Chicago's Buckingham Fountain opens

Buckingham Fountain was turned on at 9 a.m. Saturday for its 87th season. (Courtesy Ken Bedford)
May 10, 2014 8:53:45 AM PDT
Chicago's iconic Buckingham Fountain opened Saturday, marking its 87th season.

Char'Nese Turner, a senior at Kenwood Academy and recipient of the Chicago Park District Junior Citizen Award, turned on the fountain at 9 a.m.

The fountain operates daily from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. through the fall, weather permitting.


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