Lincoln Park »

Free Skin Cancer Screenings to be Given at North Avenue Beach

Dermatologists will offer the examinations for free 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Portage Park »

Five Things To Do Outside Today: 'E.T.' in the Park, Rooftop Whiskey, Shop

Go the healthy route (veggies and mini golf) or the whiskey route. Either way, you'll be outside. 

Lincoln Park »

Could Cargo Bikes Become the New Minivans For Chicago Parents?

Alt-Cycle Shop owner Damon Doerschuk is car-free, carting around his two kids on a large-load bicycle.

University Village »

USA Women's Rugby Coach/Sport Psychologist Has City Roots

UIC assistant clinical professor John Coumbe-Lilley hopes the Americans can reach the World Cup semis.

Near West Side »

Controversial Artificial Turf Dog Park Opens Friday at Skinner Park

The park's advisory council opposes the facility and won't take responsibility for maintaining its turf.

Rogers Park »

A Rogers Park Seed Library? Advocates Hope to Collect Hundreds for Archive

The plant seeds would be available to aspiring urban farmers, organizers said.

Bridgeport »

'4 Star Bike and Chow' Ride Heads to South Side

The 2014 installment of the annual ride will bring cyclists south.

Hyde Park »

Ferry That Sunk Off the Shore of Hyde Park Remembered 100 Years Later

The wreck of the Silver Spray on Morgan Shoal remains close enough for swimmers to reach and explore.

Andersonville »

Five Things To Do Outside Today: Beer, Butterflies and 'Spinal Tap'

Don't let Monday night's chill bum you out. It'll be warmer today. Get outside.

Morgan Park »

Jackie Robinson West Looks To Snap City's Little League World Series Streak

The club hopes to become Chicago's first Little League team to reach the World Series since 1983.

Bucktown »

Defending Marathon Champ Rita Jeptoo Meets with Runners in Bucktown Monday

Jeptoo is scheduled to join runners for a three- or five-mile run after a question-and-answer session.

Bridgeport »

Lesson From Frank Thomas' Hall of Fame Speech: Keep Your Head Down, Finish

Frank Thomas' hitting coach offered swing tips that double as life advice that's worth remembering.

Pullman »

Ground Breaks on 'Remarkable' Pullman Community Center Complex

Construction crews will begin working on the South Side indoor sports complex in two to three weeks.

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Sports & Outdoors Events

Aug 01
Roscoe Village »

Drop-in Tank Session: Clark Park Boathouse

3400 N. Rockwell St., from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Aug 06
Roscoe Village »

Scull in the Tank Drop In: Clark Park Boathouse

3400 N. Rockwell St., from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Aug 16
Lincoln Park »

Chicago Air & Water Show

1600 N. Lake Shore Dr., All Day