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Woman seeks help locating dog after Lake Michigan ice rescue

The dog's owner says the dog has been missing since March 8, but was seen last week near the tennis courts at Balbo and Columbus.

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...March 8, firefighters responded to a call of a dog on the ice near the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive. They used a helicopter to drive the dog back to land, but were unsuccessful in...

6 days ago

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District to Rehab, Build 103 Playgrounds this Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Friends of the Park officials and community members broke ground today to build new playgrounds at Lindblom Park, Murray Park and Kucinski-Murphy Park. These three playgrounds are part of the 103 neighborhood playgrounds that will be refurbished or built across the City in 2014.

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Apr 11

Updated Apr 12

Chicago summer 2014: Calendar of festivals and events

L.A.T.E. Ride, June 21, overnight ride starts at Buckingham Fountain (500 S Columbus Dr)

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Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 2-4, 26th Street & Kostner (Little Village)

Mayfest and Polish Fest, May 3-4, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

Mayfest, May 16-18, Lakeview, Ashland and Barry

Festival del Taco, (NEW), May 30 - June 1, Little Village, 2600 S. Kostner (at 26th St.)

Randolph Street Market Festival, May 24, 25, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden

6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 14-15, 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Irving Park Rd./Cicero Ave. to Belle Plaine)

Gold Coast Art Festival, June 21, 22, Grant Park’s Butler Field at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive

Pride Fest, June 21, 22, Halsted and Waveland

World’s Largest Block Party, June 27,28, Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams

Chinatown Dragon Boat Races, June 28, Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 E 18th Street

Chicago Summerfest (formerly Chicago Country Fest), June 28, 29, Clark Street and Armitage

Summer on Southport, July 12, 13, Southport and Waveland

Windy City RibFest: July 4-6, Uptown, Lawrence and Broadway

Taste of Lakeview, July 5, 6, Lincoln at Belmont

Irish American Heritage Festival: July 11-13, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 12,13, Belmont and Damen

Taste of River North: July 18-20, River North, Kingsbury and Erie Street

Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival: July 19,-20, Lincoln Park, Sheffield and Webster

North Dearborn Street Garden Walk, July 20, starts Latin School, 45 W. North

Wicker Park Fest, July 26 – 27, Milwaukee and North

Edge Fest: August 2, 3, Edgewater, 5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave.

Wrigleyville Summerfest, August 2, 3, School Street and Seminary Avenue

Taste of Latin America, August 2 – 3, 3600 to 3828 W Armitage

Northalsted Market Days, August 9, 10, Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue

Retro on Roscoe, August 9, 10, Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street

Albany Park World Fest (New) August 16 – 17, Lawrence & Kimball

Taste of Greektown, August 23 – 24, 400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren

Chicago New Orleans Fest (NEW) August 23 – 24, Sheffield and Wellington

Crush in Old Town (previously Wells Street Fall Festival), September 13 - 14, Wells and North

Oktoberfest Chicago, September 26-28, Southport and Lincoln Avenue (a complete list  of Oktoberfest happenings will appear in a separate post in early September).

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Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

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Mar 15

Chicago River Dyed Green For St. Patrick’s Day

The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade starts at noon at Balbo and Columbus. Around 1 million people are expected to attend, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn.

Mar 15

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Begins

The dying will be followed by the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade, which steps off at noon at Balbo and Columbus Drive and proceeds north on Columbus.

Mar 15

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities: Chicago River turning green, Parade at noon

An noon, The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off downtown at Balbo and Columbus.

Mar 14

CTA, Metra increase service for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade steps off at noon at Columbus and Balbo drives, and is held in conjunction with the dyeing of the Chicago River at 9:30 a.m., according to the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Mar 14

With Ice Gone, River To Go Green As Planned For St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The downtown parade will start at noon, as normal, at Columbus and Balbo in Grant Park, heading north to Monroe.

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The South Side Irish Parade, which used to be even more popular than the downtown parade, will step off Sunday at noon, starting at 103rd and Western, heading south to 115th Street.

Mar 14

Chicago River will turn green earlier this year

The parade begins at noon at Columbus Drive and Balbo Ave.

Mar 14

Parades, music, festivals abound for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

...grand marshal John McDonough, president and CEO of the Chicago Blackhawks. The parade starts at Balbo and Columbus and proceeds north on Columbus to Monroe. The viewing stand will be located in front...

