans, the famous Potter Palmer, convinced the city... Read more »
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Help Solve the Mystery: Public Art Destroyed In Lincoln Park?

Help Solve the Mystery: Public Art Destroyed In Lincoln Park?
Was it vandalism or Mother Nature? This weekend, a prominent abstract sculpture in Lincoln Park was evidently destroyed, as shown in the image above. The space is part of the neighborhood’s rotating “Art in the Park” series, and sits just north of Webster and Stockton Drive (across the street from the entrance to the Lincoln... Read more »

New Hotel Coming Soon to Lincoln Park

New Hotel Coming Soon to Lincoln Park
When most people think of Chicago hotels, they think of River North, and with good reason. Both the Elysian and the Hotel Palomar just made TripAdvisor’s list of the 25 best hotels in America. And while Lincoln Park isn’t a hospitality desert–it is, after all, home to the historic Belden-Stratford–visitors will soon have a brand... Read more »

This Week in Lincoln Park (1.9.12)

Throughout the Week The Second City’s South Side of Heaven and History of Chicago continue (tickets). Wednesday 1.11 The Magic Cabaret continues at the Greenhouse Theater. Apparently, it’s one of the Travel Channel’s “Top Nine Magic Shows in America.” Glass Candy, Chromatics, Desire, and Mister Joshua play Lincoln Hall. Thursday 1.12 Local stand-up comedians visit The Ace... Read more »
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Why Did Lincoln Park's Three-Star Restaurant Fail A Health Inspection?

Why Did Lincoln Park's Three-Star Restaurant Fail A Health Inspection?
Lincoln Park became the Food Nexus of Chicago earlier this year, when Michelin declared not one, but two neighborhood restaurants worthy of its coveted three-star rating, putting our fair city on par with food havens like San Francisco. In fact, Lincoln Park’s Alinea and L2O are the only Chicago restaurants to achieve this distinction. Restaurant Magazine even... Read more »

Where to Spend New Year's in Lincoln Park

Thinking about staying close to home this New Year’s and avoiding outrageous cab fees? Here are some great neighborhood options (reservations required, of course). Dining Head to Geja’s Cafe for a 4-course fondue dinner and flamenco guitar. Take your pick between 4 or 6 prix fixe courses at Giuseppe Tentori’s Boka. If you’re feeling particularly bacchanalian, try L20‘s... Read more »

This Week in Lincoln Park (12.26.11)

Christmas may be over, but you can still get a taste of the holidays in Lincoln Park. Several Christmas shows are still playing at local theatres, but the weekend is relatively quiet…except for New Year’s parties. Expect a separate post soon for those of you looking to party in Lincoln Park on Saturday night. Throughout... Read more »
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Residents, Ex-Alderman File Lawsuit Against Lincoln Park Hospital Plan

Residents, Ex-Alderman File Lawsuit Against Lincoln Park Hospital Plan
Still not sure where I stand on this issue, but the Battle of Webster Square intensified again this week, as former 43rd Ward alderman Martin J. Oberman filed a lawsuit with the Cook County Circuit Court, on behalf of a group of Lincoln Park residents, to stop the redevelopment process at the intersection of Lincoln,... Read more »
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