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Hegewisch residents fought hard for Mann Park

Hegewisch residents fought hard for Mann Park

Dedication of Mann Park in Hegewisch, c. 1930.THROWBACK THURSDAY | The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share an historic photo(s) with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Sign up now for fall activities

Students may have school to keep them busy now, but there are also plenty of fall activities at local park districts and forest preserves to entertain them after the bell rings. Even parents with little ones too young for school can find fun local activities to enjoy together.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Summer camps offer enrichment for kids

Pretty soon the kids will be out of school and their parents will be looking for activities to keep them busy.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
East Side Scouts take a northerly adventure

East Side Scouts take a northerly adventure

CHICAGO | On Feb. 22, Cub Scouts of Pack 773,who meet on the East Side, braved the windy city and headed north to an "island" in Chicago, which is actually a peninsula.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Find Chicago Park District programs at Mann Park

Now that it’s a new year, it’s time to plan some educational and healthy activities everyone in the family can enjoy.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Tell Me When it Hurts' an inventive tale with playful prognosis

OFFBEAT: 'Tell Me When it Hurts' an inventive tale with playful prognosis

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 07, 2013 12:00 am

Lots of outdoors fun to be had in the area

When you have a kid, you spend a lot of time outdoors whether you like it or not. It seems like not event bugs, heat, rain or barking dogs can deter little people from wanting to explore the outside world on a daily basis. I’m not much of an outdoors girl but thanks to my son, my arms are sp…

August 28, 2013 12:00 am

Putting Chicago playgrounds back into play

CHICAGO | Moments on the playground are often vivid childhood memories: the pungent smell of fresh mulch beneath feet, the squeak of bare legs on a slide, tennis shoes gripping a metal ladder, pauses for breath after a game of tag.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
 Scouts focus on water safety

Scouts focus on water safety

Pictured are the Cub Scouts of Pack 773, enjoying the water at Mann Park Pool in Hegewisch.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
Scouts focus on water safety

Scouts focus on water safety

Cub Scouts of Pack 773 took advantage of their community resources by moving their regular meeting Jan. 18 into the Chicago Park District Pool at Mann Park in Hegewisch.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
Historic preservationist tells history of area parks in new book

Historic preservationist tells history of area parks in new book

In the 1830s, Chicago, though still a village, had aspirations not only to become a city, but one with glorious parks as well.

December 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Grant Park looks ugly for the holidays, but redesign aims for a natural wonderland

Grant Park looks ugly for the holidays, but redesign aims for a natural wonderland

Peggy Denny, 58, born and raised in Chicago, had to stop midway across the BP Bridge when she realized Grant Park was missing its trees. She said she was optimistic about the park's future.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
Grant Park looks ugly for the holidays, but redesign aims for a natural wonderland

Grant Park looks ugly for the holidays, but redesign aims for a natural wonderland

CHICAGO | Last week's tree plucking of northern Grant Park marked the most drastic change so far in a planned $55 million reconstruction, baring the unfamiliar epidermis of a park that once was.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
Eat right, be active with Chicago Park District

Eat right, be active with Chicago Park District

The kids took part in physical activity through a game of tag.

October 28, 2012 12:00 am
Eat right, be active with Chicago Park District

Eat right, be active with Chicago Park District

Children at Humboldt Park's field house learn about nutrition with Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion

October 28, 2012 12:00 am
Eat right, be active with Chicago Park District

Eat right, be active with Chicago Park District

CHICAGO | Every Wednesday, kids of all ages from the Humboldt Park community gather after school at their local park field house for physical activity and nutrition education run by the Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion.

October 27, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Chicago children can have a field day with new turf in local parks today

Chicago children can have a field day with new turf in local parks today

Children play soccer at Kilbourn Park on Chicago's Northwest Side. The Chicago Park District is set to put in new turf at 10 parks by next year.

October 15, 2011 12:00 am
Chicago children can have a field day with new turf in local parks today

Chicago children can have a field day with new turf in local parks today

CHICAGO | A million dollars might not be what it used to be, but it still can buy a lot of things: an exclusive Italian sports car, a luxury Swiss watch or maybe a condo in the Chicago Loop.

October 14, 2011 8:45 pm
WATCH AND WAIT

WATCH AND WAIT

ROLL IT - - Even though the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival has ceased, the Chicago Park District will continue to sponsor Chicagoland neighborhood "Movies in the Park" with free admission events during the 2010 summer. (Times File Photo)

June 21, 2010 12:00 am
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