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William J. Onahan School, 6634 W. Raven; northwestsideirish.org

...Dance. The official After Party starts at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Recreation Center, 7211 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago. Tickets are $10 for 12 and over; children under 12 are $5. The party...

March 15-17, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox

Mar 13

Chicago River will turn green earlier this year

The parade begins at noon at Columbus Drive and Balbo Ave.

Mar 13

The Reader's roundup of Saint Pat's 2014 events

...including bagpipes, Irish step dancers, and a whole lot of shamrocks. Sat 3/15, noon, Balbo and Columbus, chicagostpatsparade.com, free...

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...dancers and bagpipers will also join in. Sat-Mon 3/15-3/17, Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, 773-463-5808, abbeypub.com, $10...

Beer Nuts, She's Crafty, Yeowulf The St. Paddy's Day Bash is headlined by the Beer Nuts, fronted by former Ministry member Joe Kelly. Support includes the all-female Beastie Boys tribute act She's Crafty. Mon 3/17, 8:30 PM, Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee, 773-489-3160, doubledoor.com.

Celtic Woman Traditional Irish music from the all-female ensemble. Expect a lush scene. Sun 3/16, 3 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, 312-462-6300, thechicagotheatre.com.

Gaelic Storm, We Banjo 3 The Celtic-rock giants play a pair of shows. Thu-Fri 3/13-3/14, 9 PM, House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, 312-923-2000, houseofblues.com/chicago.

Guinness Post-Parade Party A traditional Irish breakfast, gallons of Guinness, a 30-inch inflatable Guinness glass, and a photo booth are all part of the festivities at the postparade blowout. Sat 3/15, 10 AM, Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan, 312-262-5310, howellsandhood.com.

...s. Fri 3/14, 8 PM and Sun 3/16, 2:30 PM, Celtic Crown, 4301 N. Western, 773-588-1110, cityswarmchicago.com, $55...

...there's free chicken until it's gone. Mon 3/17, 10 PM, Evil Olive, 1551 W. Division, 773-235-9100, evil-olive.com...

South Side Irish Parade Chicago's Saint Patrick's Day celebrations always last the whole weekend, so it's only natural to have a parade both days. The South Side Irish Parade starts at 103rd and Western, and travels south to 115th Street. Sun 3/16, noon, southsideirish.squarespace.com, free.

Tin Lynott, Spraoi Martyrs' celebrates Saint Patrick's Day by hosting a tribute to Ireland's hardest rocking band, Thin Lizzy. Party starts at 1 PM, and it's free until 9 PM. Sat 3/15, 1 PM, Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln, 773-404-9494, martyrslive.com.

Mar 11

St. Patrick’s Day: Top 10 ways to celebrate in Chicago

The downtown, Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off at noon on Saturday, March 15. The parade starts at Balbo and Columbus then continues north on Columbus Drive to Buckingham Fountain.

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Looking for some traditional Irish pubs in Chicago? Butch McGuire's (20 W Division St.) is the epitome of an Irish pub. For St. Patrick's Day/week they pull...

...both visitors and locals alike for over 50 years.  Closer to the parade route at Clark and Grand, you'll find the authentic Irish Pub Fado (100 W. Grand). The pub that was...

...the parade route at Clark and Grand, you'll find the authentic Irish Pub Fado (100 W. Grand). The pub that was designed and constructed in Ireland is the real deal with slow...

...chips.  If you're more into "old style" dive bars, try Galway Bay Pub at 500 W. Diversey...

...the Langham's Pavilion Lounge that borders the Chicago River between Wabash and State Street (330 N. Wabash).   Seatings for Irish afternoon tea will take place at 3:00 p.m., 4:00...

...deli has the best corn beef sandwich. For our money it's Manny's at 1141 S. Jefferson. In addition to their over the top corn beef sandwiches, Manny's has a special...

Mar 06

Updated Mar 09

Ald. Fioretti on Running for Mayor, New Wards, & Pensions

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward) answered questions from Chicagoans about the city's new ward maps, the downgrading of Chicago's bonds by Moody's because of pension debts, and whether he will run for Mayor, during a live call-in show on CAN TV's Political Forum. You can watch the whole video here: http://cantv.org/VIDEO-Political-Forum-2014-3-5-AldFioretti.htm.

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