Tag: Lincoln Park

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 »

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 »

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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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 »

How Alinea and R.J. Grunt's Got Their Names

How Alinea and R.J. Grunt's Got Their Names
Two of Lincoln Park’s best eateries have rather unusual monikers, but thanks to a recent Tribune article, we now know why. On the western edge of Lincoln Park, Alinea is one of Chicago’s most famous restaurants, featuring a high-end, “Progressive American” cuisine from celebrity chef Grant Achatz, and is one of only two Chicago restaurants... Read more »

Lincoln Park Zoo's "Wine and Wildlife" Educates, Lubricates June 2

Lincoln Park Zoo's "Wine and Wildlife" Educates, Lubricates June 2
Like wine? Wondering what kinds of wildlife are in your backyard? Next month’s edition of the Lincoln Park Zoo’s “Wine and Wildlife” series will give you a one-of-a-kind look at the deer, coyotes, foxes, and other animals that still call Chicago home, with imagery from 90 “camera traps” set throughout the city and the suburbs... 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 »