Tag: Chicago

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Alderman Smith Tries to Stop "Webster Square" Development, Again

Alderman Smith Tries to Stop "Webster Square" Development, Again
Chicago’s “new” city council met for the first time this week after being sworn in on May 16, and Lincoln Park’s newly elected alderman, former attorney Michele Smith, used the forum to argue against the Lincoln Park Hospital redevelopment. Unfortunately, at this point in the game, I’m not sure it’ll make a difference. Despite Smith’s... Read more »
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Lincoln Park's Farmers' Market Moves Outdoors

Lincoln Park's Farmers' Market Moves Outdoors
It’s one of Lincoln Park’s hallmark events: the immensely popular Green City Market moved outdoors last week for the first time this year, where it will continue every Wednesday and Saturday all the way through October. More than just a farmers’ market, the event is a neighborhood gathering place where children (of all ages) can... Read more »

Girl Mugged at Gunpoint in Lincoln Park

Girl Mugged at Gunpoint in Lincoln Park
Just after midnight on Friday night, a 24-year-old girl was walking down Lincoln Avenue between Armitage and Wisconsin when two men demanded her purse at gunpoint. She gave up her purse and fled, until she found an off-the-clock cop. A few hours later, Chicago police found and arrested two young men just a few blocks... Read more »

City Council Approves Lincoln Park Hospital Redevelopment

City Council Approves Lincoln Park Hospital Redevelopment
City Council 1, Michele Smith 0. Usually, Chicago’s city council gives aldermen control over zoning in their own wards. But not this week. Despite newly-elected Michele Smith’s opposition, the council approved the controversial plan to transform the vacant Lincoln Park Hospital buildings into a bustling office, condo, and retail center. Smith was able to delay the... Read more »
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Bach Comes to Lincoln Park

Site of Wednesday night's performance
On Wednesday night, the Chicago Bach Project will bring one of Bach’s most beloved works, the St. Matthew Passion, to one of Lincoln Park’s oldest churches (and also to a live web stream). Famed conductor John Nelson hopes to start a new Holy Week tradition in Chicago with his company’s first substantial performance in the... Read more »