Thursday, May 16, 2013
The alderman says nothing has been agreed to regarding signage in the plaza, but the Cubs’ new designs show large pylons with advertisements surrounding a farmers market and Christmas scene.
New design renderings released Thursday by the Chicago Cubs visualize what the Triangle Plaza adjacent to Wrigley Field could look like post-construction, complete with ice rinks, farmers markets and multiple advertising towers. The Triangle Plaza, which sits at the corner of Clark and Addison streets, is part of the Cubs $500 million redevelopment plan for Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood. The team already announced they plan to construct a 6,000-squre-foot Jumbotron in the outfield, but according to their planned development, the team is also considering 6,000 additional square-feet of signs in the Triangle Plaza. “Some of the big parts of that (planned development) is the acquisition of city property, rights of way, a cul-…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
With a night series and an afternoon one, expect extra crowds on the Red and Brown Lines.
After a trip to Washington, the Cubs will return home to face the Rockies and the Mets. Monday starts three night games against Colorado, so expect extra traffic around the Wrigleyville area along with Red and Brown Lines. All games start at 7:05 p.m. Sweet traffic relief comes on a Thursday break, before another three days of home games against the Mets. Games are scheduled for 1:20 p.m. Friday, 12:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:20 p.m. Sunday. As of Thursday, the Cubs are still 8.5 games back in the division with a 13-21 record. Follow us on Facebook: Lincoln Park / Lake View / Lincoln Square / Bucktown-Wicker Park /North Center-Roscoe Village
Friday, May 10, 2013
Lincoln Park Zoo officials released a video this week of their western lowland gorilla who suffered a facial injury earlier this year.
"How is Nayembi doing?" is a question staff members at the Lincoln Park Zoo say they hear often. The simple answer? Happily, she’s doing well, Zoo President Kevin Bell said this week. She continues to meet new milestones, climbing, crawling and trying her first solid foods. She’s still receiving around-the-clock care from animal experts. To help keep Nayembi in her wild context, the zoo's caregivers do their best gorilla imitations, mimicking the grunts, play and eating patterns of the family group led by silverback Kwan. At 3 months old, the western lowland gorilla suffered a "serious facial injury" in February. The young girl has been recovering from the laceration ever since. "Even as Nayembi receives constant nurturing and care, you’…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The team says they plan to utilize Sheffield Avenue for game-day block parties, and they’re in talks to allow open containers on the new Triangle Plaza.
The Chicago Cubs say they plan to use Sheffield Avenue for a block party, potentially allowing fans to carry open alcohol on the new Triangle Plaza, a move some North Side neighbors say they could do without. It’s all detailed in the teams newly released planned development outlining specifics of the organization's $500 million makeover of Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood. The events would be on Sheffield Avenue between Addison Street and Waveland Avenue. According to the Cubs planned development, the street will be used on game days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, beginning three hours before the game’s start time, and ending at the end of the second inning. Officials are also in talks to allow open containers in the …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The former Comcast SportsNet reporter released a statement on her website Tuesday addressing her infamous Chicago Blackhawks slip-up and past appearances on a controversial sports show.
Five days after her dismissal from Comcast SportsNet Chicago, reporter Susannah Collins is finally speaking out. Collins released the following statement on her website Tuesday, addressing her now infamous on-air gaffe and past appearances on the controversial talk show Sports Nutz: As most of you know by now, I had a slip-up last week on the air while covering the Blackhawks playoff series. As a result of the attention it received, an old web-based sports comedy series I participated in several years ago came to light. The intention of that show was to present a satirical, tongue-in-cheek approach to sports but, unfortunately, some of the material it contained was off-color and offensive. I understand why some may have been offended by it…
Lincoln Park was represented at a rowing event over the weekend in which a suburban beach was packed with boats, tents, athletes and their families. Check out our video clip for a glimpse of what participants said was "stiff competition".
A Lincoln Park rowing team packed up its oars, boats and tents to head north over the weekend and compete in a championship alongside several of the Midwest's best. The Crystal Lake Rowing Club hosted Saturday's Greater Chicago Junior Rowing Championships, as it has for the past several years. The annual regatta leads up to the Midwest Junior Rowing Championships and Midwest Scholastic Championships. Results were not yet available on Monday afternoon, but should be posted soon on the Greater Chicago Jr. Rowing Championship web page, coordinators said. The Lincoln Park Junior team faced off against New Trier High School, Loyola Academy, Chicago Training Center, Ignatius Chicago Crew and the North Suburban Crew, according to the GCJRC …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Spearheaded by the beverage director for Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, chefs from all over the city are creating a home for the European lawn sport.
A neglected, unused lot will soon house the neighborhood’s first bocce courts, thanks to the effort of a few members in the Chicago food industry. Construction is underway for two bocce courts in Wicker Park. The first game could be played as soon as the end of May. Spearheading the effort are two members of the Chicago food scene. Justin Arnett-Graham works at Lincoln Park modern seafood restaurant, L20 and Alex Gara is the beverage director at Mindy’s Hot Chocolate. The two are key members in the Wicker Park Bocce Club, created to build “a place to gather, throw some stones and love a summer afternoon.” Wicker Park, which already houses basketball and baseball facilities, is pretty packed with amenities. Therefore, the bocce courts are …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Designs for Wrigley Field’s Jumbotron, exterior, adjacent courtyard, offices and the Ricketts’ new hotel are revealed, with Cubs chairman hinting at an ultimatum.
As the Cubs face the St. Louis Cardinals for a two-game series, more fans from both cities will crowd the area.
The Cubs will face their biggest rivals at the end of a 10-game home stretch this week, playing the St. Louis Cardinals for a two-game series. Expect more traffic Tuesday and Wednesday as these series tend to draw additional fans to the area. After a splitting against the Padres, the Cubs start the week with a Sunday afternoon game against the Reds at 1:20 p.m. On Monday, they'll host the Rangers for a make-up game from the rainout on April 17. With an 11-17 record and six games back in the NL Central, the team is lucky to have a home field advantage against the division leaders. Follow us on Facebook: Lincoln Park / Lake View / Lincoln Square / Bucktown-Wicker Park /North Center-Roscoe Village
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Expect crowded red and brown line trains this week; three night games are planned at Wrigley Field.
Monday, the Chicago Cubs begin a 10-day home streak that might crowd trains for Brown and Red line riders. Extra passengers will accompany commuters on their way home from work as Monday through Wednesday’s games against the Padres all have 7:05 p.m. starts. The Cubs continue their series against the Padres Thursday at 1:20 p.m. and then take on the Reds Friday and Saturday at 1:20 and 12:05 p.m. game times. As of Thursday, the Cubs were in last place in the NL Central with 6 wins and 14 losses. Hopefully the home stretch at Wrigley will give our boys some luck! See more: Chicago Cubs Opening Day 2013: Fan Photos Follow us on Facebook: Lincoln Park / Lake View / Lincoln Square / Bucktown-Wicker Park /North Center-Roscoe Village