News Coverage: Grant Park


August 15, 2012 @ 9:22 AM

Lolla repair tab far less than 2011's

Chicago Tribune/

Post-Lollapalooza repairs to Grant Park began Tuesday, and Chicago Park District officials are aiming for it to take far less time than last year's fixes, when trampled plants and torn-up grass worsened by a rainstorm lingered into the fall. 

May 09, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

City balks at Daley Plaza protest during NATO summit, citing Tom Morello concert

Tom Morello

The City of Chicago has revoked the permit for a Daley Plaza demonstration by National Nurses United, citing the group's plan to feature a performance by guitarist Tom Morello. 

The demonstration, preceded by a march, was scheduled for the weekend of the NATO summit and had been approved by the city months ago, the Trib says. Read more...

October 27, 2011 @ 1:30 AM

Daley Bicentennial Plaza to close for two years for revamping


A 20-acre stretch of Grant Park known as Daley Bicentennial Plaza, east of Millennium Park, will be closed for two years starting in fall of 2012 to make way for repairs in an underground parking garage and an overhaul of the park space. 


October 24, 2011 @ 1:30 AM

Protesters again occupy Grant Park — and again are arrested


For the second weekend in a row, anti-Wall Street protesters marched through the downtown streets in another attempt to take over Grant Park. And for the second time, police arrested those who refused to leave the park after it closed.

  • More Occupy Chicago Protesters Arrested [Fox Chicago]
  • Police Arrest 130 ‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters In Grant Park [CBS Chicago]

August 18, 2011 @ 1:45 AM

When will we get Grant Park back?


Large portions of Grant Park remain barren long after Lollapalooza crowds and storms devastated the concert grounds — and officials are starting to receive complaints.

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