Open for just over a year, Asics was part of a shoe-heavy block with Nike and Finish Line as neighbors.
Spike failed to bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The event has raised more than $60,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Fund.
John McDonough celebrated with fans, and had a neighborhood street named in his honor.
Twelve years in the making, "Spike" will bloom for a brief, awful-smelling time at the Botanic Garden.
Jim Cornelison will perform the national anthem at the free public rally on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
The Olympian and TV personality will host a Google Hangout before the Chicago Women's Half Marathon.
Don't let summer slip away without a fight. Get out and enjoy the last weekend in August.
Asked to draw the boundaries of Hyde Park, many included all of Kenwood as part of the neighborhood.
The block party raises money to help support the West Loop park.
Also: Learn to step in the park or meet a turtle with your toddler.
"You have kept yet another Chicago sports team from getting into the White House," Obama says.
The annual women's softball tournament raises money for cancer research at the University of Chicago.
There's plenty of quirky and unique features about this residential street, if you look hard enough.
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