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As a part of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago park expansion, 327 playgrounds, such as Near South’s Coliseum Park, 1466 S. Wabash Ave., will have been restored or constructed in the city since 2013 as of this December.

Chicago Plays! to finish a year early

By Metro Reporter
October 31, 2016
Midnight Circus performed for an audience in their little big top. Youngest member Samantha Jenkins held a banner while an acrobat leapt over it.

Chicago’s Midnight Circus to visit 8 parks during next two months

By Arts & Culture Reporter
September 14, 2015
President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim was appointed to his role as Columbia’s 10th president on Feb. 26, 2013.

Kim advises incoming students on first-year success

By Editor-in-Chief
June 18, 2015
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced a new initiative with the Chicago Park District and the Department of Streets & Sanitation to plant 11,800 new trees citywide.

11,800 trees will be planted citywide this year

By Metro Reporter
May 4, 2015
Stephanie Preston and Jean Cate hope to open Vignette Vignette, a community art space coming to the Andersonville and Edgewater neighborhoods, in June. When the space opens, Preston and Cate, along with other local artists, will lead monthlong and one-night workshops and summer camps for children.

New Andersonville community art space promotes positivity

By Arts & Culture Reporter
March 30, 2015
David Oliva “cooling off” under an ice floe on Lake Michigan. Oliva said he has been braving frigid waters around the world as a winter swimmer for more than 35 years.

More than a polar plunge

By Metro Editor
February 23, 2015

The $2.7 million skate park that extends in Grant Park from the 11th Street pedestrian bridge to Roosevelt Road will be completed in November and will open in December. 

City plans to open $2.7 million skate park in Grant Park

By Assistant Metro Editor
November 17, 2014
The new ordinance that bans smoking in parks, harbors, beaches and playgrounds immediately goes into effect and imposes a $500 fine on all people who violate the ban. 

Get your butts out of Chicago’s parks

By Assistant Metro Editor
September 15, 2014
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